Kathie: "Hooray -- the book is done.
Bob: "Hooray -- the book is fun.
Both: "Hooray -- Team Up! Tell in Tandem is wonderful.
In tandem, we joyfully proclaim our gratitude for your
readable, intriguing, and comprehensive Team Up! It was
an honor to be included among the knowledgeable and articulate
Thank you for your vision and dedication. You creatively
provided insight into the challenging art of tandem telling
and enriched the world of storytelling. We are eager to
work with you again, if you need us for any follow-up,
The Story Peddlers
Wright, Emeritus Professor of Japanese Language, Literature
and Culture, as well as storytelling at Antioch College,
has been the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship, the Columbia
University Translation Center Prize, a Japan Foundation Grant,
a Ford Foundation Fellowship, a National Translation Center
Award, A National Endowment for the Humanities Grant, the
Antioch Sears Award for Excellence in Teaching, and a National
Endowment for the Arts Literature Program Fellowship for
Translators Grant to spend a year in Japan translating the
work of that country’s leading poet, Tanikawa Shuntaro
Our latest Book, the Wrights second book in their Scary Tales of Old Japan series, Flesh Crawling Tales of Old Japan. The stories included are: “Geta Ghost,” “Face of a Woman,” “Okiku and the Plates,” “Kyohime and Anchin,” “Hoichi the Earless,” “Promise Broken Curse Unspoken,” and “Tesso the Iron Jawed Rat Priest.” This volume is beautifully illustrated with wood block prints by artist, Sherraid Scott, of Yellow Springs, OH.
Copies will be sold at $12.00, preorders can be placed with the authors: email@example.comThis book will be sold on Amazon and Lulu.
New Book by Jonatha Wright, available from the author, firstname.lastname@example.org at $9.95 each, plus shipping and handling, $2.99; Bitsy Beaver Wants to be an Artist, and Other Tales: Stories with Illustrations for Coloring. April 2012. This book contains eight Bitsy Beaver Stories: “Bitsy Beaver Wants to be an Artist,” “Cousin Bobbie Loses Her Home,” “Bitsy Chips a Tooth”, “Bitsy Learns About Animal Traps,” “ Bitsy Goes Boogie Boarding with Her Friends,” “Beavers Don’t Bully,” “A Little Girl is Pushed Up Through the Door Hole,” and “Cousin Bobbie Has a Secret.” There are 21 pages for coloring throughout the book drawn by the author.
New Books by Jonatha Wright, available
from the author, email@example.com $8.50
each, $15.00 for set, plus shipping and handling, $2.99: "Little
Pink Fish Stories," Vol. I, November 28, 2010. This
book contains nine Little Pink Fish Stories. The Little Pink
Fish Gets Lost, Meets Little Lavender Fish, Hurts Little
Lavender Fish’s Feelings, Accidentally Swallows a Styrofoam
Worm, Finds a Quiet Cave, Goes to School, Gets a Baby Brother, Saves Baby Brother from the Octopus, and finally
Gets Caught in a Huge Fishing Net. There is a 12 page coloring
book in the back, drawn by Harold Wright.
The adventures continue in "Little Pink Fish Stories
January 22, 2011, as Little Pink Fish Blows Bubbles in Class,
Goes to a Swordfish Match, Sees a Little Girl, Finds the
Little Girl’s Blankie, Goes to the Zoo, Is Granted
Three Wishes, Goes to the Coral Palace, and Visits the Dragon
Kingdom. This has a 15 page coloring book in the back, drawn
by Jonatha and Harold Wright.
Team Up! Tell In Tandem! is now available,
for $22.95 plus shipping, from Lulu.com and
Amazon through their Createspace section:
What began as a ‘How To Manual’ on
performing storytelling in tandem–two
persons telling a story on stage
into a more comprehensive look
at tandem telling. Who is doing
tandem work? How did they
begin to work together? What is
their process? What constitutes
a tandem performance? Is
it sometimes multi-cultural? Can
it involve other arts’ disciplines?
Is it scripted? Is it improv? Can
it involve more than two persons?
Where do they find appropriate
To explore these questions, articles
were requested from numerous storytellers,
each of whom was asked to suggest
others in the field. The result
includes articles from over fifty
storytellers and tandem teams.
Through these we can read from
a rich diversity of approaches
to tandem telling. Different tools
work for different teams. One
or more of these techniques may
be what you are seeking, if you
hope to become a tandem teller.
Even if you have no such plans,
I believe that you will be intrigued
with these various topics, the
contrasts and similarities in how
tandem is done, the difficulties
and the advantages, and so much
more. All of this could increase
your appreciation as a listener
when you are treated to a tandem
And yes, Team Up! Tell In Tandem! Still
contains a “How to Manual” in
Book/CD Release by Harold Wright, Just in
time for Christmas A Story of Japanese Poetry, Vol. I
and Vol. II, by this award winning translator
of Japanese poetry. Two books with two CD’s
of Harold, reading these poems, with commentary,
recorded by Chris Hertztler at SoundSpace.
These favorite poems of the translator. contain
examples of tanka,folk songs, haiku,
senryu, and waka. Vol I From earliest historical times to the 20th century. Vol II The 20th and 21st centuries.
$15 each; $25 the set, $2.50 shipping. Available from: PRESTO & US; PO
Box 562, Yellow Springs, OH 45387.
For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Japan is an ancient culture with over two thousand years of
ghosts, monsters and changelings of over one hundred different
types and all are still haunting their favorite temples, bridges,
mountains, and shrines. These legendary creatures grow in stature
and stories to this day. This book contains seven stories
ranging from spooky to terrifying. Scary tricks are the
plot of two stories, “What Scares You the Most” and “The
Bravest Samurai.” “The Monster of the Rashomon” and “Snow
Woman” are the best known in the West. Not as well
known are the more regional tales of “Snow Ghost,” “The
Skeptic” and “Uryu Island.”
Book, Weight 5 1/2 ounces, $12.00 plus shipping and Handling
through Lulu direct.
The Map of Days, Tanikawa Shuntaro, Katydid
Press, Fall 1996
The Opening Way: Kurozumi, Founder of
Kurozumikyo, (Written by Kurozumi Tadaaki and translated
with Julie Iezzi. Edited by Willis Stoesz.)
University Press of America, 1994
Ten Thousand Leaves: Love Poems from the
Manyoshu, (Reprint), Overlook, 1986
Waka Poetry of the Empress Shoken, Meiji
The Selected Poems of Shuntaro Tanikawa,
North Point Press, 1983
Waka Poetry of the Emperor Meiji, Meiji
Ten Thousand Leaves: Love Poems from the
Manjoshu, Shambhala, 1970
Triku, Tanka and More: Fifty Years of Japan- Inspired Fixed
Form Verse, with accompanying CD. A collection
of the experimental verse written over the last fifty plus
years by Harold Wright, professor emeritus of Japanese
Language and Literature, Antioch College. The focus
of this work is mostly the short poetry created under the
influence of Japanese fixed form syllabic poetry, the Haiku,
Tanka and Choka. Text read by the poet,
Compact Disc/ Book, Weight 5 1/2 ounces, $19.95 plus shipping