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AND GET TO KNOW THE LOCAL PHOENIX TELLER COMMUNITY!
The great Bobby Norfolk, master teller, and master of facial expressions and sound effects is here in Phoenix for a week. Join in the adventures of Bobby's elastic mind, face and vocals! Here's the schedule:
AZ Rep - Stories From the Kitchen, the Bar and the Heart
Sunday February 16th
Join three notable bartenders and three renown chefs as they partner to present a three-course food and cocktail dinner defined by the stories of the men and women telling them. Each course is accompanied by two stories about what makes that drink and dish one from the heart.
Expect to hear from Chef Aaron May of LBT Concepts’, Chef Beau MacMillan of Elements at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain, Valley cocktail consultant Jason Asher, Los Angeles cocktail consultant Marcos Tello and two more to be announced.
Admission and three cocktail-paired courses are included in ticket price. Only 100 available. Must be 21 or older.
Details: 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16. The Sands Room (formerly Trader Vic’s) at the Hotel Valley Ho, 6850 E. Main St., Scottsdale. $65. 602-444-8770, arizonacocktailweek.com.
Return to the African Village & Oya's Market Friday - February 21
This year marks the fourth annual production of Return to the African Village. Join SMCC's Marilyn Torres and a huge cast of storytellers in a joyful extravaganza of dance, drumming, and story in celebration of African Culture. Perfomance starts at 7:00 pm.
And for the second year in a row, Oya's Market wil feature jewelry and clothing by many innnovative vendors starting at 6:00 p.m.
Marketing for Storytellers - Workshop with Sean Buvala March 1st
Here's what I (Mark Goldman) said about this workshop:
This workshop is invaluable! It gives you the most clear perspective on the storytelling industry and what you need to do on the business side of storytelling!
We’re going to dig deep into the business side of being an artist. Put on your thick skin and come dive deep into Sean Buvala’s “Outside-In” way of thinking about your work and your marketing of your performing-artist work.
We’ll talk basics, bookings, communication, press-releases, social media, postal media and even a solid-session on self-publishing your non-fiction book (yep, you can’t put that off anymore). Cost is $99 per person and includes lunch. Minimum number of students is 10 people in order for the workshop to “go.” Spread the word and watch for information. Be warned- this is a reality-based training event.
NEW for 2014: A new session introducing the whys and hows of publishing a biz-building nonfiction book. Your new book can open new doors! This session alone is worth $99!
STORYTELLING at The Tucson Festival of Books March 15-16
Each year, close to 140,000 people (yes, I said 140,000!) attend the Tucson Festival of Books. There will be close to 400 authors, fun, food and lots of activities for the whole family.
Storyteller Glenda Bonin offers the Storytelling Stage, where this year you can hear national tellers Tim Tingle and Dianne de Las Casas. There will be puppet shows, local Tap Dancing Teller Dustin Loehr and members of the Tucson Tellers of Tales Storytelling Guild.
Your FIRST - A great topic for stories.
Great stories are all about emotions - universal emotions. What better way to tap into the feelings that are shared by everyone, the first time they attempt to do something. The excitement, fear, joy, anxiety, helplessness, fear of failure, and all the other inner trepidations and expectations of doing something for the first time!
The possibilities for stories are almost limitless:
Your first bike
Your first day of school
Your first time on an airplane
Your first job
Your first time outside of the country
Your first time telling a story
The first time you - won a race, conquered the mountain, did 100 push-ups, ate a strange food, jumped off the cliff, took a dare
What other "firsts" can you come up with? Focus in on it. Where were you? Who else was there? How old were you? What was your worst fear? What was your best hope? What hurdles did you have to overcome? What emotions did you have? Who helped you, or who stood in your way? Did you succeed or fail?
And what about the first time you fell in love? Remember that song, "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face"? Recall that special moment and all the emotions surrounding it. . .then craft your story!
Posted back in June of 2013, this Muppet style explanation of Joseph Campbell's "Hero's Journey" is a fun piece! Sit back and let the craziness enter your consciousness as you learn about the basic patterns and characters involved. Thanks to colleague and Albuquerque storyteller Elaine Dull Muray for reminding me of it!
*Bonus for my GCC Storytelling students: The Shadow character in the Hero's Journey is the Bad Guy (or Gal). But years ago, there was a radio show called The Shadow, where the character was a really good guy. The first student to E-mail me (through Canvas and before class on Tuesday Feb 11th) with the secret identity of The Shadow will get 10 extra credit points!
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