in search of Pine Barrens storytellers
Posted on January 31, 2012
One of the great things about the Pine Barrens is the way that the experience of being in the woods is heightened by the stories and folklore that play in ones minds while traversing this powerful and often mystical landscape. I’d like to find some people who would be into the idea of telling their own stories or stories that were told to them on camera. I’m interested in all kinds of stories; your own memories, your childhood, what happened yesterday, what happened to a parant or friend, what happened in history, it’s all important to me and you are welcome to exaggerate and embellish as much as you like. Tall-tales are welcome. Sing me a story if you feel inclined.
I’m also interested in creating video portraits of people of the Pines. If you live around the Pine Barrens and you feel like it might be fun for a small camera crew to follow you around for a day, I’d love to hear from you. Or maybe right now you are thinking of the perfect character, a storyteller whom I would be remiss not to talk to.
Historians, naturalists and survivalists are also invited.
and in case you are wondering, I’m not specifically interested in Jersey Devil stories but I’d love to hear a good one if you’ve got it.