Twitter is great, because people share so much stuff, this morning I saw a tweet from Jyri Engeström, of Jaiku fame, and his tweets always gets my attention.
This morning even more so, this is what @Jyri tweeted:
For all you interested in the Mythology Club, @kio_pio who started it has created a page explaining how it works: http://bit.ly/cvK7Cu
That resonated with me, so I checked out the site’s about page http://mythologyclubnyc.wordpress.com/about/, the basic idea is outlined the abstract:
What Is Mythology Club?
Mythology Club is a sporadic gathering of people who like to tell and listen to stories. Itâ€™s myths as they were meant to be, itâ€™s a sociable way to get some literary and historical awesomeness in your life.
Hereâ€™s how it works. We get together for an evening of mythological storytelling and lots of booze. So far itâ€™s been a group of 15-20 people, with between 4-6 people as storytellers each evening.
If youâ€™re a teller, you pick your favorite myth/classical tale (from any culture), and you tell your rendition of it to the assembled throng. The definition of myth is loose. It could be from a classical tradition like Greek, Egyptian, Norse. It could also be the Ballad of Stagger Lee, or your own whopping fish story if itâ€™s personal classic. The main thing is that it has a ritual quality that comes from repeated telling, and you make it yours. You donâ€™t have to be an expert storyteller. Weâ€™re a friendly lot.
Doesn’t that sound like great idea? I mean I know of similar concepts, like BestTellers, but they tend to be less inviting, and the storytellers tend to be professional
Mythology Club has a BarCampy feel to it, and it might, eventually, turn us into pros.
So who’s first to syndicate this? I think Mythology Club Copenhagen has a nice ring to it, and YES I’ve already picked my first myth, for hints look here: Kong Skjold 😉