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Susan Stone
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  • Evanston, IL
  • United States
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  • Steve Evans
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Susan Stone replied to Rachmiel Tobesman's discussion A Yom Kippur Story in the group Jewish Storytelling
"I really like this story. Did you make it up or can you tell me where I can see the original? "
Oct 25, 2015
Susan Stone commented on Marc Young's group Jewish Storytelling
"R. Rachmiel....could you please cite your sources for your tales?  Thank you for sharing these."
Oct 25, 2015
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Sep 11, 2014
Lindy Mitchell-Nilsson left a comment for Susan Stone
"Hi Susan, yes always looking for articles. Our magazine The Storyteller comes out quarterly. The next dealine is March 31. And the one after that June 30. Looking forward to receiving something from you. Cheers Lindy  "
Sep 11, 2014
Lindy Mitchell-Nilsson and Susan Stone are now friends
Mar 14, 2013
Lindy Mitchell-Nilsson left a comment for Susan Stone
"Yes that would be great. Approximately 1400 words is good with a brief bio of yourself and a photo in jpeg.  Our next deadline is the second week in December. Thanks, we love to hear from storytellers all over the world."
Mar 11, 2013
Susan Stone left a comment for Lindy Mitchell-Nilsson
"Lindy...I don't know if this went through last time....do you still need an article??  I have time now to write. susan"
Mar 11, 2013
Susan Stone replied to Niki na Meadhra's discussion Sources for "The Corpse Bride"?
"This story is based on a Jewish story which can be found in a book by Howard Schwartz: "The Finger". I think it is in "Miriam's Tamborine" I actually directed this story in a story theatre production."
Jan 1, 2010

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At 9:15pm on March 14, 2013, Lindy Mitchell-Nilsson said…

Hi Susan, yes always looking for articles. Our magazine The Storyteller comes out quarterly. The next dealine is March 31. And the one after that June 30. Looking forward to receiving something from you. Cheers Lindy

 

At 4:15pm on November 4, 2012, Lindy Mitchell-Nilsson said…

Yes that would be great. Approximately 1400 words is good with a brief bio of yourself and a photo in jpeg.  Our next deadline is the second week in December. Thanks, we love to hear from storytellers all over the world.

At 7:07pm on August 24, 2008, Reisa Stone said…
Whoops. Maggidah.
At 7:00pm on August 24, 2008, Reisa Stone said…
Hi Susan,

Well, I can't really be a maggid, as I'm technically Ukrainian. I dropped out near the end of my conversion. You could say I chose pysanky over Passover. But if you want to adopt me, okay :-D

I consider myself a kobzar, which is the Ukrainian name for a traveling storyteller. See the article on my home page.

Kind regards,
Reisa
At 5:42pm on August 24, 2008, Reisa Stone said…
Hi Susan,

My last name was originally Jewish: Shtohun, which I've been told is a variation of Shtein. It first got changed when my grandfather moved to my Ukrainian grandmother's village to marry her. He was the only Jew there. The name got Ukrainianized to Stohyn (which means "moaning"). I changed it legally to Stone in Canada. So from "stone" in Yiddish to something more fancy, back to "stone" in English.

We are from the province of Galicia, near Lviv. Of course, the hardest hit region during the July flood :-(

My first name means "paradise" in Ukrainian. So my name is really Paradise Stone or Paradise Moaning. The latter which I plan to use for a CD.

Reisa
At 5:26pm on August 22, 2008, Reisa Stone said…
http://www.cbc.ca/outfront/contribute/index.html
Hi Susan,

I got your email re: collecting seniors' stories. I've been listening to seniors all my life---I was raised by my grandmother my first seven years.

Above is a link to the Canadian Broadcasting Network's radio show, "Outfront." They give great tips on how to collect stories in the community, including specifics on documenting and recording techniques.

You're doing a worthwhile thing.

All the best,
Reisa Stone
At 10:42pm on June 25, 2008, Mike Lockett said…
You might like to become familiar with John Walsh's BibleTelling from the Old testament. He did a really good job making it easier to tell 36 of the major stories in the Old Testament. You are right - we can share that part of the Good Book!
At 12:22pm on June 25, 2008, Mike Lockett said…
Fox's show was the first time I was able to come out of my shell and meet bunches of other storytellers from all over the midwest. What fun! Prior to that time I had always been "locked up" or at least felt like it - as I was a teacher and administrator in the public schools and always responsible for some event when other storytelling events were being held. Now, I am free to travel and see some of the best the USA has to offer with the performances of great storytellers. Mike
At 11:12am on June 25, 2008, Mike Lockett said…
Hi, Susan - I drove almost through your back yard yesterday on my way to and from my home in Normal, IL to Antioch, IL - WAY north on 94 - just south of the Wisconsin border. I don't think you have a north-south route in the Chicago area that is not under construction. I think you need to make up some special traffic stories that includes hints for getting to and from storytelling gigs and maintaining your sanity. Bets regards, Mike Lockett (The fellow from Normal, IL who calls himself - The Normal Storyteller).
At 7:18am on May 24, 2008, Richard Stillman said…
Thanks Susan

I was raised in the Chicago area and will be back on June 21st playing for my sisters birthday party. I'll say hi to Gerry for you. We perform alot together.

All the best

Richard
 
 
 

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