Monday - October 3, 2016
Issue # 231

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

Call for Proposals & Performances


LANES is now accepting proposals for the 2017 Sharing the Fire Conference - Voices Across Borders: Creating Connections

Barriers, real or imagined, separate us by nationality, culture, race, age, sex, ability, language, finances, and more.  This conference will explore the many ways stories can reach across borders, help people listen to others, and make powerful changes possible.

The deadline for submission of workshop and intensive proposals is midnight (EDT), Monday, October 10

If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please visit the LANES' website for further information and to download the application.  http://lanes.org/storytelling-conference/2017-call-for-proposals/

LANES is excited to announce the call for submissions for the Olio for the 2017 Sharing the Fire Northeast Storytelling Conference.

Stories may be submitted in audio or video format. You needn't be a Northeast resident to participate.  Please view the detailed guidelines at: http://lanes.org/storytelling-conference/olio-submission-guidelines/

The deadline for submissions for concert performances is Midnight (EDT), Tuesday, October 25, 2016.

We are looking forward to another year of outstanding applications.  Please direct any questions to Deb Roe at lanesdirector@gmail.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


Odyssey Storytelling in Tucson

Thursday, October 6th
The Screening Room, 127 E. Congress Street , Tucson

This curated Storytelling event in Tucson is in its 13th year! Six people are invited to tell ten minute, personal stories on a theme in front of an audience. The stories are not read or memorized, they are told from the life experiences and creativity of the teller

Theme: Natural
$8 Adults, $6 Students
Doors at 6:30, show at 7
Have you visited The Screening Room's fabulous concession stand? There's beer, wine, and excellent snacks. They'll even place an order for you with Empire Pizza and have it delivered to your seat. Who knew?
If you have a story to tell, contact Penelope@odysseystorytelling.com or Adam@odysseystorytelling.com

National Storytelling Festival - Live Streaming from Jonesborough

Friday - October 7th - All Day Long


Can't make it to this year's National Storytelling Festival? We've got you covered.
On Friday, October 7, we're streaming video live from our Family Tent so you can
join us in Jonesborough from wherever you happen to be.
Throw a viewing party, check in on your phone during lunch, or binge watch the whole thing from the comfort of your couch! Want to convince others about the power of storytelling? Invite your family, colleagues, and students to tune in, too!
It's easy, it's entertaining, and it's free! 
Join the celebration by using the hashtag #storyfest on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Connect with our audience in Jonesborough and around the globe!
Click here for the schedule

Greek & Roman Myth Throw Down CANCELLED

The Gods Have Spoken... 

Due to the fact that the humans have stolen fire; opened Pandora's Box and generally defied the dieties...

The Throw Down and subsequent Concert have been cancelled.

Arizona Storytellers - A Hard Days Night - Work Stories

Friday - October 7th - 7pm
Heard Museum

Join azcentral.com, The Arizona Republic and Alliance Bank of Arizona for a night of workplace mishaps, customer service nightmares, and unexpected days on the job. Prepare to laugh, learn and relate as tellers share their workplace stories. 

Emcee: Megan Finnerty, founder of the Storytellers Project
Featured tellers:
Thomas Sharp 
Anna Darian
Seth Conaway
Josh Shore 
Charley Edsitty
Laura Hemmenway 
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. 
NOTE: This is a First Friday event at the Heard Museum - Steele Auditorium. Admission to the museum is free. But you must buy a ticket to attend the storytelling. We anticipate tickets will sell out. 
Info & Tickets

East Valley Tellers of Tales Guild Meeting

Saturday, October 8th ~ 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 looking at ways to create outreach, new ideas for the group, plans for the future and more. Join us and lend your talent and energy to help us grow.
Click here for details & info

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Coming Up


Journeys Storytelling Workshop: Your Own Hero's Journey

Saturday - October 15th ~ 10:00 am - Noon
Saturday - November 12th ~ 10:00 am - Noon

Whole Life Center at Shadow Rock

Journeys Storytelling Workshops: Your Own Hero's Journey
The Whole Life Center at Shadow Rock
Journeys Storytelling Workshop Intensive:
with Liz Warren and John Genette
Perhaps our most treasured tales are those of a hero’s journey. Whether it’s Odysseus or Dorothy, their stories not only capture our imaginations, but also resonate deep within us - maybe because each of us has experienced our own version of that tale. 
Join Storytellers Liz Warren and John Genette this fall to identify and explore your own hero’s journey using Joseph Campbell’s Common Structure. Come and consider with us a time when you’ve followed your own call to adventure, found help, then reward, and ultimately your own way home to a new kind of normal, a bit older but also wiser for the journey.
$20 per session - or $50 for the series
Saturdays, 10 am - noon
September 17 with Liz Warren on Finding Your Story
October 15 with Liz Warren on Developing Your Story
November 12 with John Genette on Delivering Your Story
You will have the option to share your story at our next Journeys: Storytelling Night at The Whole Life Center on Friday, December 2 at 7 pm in Smith Hall. (See Events to reserve tickets for $10 each.)
More info and Registration

Arizona Storytellers - Let's Get Political 2
Tuesay - 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 - October 22nd
1:00pm - 4:00pm

Story Kinship

Exploring and understanding your personal connections
to non-personal tales
Veteran Storyteller Susan Klein says,
“When something within a folktale resonates with your own story...that’s when the responsibility begins. You do whatever you need to do to get to the root of what it means to you and the truth that resides in the story.”
This session will assist you in exploring and understanding your personal connections to your selected traditional or fact-based story. You will use these connections to make the story “your own”.
Storytelling students are encouraged to bring a story, engage in this discovery process, and then practice telling.
Mark Goldman will facilitate. He is a Storyteller, Coach, Author and Adjunct Professor of Storytelling at Glendale Community College.
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

Stories at the Rail Yard

A storytelling concert for grown ups with

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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How To Improve Your Storytelling

Get out there, get involved and just DO IT!

As you can see from the rest of the newsletter, there are a TON of storytelling workshops, opportunities to tell, concerts, conferences and Calls for Proposals. Last week's Tidbit was about this newsletter, indicating that if you don't send me information, I can't post it. - You can't win if you don't play!

The same goes for Storytelling. You have to get out in the community and get involved.

If you want to be a better storyteller:

  1. Go to workshops.
  2. Go to conferences
  3. Go to concerts and listen to other tellers
  4. Send in a proposal for a workshop
  5. Send in a proposal for a story concert or fringe
  6. Get some coaching
  7. Write a blog
  8. Write a newsletter
  9. Write a book
  10. Etc., Etc., Etc.

If you want to be known in the storytelling community (locally AND nationwide):

  • See 1-10 above

All of the above will help to improve your storytelling! Even if you don't get accepted for one (or more) of your proposals, going through the process will open your eyes and you will gain much clarity for your telling. Attending a workshop will add skills to your storytelling bag. Going to concerts and hearing other tellers can help you absorb techniques and observe different styles. Celebrating in others' successes will put you in a positive frame of mind for your own telling!

I absolutely understand the economics of being a storyteller and I understand that some of the above may be financially out of reach for some. 'Nuf said. But there are many local events that are inexpensive - and many are FREE - GO TO THEM!

Be like Nike! Just do it!

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The Call of the Millennials: Please Like Us
Well, not just Millennials, but when anyone creates a new Facebook page!

And we have done just that! East Valley Tellers of Tales has created a new Facebook page for our guild. We are trying to be more aware of and in tune with Social Media. We are far from Millennials, in fact, most of us are Boomers. But we DO want you to LIKE US!

If you have a moment, please go to our page and LIKE US. This will boost our rating in search engines, and make it easier for new folks (hopefully some Millennials - new blood) to find us and join us Each 2nd Saturday in Scottsdale!

We chose the SHORT version of our name: EVTOT. Please go to https://www.facebook.com/evtot/ and click on the LIKE icon!

Thanks so much!

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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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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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