Monday, October 6, 2014
Issue # 128

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

Donald Davis Concerts & Workshops Next Week

Master Teller, Donald Davis will be in town from October 14th to the 18th. You can't go wrong when attending either a concert or a fantastic, informative workshop presented by this "Granddaddy" of storytelling.

Sponsored by the South Mountain Community College Storytelling Institute, these events will be very popular and fill up quickly! (The concerts and class presentations are all free!)
See the full schedule here in PDF format

All-Day Workshop - Writing as a Second Language

The SMCC Storytelling Institute presents
"Writing as a Second Language" - With Master Storyteller, Donald Davis
Saturday, October 18th, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
"Writing as a Second Language" is for anyone who loves story and is fascinated by the connections between the spoken and written word.
Teachers, parents, storytellers and writers will all benefit from the day.  
Donald Davis' emphasis in the workshop will be on the whole oral and kinesthetic package which is our spoken language.  Davis will teach that we must step back into our familiar first language – the spoken word – as our creative medium and learn to "translate" into that new language called writing. Years of experience has shown him, and the teachers he works with, that oral language and storytelling 
are the keys to success in written language. 
Hey folks, this is from me (Mark Goldman). This is an eye-opening workshop that can't be beaten for the price! It's a MUST ATTEND for all storytellers.
$50 fee includes lunch.
$40 fee at the door does not include lunch.
Contact Liz Warren at 602-243-8026 liz.warren@southmountaincc.edu
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This Week


Myth Informed

TONIGHT, October 6th - 6:30-8:30 pm

Here are the top seven winners of the Greek and Roman Myth Throw Down (with their teachers). They will be performing longer versions of their myths TONIGHT at 6:30 in the Performance Hall at SMCC. (Photo by Mark Goldstein)
Check the calendar section for details

Teen Lit Lounge

Thursday - October 9th
Get ready for Teen Lit Lounge, featuring performers ages 12 -18! True stories and live music written and presented by talented students from Arizona School for the Arts in Phoenix. Lounge events fill quickly and seating is limited. First come, first served.

Lit Lounge events sponsored in part by The Saguaro Hotel and Scottsdale League for the Arts
Click for more info

East Valley Tellers of Tales

Saturday, October 11th ~ 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!
Click here for details & info

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Coming Up


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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Sean Buvala Nails It

Sean Buvala nailed it last week with a brilliant post on his blog. Four basic, clear and essential advice for begining storytellers. Written in Sean's inimitable, wry style.

Ringmaster Not Roustabout: Those Basic Basics in the Storytelling Tent.

Why, hello there, storytelling newbie. I didn't see you standing there. I've been so busy lately over on other shows that I haven't had near enough time to speak to you.
Nonetheless- do you have a moment? Oh, very good. 
Welcome to the show. And what a show it is. Storytelling is the mother of all art forms...
Click here for the entire article
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I Could Be A Poet
Taylor Mali is an incredible "spoken Word" artist. His "What Teachers Make" is legendary and has been posted numerous times, including HERE. I recently found another piece called, "I Could Be A Poet". In conjunction with Sean's "advice' above, I thought this piece would be appropriate. Enjoy!

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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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