Monday - October 17, 2016
Issue # 233

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

Northlands Confabulation - Call for Proposals

Confabulation! 2017

Posted Calls & Applications
POSTED: Workshop Proposals: due 10/20/16
POSTED: Call for Showcase Stories: due 10/31/16
POSTED: Call for Fringe Performance Submissions: due 11/20/16
New Voices Scholarship Apps: will be posted in November; due 1/20/17
The Northlands Storytelling Conference is seeking quality workshops and intensives for storytellers and those who use storytelling in their line of work, such as educators, librarians, healing, community, etc.
Members have noted that they are looking for sessions on Performance: emcee skills, physicality, mic use, etc.; Business: contracts, negotiation skills, bookkeeping, etc.; Permissions: copyright issues, author queries, editing/adapting copy, etc.; Education: applied storytelling, common core & STEM tie-ins, etc.; Technology: podcasting, website creation, eblast methods, etc.; Writing: story construction, publishing, etc. Also: Critique and/or coaching sessions; Panel presentations; Showcases of performance/dialogue. These are just a few ideas!
More info here

NSN - Conference & Call for proposals

       NSN National Storytelling Conference 2017

June 29-July 2, 2017
“All Our Voices: Stories of Immigration & Migration”
Kansas City Marriott, Country Club Plaza
Kansas City, Missouri
All Our Voices: Stories of Immigration and Migration
America is a country built on immigration and internal migration, both forced and voluntary.  People relocate involuntarily via human hand or natural disaster; they move purposefully to find jobs, escape conflict, be near family, to improve quality of life.  Currently in the U.S. and internationally, challenges continue to occur when immigration or migration stories collide with the stories of those previously established in a community.  
Whether we are first, second, or tenth generation, how can we include everyone’s stories?  What difficult stories need to be told?  What stories can we share to maintain our individual traditions?  What new stories can we formulate to further hope, peace and a place for all?  Through both personal and traditional-cultural stories, let’s hear “All Our Voices” at the 2017 National Storytelling Conference. 
Proposal Deadline: November 12, 2016, 5:00 pm EST
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This Week


Arizona Storytellers - Let's Get Political 2

TONIGHT! - Monday - October 17th - 6:30pm
Valley Bar

Join azcentral.com, The Arizona Republic and Alliance Bank of Arizona as we expand The Republic's coverage of Election 2016 with two live storytelling nights dedicated to illuminating how your vote matters and why the political process can be so maddening, exhilarating and confusing.
It will be funny; how could it not be? 
The night's theme is "If only they had listened to me." We'll hear from Republic reporters, politicians, community members impacted by laws and voters like you about the awkward, awful and sometimes funny parts about living in a functional democracy. Republic political reporters will be on hand to answer ballot questions and to demonstrate how to use AZ Fact Check. Voter registration also will take place. 
Co-emcee: Yvonne Wingett Sanchez
Featured tellers:
Ed Montini, Republic news columnist
Mary Jo Pitzl, Republic state government reporter
Mare Schumacher
Evan Wyloge
Robert Leger 
NOTE: The Valley Bar venue requires patrons to be at least 21+ years old to enter their establishment.
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 Alexus Rhone at arhone@gannett.com. 
Info & Tickets

Storyfind Workshop/Reception - Story Kinship: Exploring Connections

Saturday - February 25th - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
SMCC - PAC 740


It's FREE - Just show up!

Ghost Stories at Rail Yard: A Storytelling Concert for Grown Ups

Sunday - October 23rd - 4:30pm - 6:30pm
610 S Park Ave, Tucson, AZ 85719

Ghost Stories at the Rail Yard

A storytelling concert for grown ups that will send shivers up your spine!

Debra Olson-Tolar, Raymond Hyde and Glenda Bonin

Rail Yard is an artist collective in the row of warehouses across from the rail road tracks on 16th Street (you cannot get to Rail Yard on Park, although their address says Park). Debra Olson-Tolar is the producer. For more details, please call her on her cell phone: 818.403.8331
Doors open at 4pm. 
Suggested donation $8 (proceeds go to the artists)
Entrance to Rail Yard is on 16th St., east of Barrio Brewing.
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Coming Up


S'more Stories - Returning This October
DATE: TBA (the end of the month)

The flicker of the campfire, the smell of burning wood as the smoke and stories rise from the flames to fill the air with fright and delight!

Join us for S'more Stories in Sally Borg's back yard (around the fire pit)! Date and exact time to be determined - but get your stories ready!

Want to tell your story around the campfire? Contact Mark Goldman: mark@storytellermark.com

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!

More info coming soon...
Click here to view the stories from the 2011 event.

Just Food - Storytelling Concert
7:00 p.m., Sunday, November 6, 2016
Community Christian Church
1701 S. College Ave., Tempe, AZ

Mark your calendars - Doug Bland and the "Storytelling Church" are back with another concert! The theme is "Just Food".
Gary Paul Nabhan, Agrarian Activist
Darren Chapman, Tiger Mountain Foundation
Jeff Zimmerman, Hayden Flower Mills
Yael Dennis, Rogue Theologian and Climate Change Activist
Dan Abbott, Café Justo (Just Coffee)
Percussion Performance: “Playing with Our Food”
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Where are You on the Spectrum?

Here's a reprint of a tip from 2013.

Not too long ago, there was a discussion on FB about where you stand on the spectrum between story"teller" and story"performer".  Back in January, one of my tips was to try going "Over the Top" in your performance style. Here's one more way to practice and discover:

Ask yourself, "where am I on this line?


Wherever you are is OK. "As an exercise", try moving as far as you can to one side or another. On the TELLER side, see how "conversational" you might be able to be (a la Katherine Windham). On the PERFORMER side, see how "outrageous, over the top" you could be; costumes, props, music, voice, etc.

It's an "exercise". It's a tool to use to clarify what may or may no work for you. Explore each segment of your story from different points on the line. As Karen Langford-Chace says, "I wonder if. . ."

If you want to learn more about moving towards the "performer" side in order to enhance your telling, mark your calendar for The next Journeys Storytelling workshop on November 12th with John Genette.
Click here for info on the Journeys Workshop

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Videos from Jonesborough still Available
The Live Stream videos from the Jonesborough Storytelling Festival are sill available online. I don't know how long the page will be up, but right now you can see a long list of great tellers.

Diane Ferlatte
Baba Jamal Koram
Barbara McBride Smith
Antonio Sacre
Ahkei Togun
Tim Lowry
Claire Muireann Murphy

Bil Lepp
Lida Gorham
Donald Davis
Michael Reno Harrell
Ingrid Nixon
Judith Black

Click here for more videos







Watch Claire Murphy (she starts at about the 4:00 mark) as she tells a story with every part of her voice, body, face, arms, etc. Each moment is specifically crafted to give the listener the greatest opportunity to SEE the images! She is a study in performance telling!

If you are interested in learning more about how to craft these moment-to-moment pieces of your story, come to the Journeys Storytelling Workshop with John Genette On November 12th.
Click here for info about the Journeys Workshop

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

Infuse Open Mic
Second Sunday of each month - Phoenix

Pink Slip Open Mic
Every Monday at  8 pm - PHOENIX

Yarnball Storytellers Mic
Every Wednesday at  8 pm - 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

Third Friday (usually) of each month - PHOENIX

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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