Monday - January 14 2019
Issue # 349

Got some news or information you would like to get out to the storytelling community?
Contact Mark Goldman -x602-390-3858x - Mark@Storytellermark.com

What the heck happened to Mark and his Newsletter?

Well, my friends, today I was more than a dollar short! I apologize for the lateness of the Newsletter. This morning I started a new teaching job: Tutoring 5th & 6th graders in reading and math. The curiculum is very regimented (unlike storytelling) and it took a lot of energy. Consequently, my efforts on the Newsletter were delayed until late afternoon.

This program is every weekday morning, for the next eight weeks! So wish me luck and I promise to do better on Monday mornings!

                      Lots of Opportunities for Storytellers

New Voices Northlands Confabulation Scholarships - TWO WEEKS LEFT

Conference Scholarships to Northlands' Confabulation!
Madison, WI - April 26-28, 2019

Northlands Storytelling Network is offering “New Voices” Conference Scholarships to anyone 18 years and older who is new to storytelling and is interested in improving their skills and/or using storytelling in their respective fields.

Recipients of the scholarships will be paired with others at the conference who will act as guides and resources during the conference. Up to four scholarships may be awarded. Members of the Northlands Scholarship Committee will judge applications and determine scholarship winners. Winners will be notified as soon as possible after the application deadline.

Who May Apply:

• Adults ages 18 year and older, interested in using storytelling in their respective fields, i.e., education, psychology, museum education, environmental education, healing arts, law, religion, business, theater, freelance storytelling, library services, etc. • Recipients may only receive the scholarship twice within a five-year period. Winners Receive: • Free conference registration. • 2 nights (Friday & Saturday) shared lodging with another scholarship recipient. • Friday lunch and dinner and Saturday lunch and dinner (complimentary breakfast at hotel)

• Membership to Northlands Storytelling Network for one year. Additional Requirements: • Must provide own transportation to/from conference.
• Meet with the New Voices coordinator and other scholarship recipients over breakfast Saturday morning. Application:

Please provide the following information:
• Name, Address, City, State, Zip
• Telephone Numbers (home and cell)
• Email Address
• Employer/Job Title
• Year of Birth
• Answer the following questions:
   1. How did you hear about the New Voices Scholarship?
   2. Why are you interested in attending the Northlands Storytelling Conference?
   3. Have you ever received a Northlands Scholarship? If so, in what year?
   4. Have you ever attended a regional or national storytelling conference?
       If so, in what year and the name of the conference?
   5. Describe your experience with storytelling and/or story listening.
   6. How can storytelling be used in your present or desired line of work?

Email your application to: northlands.storytelling@gmail.com List “Scholarship” in subject line

Application Must be Received by: January 31, 2019 

NSN Summit - Fringe Performance Opportunity - Two Weeks Left

The Fringe @ the NSN is back for its 13th Season! Explore the limits of storytelling at the National Storytelling Summit. July 25-27, 2019 Fremont, California 

Want to present 55 minutes of your most compelling, riskiest, experimental or work in progress storytelling? How about joining forces with a friend(s) to create an ensemble performance event? Think of all the possibilities: 55 minutes of autobiography, performance art, folktales, stand-up, puppetry, dance or your favorite long form story!

What is the Fringe? The NSN Fringe follows the standard Fringe Festival model by providing the opportunity for you to experience many aspects of a typical Fringe Festival including the selection process and performance framework. In keeping with the Fringe principle of an un-juried selection process, Fringe performers for the 2019 National Storytelling Summit will be selected by lottery.

Deadline for submission: Midnight on January 31, 2019 CST
Click here for more info

Next Generation NSN Summit Scholarships

The National Storytelling Network (NSN) is offering Scholarships to students and young adults interested in attending our 2019 National Storytelling Summit. Recipients of the scholarships will be paired with others at the Summit that will act as guides and resources during the Summit. For more information contact Judy Sima (judy@judysima.com or 248-644-3951).

Who May Apply?
Adults ages 18-35 (graduated or no longer attending high school), interested in using storytelling in their respective fields (i.e., education, psychology, museum educator, environmental educator, healing arts, law, religion, business, theater, freelance storytelling, etc.)

Click here for more info

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This Week


Storyline Slam - MUSIC

Friday - January 18 - 7:00 pm
Changing Hands - Phoenix

The lineup for The Storyline Music SLAM:
3.     Laura Rutherford 
4.     Sam Lowe
5.     Mimo Mishra
6.     Michael Savarese 
7.     Marilee Lasch
8.     Angela Coulombe
9.     Paul Schmid
10.  LaRina Ornelas
At least two names will be drawn at the beginning of the show. 
TICKET (admits one) is $6 in advance, $8 at the door 

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Coming Up


Arizona Storytellers Project - New Beginnings
Wednesday January 23rd - Peoria Center for Performing Arts

Change can be getting a new haircut, having a baby, deleting a number or leaving it all behind. Join The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com for a night of stories about the choices, discoveries and accidents that change our lives.

Kaila White, Arizona Republic azcentral journalist.
Liz Warren, South Mountain Community College Storytelling Institute Director.
Hugh "H.D." Hunter
Patrick Roland
Will Brown
Valerie Marsh
Joshua Bowling
Click here for more info

Saturday - January 26, 2019 - 1:30-3:30

Storyfind is a free monthly storytelling workshop series presented by the faculty of the SMCC Storytelling Institute. The workshops are on Saturday afternoons from 1:00 – 3:00 in PAC-739 at South Mountain Community College.

Worksop Topic: TBD

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Use Your Turn Signal...or Don't

To be safe on the road, it helps to signal your intentions. In storytelling, you my snt to signal your intentions... or you may not. You have to decide, "What's your purpose?"

Do you want the audience to know where you are going, or you want to keep them guessing? And, why would you want to do that?

I remember one of the first stories I ever heard from Donna Washington was the story Sir Gawain (What Women Want). I remember she began, and hesitated as she said, "This is the story of one of the knights of the round table, sir..." All of the kids in the audience began to yell out, "Lancelot!" Donna made one of those faces only she can make and chimed in, "Gawain! Who's telling this story, anyway?" She intended that pause like signaling in the wrong direction, so she could make a funny break, knowing that most people would think of Lancelot.

There are some comedians who do this on a consistent basis so the listener always feels a little off balance. Every time the teller signals right, they go left as a comedic device.

There are stories where you may want to signal correctly. Perhaps you could do some "foreshadowing" early on in a ghost story. This would let people know what might be in store later on. When you subtly signal that you are going right... and you DO go right, the listeners will be with you. You may even hear several audience members even say, "I knew it!"

Where and how do you want to lead your listener in the story? Then decide all the points along the way that you would do that... then signal.

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Here's Some Great Creativity!
                      Artist Creates Giant Wood Sculptures and

                          Hides Them in Copenhagen Forests

(Content from MyModernMet - April 2017)
Over the last three years, Danish artist Thomas Dambo has been creating enormous sculptures from recycled materials. Most recently, he sprinkled six of his friendly giants around Copenhagen as a way to encourage people to visit the offbeat areas of his hometown.

Click here to see the story and the rest of the sculptures

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******************************* THERE'S A LOT GOING ON EACH MONTH ***************************

---------------------------------CALL TO MAKE SURE THE EVENT IS STILL ON

The Chatterbox Open Mic
Every Wednesday - 8:00 PM
Fair Trade Cafe
1020 N 1st Ave, Phoenix

Infuse Open Mic
Second Sunday of each month - Phoenix

FStorytellers - Female Story Tellers - Tucson
Usually sometime during the first week of the month - but check their website) at  7 pm - TUCSON

Odyssey Storytelling
First Thursday
 of each month (usually but check calendar) - TUCSON

Tucson Tellers of Tales - Storytellers Guild
First Saturday of each month (except July and August) - Tucson

West Side Story Tellers - Storytellers Guild
First Saturday of each month - GLENDALE *NO meetings in July & August

East Valley Tellers of Tales -Storytellers Guild
Second Saturday of each month - SCOTTSDALE - *NO meetings in July & August

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

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Got some news or information you would like to get out to the storytelling community?

Contact Mark Goldman -x602-390-3858x - Mark@Storytellermark.com


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