Monday, October 13, 2014
Issue # 129

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

NSN 2015 Conference Dates Set

It seems like it was just yesterday that Phoenix hosted the 2014 NSN Conference! Next year's NSN Conference dates are set! July 30 through August 2, 2015 are the dates for the tribe to gather in our NEW home in Kansas City MO. Exploring the PATHWAYS where storytelling can take us!

FOR NSN MEMBERS ONLY (That means you need to JOIN NOW)
Back by popular demand is our PRE-early-bird offer to register for the full conference at the lowest possible price through January 12, 2015 (does not include lodging, meals, pre-conferences, master classes, final Sunday concert, additional special events TBA later).  Conference registration for non-NSN members will not open until 2015 and at a $100 higher rate. 

Perhaps most important is by registering now, you have the opportunity to stretch your payment over 6 months. Fax (423-753-9331), mail (PO Box 795, Jonesborough, TN 37659), scan and email the required form to karin@storynet.org:  Form is available at: http://www.storynet.org/conference/index.html (right side of the screen).


WORKSHOP PROPOSALS DUE NOV. 24 - See the webpage

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This Week


_____There Are TONS of Storytelling Events Going On In the Valley!

______________________________Be A Part of it

Donald Davis Week at South Mountain Storytelling Institute

Schedule - All events are free (except the Saturday Workshop which is $50 and includes lunch)


Events/Location at SMCC

October 14

●   4:00 - 6:00, PAC 739 - Art of Storytelling (Torres)
●   6:30 - 8:30, PAC 740 - Storytelling II/Multicultural Folktales II (Warren)

October 15

●   9:30 - 10:45, PAC 725 Studio Theatre - Intercultural Perspectives (Cole), Mythology (Torres)
●   11:00 - 12:15, PAC 725 Studio Theatre - Art of Storytelling (Torres), Mythology (Warren)
●   7:00 – 8:30, PAC 725 - Storytelling Concert

October 16

●   9:30 - 10:45, PAC 725 Studio Theatre - Art of Storytelling (Cole)
●   12:30 - 2:00, PAC 725 Studio Theatre - Multicultural Folktales (Torres)
●   6:30 - 8:00, PAC 740 - Creating and Telling Personal Stories (Warren)

October 17

●   11:00 - 12:00 -  NAU 601 Art of Storytelling (Bland) 
●   1:00 – 5:00, PAC 740 - Workshop for Storytelling Faculty and Coaches
      MUST RSVP to Liz Warren 602-243-8026 liz.warren@southmountaincc.edu

October 18
  "Writing as a Second Language"  - With Master Storyteller, Donald Davis 
  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
  South Mountain Community Library  - $50 Fee - includes lunch
  RSVP to Liz Warren 602-243-8026 liz.warren@southmountaincc.edu

See full schedule and description

Dan Hoen Hull Hosts Storyline

Friday, October 17th
Valley teller and MC Dan Hoen Hull hosts The Storyline, a monthly storytellng concert that is funny, inspiring, motivating, gripping and always living! 3rd Fridays 10:30 at Space 55. This month's theme: Frankenstein

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Coming Up


AZ Rep - Valley Leadership Turning Points
Monday October 20th

Join The Republic for a night of true stories, told live, to celebrate taking on big challenges, sticking it to the man and tackling turning points.

The Arizona Storytellers Project partners with Valley Leadership at the Farm at South Mountain, under the stars and twinkling lights of the new Stone Grove event space. Civic leaders who've faced miniscule budgets, crazy push-back, political opposition and other gobsmacking hurdles on their paths to making the Valley more awesome will share stories.
The night's speakers are Urias Communications' managing partner Jennifer Sanchez, One Community's president Angela Hughey, Rural/Metro counsel and Arizona State University professor Jenny Holsman Tetreault, Intel's director of veterans recruiting Robert Polston, Republic business editor Kathy Tulumello and ASU Cronkite News' content director Heather Dunn.
The Farm at South Mountain
6106 S. 32nd Street, Phoenix. 
Monday, Oct. 20. Registration starts at 6 p.m. Stories begin at 7 p.m. $10 at tickets.azcentral.com. 602-444-8700

Dinner, including stone-baked pizza, and beer and wine will be available from the Farm kitchen.
For more details

West Side Story Tellers - An Evening of Story & Song

Friday - October 24th
An enjoyable evening of storytellers and musicians presenting tall tales, personal stories and music from our rich Arizona heritage. 
Loren Russell, Joyce Story, Mark Compton, Lon & Andy, Audrey Lee 

SMoCA Lounge on Oct 24! 7:00 PM
Lit Lounge has been named “Best Spoken Word Series” by the Phoenix New Times and “Best Literary Event” by The Arizona Republic!

The event is SMoCA’s award-winning, highly-charged story-performing series where engaging writers/performers share true stories fused together with live music!
This event will feature another dynamic roster of special guests including the Producer of the famed Sit 'N Spin at the Comedy Central Stage and guest star on Arrested Development, Maggie Rowe! Stay tuned as we reveal more of the evening's performers. For now, get your tickets because they always sell out fast!
Get your tickets for Friday October 24th at now!

Women Storytellers
Saturday - October 25th - 10am-Noon
Anne McDowell has organized another event: Out of the Box Storytelling - Women Storytellers. A place for Christian women to get together to hear and tell of the wonders that God has done in their lives or (with permission) in the lives of others.  This is a fun, exciting new way to hear six 8-10 minute personal, uplifting, faith-promoting stories about the wonders of God, and enjoy a delicious brunch! They offer fun, laughter, and a chance to win door prizes!

It's at Dobson’s Restaurant at Dobson Ranch Golf Course in Mesa from 10am - 12 Noon.
Click here for details

S'more Stories Returns - October 31st
Join us for the second triennial S'more Stories on Halloween night, October 31st. You bring a chair, we'll provide the campfire, the stories and the fixin's for S'mores!

Set in the back yard of storyteller Sally Borg, conveniently located near 56th street and Thomas, right on the edge of Phoenix and Scottsdale.

We'll have contests for the best Kid's costume and the best Adult costume, so dress up and show us your best!

Want to tell your story around the campfire? 

Contact Mark Goldman: mark@storytellermark.com

Click here for details & info - and to view the stories from 2011

Terrible Holidays - Opportunity to Tell
We love our families (mostly) but sometimes those holiday gatherings…uhg, you know the ones….yikes. Come for stories of when things just went wrong in the holidays. Blow off a little steam before the stuffing hits the fan.

We’re accepting “auditions” for our FRIDAY November 21, 2014 “Terrible Holidays” show. 
Deadline tp submit a story is at 11:59 PM October 31, 2014.

Stories of Wacked Winter Family Events
Friday, November 21, 2014 7:00 pm.
Homewood Suites, (115 Ave and I-10 Freeway) in Avondale, AZ

ENGLAND Tour Dates Set
The dates for the Historical Hysterical England Storytelling Tour Have Been Set!

More Details Here

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------------------------------------THERE'S A LOT GOING ON EACH MONTH
---------------------------------CALL TO MAKE SURE THE EVENT IS STILL ON

Homebase Poetry
First Sunday of each month - Phoenix

Infuse Open Mic
Second Sunday of each month - Phoenix

Yarnball Storytellers Mic
Every Wednesday at  8 pm - PHOENIX

FStorytellers - Female Story Tellers - Tucson
Every Second Wednesday (usually but check calendar) at  7 pm - TUCSON

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

Third Friday (usually) of each month - PHOENIX

Lit Lounge - Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMOCA)
Fourth Friday of each month - SCOTTSDALE

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 June, July & August

East Valley Tellers of Tales -Storytellers Guild
Second Saturday of each month - SCOTTSDALE

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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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