Monday - February 27, 2017
Issue # 252

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...And Flights of Angels Sing Thee to Thy Rest.

For those who may not have heard, sad news indeed. Loren Russell is now playing flute and telling stories on high. This was so sudden and sad, Loren passed away last Friday. He shall remain in our hearts forever. He was a highly regarded member of our community and one of the gentlest souls I knew. Farewell Loren, go with Grandfather.

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This Week


Odyssey Storytelling in Tucson

Thursday, March 2nd- 7:00 pm
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: Left
Sometimes “Left” is not right. Sometimes it is. “Left” may also imply loss or abandonment. When one leaves, something is almost always left behind. But sometimes “left” is the strength to leave a situation and seek greener pastures in the face of uncertainty. Join us as six story tellers brave the Odyssey Stage to share their stories of loss, recovery, and discovery in the “Left” show on March 2nd.
Storytellers include Angela Orlando, Karen Hollish, Aly Cruz, Pamela Campbell and more!

Curated by Logan Mutz

$8 Adults, $6 Students
Doors at 6:30, show at 7
If you have a story to tell, contact Stories@Odysseystorytelling.com

Click here for details & info

3-Day Storytelling Workshop at Pima Community College

March 3-5

Join other Tucson tellers in March for a fun and fabulous Creative Writing Weekend Workshop in Nonfiction on the Art of Storytelling. Writer and performer Molly McCloy will teach workshop participants how to write and perform nonfiction stories from their lives in a creative and entertaining way. At the end of this three- day workshop, students will have the option to perform their work for a live audience.

The two-credit workshop is March 3-5 at Pima Community College’s Downtown Campus, Room AH-140.
Cost is $183 for Arizona residents.
Registration: Current Pima students can enroll for Writing 298T4/CRN 23823 through MyPima at www.pima.edu. Non-students can fill out our easy College admission form online at www.pima.edu and then enroll.
Molly McCloy is a three-time NYC Moth StorySLAM winner with work published in Slate, Nerve, and Swink. She holds an M.F.A. in nonfiction from The New School. She has performed around the country.

Tucson Tellers of Tales - Guild Meeting

Saturday, March 4th - 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Unscrewed Theater, 3244 E Speedway.

The Unscrewed Theater is a great place for TOT to meet. It is located across the street from The Loft Theater in a strip mall next to Walgreens. There is plenty of parking in the back of the building, and the entrance to the theater is next to the parking lot.

Visit Their Facebook Page

West Side Story Tellers Guild Meeting

Saturday, March 4th ~ 10am - Noon

The West Side Story Tellers monthly guild meeting will be from 10 am to Noon - at St. John's Lutheran Church, at 7205 N. 51st Ave. in Glendale.

Chek out their NEW website! http://westsidestorytellers.weebly.com/

For more information, contact their president, Mark Compton at: WestSideStoryTellers@Yahoo.com.

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Coming Up


East Valley Tellers of Tales Guild Meeting
Saturday, March 11 ~ 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!

East Valley Tellers of Tales is looking at ways to create outreach, new ideas for the group, plans for the future and more. Join us and lend your talent and energy to help us grow.

Start the New Year off with a great morning of storytelling with one of the most supportive groups in the Valley!
Click here for details & info

StoryRise in Avondale
Sean Buvala has another StoryRise Event
Saturday - March 18th - 6 pm
Boon Garden

214 W Western Ave
Avondale 85323 US

Saturday, March 18, 2017 6PM
“Stories of Transformation”
An Outdoor Concert of Storytelling
Celebrating Spring and World Storytelling Day!
BoonGarden, Avondale Arizona.
Are things as they always appear? If something is something, can it be another something? Do my eyes deceive me? Does the first bite give you the whole taste? Can “they” bring you down or can you rise above? Using world folktales, fables and a smattering of personal stories, our team of local and world-class storytellers gives you something to think about this World Storytelling Day, all with Spring just around the corner. Discussion with Q&A follows.
Sandy Oglesby
Harriet Cole
Marian Giannatti
Sean Buvala
StoryRise is a 90-minute fringe-theater, house-concert style performance and discussion. Join us for this outdoor event in a working garden. Suggested donation is $8. Your donation offsets costs for storytellers and for the Boon Garden expenses. Thanks in advance.
Event is outdoors in a working garden. Bring on the sensible shoes. Dress for Arizona Spring, right?
Refreshments available for purchase.


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And the Oscar DOESN'T Go To...

Last night's Oscar Awards should serve as a warning to us all. Murphy could be lurking around every corner!

Hollywood icons Faye Dunaway & Warren Beatty, together again, 50 years after winning Oscars for Bonnie and Clyde. Consummate professionals, in their element; what could go wrong?...oops. And a quick note to award recipients...don't count your Oscars...oh well...you get the idea.

Michael D. McCarty has a workshop called "Gigs from Hell" that pays tribute to Murphy's Law. Suffice it to say: BE PREPARED. You never know what might happen.


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All I Have Are Stories...I Know It Is Not Enough - Donna Washington
Donna Washington's new blog post is a MUST read for all storytellers! She speaks to and for all of us. It is a brilliant piece, and so unfortunate that the ones who need to read it the most will never see it, or if by some strange happenstance they do, they will not be moved to alternative action, and that is the tragedy of our times.

I am often unaware of the stories going on around me until they slam into me in such a way that I cannot avoid them.

One lovely spring evening in my early twenties, I was sitting in my apartment in Evanston, Il...

Read her post here
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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

Chatterbox Open 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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