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Looking for a love story
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Pam Holcomb Oct 18, 2009.

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Gwen Bonilla replied to Brenda Pritchett's discussion Storytelling in a Special Education setting in the group Storytelling in Education
"Brenda, All my storytelling work is with children and adults with special needs.  What are your questions/concerns?  How old are the students?  One of the nice things about telling in these classrooms is that there is generally more…"
Aug 14, 2013
Gwen Bonilla replied to Gwen Bonilla's discussion Multi-sensory storytelling in the group Movement, Masks, Props and Much More
"Ok -- we've moved the content to YouTube -- hopefully you can see it now! http://www.youtube.com/user/OurTouchingStories/videos"
Feb 19, 2012
Gwen Bonilla replied to Gwen Bonilla's discussion Multi-sensory storytelling in the group Movement, Masks, Props and Much More
"Hee!  It's supposed to be a video -- you're second person today who's told me it's not working.  I'll have to look into it. I agree, Lois, that this has applications for people with cognitive differences across a…"
Feb 18, 2012
Lois Sprengnether Keel (LoiS) replied to Gwen Bonilla's discussion Multi-sensory storytelling in the group Movement, Masks, Props and Much More
"Hi Gwen, It would also seem like a good approach with Alzheimer's audiences. I was surprised as I expected a video, you even said it would be a video, but when I clicked, the picture disappears and I'm just hearing audio.  For…"
Feb 18, 2012
Gwen Bonilla added a discussion to the group Movement, Masks, Props and Much More
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Multi-sensory storytelling

We use props to help people with developmental disabilties connect to the stories we tell through manipulatives, things to smell, things to feel, etc.  Our work is based on the work of a UK organization called Bag Books (www.bagbooks.org) To see how props can work with these special audiences, check out our new video at:http://vimeo.com/36868362 I'd love to hear your thoughts!  See More
Feb 18, 2012
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Feb 18, 2012
Kate Norgate replied to Gwen Bonilla's discussion Fees for storytellers? in the group Storytelling Presenters
"Depends what the storyteller is doing - and it depends on what country you're in. In the UK, festival fees tend to be a day rate, rather than a rate per show performed, but the performer would usually be at the festival for more than one day.…"
Nov 2, 2010
Gwen Bonilla added a discussion to the group Storytelling Presenters
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Fees for storytellers?

I'm wondering if someone in this forum could chime in about normal/reasonable fees for storytellers at regional conferen ces or festivals?
Nov 1, 2010
Gwen Bonilla joined David Sidwell's group
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Storytelling Presenters

This group is for those of us who like to hire storytellers and feature them as performers on our stages or in our venues.
Nov 1, 2010
Gwen Bonilla commented on Dianne de Las Casas, Founder's group Story Biz
"I'm hoping some of you can help me -- what is a typical/standard fee for storytellers at regional conferences/festivals? And what part of the country are you answering about? Thanks"
Nov 1, 2010
Gwen Bonilla joined Dianne de Las Casas, Founder's group
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Story Biz

This will be the new home for Dianne de Las Casas' Story Biz Blog. Join the group and you will be notified when a new Story Biz Blog is posted. In addition, pertinent files can be uploaded to this group such as forms and marketing materials.
Nov 1, 2010
Pam Holcomb replied to Gwen Bonilla's discussion Looking for a love story
"Here's the link to the story: http://www.eldrbarry.net/marriage/stondoor.htm . I hope you enjoy it!"
Oct 18, 2009
Gwen Bonilla replied to Gwen Bonilla's discussion Looking for a love story
"These are all great suggestions. Thanks everyone. Pam, I did a google search for "The Stne in the Door" and couldn't find it. Where did you find the story?"
Oct 18, 2009
Tim E replied to Gwen Bonilla's discussion Looking for a love story
"The Greek myth of Baucis and Philemon, found in Ovid's Metamorphoses, while not a romance, ends with an indelible image of the couple getting their wish: to never see the other die, and so they are transformed into trees, standing together…"
Oct 9, 2009
Pam Holcomb replied to Gwen Bonilla's discussion Looking for a love story
"I told the Moroccan Folktale, "The Stone at the Door" for Buck P. Creacy's wedding last August. It's a beautiful story for a wedding."
Oct 8, 2009
Cathy E. Johnson replied to Gwen Bonilla's discussion Looking for a love story
"I would suggest in the tradition that the teller tells the story or the couple. From childhood to when they met to the moment that is being witnessed. Ask the bride and groome their story. Then fashion it the way you would a love story. The kiss…"
Sep 30, 2009

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The Touching Stories program brings mutli-sensory stories to developmentally disabled children and adults in libraries, schools, and day programs. These stories are specifically developed for these special audiences, and our presentations include trainings on how to tell these tales for the professionals who work with them

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At 9:57am on May 5, 2009, Debs Newbold said…
Hello Gwen,
Thanks for the good luck message, which paid off because the gig went down a storm, with plenty of sound effects and suggestions provided by an audience of people who came in thinking they were going to spend the entire evening listening to folk music. I needed a Guinness afterwards though! Hope all is well with you out your way. Ta ra for a bit! Debs x
 
 
 

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