Storytelling Classes start in just ONE week, on August 20th. So make sure you register now! South Mountain Community College Storytelling Institute certainly has the most classes, and the most diverse offerings of storytelling classes.
But did you know...
There are storytelling classes at all of these Maricopa Community colleges?
To see the list of classes and register, click on the link below.
Check on the Location, and in the search boxes.
I will be teaching three Art of Storytelling classes this semester.
I currently have several openings in my Tuesday/Thursday classes at 4:00-5:15pm (HUM292 or EDU292).
And one opening in my Tuesday/Thursday classes at 5:45-7:00pm (HUM292 or EDU292).
Check out classes at the link below and change the parameters to meet your needs.
*Note: The Art of Storytelling may also be listed as HUM292 or EDU292
Multicultural Folktales may also be listed as HUM294 or EDU294
THESE SPECIAL CLASSES ARE STILL AVAILABLE at SMCC
Telling Sacred Stories From Around The World (STO288)3 Credits
Introduction to sacred stories as a genre. Researching, developing, and crafting traditional and personal sacred stories. Finding appropriate applications and venues for telling. Prerequisites: None.
PAC 739 Lecture
11 of 20 Seats Available
The Biblical Storytelling Tradition (STO273)
Introduction to the history and practice of biblical storytelling. Overview of the oral foundation of biblical texts and teachings. Utilization of exegesis to develop and adapt stories for modern audiences. Researching, developing, and crafting Bible stories for telling. Telling biblical stories in family, community, and spiritual settings. Prerequisites: None.
PAC 739 Lecture
10 of 20 Seats Available
Creating And Telling Personal Stories (STO297)
Exploration of the art and craft of finding, developing and telling personal stories. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in EDU/HUM/STO292.
Summer is here, and with it comes a plethora of First-Person, True-Tale Storytelling events. The Moth, Dan Hull's Storyline Slam, the new Stories & Cake, and the Arizona Storytellers Project. And there are several other open-mic events where folks are telling personal stories. There have been many discussions regarding Personal vs. Traditional stories. In the end, it's a matter of personal "taste".
The bottom line is that true, personal storytelling is here to stay. That means if you want to be part of that community, you have to come up with new stories (or rework old ones) to fit the theme of each monthly or weekly gathering. I can hep you!
Want to make a great impression? Want people to remember you and your story? Do you aspire to "win the prize" or be the best of the night? Then it's time for a choaching session!
During the spring and summer months, from now until Aug 31st!
I am offering coaching services at just over HALF OFF! My usual fee is $85/hour,
For this special sale, it will be $40/hour+
(we'll often go a bit over an hour for no extra charge)
I can come to you for in-person coaching, or coach via Skype or video calling on smart phones. Whatever works for you!
Send me an E-mail, or call so we can discuss your needs and schedule a sessin.
Here are just a couple of responses from folks I have coached. You can see more here
Thank you, thank you, thank you! Thank you for seeing what I could not. I would never have known what this story was about without your guidance, your gentle questioning and coaching. I will continue to work on the story and its deeper wealth of healing and understanding.
Your specific tips effectively prodded us to delve deeper into our stories and to bring that depth into the telling. Your coaching process avoids heavy-handed "oughts" and probes each teller to embrace their own style and to expand upon their own specific skills and nuances.
The coaching that you offered me was superb, and I feel that I am on the way to raising my storytelling to another level. You guided me to discover and experience for myself many improvements that will enhance my telling, and you gave me excellent suggestions for further work and practice to achieve them. I look forward to meeting the challenge that you set before me.
Be ready-to-go the next time you put your name in the hat!
Sean Buvala August Coaching Sale
Need some coaching work? I’ve been coaching for decades working with artists, communicators, and authors.
Need an affordable push or pull? Take advantage of this following offer.
Hi folks. It’s hot and dry in Arizona this August, after being hot and wet all last month. I have locked myself in the office to get some work done. I’m barely leaving my home office. That means I have a number of online or phone sessions available to offer coaching for you.
Come fill my calendar why I’m sitting still.
My Fall is booked. Now is the time to work together!
We can talk:
publishing your work
getting on track
“kick in the pants” getting back on track
content development (spoken)
content development (written)
A 45-60 minutes session normally costs $125 (USD) but for this Summer Special, your rate is just $50.
Stuff You Need to Know:
Must be completed by August 31.
Coaching is in English and for adults.
No in-person sessions at this rate.
If you have to call in via your phone, then any of those costs are your own.
Choose your time and make your payment at this Calendly link now:
AZ Storytellers Project - Our Family, Our Culture Tues, August 21st - 7:00 pm Phoenix Theatre
100 East McDowell Road
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Every family has its own quirks, traditions, recipes and memories. Join The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com for a night of tales about the families we’re born into and the ones we choose.
Emcee: Megan Finnerty, founder of the Storytellers Project, and Lorraine Longhi, Scottsdale reporter for The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com.
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, contact Kaila White at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Moth - Collaboration Previously incorrectly listed as Thursday Wednesday - August 22nd 8pm - 10pm
Crescent Ballroom - Doors open at 7 308 N 2nd Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85003
The Moth StorySLAM returns for a night of true, personal storytelling.
COLLABORATION: Prepare a five-minute story about teamwork. Dynamic duos, helping hands, partners in crime. United by a common goal, allied by a mutual enemy. Collective efforts in the kitchen, field or boardroom. Overcoming differences, agreeing to disagree. Celebrating in victory or commiserating in defeat. I jump, you jump. 1,2,3…
*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.
You know that old adage, "The answer is right in front of you!" Quite often, it's true. And in storytelling, Antonio Rocha has a theory about that. He believes it's true in more ways than one.
When you are speaking as the narrator, it's fine to gaze around and speak to the entire audience. But when you are speaking as one character to another, one should speak directly to the front.
Most of the time, we are taught that when there are two or more characters in your story, that the way to portray them talking to each other in a dialog is to cheat your body to one side and speak as one of the characters. Then, do the opposite side and speak as the other character.
This is the best representation I can find of cheating left to right and speaking to the front.
Antonio's admonition is to always speak to the front, no matter which character you are. The change in your posture, voice and manner will show the audience which character you are. I have struggled with this concept, but after time, I have realized that there is great power in your character speaking straight forward. Becoming the other character and speaking to the front as well can be quite mesmerizing.
Don't worry about the people at the sides of the audience (if they are surrounding you in a half circle). They will see a bit of your side, but they will see your energy going towards the front of you...because that is where the person you are talking to is.
This is the sound of a truck backing up. When you are at your computer, remember this sound and constantly "BACK UP" your data and information!
Last week I lost every video I had on Youtube! That's at least a hundred, probably more. Fortunately, I have them all (I think) backed up on my hard drive. But if I didn't have them backed up, they woud have been gone FOREVER! So remember that sound and BACK UP!
P.S. If you're looking for videos that are normally on this site, you may have to wait till I have time to upload them all again.
East Valley Tellers of Tales -Storytellers Guild Second Saturday of each month - SCOTTSDALE - *NO meetings in July & August http://www.evtot.com
Storyfind 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