SAVE BIG ON 2015 NSN CONFERENCE REGISTRATION
NSN - Interim Director Sought
Books On Sale for the Holidays This Week -
Odyssey Storytelling in Tucson - Moving Their Venue
Tucson Tellers - Next Guild Meeting
Myths and Folktales of Norway with Harriet Cole Coming -
EVTOT Guild Meeting
More December Events Tips -
December - The Best Month for People Watching Tidbits -
Another Reason Belle Should NOT Marry Gaston!
NSN Members SAVE on 2015 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 email@example.com: Form is available at: http://www.storynet.org/conference/index.html (right side of the screen).
NSN Interim Executive Director Sought
Whether you are a storyteller or not...
Do you have experience writing grants?
NSN is looking for an Interim Executive Director!
One of the primary accomplishments at the fall NSN 2014 Board meeting was the approval of a part-time Interim Executive Director position in Kansas City. This is an addition, not a replacement, to our current staff, in order to accelerate progress with our partnership building and fund development in Kansas City, while the Woodneath historic home (NSN’s new office) is being renovated.
Please see www.storynet.org/ (scroll to bottom of home page to download full position description) for complete details of this position and share with potential qualified candidates. This is an exciting time for NSN! Applications are due Monday, December 8th.
Books for The Holidays!
Buy two or more books BEFORE December 12th and get 20% off PLUS FREE SHIPPING!
Odyssey Storytelling in Tucson - Moving Their Venue
Thursday, December 4th
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.
“OMG: THE CRINGE SHOW”
Doors open at 6:30 p.m., Show starts at 7:00 p.m.
Storytellers: Ryan Fette; pediatrician, R Drew Cronyn; AntiGravity yoga/fitness instructor, Elaine Geffen; Nancy Stanley; R Anna Lawrie; Theresa Lindberg and special guest, author/actor Beth Lisick.
This show is curated by Diane Delp and Penelope Starr.
EXPERIENCE NORWAY at the Musical Instrument Museum!
A whole weekend of Norwegian music, food, crafts and STORIES.
Hear the stories of old told by the hearth to keep warm on the long, dark nights of a Norwegian winter. Local storyteller Harriet Cole, an instructor at the South Mountain Community College Storytelling Institute, specializes in the Norse sagas and performs throughout the country. Join her for a taste of the Nordic folktales with four themes you won’t want to miss!
December is when we elect a New Board for the coming year. If you are interested in being on the Board, or want to nominate someone, contact Laura Rutherford, President.
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!
I am a people watcher. I love to observe people in their "natural habitat" doing what they do; whether at the grocery store, airport, in a shopping mall, wherever! It's kind of like your own, personal, "Candid Camera." If you watch long enough, you will see and hear people exhibiting both strange and amazing behaviors. And you just might see something that could turn into an anecdote, a "snippet" of a story, an intro into a story or even a full-blown slam-pleaser! The holiday season is GREAT for this!
You never know when a story might come along. So you always need to be ready and pay attention to the possibilities.
Standing in line at the grocery store
Waiting in the dentist's or doctor's office
Watching couples or families at the airport
That sales person who is trying to get you to buy
The tech support worker apologizing for the umpteenth time
A chance encounter with your "ex".
Any of these and more can be small anecdotes that might turn into full-scale stories. But you have to be hyper-vigilante in order to find incredible stories.
(Note: This tip is actually an example of "re-gifting" or "re-tipping" - from January 2013)
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