Monday - March 1, 2019
Issue # 355

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

Did You Miss Me?

That's what almost EVERY girlfriend said when they were gone for even ONE day! "Did you miss me?" 

I am so sorry that I missed my Monday deadline to publish this week's Newsletter. Many of you know that I recently added a new job, tutoring elementary kids on weekday mornings, to my list of weekly duties. This week, I have also been working with a colleague on a charity event scheduled for Saturday. There are many moving parts, and we have been burning the Sunday and afternoon oil to get things ready. The work has drained me.

This week, I choose the arms of Morpheus over getting up early to write the Newsletter. I believe I may have now "caught up" on my sorely needed "beauty rest". I was quite embarrassed that I hadn't met the deadline, but so very pleased that Mark Compton called to check on me and see if I was OK. Thanks, Mark, for being concerned and for being a good friend!

I apologize to all, but after 354 issues, I thought I needed a break, so I took one. Here's hoping I can stay on track in the weeks to come. Thanks for your patience and readership!

Tucson - Festival of Books

March 2-3 - 10am - 5pm
University of Arizona Mall

Tucson Festival of Books is a free, public celebration of authors, reading & literacy. Attend panels and signings, and meet with organizations and booklovers from all over the world.
Facebook Page

10th Annual A to Z Blog Challenge

From the A to Z Blog Site
It all began with a post from Saturday March 27, 2010 when Arlee Bird set forth a challenge to all bloggers for the month of April.   Can you post every day except Sundays during this month?  And to up the bar, can you blog thematically from A to Z?
Most of the time if you subtract Sundays from April, you then have 26 days--one day for each letter of the alphabet.  When April 1st lands on a Sunday you begin on that day which will be the only Sunday you would post during that month's challenge. 
Using this premise, you would start beginning April First with a topic themed on something with the letterA, then on April second another topic with the letter B as the theme, and so on until you finish on April thirtieth with the theme based on the letter Z.  It doesn't even have to be a word--it can be a proper noun, the letter used as a symbol, or the letter itself.  The theme of the day is the letter scheduled for that day.
More info here
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This Week


Tucson Tellers of Tales - Guild Meeting

Saturday, March 2nd, 2019
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Unscrewed Theatre

March 2, 2109 we  return to the relocated Unscrewed Theater, 4500 E Speedway, Suite #39, for a program of Southwestern stories at our monthly meeting. Come to listen or bring a story to tell. $5.00 donation for non-members. 

More info, please contact:
Glenda Bonin
(520) 235-4171 

Visit Their Facebook Page

West Side Story Tellers Guild Meeting

Saturday, March 2nd ~ 10am - Noon
St. John's Lutheran Church
7205 N. 51st Ave., Glendale.

The West Side Story Tellers monthly guild meeting will be from 10 am to Noon. 
First hour: Business Meeting
Second Hour: Storytelling

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

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Coming Up


East Valley Tellers of Tales
Saturday, March 9~ 10am - Noon
Scottsdale Public Library 
Civic Center Drive, Scottsdale
Downstairs in the Gold Room

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 a group that provides a safe place to hear and tell stories, to learn about stories and storytelling, and enjoy fellowship with others. We support the personal and professional development of members, preserve and promote storytelling, and provide information about storytelling opportunities and events

Each month, our goal is to tell stories, listen to stories and celebrate. Join us!

Lunch Note: After the meeting, many of us gather for lunch. We invite all attendees to join us at Randy's Restaurant, NW Corner of Hayden & Chapparal in the Safeway Center.
Click here for details & info

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Want Some Great Tips and Stories?

If you do, check out Kindra Hall's web page! The Valley's own author, storyteller and business consultant, Kindra Hall has left Phoenix for the Great White Way of New York. Yes, she moved her family to the Big Apple, and is still making it Big!

Kindra has written several books and courses on storytelling and she has a NEW book coming out in just a few weeks!

She has a great blog and produces many video blogs (vlogs) about storytelling and business storytelling. She has some great tips and great stories as examples!
Check out her blog here.

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The San Diego Connection
Don't forget there is a lot of storytelling going on in San Diego, just a few hours west! And the weather is great!

Here is the link to the Storytellers of San Diego Page that lists many of those events and activities.

Here's the link to the main page. Don't forget to click on EVENTS.

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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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