Dialogues With The World : Story Telling

Dialogues With The World : Story Telling

  For all the reservations I might have had about her novel, I could not fault her as someone to listen to. Eleanor Catton, speaking at the Auckland Writers Festival, was interesting and interested. She implored her sell-out audience to think about conversations, and engaging in dialogues – not just pouring out monologues. She pressed on her audience the power of stories as contributions to discussion, not as the final rebuttal on a point. And so Eleanor has got me thinking about stories, and their power. We all tell stories…