Monday - December 19, 2016
Issue # 242

Got some news or information you would like to get out to the storytelling community?
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Only 3 Spaces Left - Put This Under Your Tree.

11 Days on the Ground!

We are finding the lowest airfares I have seen in the past seven years! Currently, round trip is $750. That makes the total cost around $2500! Fares are going up and down, I am checking fares daily, so contact me if this piques your interest.

This time, the plan is to also visit Dublin and some of the surrounding countryside, like Blarney Castle (kiss the Blarney Stone), the Cliffs of Moher; ride the storytelling bus in Dublin; visit many pubs in the Temple Bar district; and walk the historic grounds of Trinity College. That's in ADDITION to all the other cities and venues in England!

Last year's tour was a great success. Mostly, we laughed! Everyone said it was a great tour and they loved it. Three students and two teachers from GCC had a great time on the scheduled events and were extremely happy about the large amount of "free time" that they had to explore on their own.

The dates for next summer are May 16th through May 28th. That's eleven days on the ground, for sightseeing, telling stories, doing a little teaching and coaching, and laughing a lot! I guarantee you'll have the time of your life, and live happily ever after!
More info here

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This Week


Then It Got...Weird - Bloody Good Holiday Ball

Tuesday - December 20th - 8pm - 10pm
Crescent Ballroom

“Some balls are held for charity and some for fancy dress but when they're held for pleasure, they're the balls that I like best.” – AC/DC
Join host Marnee Burrus for a hilarious night of storytellers & comedians celebrating holiday weirdzy at our first annual Bloody Good Holiday Ball. ‘Tis the season for tellers to share funny stories about awkward festive moments. See you at the Crescent Ballroom on December 20th for a bloody great time. 
Featuring stories by Jessie Balli, Marnee Burrus, Sean David Christensen, Megan Finnerty, Dan Hoen Hull, Tania Katan & Anwar Newton. 
THEN IT GOT... WEIRD is a curated comedy storytelling show which seeks to explore and reclaim the awkward and embarrassing moments of life.
More info here

Arizona Storytellers: Holiday Spectacular

Wednesday & Thursday - December 21st & 22nd - 6:30pm
Crescent Ballroom

Join azcentral.com and The Arizona Republic in the Frank Lloyd Wright Ballroom at the Arizona Biltmore, a Waldorf Astoria resort, for TWO SEPARATE nights of stories about Christmas, Hanukkah, and all the wintertime adventures we carry in our hearts. This night is best for children who understand the complexities of the holidays. Choose Wednesday or Thursday!
  • General Admission tickets ($12) include hot chocolate and fabulous holiday cookies as our gift to you. Full cash bar. (No dinner.)
  • Supporter Seating tickets ($30) include hot chocolate and holiday cookies, plus priority seating in rows 2-4, a souvenir Arizona Storytellers Project glass from local maker Refresh Glass, and a holiday card with two free tickets to any 2017 show.
  • Self-park is free and is to the West of the property in the convention area. Valet is free, but tips are customary.
  • This night is best for children who understand the complexities of the holidays.
Megan Finnerty, director of the Storytellers Brand Studio
Alexus Rhone, associate producer with the Storytellers Brand Studio
Featured Storytellers:      
Charlie Steak, playwright and actor
Kindra Hall, storyteller and narrative coach at kindrahall.com
Kathy Cano-Murillo, artist and storyteller
Dr. Carl Schwartz, psychologist
Elizabeth Wunsch, community teller
Calvin Worthen, education consultant and host on radiophoenix.org
Liz Warren, director at the South Mountain Community College Storytelling Institute
Check out the highlights from last year's holiday storytelling event here.
Become a subscriber: All Arizona Republic and azcentral subscribers receive a complimentary, gourmet brownie from Fairytale Brownies at check-in. Click here to learn about other great subscriber perks. 
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 Alexus Rhone at arhone@gannett.com.

Info & Tickets

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Be Yourself

Trying to recreate this.
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It's A Wonderful Life - It's Yours
v> Yes, I was watching the holiday classic last week. Yes, I cried at the end. And then I started thinking about the message: How many lives had George Bailey touched? And another unspoken theme: "How many lives had touched him?"
Every day, we touch people. We encounter them and connect, in some way. Maybe small, maybe big, maybe in a good way, maybe in a negative way. (Note: I am so sorry for all the folks who I connected in a negative way because I was in a snit, myself.)
Like Clarence, the angel in the movie, I ask you, "Whom have you touched in a positive way? Who touched you? Are there positive "ripples" going through you, out to the world?
Just a few weeks ago, Tom Tjarks of Colorado messaged me that my "tip" on pov helped him to craft a Fact-Based story he was having difficulty with. Then, last week, Daire Seaman responded to my tip about "Creating Your Own Stage" and said that it helped her to "envision her wedding reception!" THAT was a great "touch"!
In this season of giving and receiving, think about all the gifts you have received, and all that you have given...that have made a difference!
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------------------------------------THERE'S A LOT GOING ON EACH MONTH
---------------------------------CALL TO MAKE SURE THE EVENT IS STILL ON

Infuse Open Mic
Second Sunday of each month - Phoenix

Pink Slip Open Mic
Every Monday at  8 pm - PHOENIX

Chatterbox Open Mic
Every Wednesday at  8 pm - 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

Third Friday (usually) of each month - PHOENIX

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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