Monday - November 12, 2018
Issue # 340

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


           Thank You to all who have served and may still be serving!


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 events@storynet.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. 

Applicant requirements:
  • 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.  
Email donnatellsstories@gmail.com for more information and an application form. 
Applications accepted October 1 - December 15. 
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This Week


AZ Storytellers Project - Food and Family

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. Join The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com for stories about the dishes that inspire us and the families that developed our palates. 
Emcee:  Megan Finnerty
Featured tellers: 
Deborah Ostreicher 
Rose Turman
Doug Robson
Liz Warren
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 kaila.white@arizonarepublic.com
For more info & Tickets

Mexican Lizard Music Gathering (with stories too!)

Wednesday November 14th 5:45 pm-7:15 pm
Beatitudes Campus, 1610 W. Glendale, 85021

The West Side Story Tellers will be part of the musical jam that takes place every week at the Mexican Lizard Music Gathering, held at Beatitudes Campus, 1610 W. Glendale, 85021


A Slice: Stories and Cake - Food & Feasts

Thursday - November 15th - 7:00 pm
The NEW Space55
1524 N 18th Ave,
Phoenix, AZ 85007

Friends and Story Enthusiasts - Come support Space 55's new curated storytelling series! 
This month's theme: Food & Feats
This Month's Cake: Canolli
This month's MC - Mario Avent
Featured Teller: Doug Bland
There will be BOTH traditional and personal stories.

Snap Judgement

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.
Tickets are $41 - available here

Tucson Tellers of Tales - Story Swap

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.
Visit Their Facebook Page

Tucson Tellers of Tales - TELLABRATION! TM

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.  

Visit Their Facebook Page

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Coming Up


Storyline Slam - Holidaze
Friday - November 23rd - 7:00 pm
Changing Hands - Phoenix

 The lineup for The Storyline Holidaze SLAM at 7:00pm on Friday, November 23rd at The Newton:
3.     Jennifer Gresko
4.     Sharon Tewksbury-Bloom
5.     KC Miller
6.     Robin Engel
7.     Ted Jachimowicz
8.     Alexis McKenzey
9.     Michael Savarese
10.  Stina Sieg
At least two more names will be drawn at the beginning of the show on Friday, November 23rd. 
TICKET (admits one) is $6 in advance, $8 at the door from Changing Hands Phoenix.
Order at 602.274.0067 

Online here

The Moth - Beginnings
Thursday - November 28th, 8pm - 10pm
Crescent Ballroom - Doors open at 7

Theme: Beginnings

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.

$10 - Advance purchase recommended
More info & tickets

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Insert Tip Below

What's your best tip? What's the most important thing you have learned about storytelling that you want to share with others? I'm giving you a chance to share right now!

How many times have you read this newsletter and thought, "I've got a great tip too!" Here's your opportunity to add your tip for everyone to see, 

Post your tip in the comment section below (one tip only please). Long or short, I don't care. I want to see what you've got. I want to hear from you...ALL OF YOU! 

Let's make a "collective" of all the tips out there. 

Don't forget to include your FULL NAME as your FB account may not reflect that.

I'm not the only one who has tips for storytellers. Let's hear from YOU!



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         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! 
More about our trip here!

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******************************* THERE'S A LOT GOING ON EACH MONTH ***************************

---------------------------------CALL TO MAKE SURE THE EVENT IS STILL ON

The Chatterbox Open Mic
Every Wednesday - 8:00 PM
Fair Trade Cafe
1020 N 1st Ave, Phoenix

Infuse Open Mic
Second Sunday of each month - 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

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?

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