Life As A Storyteller

Chris Yule, a storyteller, visited the library and was interviewed by the CoastWord Times’ reporting team. He lives in Dunbar.

 

 

What is your job?

I am a creator, a curator and an orator. I keep stories alive, stories that go back hundreds of years.

 

Do you like being a storyteller?

 

I love it. I’m never happier when I’m telling stories.

 

Where do you tell stories?

 

I go to where the people are rather than having them come to me.  I tell stories all over Scotland and have been to France, South Africa, North Africa and the USA.

 

 

Why did you become a storyteller?

 

Because I like working with young people and the thing about stories is that it’s a good way to share experiences. I think all of us are storytellers. I became a storyteller eight years ago.

 

What is your favourite story to tell?

 

The story of the incontinent donkey because it’s very rude and very funny.