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NSN 2019 Summit - Call for Presentations
The 2019 National Storytelling Summit Planning Committee invites you to submit proposals for consideration for the National Storytelling Network 2019 National Storytelling Summit. Please read the information below before proceeding to the proposal submission form. If you have any questions, please contact the NSN staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Theme for the Summit: Story Now!
Stories are powerful. Stories are persuasive. Stories, well told, can move people and change how they act, and how they think and feel about themselves and the world. Stories are now!
Now! From the boardroom to the classroom, and the page to the stage, personal stories and folktales are catalysts for change in nearly every aspect of our lives.
Now! We are witnessing the power of stories to tear down the walls that divide us, build bridges between people and cultures, and connect us, human-to-human.
Now! We invite you to join with other practitioners of this foundational art and share your expertise at the National Storytelling Summit – the premier annual gathering of the keenest minds in the world of storytelling. We are seeking proposals for presentations and workshops to:
Help tellers improve their artistic abilities, craft quality stories, and share them effectively;
Demonstrate effective ways to apply storytelling in fields such as healthcare, education, writing, technology, businesses, community development, etc;
Provide business/career advice for storytellers;
Share effective models to build bridges or create change through storytelling;
Showcase the intersections of storytelling with media and/or other art forms; and
Stretch the limits of storytelling, forecast new and exciting ways to use storytelling, or access new audiences.
Every story enthusiast is welcome! We need your expertise now!
Deadline: MONDAY - November 19, 2018
2019 New Voices Application - Stone Soup Storytelling Festival
Go from New Voices 2019 to Featured Performer 2020
The Call for the 5th Annual New Voices is open for the Stone Soup Storytelling Festival, April 26-28, in Woodruff. SC.
The New Voices event was created to give rising, professional-level storytellers the opportunity to be on the main stage and a chance to be selected as a Featured Teller for the following year’s Stone Soup Storytelling Festival. The festival committee will select 2020 Featured Tellers from 2019 New Voices.
Only professional-level storytellers who have never told as a featured teller at the Stone Soup Storytelling Festival may share stories in the New Voices events.
Submit an audio and/or video sample of your storytelling.
Perform a festival-quality story that is no more than 10 minutes long.
Submit a completed application and samples of stories.
Selected New Voices will come to the festival at their own expense, with no monetary compensation. You will, however, receive free admission to all festival activities.
Think ahead! Do you have a collection of stories to perform at the 2020 Stone Soup Storytelling Festival if selected to return as a featured teller. Yes! Then you’re ready to take a whirl and experience the magic of New Voices.
Wednesday - November 14th - 7:00 pm The Farm at South Mountain
As we prepare for Thanksgiving, we think about time spent around the table with our families. JoinThe Arizona Republicand azcentral.com for stories about the dishes that inspire us and the families that developed our palates.
Emcee: Megan Finnerty
Lupita Ley Hightower
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 Kaila White at email@example.com
Friday - November 16th - 8:00 pm
Piper Repertory Theater
Mesa Arts Center
Snap Judgment is the storytelling phenomena electrifying audiences nationwide. Created by Glynn Washington, produced by WNYC, and launched on NPR stations five years ago, Snap delivers a raw, intimate, musical brand of narrative – daring audiences to see the world through the eyes of another. Snap Judgment LIVE features the world’s finest storytellers, on stage, backed by the Snap Judgment band.
Saturday, November 17th, 10:00 am - 11:30 am Main Library downtown (101 N Stone Avenue).
Sant Rita Room (second floor)
Tellers of Tales (aka TOT) has scheduled another free story swap for people new to storytelling! Bring a story, a story idea or just come to discover how storytellers learn to develop a tale by trying it out in a safe and nurturing setting. The President of TOT, Gloria Myers, will host this session:
Free parking is available in the library underground parking lot – entrance off Alameda.
Sunday, November 18th, 2:00 pm
Mt View Retirement Village, 7900 N La Canada Drive, Tucson
Every year, Tellers of Tales in Tucson celebrates TELLABRATION! TM the weekend before Thanksgiving when storytellers all around the world gather to share stories. If you are able to celebrate the art of storytelling with us, please join the audience to hear some amazing stories.
The Moth - Beginnings Thursday - November 28th, 8pm - 10pm
Crescent Ballroom - Doors open at 7
Prepare a five-minute story about a beginning. Dawn, step one, day one, birth or re-birth. Initiations and inaugurations. Tabula rasa. A new leaf, a new loft, a puppy, a job, parole. New car smell. A makeover so magical your own mama don't know you! Quantum hops, burning and building bridges, cleaning house, pulling up roots or a fresh coat of paint. Your nouveau reach. A blank sheet of paper...
Put your name in the hat, ten tellers will be selected.
*Seating is not guaranteed and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please be sure to arrive at least 10 minutes before the show. Admission is not guaranteed for late arrivals. All sales final.
Storytellers (and Listeners) Come Along and Join the Fun!
Start Planning Now!
Yes, it's happening again. Pam and I are planning the 2019 Historical/Hysterical Scotland-Ireland-England Storytelling Tour. This year, in addition to Ireland and England, we're headed to Edinburgh, Scotland. We'll visit the Edinburgh Storytelling Center and experience the rich tradition of storytelling in Scotland!
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