Storytelling Classes start in just TWO weeks, on January 16th. So make sure you register now! South Mountain Community College Storytelling Institute certainly has the most classes, and the most diverse offerings of storytelling classes.
But did you know...
There are storytelling classes at all of these Maricopa Community colleges?
To see the list of classes and register, click on the link below.
Check on the Location, and in the search boxes.
I currently have 1 opening in my Tuesday/Thrsday classes at 2:45-4:00pm (HUM292 or EDU292).
And 7 openings in my Tuesday/Thrsday classes at 4:20-5:35pm (HUM292 or EDU292).
South Mountain has the most classes about storytelling, but many of the other Maricopa Colleges have classess too. Check them out at the link below and change the parameters to meet your needs.
*Note: The Art of Storytelling may also be listed as HUM292 or EDU292
Multicultural Folktales may also be listed as HUM294 or EDU294
"Unseen Forces,"January 3rd, 7:00pm at Eclipse Chocolate Bar and Bistro, South Park
NEW VENUE: Join Mindy Donner, Marilyn McPhie, Eric Tauber and friends for the inagural evening at Eclipse Chocolate, 2145 Fern Street (around the corner from Rebecca's in South Park), telling traditional folktales, literary works and original stories. 7:00 - 9:00, Suggested donation $5 Event poster (.pdf)
SAVE THE DATE: 8th Annual San Diego Storytelling Festival, March 17th, Encinitas Public Library, all day. FREE
Open Mic Storytelling
Open Mic storytelling hosted by Edward Deull, 5-7 minutes story, Check Facebook page linkfor next event
"The Narrators" at Tiger, Tiger Tavern, North Park, January 9th, 8:00pm
Topic: "'Big Shot" at Tiger, Tiger Tavern, 3025 El Cajon Blvd, North Park, tavern website
FREE for participants and listeners, to share a true personal story. Signup online at: "The Narrators" website
More information contact Robert email
"4th Wednesday Open Mic"
January 24th, 7:00pm
All tellers and listeners are welcome to attend at the Barnes and Noble, 10775 Westview Parkway, San Diego 92129. Contact Marilyn McPhie for more information call (858) 484-1325 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
"Long Story Short", Saturday, January 20th, at The Ink Spot, Liberty Station
Topic: TBD 7:00-9:00pm, Open to one and all to tell a five minute story without notes on the theme: Suggested donation $5
Saturday, January 6th - 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Tellers of Tales in Tucson
Unscrewed Theater, 3244 E Speedway.
Join this vibrant group of tellers for great stories, training and community involvement!
Ad-Libbing in Storytelling? After a short business meeting we will enjoy an exciting skill-developing workshop about how to make improv work for storytelling by Chris Seidman of Unscrewed Theater. We are so happy to have this experienced and talented performer present this special event.
DON’T FORGET THAT DUES ARE DUE FOR 2018. TOT membership has great benefits and is a bargain (just $15 for individuals and $20 for a couple. Payments can be made by cash, check or through PayPal. Checks should be made payable to Tellers of Tales. You will receive a receipt and access code to the Members Only section on the TOT website via email (or regular post if requested). TOT is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization.
CONTACT FOR MORE INFORMATION: Glenda Bonin, TOT Secretary, (520) 235-4171
East Valley Tellers of Tales Saturday, January 13th ~ 10am - Noon Join us to celebrate storytelling successes.
East Valley Tellers of Tales is a Phoenix area guild of Storytellers and Storylisteners. A truly safe place to share your story! We are an affiliate of the National Storytelling Network. Come and find out what this means, and how it benefits you!
East Valley Tellers of Tales is a group that provides a safe place to hear and tell stories, to learn about stories and storytelling, and enjoy fellowship with others. We support the personal and professional development of members, preserve and promote storytelling, and provide information about storytelling opportunities and events.
Each month, our goal is to tell stories, listen to stories and celebrate. Join us!
Lunch Note: After the meeting, many of us gather for lunch. We invite all attendees to join us at Randy's Restaurant, NW Corner of Hayden & Chapparal in the Safeway Center.
NOTE: PHOENIX ROCKNROLL MARATON - The Phoenix RockNRoll Marathon is this weekend. There are different races on Fri, Sat, Sun. Here's a link to the race map & road closures for Saturday: MAP
Since this is January 1st, I thought I would post the first chapter of my book, Storytelling Tips: Creating, Crafting and Telling Stories.
#1 - How Do I Start?
Start by listening!
It's true! In order to learn about storytelling, the first thing you have to be able to do and practice is listening.
Listen to other tellers tell their stories...as many as you can. By listening (and watching) you will see and hear what the good tellers do. You may also watch and hear some not-so-practiced tellers. Your job in listening is to start to understand what the great tellers do that make them great, and what mistakes many beginning tellers do that get them in trouble.
When you listen to a teller, ask yourself some questions:
How did they make me feel? - How did they do that?
Did they paint a picture that I could see in my mind? - How did they do that?
Did I understand the essence and the flow of the story? - How did they do that?
Did the beginning engage me? - How did they do that?
Did the ending come to a clear conclusion and satisfy me? - How did they do that?
What parts of themselves did they use most? - How can I find the best parts of me to use?
Did they lose the audience at some point? What was needed to hold the audience's attention?
Listening to as many tellers as possible will be an education in itself. If you don't like what they do, study it. Understand how you can avoid their pitfalls. If you LOVE them, study that part too. How can you learn from that and use yourself to develop your own successful storytelling space?
Listen to other kinds of speakers too. Newscasters, commentators, video bloggers, TED talk presenters, etc. What do these people do (or not do) that engages their listeners? Your answers will surely relate to the craft of telling stories.
------------------------------------THERE'S A LOT GOING ON EACH MONTH -------------------CHECK EACH WEBSITE OR CALENDAR TO CONFIRM DATES AND TIMES ---------------------------------CALL TO MAKE SURE THE EVENT IS STILL ON
East Valley Tellers of Tales -Storytellers Guild Second Saturday of each month - SCOTTSDALE - *NO meetings in July & August http://www.evtot.com
Storyfind Fourth Saturday of each month (usually - check calendar) - *NO meetings in June & July
SMCC Storytelling Institute
A monthly workshop designed to help storytellers build community and deepen repertoire. See the Calendar