Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Issue # 118

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NSN Conference Highlights

Liz Warren receives the NSN Oracle Award for Service & Leadership in the Western Region. Liz rocked the house with her acceptance speech that acknowledged SMCC Institute, colleague and co-director, Marilyn Omifunke Torres and several other leaders in the storytelling community. A huge ovation was given by the large number of locals in the audience, many of whom came specifically to support and honor Liz for this well deserved award!


Glenda Bonin, Mary Wilson & Joyce Story
at the Guild Booth

Doug Lipman presents a masterful workshop

Doug Bland tells powerful stories
In the opening panel

Sean Buvala interviews Fran Stallings


It's Real - I Held it in My Hand!

I was on cloud 10 (that's one level higher than cloud nine) with my publisher Ted Parkhurst of Parkhurst Brothers. My new book, Storytelling Tips for Creating Crafting and Telling Stories sold over 35 copies at the conference! I was overwhelmed by the response. So many friends and colleagues bought the book and asked me to sign it.

I am awed by the folks who have endorsed it with unexpected praise like Kim Weitkamp, Jim May, Lyn Ford, Judy Sima, Antonio Sacre, Susanna (Granny Sue) Connelly Holstein, Karen Langford Chace, and Bobby Norfolk. I am certainly blessed to have these colleagues like my book.

Teller-2-Teller Rides High at Conference!

The Teller-2-Teller Connection transportation concept matched incoming attendees to local tellers and students. Everyone was impressed with the ability to be greeted by locals and transported to the hotel with comments and lore about the local environs.

Seventeen local folks provided welcoming, personal transportation to over 65 incoming tellers. Kudos especially go to Laura Rutherford and Liticia Pizzino for doing the yeoman's share of the rides. And extra credit goes to Leticia for checking every outgoing flight and adding exceptional value with more trips back to the airport! Thanks to everyone!

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Coming Up


Odyssey Storytelling in Tucson
Thursday, August 7th

Secret Stories
Secrets can be surprising, shocking, revealing and juicy.  What lurks under the surface? Find out at SECRET STORIES: The Truth Always Comes Out!
Storytellers:  Jason Ashkenazi, Tucson entrepreneur; Dan Thompson, General Manager, Fletcher Music; and more!

Next Saturday - EVTOT
August 9th ~ 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!
Click here for details & info
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Stress Reduction Through the Hero's Journey

Giving long-time teller Angela Lloyd a ride to the hotel provided me a real chance to get to know her. I had seen her several times at Jonesborough and other conferences, but this was the first chance I had to spend some quality time with her.

The subject of the Hero's Journey emerged, and Angela had a quite unique take on it.

Whenever I am in a new situation where I am not familiar with what's going on and I might get stressed out, I think of the Hero's Journey. I put my trust in the process that I will find a helper or gain the magic knowledge that I will need to survive." 

What a great way to look at life! Another way that story provides us with what we need in the moment!

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------------------------------------THERE'S A LOT GOING ON EACH MONTH
---------------------------------CALL TO MAKE SURE THE EVENT IS STILL ON

Homebase Poetry
First Sunday of each month - Phoenix

Infuse Open Mic
Second Sunday of each month - Phoenix

Yarnball Storytellers Mic
Every Wednesday at  8 pm - PHOENIX

FStorytellers - Female Story Tellers - Tucson
Every Second Wednesday (usually but check calendar) at  7 pm - TUCSON

Odyssey Storytelling
First Thursday of each month (usually but check calendar) - TUCSON

Storyline: Origins
Third Friday (usually) of each month - PHOENIX

Lit Lounge - Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMOCA)
Fourth Friday of each month - SCOTTSDALE

Tucson Tellers of Tales - Storytellers Guild
First Saturday of each month (except July and August) - Tucson

East Valley Tellers of Tales -Storytellers Guild
Second Saturday of each month - SCOTTSDALE

West Side Story Tellers -Storytellers Guild
Second Saturday of each month - GLENDALE *NO meetings in June, July & August

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Got some news or information you would like to get out to the storytelling community?

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