I'll make the Facebook connection. Congratulations on the John Henry Faulk award. Well-deserved. (For many years.) Tejas sounds exciting. Believe it or not, I've never been to Jonesborough. The timing is difficult for me. But my Mom and Dad have gone for over 20 years now. I'd love to one of these days. Ours is a small festival north of Wilmington, DE, and south of Philly. I pretty much do all the work, and I'm pretty busy with a real life, multiple jobs, and three kids. Susan and I just celebrated our 20th. We bring in pretty good talent though ;-) We've not swapped out our 2009 content for 2010 yet. www.LBStoryFest.com
Michael, Nice to connect here. Are you in Wilmington now? What drew you to the storytelling? I am one of the 25 returning storytellers next weekend at the 25th anniversary edition of the Tejas Storytelling Festival. I will be telling at three concerts (Liars, Memorial, Spiritual) will have a stage "conversation with" Barbara McBride Smith, will do a coaching session, and will emcee the final olio.On Saturday night I am also going to be the recipient of the John Henry Faulk Award for service to the storytelling community. THat is something I coveted 10 years ago,but had pretty much forgotten about, so it is a pleasant surprise. Do you ever make it to Jonesborough for the national festival?
You can keep up with me better on Facebook. I only come to this site when I am beckoned.
Welcome to Professional Storyteller. I love that you are perpetuating storytelling by producing a festival. Marvelous! I hope you enjoy this wonderful online community of tellers from around the world. There is an incredible amount of talent on this site. Humbling, actually. Take care and best wishes!
Dianne de Las Casas
Founder of Professional Storyteller
Author of The Story Biz Handbook: How to Manage Your Storytelling Career from the Desk to the Stage (Libraries Unlimited 2008) http://www.storyconnection.net