Monday, May 12, 2014
Issue # 107

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

YES & SHE Pre-Conference

The NSN Youth Educators and Storytellers (YES) and Storytellers in Higher Education (SHE) pre-conference workshops will be on Wednesday, July 23rd at the conference. This all-day Pre-Conference offers many workshops for storytellers and educators who use storytelling. Several workshops will deal with Common Core Standards and printed material on these will be available. In addition, there will be a Youth Track and a concert presented by K-12 tellers!

Youth Teller Track Affords Great Opportunity
Currently Harriet Cole is looking for potential youth tellers to attend the Youth Track during this workshop and possibly participate in the Youth Concert. Please contact her at hcdove@gmail.com if you are/know a young teller who might be interested in attending some pre-conference story circles to prepare for this fantastic opportunity.

Teller-2-Teller Connections gets you from Airport to Hotel & Back

Did you miss last week's newsletter? Need to know how local tellers can provide transportation to and from the airport for visiting tellers during the conference? Want to spend time with a new teller-friend? You're only a click away!

Click here for all the info on Teller-2-Teller Connections!


Students and Seniors - Special Pricing

Earlybird Registration DEADLINE - MAY 15
Save BIG BUCKS when you register early.
As little as $255 for Seniors or Students BEFORE May 15
(after may 15 - prices go up $75)
Click here for Registration
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Coming Up


AZ Republic Live Storytelling

Tuesday, May 20
It’s a matter of life and death: Stories of beginnings and endings
Celebrate births and deaths, the moments of transition that bracket out lives, our loves, our projects and our adventures. From stories of deaths defied or witnessed, to stories of births celebrated, we reflect on comings and goings and the near-misses that make us thankful for our own lives.
Featured tellers:
Community tellers include: Verda Boss, Marilyn Torres-Sierra, William Stollar, Elle Shelley, Richard Post, Dennis Burke, Louise Laux and more.
Full dinner menu and full bar available. It is not necessary to pay for garden admission to attend.
Details: Stories begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 22. 
On the patio at 
Gertrude’s at the Desert Botanical Garden, 
1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix. 
Ticket purchase mandatory - $10 --- Click here for tickets

Summer Classes Start in TWO Weeks
Got a friend who wants to learn Storytelling?

Summer classes start in two weeks on May 26th at SMCC, Estrella, Glendale and other Maricopa Colleges. There are still several openings. CLICK HERE FOR INFO

Mark Goldman's classes at Glendale CC are currently full, but there are always folks who drop, Contact Mark to see if you can get in (classes are Monday & Wednesday from 6:00 PM to 8:45 PM).

Women Storytellers Celebrate One Year Anniversary!
Mark Your Calendars
Saturday - May 31 - 10am-Noon

Out of the Box Storytelling - Women Storytellers. A place for Christian women to get together to hear and tell of the wonders that God has done in their lives or (with permission) in the lives of others.  This is a fun, exciting new way to hear six 8-10 minute personal, uplifting, faith-promoting stories about the wonders of God, and enjoy a delicious brunch! They offer fun, laughter, and a chance to win door prizes! This great event is curated by recent SMCC Storytelling Institute graduate Anne McDowell.

It's at Dobson’s Restaurant at Dobson Ranch Golf Course in Mesa from 10am - 12 Noon.
Click here for details

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Miracles...Large and Small

Have you ever experienced a miracle? Maybe not the kind of cloud parting, blazing sun or bright-light type that are portrayed in movies, but perhaps still a miracle to you? It could make a great story!

  • The time you almost got into a major accident.
  • The time you (by chance) came across the person you thought you had lost forever and rekindled the love.
  • The time when you were eight years old and almost burned down the house (yes, I almost did).
  • All the times when something almost happened, but for some strange, inexplicable reason, it didn't.

Search your memory for those times. Maybe you thought it was just a strange anecdote, or a funny coincidence. Was it really fate? Or was it a miracle of some sort?

Was it something you can turn into a story? We've all had them. We all want to hear about yours, because it will remind us of ours. And that's part of what storytelling is about!

See the Tidbit below for a great Miracle story.

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Kangaroo Care - Now THAT'S a Great Story!

I ran across this video story from 2010 on Facebook. How amazing! An Australian mother gave birth to twins, a boy and a girl. They were premature. The girl was fine, but the boy was pronounced dead. The Mother held him to her chest for two hours and he began to show signs of life, and survived. Now THERE'S a story!
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------------------------------------THERE'S A LOT GOING ON EACH MONTH
---------------------------------CALL TO MAKE SURE THE EVENT IS STILL ON

Homebase Poetry
First Sunday of each month - Phoenix

Infuse Open Mic
Second Sunday of each month - Phoenix

Yarnball Storytellers Mic
Every Wednesday at  8 pm - PHOENIX

FStorytellers - Female Story Tellers
Every Second Wednesday (usually but check calendar) at  7 pm - TUCSON

Odyssey Storytelling
First Thursday of each month (usually but check calendar) - TUCSON

Storyline: Origins
Third Friday (usually) of each month - PHOENIX

Lit Lounge - Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMOCA)
Fourth Friday of each month - SCOTTSDALE

Tucson Tellers of Tales - Storytellers Guild
First Saturday of each month (except July and August) - Tucson

East Valley Tellers of Tales -Storytellers Guild
Second Saturday of each month - SCOTTSDALE

West Side Story Tellers -Storytellers Guild
Second Saturday of each month - GLENDALE

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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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