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Debra Olson-Tolar
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  • Southern California
  • United States
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Professional Storyteller is a network for people who work in the field of oral storytelling. Please write a brief paragraph about your work.
Debra Olson-Tolar was born in Chicago and raised in Colorado.  She earned a Ph.D. in Speech Communication at the University of Denver before moving to California. Her numerous performances as a storyteller have included venues such as The Getty and The Los Angeles Storytelling Festival.

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Glenda Bonin and Debra Olson-Tolar are now friends
Apr 28, 2016
Debra Olson-Tolar posted an event

It's All Relative: Tales of Mothers, Fathers, and Others at Backyard garden in Tucson, AZ

May 1, 2016 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Storytelling concert with Glenda Bonin, Jordan Hill, and Debra Olson-TolarSee More
Apr 28, 2016
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Jan 26, 2015
Debra Olson-Tolar joined Don 'Buck P' Creacy's group

A World of Storytelling Radio

Learn about how to get your stories heard on the radio in over 110 Countries and every major city and hamlet in the world.  This internet radio station,"A World of Storytelling Radio," is listed in the Talk Radio Genre on both iTunes Radio and on the franchise.People love stories.  I bet they'd like to hear yours too.  Join this group and learn how to get your stories "on the radio."What's interesting; this station began dead last in the…See More
Oct 25, 2014
Debra Olson-Tolar joined Don 'Buck P' Creacy's group

Our Joined Hands

We made the decision to be Artists, in spite of the many challenges, gladly.  We have lived, sacrificed in the name of art with few regrets.  But sickness doesn't respect art or artists.  This group is to help inform you of those of us who are facing very difficult days due to a major illness and provide an easy way for us to join hands to help them.  Our Joined Hands can make a difference.See More
Feb 20, 2013
Debra Olson-Tolar and Richard Stillman are now friends
Jan 27, 2010
Debra Olson-Tolar and Terrence Roberts are now friends
Sep 2, 2009

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At 10:44am on October 14, 2008, Lethan Candlish said…
That's fun. Its funny how all these connections form throughout relationships, and I, for one, am glad of that.
At 1:32am on September 27, 2008, Layne Gneiting said…
Hi Debra,

We've followed parallel academic paths, you and I. Congrats on the many accomplishments, and thanks for adding me to your friends list. Looking forward to many popping conversations and sharing of knowledge.
At 12:44pm on September 24, 2008, Dusty Skye said…
Debra! Hail and well met! Did you know that I still remember taking a workshop from you -- I think it was at the inagural Los Angeles Storytelling Festival.

I'm looking foward to following your thoughts here!

I'm begining to wonder how many folks I may actually know here!

::grins and waves::
At 10:08am on September 20, 2008, David S. Sharp said…
Hi Debra
Thanks for the friend request. Utah has a couple of nice venues for storytellers. Have you applied for the Timpanogas Storytelling Festiva?

Dave Sharp
At 5:42am on September 20, 2008, eddie stack said…
Glad you enjoyed the story Debra!

At 5:40pm on September 19, 2008, Elaine Stanley said…
Hi Debra,
Welcome to Pro...Storyteller!! I'm sure you will meeting old and new friends, as you navagate around this site!! enjoy, and welcome!!
At 6:09pm on September 18, 2008, Barbara Chamberlain said…
Dear Debra, Welcome and what a wonderful storytelling background. Barbara
At 1:48pm on September 18, 2008, Emma Alexander Arthur said…
Hi Debra, glad you like the music. I was a little unsure of adding it to my page. I joined Professional Storyteller yesterday and am having so much fun. I really must do some work on my profile!
At 11:20pm on September 16, 2008, Patti Christensen said…
Hey Debra, welcome aboard. Hope that you are doing well. Things are hopping around San Diego. Hope to see you soon, maybe at the LA Festival. Hugs, Patti
At 6:31am on September 10, 2008, Rivka Willick said…
I'm glad you read about Camp Cadi-Safe Girls Strong Girls. If you have friends in Atlanta, please encourage them to attend the gala Sept 18th. Amy Barth has created such an amazing program and I'm sure as the word gets out it will grow. She has strarted taking it national, (the last camp was in NJ-my stomping grounds) and she hopes to take it to the west coast.

It's nice to see you on PS. Rivka



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