Monday - May 9, 2016
Issue # 211

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

NSN Conference 2016 - Earlybird Special Pricing!

Only 4 DAYS LEFT to get Earlybird pricing for the 2016 National Storytelling Conference - deadline: May 12, 2016.

The 2016 NSN Storytelling Conference will once again be held in Kansas City, July 21-24, 2016. The theme for the conference is "Spotlight on Storytelling". The Conference Committee is reviewing all proposals, and presenters and workshops will be announced soon.

Plus these Arizona Tellers! - Fringe performances by Sean Buvala and Loren Russell - Workshop with Glenda Bonin!
Click here for the registration

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This Week


How to Self-Publish Your Non-Fiction Book

Monday - May 9th - 5:00 pm - 6:45 pm
White Tanks Library

Join the library for a series of monthly programs designed to help you brand and market your business. In this session you will learn the fundamentals of self-publishing your non-fiction business book. Presented by Storyteller/Author Sean Buvala who has coached Fortune 500 companies and presented storytelling workshops across the country.

FREE - But - Registration Required: HERE

East Valley Tellers of Tales

Saturday, May 14th ~ 10am - Noon
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 looking at ways to create outreach, new ideas for the group, plans for the future and more. Join us and lend your talent and energy to help us grow.

NOTICE: The EVTOT officers have decided to NOT meet in July and August. We would also like to devote about half of our next meetings (in May and June) to discussing the possibility of alternative formats for our monthly meetings. We have a few ideas of our own and also welcome input from others for ways that EVTOT can sustain and grow current and future members.
Click here for details & info

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Coming Up


Executive Speaker Training
Wednesday - May 18th
Storyteller and Trainer Extraordinaire Sean Buvala will be conducting his Executive Speaker Training Workshop next week.

Here are just a few of the things you will learn:

*The one question you must answer for your audience right away.
*Discover your individual secret that separates you from the rest of the speakers.
*The surprising techniques of a good speaker that you need before you even open your mouth.
*The power of crafting a story: knowing what to keep and what to lay aside.
But wait . . . there's more! Check out Sean's website to learn more about this amazing workshop and why you should attend.

Arizona Storytellers - Summer at the Movies
Wednesday May 18th
Rebel Lounge

Join azcentral.com, The Arizona Republic and Alliance Bank of Arizona to kick off The Republic's coverage of the big summer-movie season.
On this night, we bring you stories of people who love the movies, are in the movies, make the movies — all from in the Valley.
Those under 21 welcome; they will sit in a designated area.
This venue is historic. It has a small parking lot. Street parking is plentiful.
If you have mobility issues, see below for further instructions.
Full bar. No meal service.
Co-emcee: Melissa Farley, actress, Republic events producer 
Featured tellers:
Melissa Farley, actress, Republic events producer
Bill Goodykoontz, USA Today Network and Republic movie critic
Tony Felice, public relations director and Hollywood survivor
Jordan Pollins, 11th grader at New Way Academy, movie lover
Mark Broadley, actor, writer and Phoenix Art Museum film series volunteer
Mark Goldstein, technologist, photographer, film student under Nicholas Ray
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, just contact Melissa Farley at Melissa.Farley@ArizonaRepublic.com.

The Storyline
Friday - May 20th - 8:00 pm
Changing Hands Bookstore @ The Newton.

Dan Hull and The Storyline Collective present Modern Fairy Tales, when your unicorn turns out to be a rhinoceros.
More info here

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Think Story

We do it all the time.... mostly on an unconscious level: we tell stories. We relate what happened at a store in the mall, or how we got cut off on the street. We can't wait to tell a friend what we purchased online, and how it was delivered the next day! We relish relating tales of restaurants and food we savored, even before we took that photograph of it. Telling stories comes naturally to us.

But when someone asks us a question, we quite often revert to offering "data" or a mere list as an answer. What happened to story? It just flew out the window. To truly be storytellers, we must begin to "think story". How can we communicate in story? Two semesters ago, one of my students related that in a job interview, she was asked, "What other places have you worked?" Instead of rattling off a list of her employment, she "told a story"...and got the job! She was thinking in story, and had communicated by telling a story!
So next time someone asks you, "What did you buy at the grocery store?" - Don't merely recite your grocery list, tell them about the ADVENTURE you had!
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Follow the Cobblestone Road
We're off to see the wizard...or perhaps, the Queen.
The Historical, Hysterical Storytellling England Tour is on!

On Sunday, May 15th, five storytelling students and colleagues and I will board a plane for merry old England! We'll be there for ten days of storytelling, sightseeing, laughter & fun.

You, too, can follow along as we explore Canterbury Cathedral and Chaucer's Tales of pilgrims; England's tallest spire atop Salisbury Cathedral and the original Magna Carta; the monoliths of Stonehenge with speculative druid tales; Oxford college and the Oxford Storytelling Museum and the sights and sounds of historic and modern-day London, from the groundlings of the Globe Theatre to the panoramic views from the London Eye!

I will do my best to post every day and relate the exploits and escapades of our storied expedition!
Click here for the link to the blog posts.

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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

Yarnball Storytellers 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

Fourth Saturday of each month (usually - check calendar) - 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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