Monday - April 1, 2019
Issue # 360

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

Beyond My Wildest Dreams!

Friends and colleagues, I am happy to announce that I have been invited to tell at Beyond the Borders Storytelling Festival in Wales! I never thought something like this could happen, but apparently, they heard of me and have invited me to tell! I am so excited. This will be a grand trip and accomplishment!

I am preparing something special for this event. All of you know that at most festivals, they have several tents/venues and the Tellers rotate from one venue to the next, telling different stories. Naturally, the audiences pick and choose which venue they want to go to for any given time slot. I have decided that I will tell do an ALL-DAY story in just ONE venue. This way, the audience will stay where they are and not have to walk back and forth to other venues. Stay in ONE place and listen to me all day long.

This will allow me to tell many personal stories from my life... from when I was the tiniest of tots (I was so cute) to just last month (yes, a span of 70 years!). I have been waiting for an opportunity like this ever since I started learning storytelling.

Just one hitch - I need to raise $500 in order to pay for my UK Work Permit. I am stating a Go Fund Me account and I am asking all my friends and colleagues to help out. If everybody commits to even a few dollars, I should be able to fund this and perform at the Festival. PLEASE HELP ME OUT!
PLEASE CLICK - More information here

Andy Hurlbut Writes a Great Newsletter

Andy Hurlbut has written a great newsletter this month! There are lots of recipes, stories, informative articles!

West Side Storytellers
Stories from the heart of Arizona
April 2019        Volume 52       Issue 4

You won't want to miss it!
Email Andy to request a copy

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This Week


Odyssey Storytelling in Tucson - Extra

Thursday, April 4th, Doors at 6:30, show at 7
Sea of Glass Center for the Arts
330 E. 7th Street, Tucson AZ 85705 
Odyssey proudly presents to you a night of extraordinary feats brought to you by Storyteller extraordinaries. Extrahuman strengths over adversity, extroverted artistic endeavors, and botanical extractions turned to culinary delights. An extravaganza of tales extrapolated in stunning detail guaranteed to extract genuine feelings in the coldest of hearts.
Would you like to be a storyteller for one of these themes?
Email us - stories@odysseystorytelling.com -  with your story idea and a brief bio!
Thank you for all that you do to keep our community connected.  We look forward to seeing you at the shows.  
Odyssey Storytelling:  
Creating Connections One Story at a Time 

Click here for details & info

Tucson Tellers of Tales - Guild Meeting AND Workshop

Saturday, April 6th, 2019

9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.Unscrewed Theatre

TOT members and storytelling friends: Saturday morning, 

April 6th 9:30-11:30 a.m. is an opportunity to learn from Master Storyteller, Joe Hayes when he delivers a special workshop, "Tell Me a Cuento: Storytelling of Southwestern Folklore," at Unscrewed Theater, 4500 E Speedway. Joe will share his wisdom and the techniques that have made him so successful as a bilingual storyteller. This workshop is FREE to TOT members, and guests are asked to make a donation to help defray meeting costs.
AND--- A special Concert at 3pm with Joe

Here is what Glenda says:

If you’ve been thinking about attending the April 6th afternoon storytelling concert in Tucson featuring Joe Hayes, 3:00 to 4:30 p.m., at Unscrewed Theater, 4500 E Speedway, be sure to act fast since only 28 tickets remain before the house is sold out!

The concert of tales from the Hispanic, Native American and Anglo cultures, A Spoon for Every Bite: A Story for Every Imagination, will be particularly delightful for those who appreciate the flawless bilingual Spanish-English performances of nationally known master storyteller, Joe Hayes.  

Two options are available to ensure you have a ticket to attend this special performance:

1) Purchase your ticket online - it’s easy - just follow this link: http://bit.ly/JoeHayesApr6

2) OR place your name on the Will Call List by contacting Glenda: (520) 235-4171. When you do this, your ticket will be waiting for you and available to be picked up and paid for after 2:15 p.m. the day of the show. (PLEASE NOTE: Tickets will NOT be available to purchase any time before April 6 at Unscrewed Theater.)


Glenda Bonin
(520) 235-4171 

P.S. I'm thinkiing about driving down. Anyone interested? Contact me. Mark@storytellermark.com
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West Side Story Tellers Guild Meeting

Saturday, April 6th ~ 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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Coming Up


AZ Storytellers Project - GROWTH
Tuesday - April 9th  - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
The Churchill

901 N. 1st St. - Phoenix

Growth is about glorious failures as much as victorious triumphs. Join The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com for stories about the little and big moments of growing up.
Emcees: Kaila White, host of azcentral's Valley 101 podcast, and Lorraine Longhi, The Republic's Scottsdale reporter. 
Sarah Ventre
Stacy Sullivan
Jordan Pollins
Keiona Eady

Iinfo & Tickets

Storyrise - Workshop & Concert
Thursday - April 11th - 6:00 pm
Goodyear Branch Library
14455 W. Van Buren, Goodyear

6PM Workshop: Rhythm, Rest, and Reverberation: Playing with Sound in Spoken Poetr
y (Caleb Winebrenner)

In this workshop, we will explore the sonic aspects of poetry — and how playing with sound textures and punctuation can make our writing sing. We will look at rich examples from various styles of poetry, and then begin composing our own work based on various prompts.
7PM Outdoor Concert: Words, Sounds & Silence Tellers include Caleb Winebrenner, Sean Buvala, Karen Fincher, and others.
It's FREE!

East Valley Tellers of Tales
Saturday, April 13 ~ 10am - Noon
Scottsdale Public Library 
Civic Center Drive, Scottsdale
Downstairs in the Gold Room

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!

East Valley Tellers of Tales is a group that provides a safe place to hear and tell stories, to learn about stories and storytelling, and enjoy fellowship with others. We support the personal and professional development of members, preserve and promote storytelling, and provide information about storytelling opportunities and events

Each month, our goal is to tell stories, listen to stories and celebrate. Join us!

Lunch Note: After the meeting, many of us gather for lunch. We invite all attendees to join us at Randy's Restaurant, NW Corner of Hayden & Chapparal in the Safeway Center.
Click here for details & info

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Shame on Me for Not Turning it Into a Story

You know that old adage: "Fool me once, shame on you... Fool me twice, shame on me!" 

Well, it's really, "Fool me once, I should turn this into a story!"

Self-deprecating (make sure you spell and pronounce that correctly) stories can be of great value. Stories where you are fooled or become the butt of a joke AND you show you can take it act as great demonstrations of strong character.

These types of stories are especially effective in business settings. But wait, you are thinking that you don't want to show your employees that you are a fool. Just the opposite (well, not a fool so much as that you can be foolish). The leader who can make fun of herself/himself and show that she/he is human can gain respect and admiration from her/his employees.

I tell my story of being duped by the other dancers in a show I did where I was the only one with one black shoe and one brown shoe on stage. This story shows that I could laugh at myself, and that I could change. It shows that I am vulnerable and human.

That's how I would want people to see me.

Since today is April Fool's Day, think of a time you were fooled. Think of a time someone played a joke on you. Could you take it? Were you able to laugh it off?

Time to tell us that story!

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Google Tulip
                               The most exciting news from Google yet!

Interact with the celebrated flower of the Netherlands!

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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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