Monday - February 18, 2018
Issue # 354

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

Tucson - Festival of Books

March 2-3 - 10am - 5pm
University of Arizona Mall

Tucson Festival of Books is a free, public celebration of authors, reading & literacy. Attend panels and signings, and meet with organizations and booklovers from all over the world.
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This Week


AZ Storytellers Project - Tucson

Feb 19th - 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Rail Yard,
610 South Park Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85719

Theme: Pivot
From changing jobs to leaving relationships, we've all had to take big risks, make life-altering shifts — or completely start over.  
Join us as we share stories of the times in life when we've had to pivot. 
Tucson Storytellers is a part of the Storytellers Project, which is a series of live storytelling nights. USA TODAY NETWORK newsrooms curate and host night of true, first-person stories from neighbors and notables in our community. This night is produced in partnership with Startup Tucson
Iinfo & Tickets

The Moth - Love Hurts

Thursday - February 21, 8pm - 10pm
Crescent Ballroom - Doors open at 7


LOVE HURTS: Prepare a five-minute tale about a love that made you go OUCH. The agony of deferred love! The misery of good love, gone bad! The anguish of one-way love! Bring stories of your heart, kicked to the curb by the people or places or things you love...or used to love. Love that "Hurts So Good" also welcome.
Put your name in the hat, ten tellers will be selected.

*Seating is not guaranteed and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please be sure to arrive at least 10 minutes before the show. Admission is not guaranteed for late arrivals. All sales final.

$10 - Advance purchase recommended
More info & tickets

Storyfind - Body Language & Movement

Saturday - February 23rd 1;30 PM - 3:00 PM
SMCC - PAC 739

Storyfind is a free monthly storytelling workshop series presented by the faculty of the SMCC Storytelling Institute.
The workshops are on Saturday afternoons from 1:30 – 3:00 in PAC-739
at South Mountain Community College.
This month:
Body Language and Movement for Storytelling with Travis May

Learn how to bring energy to your telling!

Click here for a college map:
CONTACT Liz Warren
(602) 243-8026
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Coming Up


A Slice: Stories and Cake - Twitterpation
Thursday - February 28th - 7:00 pm
The NEW Space55
1524 N 18th Ave,
Phoenix, AZ 85007

Friends and Story Enthusiasts - Come support Space 55's new curated storytelling series! 
This month's theme: Twitterpation
This Month's Cake: Red Velvet
This month's MC - Mario Avent
Stories of love & friendship with storytelling duos Vanessa & Sule Wilson, Pam & Paul Bosch, Chantel Freed Avent & Brittany Castro, and Mario C Avent & Tysen Isbell. Join us! Tickets $10 or $5 for students 
There will be BOTH traditional and personal stories.
Facebook Page: A Slice: Stories & Cake

Tucson Tellers of Tales - Guild Meeting

Saturday, March 2nd, 2019
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Unscrewed Theatre

March 2, 2109 we  return to the relocated Unscrewed Theater, 4500 E Speedway, Suite #39, for a program of Southwestern stories at our monthly meeting. Come to listen or bring a story to tell. $5.00 donation for non-members. 

More info, please contact:
Glenda Bonin
(520) 235-4171 

Visit Their Facebook Page

West Side Story Tellers Guild Meeting
Saturday, March 2nd ~ 10am - Noon
St. John's Lutheran Church
7205 N. 51st Ave., Glendale.

The West Side Story Tellers monthly guild meeting will be from 10 am to Noon. 
First hour: Business Meeting
Second Hour: Storytelling

For more information, contact their president, Mark Compton at: WestSideStoryTellers@Yahoo.com.
Check out their website!

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What Might Have Been

There have been some posts of late on Facebook regarding the lives we might have lived. What would they have been like? What would we have done, if we had turned to the left instead of the right, just at that moment?

Gwyneth Paltrow starred in a movie called "Sliding Doors" that used that premise. Some years ago, LynnAnn Wojciechowicz told a story at a guild meeting. Not a "true" story, but one about how she "hoped" things had turned out in her family. It was quite compelling.

These types of stories are "fantasy", of course. But they can be quite good stories, and are considered "kosher" as long as he teller lets the audience know the nature of the tale you have crafted. Make sure you don't leave out this IMPORTANT part.


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Only Two Months Away!
This tour is coming up FAST

Historical, Hysterical, Scotland, Ireland, England, Storytelling Tour!

This year we will spend 14 days on the ground, exploring Dublin, Edinburgh, London, Canterbury, Salisbury, Stonehenge and many more iconic sites.

We'll all tell stories as we travel through the countryside and meet the locals who will tell stories to us!

Don't miss this great Vacation/Education/Storyfication! May 11th - May 26th.
More about our trip here!

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******************************* THERE'S A LOT GOING ON EACH MONTH ***************************

---------------------------------CALL TO MAKE SURE THE EVENT IS STILL ON

The Chatterbox Open Mic
Every Wednesday - 8:00 PM
Fair Trade Cafe
1020 N 1st Ave, Phoenix

Infuse Open Mic
Second Sunday of each month - 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

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?

Contact Mark Goldman -x602-390-3858x - Mark@Storytellermark.com


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