Monday - July 29, 2019
Issue # 371

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

I'm Back!

After a "health hiatus" for most of July, I'm back, and so is the newsletter!
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This Week


Odyssey Storytelling in Tucson - Half Baked

Thursday, August 1st, Doors at 6:30, show at 7
Sea of Glass Center for the Arts
330 E. 7th Street, Tucson AZ 85705 
HALF BAKED: Unfinished. Ill-conceived. Not thought all the way through. It seemed like a good idea at the time…though perhaps at the time, the person who came up with the idea was half-baked themselves. In any case, joining us for a celebration of our most ambitious mistakes is always a good idea, no matter what time it is! 
$10 Adults, $7 Students
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

Home Base Heroes

Home Base Heroes
Sunday - August 11th - 7-9pm
Travis Williams Post 65
1624 E. Broadway, Phoenix 85040

A message from Harold Branch (HB), Founder of Home Base Poetry,

HomeBase Poetry was an epic, melanin rich, poetry movement in Arizona impacting and gaining praise and respect nationwide. Our 10 years journey ended in January but our influence and support for our community lives on.

To be clear, HomeBase Poetry is retired; however in support of Black veterans, HomeBase Poetry is partnering with HeroZona and the newly remodeled American Legion Post 65 in south Phoenix to present 2 special open mic events hosted by yours truly, HB and the HomeBase crew. All donations will be used for the American Legion’s youth programs and scholarships. Now that’s a good reason for a little comeback.

HomeBase Heroes will be August 11th and Sept 8th only. Come get on the mic and represent your craft. Are you a vet AND a poet or singer? Send me a message because we definitely want to hear from you. Remember, you don’t have to be in the military, past or current, to rock the mic. I don’t have military experience and I can’t wait to SHOW OUT with some never heard before work.

Let’s have a great time. Look at the flyer for details. HomeBase Heroes August 11th & September 8th $10 donation for scholarships and programs American Legion Post 65, 1624 E Broadway Road, Phoenix 7pm-9pm- And we start ON TIME, so be early. Share with your people and let’s do good work!

Your loyal host, HB

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Coming Up


AZ Storytellers Project - ADULTING
Monday August 12th - 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix

Growing up and adulting are two separate things. Join us for a night of stories about the funny, and sometimes poignant, stories of being an adult.

Weldon Johnson
Diana Dinshaw
Sandy O...

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Accessibility Note: Arizona Storytellers is offering live captioning at this event to accommodate guests who are deaf or hard of hearing. If you require accommodations related to mobility or seating, contact Elizabeth Montgomery at emontgomery@azcentral.com.

The Moth - ANIMALS
Thursday - August 15th , 8pm - 10pm
Crescent Ballroom - Doors open at 7

Theme: ANIMALS: Prepare a five-minute story involving creatures great or small from the glorious animal kingdom. Scaly, furry, feathered. The hunted or the pampered. The feared or the cuddled! Man's best friend or foe. Roadkill, pests and party animals welcome too.

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.

$15 - Advance purchase recommended (with fees, comes to $19.50)

Upcoming Dates & Themes:
Sept 19 - LESSONS
Oct 17 - SPOOKY
Dec 19 - FAMILY
More info & tickets

Storyline Slam - GROW
Friday - August 23rd - 7:00 pm
Changing Hands - Phoenix


Ten tellers will have 6 minutes each to share a story based on the theme:


Teller Liineup: TBA
At least two names will be drawn at the beginning of the show. 
TICKET (admits one) is $6 in advance, $8 at the door 
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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

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

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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