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NSN Pacific Region TALK STORY CONFERENCE

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NSN Pacific Region TALK STORY CONFERENCE

Time: July 16, 2009 at 10am to July 19, 2009 at 10pm
Location: Queen Kaiolani Hotel, (Waikiki) Honolulu, HAWAII
Street: i50 Kapahulu Avenue (across from the Zoo)
City/Town: Waikiki, Honolulu, HAWAII
Phone: jeffgere@lava.net
Event Type: Storytelling, Conference
Organized By: Jeff Gere
Latest Activity: Jun 30, 2009

Event Description

The National Storytelling Network
As part of the 2009 ‘Year of the Regions’
Presents the Pacific Region's
TALK STORY CONFERENCE
July 16-19, 2009 in
WAIKIKI (Honolulu) HAWAII
(Queen Kapiolani Hotel)

KOMO MAI! Come all you tellers of tales! Come from all around the edge of the Pacific Rim to Hawaii for our very first TALK STORY Storytelling Conference. It will feature prominently the best tellers and tales of Hawaii. TALK STORY will also present workshops and storytelling performances from the Pacific Coast states (and deeper from America's interior), from Vancouver (and Canada) and Alaska; from Japan, China, the Phillippines and Indonesia, and from Australia. We're reaching out to Latin America too.

The National Storytelling Network, America’s largest storytelling membership organization, teams up with Hawaii’s team lead by Jeff Gere (www.jeffgere.com)
“I want to share Hawaii’s best storytelling with the nation and bring other Pacific Rim storytelling movements to Hawaii. I’m sure we’ll all be inspired, shocked, and touched. We'll make new friends. At EVERY NSN Conference I've attended people ask me when there'll be a Conference in Hawaii. Well, this is it! Please join us." says Gere. E KOMO MAI.

HERE IS A SKETCH OF WHAT WE WILL OFFER:

YES, Three Workshop Strands of 3 workshops each day!
YES, Swaps each night.
YES, sessions Recorded & Streamed.
YES, recording services by appointment.
YES, time to mill & yak (3 group meals).
YES, Products Store area (& Swap Meet).
YES, Short Excursions during Conference.
YES, Thursday Preconference (Story Radio Initiative) & Master Coachings.
YES, Story Slam Friday.
YES, Sunday Concert of National Tellers (TBA) free with Conference fee.
YES, Sunday night music & dancing.

COSTS: Given that air fare will be a major financial commitment, we've worked to keep prices low: Shared Room $84/night on up, all Conference meals cost $154, Conference fee will be about $150 (higher after 4/16). A price form to help figure costs will soon be available.

MUCH is planned, but MUCH of the Conference is very OPEN! SPEAK UP with your requests and ideas! MASTER TELLERS are invited to coach & perform Sunday. PROPOSALS for Workshops & Brilliant Storytelling Performances are now being accepted through the end of January. If the form Is not attached here, please request one from jeffgere@lava.net …. Why not do it NOW?

The TALK STORY CONFERENCE Website is due up in early January .

Our 'home' in the QUEEN KAPIOLANI HOTEL is the Peacock Room (most meals/ general sessions). It feeds 120 in a sitting, has a stage, and features sliding floor-to-ceiling glass doors opening onto a deck overlooking the trees of the Zoo, Kapiolani Park across the street, and has a SPECTACULAR view of Diamond Head! Waikiki Beach is a short block away (an easy walk for spouses and kids less involved in storytelling). Yes, the Q Kap. Hotel also has a pool. Most our Workshops, Swaps, the Sunday Public Concert, and a few other meals will occur in the spacious Akala Room.

THERE IS SO MUCH MORE TO SAY!
At this early point (12/12) we can send you much more if you as at jeffgere@lava.net

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