Monday, July 4, 2016
Issue # 218

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

Happy Fourth of July!

"A machine does not stamp out a flag -- a person makes it.”
Here's an interesting and informative video posted by CBS Chicago about a flag compay west of Chicago, and what goes into the making of a flag.


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This Week


Odyssey Storytelling in Tucson

Thursday, July 7th
The Screening Room, 127 E. Congress Street , Tucson

This curated Storytelling event in Tucson is in its 13th year! Six people are invited to tell ten minute, personal stories on a theme in front of an audience. The stories are not read or memorized, they are told from the life experiences and creativity of the teller

Theme: Play
Have you always played a sport? As a kid, did you play in a fort? Do you often play music notes? Maybe your thing is racing boats. Would you play up on a stage? Could you, would you at a rage? Whatever your favorite kind of play: with words, with gear, with friends real or imaginary, come join us as we share 6 true stories about the ways people play.
Cate Bradley
Anne Dalton
Maryanne Davis
Kim Elliott
Sean Elliot
Anne Dalton
$8 Adults, $6 Students
Have you visited The Screening Room's fabulous concession stand? There's beer, wine, and excellent snacks. They'll even place an order for you with Empire Pizza and have it delivered to your seat. Who knew?
If you have a story to tell, contact Penelope@odysseystorytelling.com or Adam@odysseystorytelling.com

Workshop with Glenda Bonin

Saturday, July 9th - 9:30am - 11:30am
Unscrewed Theater, 3244 E Speedway

The Tellers of Tales in Tucson will hold a free workshop with Glenda Bonin on Saturday, July 9th, in Tucson. The workshop is on How to Successfully Deliver Storytelling Programs in Senior Living Communities. This is the same workshop that Glenda is proud to be presenting at the National Storytelling Network Conference in Kansas City, Missouri on July 22.
If you can't make it to the NSN Conference, this is a great way to experience Glenda's expertise with this often misunderstood population!
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Coming Up


Arizona Storytellers - FIFTH ANNIVERSARY - Growing Up
Monday - July 11th
Crescent Ballroom

Join azcentral.com, The Arizona Republic and Alliance Bank of Arizona as we celebrate the awkward and awesomeness of growing up.
Appropriate for ages 13 and older, these stories reflect the universal truths we can draw from unique lived experiences. We're also celebrating our fifth anniversary!! We're growing up, too! 
Co-emcees: Megan Finnerty, Storytellers Project founder, and Liz Warren, Director of the South Mountian Community College Storytelling Institute
Featured tellers:
Kaila White, reporter at The Arizona Republic
Alexus Rhone, associate producer at the Storytellers Brand Studio
Sean Buvala, storytelling educator
Patience Briggs, Arizona State University student 
Jill K. Drowne, second grade teacher 
Brenna Goth, reporter at The Arizona Republic
Event check-in starts at 6 p.m. Stories begin promptly at 7 p.m.
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.

For more details & Tickets

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Refresh - Not Just for Your Computer Screen

Do you ever notice that when you go to a website, it appears that the information is not the most recent? Perhaps the date is not current or something just seems out of whack? The page needs to be REFRESHED, or "reloaded". You can do this is several ways: Press F5 on your keyboard; right click your mouse and choose "reload"; hold down the CTRL button and press "R"; click the "refresh" icon on your browser screen (usually a small circle with an arrow).

One might ask, "Why are there so many ways to refresh?" Because reloading or refreshing your screen is important in order for you to get the most current information.

And so it is in life, and in the life of a storyteller. One needs to refresh after long periods of intense work. There are many ways to do this. One can simply "walk away" (see my previous post on this). One can focus on something else; get your mind working on something different. One of the best ways to refresh is to "get out of town." And that's exactly what I did this weekend!

I drove up to Flagstaff Friday afternoon and stayed with my friend Carl. Above is the view from his back porch. When there is a small breeze, you can breathe in the scent of the pine needles and just the faintest aroma of vanilla from the bark of the Ponderosa Pines. Relaxing and just "sitting" in the calm and cool with chirping birds was, in a word, refreshing! I drove back Sunday afternoon with a renewed sense of quiet energy, ready to dive back in to work and the 110+ degree heat.

So next time you believe your "internal" screen gets a little scrambled or doesn't seem to have the most updated information or ability, it may be time to hit your personal REFRESH button!

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Start Saving Now for 2017!
The reports are in! The Inaugural Hystorical, Hysterical England Storytelling Tour was a great success! We had fun, saw lots of sites, walked between 2-4 miles each day and laughed a lot! And NEXT YEAR's tour will be even BETTER! I learned a few tips and tricks on this year's tour, and I am making a few changes that will improve the experience. And we may even include Dublin, Ireland as one of the stops! So get your brogue on and your best cockney because even though England has voted to leave the EU, WE will still plan a great tour!

Stay tuned for updated info. For now, you can go to the 2016 itinerary page and seee what we did this year.

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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 - *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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