Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Storytime! La Llorona: The Weeping Woman

Hi all. As you might glean from my quick intro in the following video, I'm taking a storytelling class, and a big part of that class is telling stories. I've already told one, but I'm a bit more nervous about my second story. So I decided to practice in front of the camera and ask you guys what you think. It's the story of La Llorona, a well-known folktale told throughout Latin America.

Thanks for listening! I know it's not perfect, and please excuse my disheveled appearance. Yes, I am in my pjs, and yes I am on my bed.


  1. I thought you did a really great job. Your tone was good for telling a creepy story - I tried to imagine myself sitting around a campfire or in the dark next to candlelight listening to this. Creeeeeepy.

    Also, this is a great story for giving children nightmares!

  2. Thanks! I think it would be cool to tell this around a campfire.

    I hope I don't give anyone any nightmares—I'm also planning on telling this story at a program for 3rd and 4th graders. Do you think it's too much for kids that young?

  3. Oooh, that's a good question. I don't think I'd be a good resource in asking, though. 4th grade me says no, but 28 y/o me with friends who have kids makes me hesitant.

  4. As a girl who was reading vampire/werewolf books at that age, I'd say you're good :)
    I loved the story! And you did a wonderful job telling it! Good luck in class tomorrow!

  5. Oops! I meant to say 4th grade me says yes. =)

  6. Daisy, thanks! And Capillya, thanks for the input. I'll have to think about it. Maybe I'll tone it down a bit.


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