September 10, 2018
Issue # 331

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 hate the internet / I love the internet.                                           


                   It was out of my hands for the better part of Monday,

                               but by 7:00 pm... It was MINE!

Sharing the Fire - Call for Proposals

                        Northeast Storytelling

SHARING THE FIRE 2019 — Northeast Storytelling Conference
                              “All Kinds”
March 29-31, 2019 @ Hotel 1620, Plymouth, Massachusetts
DEADLINE: Proposals must be received by Midnight (EDT), Sunday, September 23, 2018
Click here for more info

Northlands Confabulation - Call for Proposals

Call for Workshops, Showcases & Fringes for the
2019 Confabulation!
in Madison, Wisconsin
April 26–28, 2019
Proposals Due October 15, 2018

In psychiatry, confabulation (verb: confabulate) is a disturbance of memory, defined as the production of fabricated, distorted, or misinterpreted memories about oneself or the world, without the conscious intention to deceive.
Don't let the above definition deter you! This is one of the most prestigious and well-run conferences in the storytelling community.
Download Guidelines Here
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This Week


AZ Storytellers Project - Our Family, Our Culture

Thursday - September 13th - 7:00 pm
Desert Botanical Gardens, Phoenix

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.
Featured tellers:
Becca Smouse 
Amy Carney 
Shawn Jordan
Anwar Newton
Megan Finnerty
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 kaila.white@arizonarepublic.com
For more info & Tickets

Storyline Slam - Skool'd

Friday - September 14th - 7:00 pm
Changing Hands - Phoenix

The line-up for The Storyline SLAM: Skool'd:
3.     Cynthia Harbottle
4.     Stina Sieg
5.     Mary Catherine Lockmiller
6.     Graciela Nobles
7.     Marnee Burrus
8.     Thomas Cooper
9.     Kristina Washington
10.   Monica Rabb
At least two storytelling spots are open for a live drawing at 7:00 pm on the night of the show. 
There's still room for you. Put your name in the drawing the night of the show for one of the first two storytelling spots!
TICKET (admits one) is $6 in advance, $8 at the door from Changing Hands Phoenix.
Order at 602.274.0067 

Tucson Story Swap CANCELLED

Saturday - Sept. 15 10AM - Noon
We will meet in 3rd floor Tucson Room of the
Joel Valdez Main Library,
101 N Stone Avenue, downtown
(parking is free in the garage under the library).  


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Coming Up


Myth Informed: Warriors, Women, and Fools in Celtic and Norse Story
Monday - Sep. 24th 6:30-8:30
SMCC - Performance Hall

The SMCC Storytelling Institute Presents:
“Myth Informed”
One Big Family:Warriors, Women, and Fools in Celtic and Norse Story
Told by Harriet Cole and Laura Rutherford
The Celts and Norse – as enemies they fought, as allies they intermarried, And as families they fought again – and they told each other stories!
Join us for an evening of remarkable and compelling tales from the ancestors!
Laura Rutherford will tell the Celtic stories.
Harriet Cole will tell the Norse.
For more information
Contact Liz Warren
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Research for storytellers is not an option, it's a responsibility

This tip comes from Csenge Zalka, a great storyteller and author from Hungary. She recently told at the FEST, Federation for European Storytelling conference in Ljubljana. She came away with some extremely important thoughts about storytelling. The begining of here blog is below. Click here or at the bottom of this post to read her entire post about research. It's VERY CRUCIAL!

Research for storytellers is not an option, it's a responsibility

At the 2018 FEST (Federation for European Storytelling) conference in Ljubljana, Heidi Dahlsveen presented the results of a survey that FEST commissioned to lay the groundwork for the EU grant project titled Professional training and development of storytellers on a European scale. Basically, FEST created a survey asking questions about how storytellers work, how they learn, how they are trained, and what skills they think would be most important to incorporate in a "European storytelling curriculum." A little over 300 storytellers filled out the survey. While there were many fascinating, intriguing, and occasionally baffling results in Heidi Dahlsveen's presentation, there was one that particularly caught my attention:
On the list of professional and artistic skills that storytellers think are important to their work, "research" was almost at the bottom.
GCC Storytelling Students - Extra Credit: Write at least 150 words about the specific things you have done to RESEACH your folktale.  I want MEAT, not FLUFF - E-mail it to Mark@Storytellermark.com before THURSDAY, Sep 13 - 2:00PM. - Possible total of 10 points extra credit
Click here for the rest of the blog
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She's Baaaack!
Colleague and trainer Karen Dietz is back with more curated material at Just Story It. She had taken a break, but is now back and is postiing articles of interest to storytellers, especially in Business Storytelling (but there is always a nugget!).

Visit here webpage and browse all the topics. She gives you the "gist" of the article and reviews it so you can tell if you want to read the whole thing!

One of the BEST resources around!
Click here for Just Story It

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******************************* THERE'S A LOT GOING ON EACH MONTH ***************************

---------------------------------CALL TO MAKE SURE THE EVENT IS STILL ON

The Chatterbox Open Mic
Every Wednesday - 8:00 PM
Fair Trade Cafe
1020 N 1st Ave, Phoenix

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

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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