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Max Tell
  • 71, Male
  • White Rock, BC
  • Canada
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Helewise/Karen Standal replied to Max Tell's discussion This is a Kids Show, But Don't Bring the Kids in the group Story Biz
"...has happened to me. I found that I need to express to a librarian that my stories are definetely not kid friendly at the moment for what she wants. Adult, child or meld.....that has to be really established. I have walked into a room filled with…"
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In 2014, writer of stories, singer of songs, poet, and educator, Robert “Max Tell” Stelmach was honoured with Writer International Network’s Distinguished Author and Artist Award. Also in 2014, three of his songs were shortlisted in international competitions, and his story poem “The Kid Who Hid His Head in a Box” won second prize in the Royal City Literary Arts Society’s, WriteOn Contest. In 2012, “Cat in My Hoody” won first place in Lyric Writing for Children in The Great American Songwriting Contest.

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A New Beginning

So, here I am making my first Blog posting, thanks to Rachel Hedman. Also with her help, I have added pictures to my Professional Storyteller site, and joined a couple of groups. My whole problem with taking so long to get all this done is that I find myself over-worked and under-organized. With all the good things that are happening in my storytelling/performer career, what I truly need is to organize, cut out the fat, and focus on what really matters: the writing of stories, songs, poems, and… Continue

Posted on September 18, 2008 at 4:29pm — 3 Comments

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At 11:02pm on April 6, 2012, Don 'Buck P' Creacy said…

Hey Roger... did you get my message?  call me at 502-370-5322 sometime tomorrow. 4/6/12

At 10:32am on January 14, 2011, Christi U. said…

Mistletoe all year? LOL. That's definitely a sign of a healthy relationship.

I wish you & your family the best in 2011.

At 5:00pm on January 13, 2011, Christi U. said…
Thanks, Max, for the fun card! And just for those keeping score at home- we have TWO bunches of mistletoe hanging in our house. :)
At 2:41pm on December 23, 2010, Sule Greg C. Wilson said…
Hey, great pickin' for cold weather!  Happy, Jolly to you!
At 12:53am on September 10, 2008, Reisa Stone said…
Hiya Max,

I recently moved to Vancouver and look forward to hearing you tell. I've heard good things from Mary G. about you.

I'm telling Funeral For A Crow at Hallowe'en Cric Crac. Maybe we'll see you then?

Kind regards,
REisa
At 10:06am on September 9, 2008, Don 'Buck P' Creacy said…
Hey Max;

I have struggled with the question as well. Here is what I think I know about the business. You have to network, market, advertise, do showcases, did I mention network, and attend conferences, open mics, and in general... try to be everywhere. You cannot do this work alone, you need help from your friends, fellow storytellers and you have to be consistent and keep trying. Like that fella said, the harder I work the luckier I get. But just between you and me... and everyone who reads this... festivals are fun... but they are candy. The real money is in the corporate world, the schools, the art world and personal concerts. Festivals are changing, they have a life cycle... people get tired of going to them... want something new... like the fringes you are seeing pop up all over the country. My advice... make your own market. Good luck, let's talk sometime.

Buck
At 1:24pm on July 26, 2008, Max Tell said…
Hi Aidana,

I haven't done much communicating within the community so far, but I hope to do so soon. Welcome to the clan.

miles of smiles,

max
At 1:26pm on June 9, 2008, Olivia Wells said…
I LOVE your poem I'm a very normal person..made me giggle ..thank you ..

hugs love and light and many more beautiful poems and stories.. steph
At 1:46am on March 23, 2008, Rachel Hedman said…
Dear Max:

Welcome to the site.

I always loved the word "troubadour" so I am thrilled that you were dubbed that title by the Vancouver International Children's Festival.

I'm guessing that you have some pictures you are anxious to share on this site.

Since you have the "Johnny Small" story video on your site, perhaps you could add it here, too.

Can you tell me more about "Fiezo, the Book Burro”?

Until we tell again,

Rachel Hedman
At 11:57pm on March 22, 2008, Don 'Buck P' Creacy said…
Welcome old son...glad you made it here..

Have some fun with this... it is a good site.

Buck
 
 
 

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