Tellers of Tales in Tucson now has new leaders at the helm! Those who have previously served the group in 2017 will now be working in the background as advisors and mentors. Our new officers for 2018 are:
Gloria Myers, President Jean Baxter, Vice President Ellen Morall, Secretary Nooshie Moraref, Treasurer
Congratulations to the new officers, and a big thanks to the past officers and members who have assisted in moving the organization forward!
Storytelling Classes Start in ONE WEEK
Storytelling Classes start in just ONE week, 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
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
Friday & Saturday - January 26th & 27th
Sandy Oglesby's Home
Sean Buvala says:
We will be working with the three pillars, the three essentials of the story experience, we'll talk about the person of the artist, the role of the words we speak, and how we gather an audience. Some reflection. Some art. Some business.
An intensive. A retreat. A rethinking for anyone involved in working with story in spoken word, oral storytelling, poetry and the like. Details to follow.
Friday evening. Saturday all day until early evening. Comfortable, private home setting. One dinner, one lunch, snacks and supplies included in price.
$195 Per Person Includes:
Four General Sessions, Media and Materials
Small-Group Gathering of 6-12
Saturday Breakout Snacks
Free House-Concert Saturday Night (Name-in-the-hat style)
Online access to event audio recordings (If technology cooperates)
30-minute after-the-event private telephone coaching with Sean
Optional: You can go out for dinner locally if you’d like or you can join the staff for a light Saturday Dinner for an extra fee of $15. All meals are at the retreat location.
Open Mic - House Concert with Sean Buvala: Leadership Saturday - January 27th - 7:30pm Sandy Oglesby's Home 3912 E. Sunnyside Dr Phoenix AZ 85028 AZ
An evening of storytelling and spoken-word hosted by Sean Buvala, at the private home of Sandy Oglesby.
Doors open at 7pm; give yourself time to park in the neighborhood. Feel free to bring a snack to share. Drop your name in the hat if you want your 5-7 minutes of fame and glory on the theme of "Leadership." Keep it PG rated. We'll get through as many people as we can until the end of the evening.
AZ Storytellers Project - New Beginnings Wednesday - January 24th - 7:00 pm Peoria Center for the Performing Arts
10580 N 83rd Dr, Peoria, AZ 85345
Hello West Valley! We are having our first ever Arizona Storytellers show in Peoria, AZ. New year, new location!
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Accessibility Note: If you require ASL Interpretation Services for this event or a future Storytellers event, or if you require accommodations related to mobility or seating, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
This past holiday season, as each one before it, many of us watched "It's A Wonderful Life". It made me think again about this tip from three years ago:
You remember it. The memory is as clear as if it happened yesterday. It could have been yesterday; it could have been a long time ago. But you can see it, it's like a movie in your head. That moment when...
We all have those "moments" that are significant in our lives. Perhaps it's one of those firsts or lasts, pivotal moments that make or mark a change in our life path.
There are many such moments in Frank Capra's holiday classic, It's a Wonderful Life. Like many of us, Jimmy Stewart as George Bailey experiences ups, downs and challenges that continually test his character.
Watch how Capra captures the nervousness, the doubt, the internal conflict of both characters in this "love" scene between Stewart and Donna Reed. Their subtle expressions, breathing and hesitations set against the fast talking dialogue on the other end of the phone are powerful images.
What if you were to tell this story? How would you do it? What words and language would you use to describe what is going on? What body movements and facial expressions would show us what is happening? How would you use your breathing and voice and eyes to help us see the images for ourselves?
Now think of one of your own "moments". Maybe it's not a love scene, or an earth shattering incident in your life, but it was important to you. It was a moment you will never forget. The memory is crystal clear in your mind.
San Diego Connection
"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 email@example.com
"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
------------------------------------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