Commenting on her latest storytelling project, LP Hansen says:
“Researching my book, An Unexpected Hero I uncovered little known links between many of the best-known peacemakers in these islands. These discoveries resulted in me developing a one-hour dramatic narrative session, Peacemakers in these Islands – from Rēkohu and Parihaka to the Nuclear Ban Treaty and Nobel Peace Prize (2017) and beyond. I wanted to show these peacemakers as part of a robust, ageless and ongoing tradition, not as rare, exalted individuals standing alone.
For three years, I’ve taken this illustrated oral storytelling presentation into primary and secondary schools where it’s been very well received, particularly in classes studying the New Zealand wars and Parihaka. I also tell the story at events such as education conferences and to community groups.
Other programmes I offer include themed storytelling for celebrations such as Matariki. I tell in venues from schools to retirement villages and also at birthday parties. I’m a member of storytelling groups, have written a book on storytelling and teach occasional classes. Click here to contact me for more information on any aspect of this wonderful art.”
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