Hey, Ann - I did it - I graduated from the storytelling program. It's a great feeling but now I have to push hard to make it work. Meanwhile, I'm working at two jobs up here in Johnson City and looking for work to sustain me as I tell stories. I passed the second audition as a performing members with the Jonesborough Guild and they vote tonight - keep your fingers crossed. Meanwhile, I have a proposal for a book called Riding the Clouds, the personal journey-stories of our beloved Appalachian storytellers, at a publishing house. I queried, they responded and asked for a proposal to include as many as fifteen storytellers! Can you imagine?
Hope I see you in Gatlinburg. Saundra
well Ann I lied to you. I'm not going to be able to make it to conference after all. After I talked to you I did the math on how much it would cost...it wasn't pretty. Even with lower cost lodging and car pooling I just can't make it work this year. You see I had to miss the National Fest last year because I went to conference and this year I'm going to swich and miss conference and go to the National Festival. That's the plan now anyways. So yea...just thought I'd let you know. :-)
Give me a break! I just signed up. I'll get those dog pictures on and even a couple of my little rodent friends. Doing an original story, an Airedale story, on the 3rd. Went over beautifully when I did it here for bunch of red hat ladies. Got paid and fed. Really good food, too. Those gals can cook. They even included me in a door prize thing they did. I tried to back out gracefully, but they wouldn't let me. I even won something.
I sent it to all the group members and I didn't think about the discussion page. I will try to do that. I hope we get some interest. I also put an ad on the NSN webpage. How is your project progressing?