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Master storyteller and bestselling author Richard Van Camp on how to tell a good storyGathering around a campfire, or the dinner table, we humans have always told stories. Through the stories we tell, we define our own identities and shape our understanding of the world. Master storyteller and bestselling author Richard Van Camp writes of the power of storytelling and its potential to transform both the speaker and the audience in Gather. Describing the elements required to make a story, he offers insights into how to read a room, how to capture the attention of listeners, how to create community through storytelling, and how to banish loneliness. A member of the Tlicho Dene First Nation, Van Camp includes stories from Elders whose wisdom influenced him.
About the Author
Richard Van Camp is a proud Tlicho Dene from Fort Smith, NWT, and the author of over twenty books, including the Eisner-nominated graphic novel A Blanket of Butterflies. His bestselling novel The Lesser Blessed is a movie that has received critical acclaim. He lives in Edmonton, Alberta. You can visit Richard on Facebook, Twitter, and at www.richardvancamp.com.