The StoryBox project – field report, Zichron Yaakov Israel, part five

By Limor Shiponi We have stories! Today they finished writing them so the meeting was mainly about writing, prompting and writing again. Ilan asked me to bring the box, “It has a magical influence,” he said. It does. As they wrote I was looking for a matchbox Nathalie told me about and I found it. Two of the boys were …

The StoryBox project – field report, Zichron Yaakov Israel, part four

By Limor Shiponi By now we have a bunch of 15 raw stories. Some of them need polishing; others are looking for a sufficient ending. Since we knew that this time we will have only one hour to work with the kids, we decided to do two things – find a creative expression that will travel together with the stories …

The StoryBox project – field report, Zichron Yaakov Israel, part two

By Limor Shiponi We managed to pass the threshold. We had fifteen eight grade students in front of us, most of them boys. They were feeling uncomfortable still, shooting remarks at each other across the room. I moved forward and presented them Kevin’s two prompting requests “Tell us a story about being “boxed” in. Tell us a story about leaving …

The StoryBox Project – field report, Zichron Yaakov Israel, part one

By Limor Shiponi Several years ago I asked Kevin Cordy for the StoryBox to arrive to Israel. Several years later, here it is. Since the box can stay for only a short while, I decided to keep it close to where I live and find a class educated by a storyteller. Ilan Inbar, a colleague of mine who educates an …