Monday - September 4, 2017
Issue # 278

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What A World!

Birthdays and friends come and go!

Last week I posted about two colleagues, Kristin Pedimonti and Rives Collins, whose "shared" birthdays were yesterday, September 3rd. I mentioned someone ELSE whose birthday was the 3rd too, but no one e-mailed me to guess that it was ME! Oh well, I guess I will have to come up with another contest to see who might win an hour of coaching with me.

Now here's a small tidbit/anecdote from my life. One more person I knew had their birthday on September 3rd. When I moved to Los Angeles many years ago, I stayed with one of my best friends there. He introduced me to one of his friends named Grayson. We discovered that Grayson and I were born on September 3rd, exactly ten years apart! We celebrated many birthdays together until he passed away, several years ago.

It was just a few years ago, on one of my many visits back to L.A., that Grayson mentioned that he had discovered something I might be interested in - Storytelling. I pooh-poohed it off as "reading to kids" and although he tried to get through to me, for some strange reason, I totally dismissed it. It wasn't until a few years later that I "found" storytelling myself here in Phoenix. And then, just after Grayson's death, I discovered, at the NSN Conference in L.A., that Michael D. McCarty had known Grayson! We spent some time sharing stories and memories about Grayson. What a strange world! 

Northlands Confabulation - Call for Proposals

Call for Workshops for the
2018 Confabulation
in Madison, Wisconsin
Due October 20, 2017

Download Guidelines Here

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This Week


Odyssey Storytelling in Tucson - NEW LOCATION

Thursday, September 7th - 7:00 pm
The YWCA, Francis McClelland Community Center, 529 N. Bonita Ave.

Odyssey Storytelling Presents: Pot Luck
Curated by Tony Paniagua
Thursday, August 3, 2017
Theme: Transformations
Back to school, out of the closet, joining a gym.
Climbing the corporate ladder, running away, over the hill.
Free at last?
New people, perspectives and places.
Breaking addictions, breaking traditions, breaking up, brokenhearted, broke.
Fantasies, dreams, generations.
Children, caterpillars, tadpoles, The Ugly Duckling.
Trans. Action, gender, formation.
Martin Pepper
Jana Segal-Stormont
Avai d’Amico
Juan Bayardo
Brad Lancaster
Andrea Carmichael 
Doors at 6:30, show at 7
The YWCA, Francis McClelland Community Center, 529 N. Bonita Ave.
$8 Adults, $6 Students
If you have a story to tell, contact Stories@Odysseystorytelling.com

Click here for details & info

Tucson Tellers of Tales - Guild Meeting

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

Due to Labor-Day Weekend - TOT will meet on the SECOND Saturday in September.
Tellers of Tales in Tucson will have another great meeting!
Tucson Tellers of Tales meets on the 1st Saturday of each month (except July & August).There is networking, a short business meeting and usually some sort of program.
Due to Labor-Day Weekend - TOT will meet on the SECOND Saturday in September. Click here to see the 2017-2018 Schedule of Programs
Visit Their Facebook Page

East Valley Tellers of Tales

Saturday, September 9th ~ 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!

Click here for details & info

West Side Story Tellers Guild Meeting

Saturday, September 9th ~ 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.

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

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Coming Up


Thanks for the Mammaries
Thanks for the Mammaries--An Evening of Storytelling in Support of Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 

September 22, 2017 at 7 pm (door at 6:30)
YWCA Southern Arizona
525 N Bonita Ave., Tucson
Penelope Starr and nationally syndicated political cartoonist David Fitzsimmons have gathered seven amazing storytellers for this fundraiser for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk.
$15 at the door
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Nuance Over Novelty

What an interesting phrase: "Nuance over novelty." I heard it on NPR last weekend. It means simply

To choose something you already poses and make small changes to it vs. choosing something completely different or new.

Storytellers are always trying to find new stories to increase their repertoire. This is a good thing to do. But, sometimes it is also good to go back and look at an old "stock" story you may have, and see what subtle changes you might make to it and see what happens. You may even find a way to tweak an old story that might connect to a new one.

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The San Diego Connection
Cool ocean breazes and lots of storytelling await you in SEPTEMBER in San Diego!

Rebecca's "Oh My Stars!" at Rebecca's, September 6th, 7:00pm in South Park

Fred Laskowski, Mindy Donner, Jim Dieckmann and Arlyn Hackett at "First Wednesday,"  at Rebecca's Coffee House, 3015 Juniper St. in South Park, telling traditional folktales, literary works and original stories. 7:00 - 8:45, Suggested donation $5     
           Rebecca's website  phone(619)284-366

Harlynne Geisler Harlynne Geisler, September 20th, 10:30am, "Preschool Stories and a Craft," University Community Library

Every 3rd Wedneday, 4155 Governor Dr., San Diego, (858) 552-1655, FREE
Harlynne's website


Annette Hubbell  Annette Hubbell,"Witness to Gettysburg," September 30th, 11am, Escondido Women's Club. 
ALSO: "Tea with Mrs. Roosevelt," September 16 &17, Women's Museum of California, Liberty Station, San Diego

Information for all perfor

Robert WORKSHOP: Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo, September 30th, 2:00-5pm, Salvation Army Kroc Center

Workshop/ master class with Robert at Kroc Center 6845 University Ave, San Diego, Regisrtration contact Sherrie, Arts 4Learning (619) 282-7599, fee to be determined, limited attendance, 
Robert's website   

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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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Got some news or information you would like to get out to the storytelling community?

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