Thursday, September 21, 2006

Role of Humor in Story Telling

Laughing in the Shadow: The Role of Humor in Ghost Story Telling -
A Master's Thesis partially funded by National Storytelling Network, is now available online and to electronic thesis search engines world-wide.

Completed at East Tennessee State Unversity, the thesis is available as a .pdf ETSU's Sherrod library via their website.

Readers who go to the Sherrod website can search electronic thesis for the keyword: Shadow and will receive the following brief listing of the work:

Main Author: Bentley-Edwards, Melissa Ann.
Title: Laughing in the Shadow: The Role of Humor in Ghost Story Telling [electronic resource] /
Publisher: [Johnson City, Tenn. : East Tennessee State University], 2006.
Description: Electronic data (1 file).
Includes: Computer File

This listing includes a direct Link to Resource: Adobe Acrobat .pdf file, requires Adobe Acrobat Reader software.

Votre Vray Workshops Set

Votre Vray: Your Truth Through Story

Directed by Mel Edwards, Educational Consultant and Storyteller.
For more details visit

Workshop Dates and Areas:
Monday, November 6th from 6-9 p.m., Greenville, SC
Saturday, January 20th from 9 a.m.-noon, Greenville, SC
3 Day Event: March 30, 31, and April 1st, Greenville, SC

Workshop Fees:
3-Hour Workshop Prices: $25 per person, 20 person maximum.
3 Day Event Price TBA October 1st, 2006.

Votre Vray


In French, votre is used for “your” and vrai means “true” or “truth.” The focus of Votre Vray is to promote the personal and professional success of the "underdogs" who have found thier life path. Votre Vray shares their stories in their own words -- their truth.

How does one discover her or his truth? By paying attention to her or his life path, messages, interests...and more. Once discovered, life becomes much easier, even if a person cannot make immediate changes to follow her life path. Therefore, we use the tag line:

Perception is Everything.

Until then, if you hear of someone’s triumphs to become successful while following their own truth, please do not hesitate to give them this web address. We'd love to assist them in telling their tales.