Story Café presents Martin Shaw, one of the country’s best-loved storytellers and the leading teacher of myth of his generation. He is also the author of the award-winning Mythteller trilogy.
In troubled times it can be easy to fall into either despair or numbness and it was a traditional role of the storyteller to rouse both beauty and vocation in such moments. In this electrifying evening, Martin will bring myths that remind us of love, grief and the mysteries. He will also be talking about his new book The Night Wages, a rumination on the vitality of ancient stories in modern times.
He lives on the edge of Dartmoor and has truly ‘walked the stories’ he tells, becoming a storyteller whilst living for four years in a black tent on the wilder fringes of England. He founded the Oral Tradition and Mythic Life courses at Stanford University and is director of the Westcountry School of Myth in the UK. He has introduced thousands of people to mythology and how it penetrates modern life. For twenty years he has been a wilderness rites of passage guide, working with at-risk youth, the sick, returning veterans and many women and men seeking a deeper life.
“There is fox fur and woodsmoke in his thinking and a wild mix of courage, stories and troubling ideas – a kind of outlaw language”. (Robert Bly)
Doors & bar open 7pm for prompt 7:30pm start. Tickets are £10 available from BearKat Cafe and Bridport TIC: 01308 424901 / online.
This event closed on the
22 Jul 2019