Monday, December 10, 2012
Issue # 33

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This Week


Group Coaching with Sean Buvala

This Tuesday Evening - Dec 11th
Sean Buvala’s No-Nonsense Story Coaching - Registration Required
There are two slots open (as of this writing)
You are guaranteed at least 30 minutes of coaching time focused on you.
Watch others being coached, and give guided-feedback to other tellers.
Check the calendar section for details

Winter's Light at Community Christian Church

Sunday - December 16th - 7:00 pm
For the last fifteen Decembers, storytellers from different faith traditions gather together to tell stories and light candles in a show of unity and hope. "Winter's Light" is a joyous, multi-cultural, inter-faith storytelling event for the holidays.
Check the calendar section for details

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Coming Up


Arizona Republic Live Storytelling
Friday, December 21st - at The Arizona Biltmore
Crazy Christmases, Weird Winter Wonderlands and Harried Hanukkahs: Stories of the Holidays. Hear about the holiday moments that were more National Lampoon than Hallmark. Have you ever had a holiday trauma, gift giving fail or dinner-cooking debacle? Are your childhood holiday memories tainted with burnt cookies, terrifying mall Santas and awkward gifts?
Check the calendar section for details
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Learn from the Masters

Aspiring artists study those who have come before, the masters in their profession. Painters study da Vinci, Rembrandt, Picasso, Monet, etc. Musicians study classical composers like Tchaikovsky, Wagner; jazz greats Duke Ellington, Count Basie and the recently departed Dave Brubek.

Storytellers should do no less. It is important to know who the "masters" are in our industry. Go to see them in live performances, or watch online videos. Study how they craft their stories; how they tell them, what makes them unique. Read about them; find out how they started and what they discovered along their rise to the top of their profession.

Picasso did not paint like the Grand Masters that came before him, but rest assured that he studied them closely before he developed his own unique style.

Storytellers would do well to do the same.

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Learn from These Masters
So you want to know who some of the Masters in storytelling are? Where can you find them? Where can you find their videos? Many of them are only one click away!

Over the past few years, I have had the good fortune to meet many great storytellers. I have even recorded some of them as they talked about what they love about storytelling or what advice thay might have for new tellers. They are all compiled on the "Experts" section of this website. To date, there are 37 tellers with one-minute video "bites" that they have graciously allowed me to record and share. Along with the videos, there are links to their websites, so you can learn more about them. These aren't all the masters of storytelling. . .but they're a good start.
Click here for the Experts page
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East Valley Tellers of Tales -Storytellers Guild
Second Saturday of each month - SCOTTSDALE

Storytellers' Open Mic
First Sunday of each month - PHOENIX

Odyssey Storytelling
First Thursday of each month - TUCSON

Lit Lounge - Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMOCA)
Fourth Friday 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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