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the ZOOM Virtual Storytelling Guild

We invite you to the new Virtual Storytelling Guild sponsored and hosted by Northeast Storytelling. The entire guild is online and we hope that it will include participants from all over the US and the World. We can all learn from each other! We are storytellers who are interested in sharing stories, learning about storytelling, and enjoying peer feedback. We welcome tellers of traditional tales, historical stories, personal stories, stories with music, stories with puppets, rhymed stories, improv stories, crankies, and more. We invite you to sign in individually or to invite friends to join you for a storytelling party. Join us to tell a story, to discuss story techniques, etc. or just to listen to some great tales.

Our schedule as we begin this Guild includes slots for five tellers, plus extra places for our “in the wings” tellers. Each teller with a reserved spot will be assigned a 15-minute slot, which will typically look like this:

First teller (15 minutes)

  • Story 10 min
  • Optional Peer feedback and discussion 5 min

If the teller does not wish feedback, we will move on to the next teller. One 20 minute slot will be available by request and however many five-ten minute slots we have time for.

It will be important for tellers who wish to reserve a slot to email one of the coordinators in advance to let us know to hold you a place. We will sign up the slots in the order in which we receive requests. If you wish to be on the waiting list, we will accept tellers to fill whatever time we have.

For each meeting there will be a challenge subject to use for inspiration in selecting a tale you wish to tell. Stories not related to the challenge topic or works in progress will be welcomed as well.

In the first two meetings, we will be trying out several different time frames. The most popular slot and the agreed procedures will be decided by the group members. We expect the initial meetings to be for two hours via ZOOM video conference. If you wish to be part of one (or both) of the trial groups, please email Hope Lewis and/or Cris Riedel directly by December 1st, 2018. You can join us at the last minute, of course, but it would be helpful for us to have your name and email address.

Please Contact Us:

Hope Lewis:

Cris Riedel:

Here are the dates and times of the initial VSG meetings:

Wednesday, December 5th, 7;00PM EST

Challenge topic: Surprise!

Saturday, December 8th, 2:00PM EST

Challenge topic: Enchantment


Looking forward to hearing from you!

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