Monday, November 3, 2014
Issue # 132

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


NSN Members SAVE on Conference Registration

Next year's NSN Conference dates are set! July 30 through August 2, 2015 are the dates for the tribe to gather in our NEW home in Kansas City MO. Exploring the PATHWAYS where storytelling can take us!

FOR NSN MEMBERS ONLY (That means you need to JOIN NOW)
Back by popular demand is our PRE-early-bird offer to register for the full conference at the lowest possible price through January 12, 2015 (does not include lodging, meals, pre-conferences, master classes, final Sunday concert, additional special events TBA later).  Conference registration for non-NSN members will not open until 2015 and at a $100 higher rate. 

Perhaps most important is by registering now, you have the opportunity to stretch your payment over 6 months. Fax (423-753-9331), mail (PO Box 795, Jonesborough, TN 37659), scan and email the required form to karin@storynet.org:  Form is available at: http://www.storynet.org/conference/index.html (right side of the screen).


2015 WORKSHOP PROPOSALS - DUE NOV. 24 - See the webpage

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This Week


Odyssey Storytelling in Tucson

Thursday, November 6th
This curated Storytelling event in Tucson is in its 12th 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.

Thursday, November 6, 2014
Odyssey Storytelling Presents:
Doors open at 6:30 p.m., Show starts at 7:00 p.m.
Fluxx Studios and Gallery, 
414 E. 9th Street, Tucson, $8
Click here for details & info

AZ Rep - Native Stories

Friday November 7th

Native stories from six creatives under 40
Join us to listen to stories from young American Indians from across the Valley and surrounding areas, talking about the intersection of identity and culture when it comes to dating, working and living in Phoenix today.
Featured tellers:
Heard Museum public programs and education director Jaclyn M. Roessel, 12 News producer and journalist Charly Edsitty, veteran and associate English Professor at ASU Kyle Wilson, photographer Anthony "Thosh" Collins, and social worker and artist Jordanna Burkett-Christ.
Additional information 
Heard Museum
Registration begins at 6 p.m., 
Stories begin promptly at 7 p.m. 
For more details & Tickets

EVTOT - Guild Meeting

Saturday - November 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!

Hear stories - Share your story
Click here for details & info

Song Telling: An Evening of Music & Storytelling

Saturday - November 8th

The evening will start at 5:00 pm with a flute workshop, led by Loren Russell, a Native American Flute player ($10 separate charge for workshop - bring your flute)
At 6:00 pm we'll have a pot luck supper, everyone is invited, even if you haven't been before
7:00 pm - Storytelling Concert - with tellers Joyce Story, Mark Compton, Donna Martin, Loren Russell, Carolyn Allenby, Audrey Lee, Lon Austin, Andy Hurlbut
After the concert - An open mic - Musicians, storytellers - all are invited. 
Admission: Canned Food For Food Bank

Fear Itself - Frightful Events

Sunday - November 9th - 7:00 pm
Community Christian Church, known to some as The Storytelling Church starts the season off with a great topic: “Fear Itself” Stories of Frightful Events

Join Pastor Doug Bland and a host of community tellers for an always insightful and fun evening. 

Tellers: Sean Buvala, Sally Borg, Sharon Gilbert, Marilyn Omifunke Torres and Sandy Oglesby
Check the calendar section for details

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Coming Up


A TELLABRATION!™ EVENT - The Beaded Lizard
Wednesday, November 19th
As A TELLEBRATION!™ EVENT, West Side Story Tellers will be sharing the stage at this popular weekly music venue. Thanksgiving will be the theme. 

Mark Compton, Joyce Story, Loren Russell, Susan Sander, Mary Dyke, Audrey Lee, Andy Hurlbut, Lon Austin
Admission: Free

A TELLABRATION!™ EVENT - Storytelling Concert
Thursday, November 20th
Glendale Library 6:30-7:30

A TELLEBRATION!™ EVENT - West Side Story Tellers will be sharing Thanksgiving stories. 

Mark Compton, Joyce Story, Loren Russell, Susan Sander, Mary Dyke, Audrey Lee, Andy Hurlbut, Lon Austin
Admission: Free

A TELLEBRATION!™ EVENT - South Mountain Storytelling Institute
Friday, November 21st

Storytelling in the SMCC Studio Theatre - Pac 725

Terrible Holidays - Opportunity to Tell
FRIDAY November 21st
We love our families (mostly) but sometimes those holiday gatherings…uhg, you know the ones….yikes. Come for stories of when things just went wrong in the holidays. Blow off a little steam before the stuffing hits the fan.

Terrible Holidays - Stories of Wacked Winter Family Events
Friday, November 21, 2014 7:00 pm.
Homewood Suites, (115 Ave and I-10 Freeway) in Avondale, AZ
Go here to SUBMIT a story.

Women Storytellers
Saturday - November 22nd - 10am-Noon
Anne McDowell has organized another event: Out of the Box Storytelling - Women Storytellers. A place for Christian women to get together to hear and tell of the wonders that God has done in their lives or (with permission) in the lives of others.  This is a fun, exciting new way to hear six 8-10 minute personal, uplifting, faith-promoting stories about the wonders of God, and enjoy a delicious brunch! They offer fun, laughter, and a chance to win door prizes!

It's at Dobson’s Restaurant at Dobson Ranch Golf Course in Mesa from 10am - 12 Noon.
Click here for details

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Toss It - Don't Trash It!

As storytellers, we are always looking at "what to leave in - what to leave out." Here's a tip from local teller, Louise Laux: "Toss it, don't trash it!"

While crafting her own stories, or helping her niece work on a story of her own, Louise suggests that when you come across a phrase, a character, a description that just doesn't fit right in your story - remove it, but DON"T TRASH IT! - Save it.

You may want to remove it from the current piece you are working on, but make sure you save it - It could work somewhere else.

Many Broadway composers have used this little trick. Some songs written for an original show may have been cut in rehearsals or in previews, before the show opened in New York. Many of these songs were "revived and re-worked" in new shows, or even added to the movie versions.

If you believe you should pull a piece of your story because it just doesn't fit, don't throw it into the "circular file." Place it on the shelf, where you can see it, and grab it for possible use the next time. You'll be in good company!

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Forbes Article Sheds Light on Dark Audiences
You’re standing in the wings. You’re a speaker about to speak to an audience of 1,000 souls at a conference with all the bells and whistles that technology and a good staging company can provide: IMAG screens, lavalier mike, towering sound, theatrical lighting, you name it. You’ve even got stage makeup on.

You’re a little intimidated, and more than a little excited. You want to do your best. You take a deep breath, the stage assistant nods at you and gives you a little push, and you step out on stage.
You can’t see a thing.
Click here for the entire article
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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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