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Tom Carter
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  • Kanab, UT
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I'm thinking about the power of saying " I'm a storyteller " Yeah, well I also say to myself " how good?" However, what I'm saying to someone I meet is that storytelling is an art. Most often they don't know what a storyteller is. It could be they hear me for the moment saying - I'm going to lie a little or I'm going to tell you about myself or I'm going to bore you with something you didn't ask to hear. But, after the pregnant pause and I don't say anything, they are most times at a loss for a… Continue

Posted on April 29, 2008 at 6:40pm — 2 Comments

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At 11:40am on November 3, 2008, Wendy Gourley said…
Hi Tom,

Congrats on another success. I would love to come and visit the festival! The easiest way to sign up is to call the state secretary, Cherie, at 318-7197.

Keep me posted,
At 6:27pm on August 4, 2008, Wendy Gourley said…
I think it would help. Also, USG is for story listeners and hobbyist as well.

I would love to hear more about your festival! Are you planning on coming to the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival Labor Day weekend?

At 8:29pm on August 3, 2008, Wendy Gourley said…
Hi Tom,

I am so glad you emailed me. We would love to hook up with you and your whole group. Our webmaster is looking into that glitch on our site. In the meantime, contact our state guild secretary, Cherie Davis and she can help you get all signed up. She is part of this storytelling ning.

How many members do you have in the Kanab area? If there's at least three, we could start a new chapter of the Utah Storytelling Guild. That would be awesome. There is a very small group in St. George, but our largest and most active groups are in Utah Valley, Salt Lake Valley and in the Ogden area. Being a part of a larger statewide group is great. We have a newletter, the website (which is being redesigned,) and get together at the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival (August) and Conference (Feb) and we hold a Story Swap in November to gather, tell stories and learn together. We got some great things in the works and would love to have you on board.

Keep me posted,
At 6:38pm on May 25, 2008, Tom Carter said…
I'm headed to the Great Mother/New Father Conference May 31-June 8 in Maine. They are featuring one storyteller that I know of and many poets. It was started by Robert Bly. I think that there is a natural relationship between poetry and storytelling . Anyway, I'll be promoting the latter and enjoying the former. I 'll fill you all in on the experience. Check out their web page Great Mother Conference. Tom
At 5:34am on May 17, 2008, Steve Evans said…
Hi Tom. Thanks for joining the group Applied Storytelling. Now, we look forward to your active participation and contributions! Best wishes to you! STEVE
At 9:04am on May 1, 2008, Rivka Willick said…
Welcome to PS. You don't sound like a newcomer to me. Stories forged through life are the one's I gravatate towards. Rivka
At 2:28pm on April 29, 2008, Tom McCormack said…
Yes Tom, that is a traditional Native-American (or American-Indian) Cedar Flute I'm playing. I use this as a segue tool during my performances.... and I weave in some clapper-stick, rattle, and drum.
These are tools that help express the indigenous depths of American-Indian stories. All The Best with discovery of the cedar-flute! It is best to get a feel for the wood and try yellow cedar, white cedar, and of course red-cedar flutes. I also have them made out of birch and elderberry. Tom
At 1:30pm on April 29, 2008, Carolyn Stearns said…
I believe a certain Miss Scarlett Ohara was under that same emblazoned sky when she made the passionate promise to never go hungry again! Your picture is wonderful and should be used on all your publicity it is tremendously eye catching. Hope you enjoy meeting everyone in here it is the friendliest , most helpful crowd! Carolyn
At 12:37pm on April 29, 2008, Randel McGee said…
It was a pleasure to meet you, if only briefly. I look forward to talking to you more at length about storytelling in Southern Utah. Ogden has been great! I still have 5 days left here. Best Wishes!
Randel (& Groark)
At 11:51am on April 27, 2008, Richard Stillman said…
Dear Tom

Great picture with the sunset in the background. It evokes a campfire tale.

All the best with your telling

Richard Stillman



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