A long road trip took most of the day, but along the way I reconnected with four storytelling friends in Morgantown, WV and discussed two upcoming events. They want to attend the WV Storytelling Institute at Fairmont State University
on April 4-6, and I was able to provide some details.
It was good to see these friends. One of them is 75 and still works full time at the university.… Continue
Added by Granny Sue on February 29, 2008 at 11:30pm —
I just found a great quote for today!
"Stories ain't never done no harm to nobody. And if they don't do no good, how come they last so long?"
Uncle Remus, from the Disney film Song of the South
Added by Mylinda Butterworth on February 29, 2008 at 7:40pm —
(Here I am, opening my fourth blog... I'm officially addicted, blah. My English teacher would call it language practice... I call it graphomania)
Here is one of my favorite quotes ever, about bards and storytellers.
'O see ye not yon narrow road,
So thick beset wi' thorns and briers?
That is the Path of Righteousness,
Though after it but few inquires.
'And see ye not yon braid, braid road,
That lies across the lily leven?
That is the… Continue
Added by Csenge Zalka on February 29, 2008 at 6:00pm —
That will be the title of each blog entry, a sort of running checklist of what I'm doing to move ahead. So what did I do today? Hmmm...
*attended a meeting of the poetry society. There I discussed the upcoming WV Storytelling Institute and another member told me about a series of ballad chapbooks he published in the 70's. He promised to find them and let me read them.
*mailed out letters and information to ten schools in an area where I will be telling in… Continue
Added by Granny Sue on February 28, 2008 at 9:49pm —
The Story Biz Blog February 25, 2008
Into the Hands of Your Fans: Promoting Your Recording
By Dianne de Las Casas
Into the Hands of Your Fans!
Breathe a sigh of relief. Your recording is done. Woo-hoo! All that loving labor in the recording studio or recording your material live has paid off – it’s finished, mastered, packaged, and ready to sell. Now you have 1,000 CDs (or more) sitting in boxes in the middle of your living room, garage, or extra room. Of course, you… Continue
Added by Dianne de Las Casas, Founder on February 26, 2008 at 10:13pm —
While at the Weber State Storytelling Festival, I discovered after the night 's performance that it was Bobby Norfolk's birthday today--February 25th.
It would have been fun for the audience to sing "Happy Birthday" to him. The festival continues tomorrow so we still have a chance for a belated singing celebration.
Bobby is not part of Professional Storyteller yet though I hope you could take the time to wish him happiness. He claims… Continue
Added by Rachel Hedman on February 26, 2008 at 12:00am —
Storytelling can be more visible every time there is an event
as in the "Selling a Story
" article from the Standard Examiner newspaper based in Ogden, Utah.
, Nancy Donoval
, and I
were able to share… Continue
Added by Rachel Hedman on February 25, 2008 at 3:21pm —
I am very happy to give you the initial "heads up" about three upcoming in-person events from Storyteller.net and our new training-arm of "Outside In Storytelling."
I don't have the websites (shock!!) up for these yet, so if you want to know more, just Email me here or at firstname.lastname@example.org. I can give you further information, hotel discounts, costs, etc.
You can also hosts these in your own city, too. Let me know you are interested.
Live Workshop and… Continue
Added by Sean Buvala on February 25, 2008 at 2:35pm —
I'd just pulled into the closest parking spot I could manage on a Wal-Mart Saturday. Making sure windows were up, doors were locked, double-checking to make certain that I wasn't about to lock - or hadn't already locked myself out by leaving car keys on the front seat when I heard it.
A small voice. Sweet. Innocent. Directed at me? I turned to look over my shoulder, and there was the source of that voice. A little boy, maybe two, two and a half years old - leaning out the window of… Continue
Added by Tom Taylor on February 24, 2008 at 10:19pm —
Storytellers, storytelling lovers and storytelling organizers to help break out podcast into main stage presence bringing storytelling movement along with it.
By having a high number of content rich reviews we seek to attract the attention of the iTunes staff and get this podcast featured in iTunes main directory boosting our downloads from 2000 a month up to between 10,000 to 20,000 downloads a month.
Must be comfortable using iTunes… Continue
Added by Brother Wolf on February 21, 2008 at 1:30pm —
Find your courage and hone your skills as you explore the terrain of college audiences. Join the group on Professional Storyteller--"College Big Cats: Tracking and Capturing Gigs
The group will focus on the Six Jungle Laws
created by Rachel Hedman:
1. Finding a Path in the Jungle means Survival
--Artistic Mission… Continue
Added by Rachel Hedman on February 20, 2008 at 3:30pm —
I have a newspaper clipping
, from 1979, and accompanying photo on my desk. In it, I am performing magic for a summer reading program at a library. Even as a sixteen-year- old kid, I had already participated in the power and magic of...the press release, that essential business tool.
Over the last decade, storytelling has become recognized as a legitimate artform and career, beyond one of… Continue
Added by Sean Buvala on February 19, 2008 at 10:08pm —
The Story Biz Blog
Recording a Storytelling Audio
By Dianne de Las Casas
Recording a storytelling audio is one of the most exciting ventures for a professional storyteller. The sales of audio stories are booming! In addition to documenting your work, a storytelling audio can provide you with additional revenue, supplementing your performance income. It also gives you another way to connect with your fans beyond the stage. Recording is a big step. To… Continue
Added by Dianne de Las Casas, Founder on February 18, 2008 at 6:45pm —
Recording a storytelling audio is one of the most exciting ventures for a professional storyteller. The sales of audio stories are booming! In addition to documenting your work, a storytelling audio can provide you with additional revenue, supplementing your performance income. It also gives you another way to connect with your fans beyond the stage. Recording is a big step. To create a quality recording, you should be confident in your storytelling skills and have a… Continue
Added by Dianne de Las Casas, Founder on February 18, 2008 at 6:13pm —
THE PATHETIC LITTLE TOWN
Once there was a tiny town doomed never to succeed
The fundamental problem was that no one there could read
And since they couldn't read, of course, they couldn't write
They fed on "Foolish" ev'ry morning - dined on "Dumb" at night
The newsboy there never cried, "Extra! Read all about it!"
For in that town not one was found who could read, don't you doubt it
In fact there was no newsboy, nor paper for him to… Continue
Added by Tom Taylor on February 17, 2008 at 11:37pm —
If you are interested in learning about biblical telling, the "hows, whys, wherefores," its opportunities, its power, its challenges, its rewards for both teller and listener, and if you're willing to learn and grow along with others, please join the group - we'd love to have you!
Added by Tom Taylor on February 17, 2008 at 12:29am —
Judgmental-dismissive labels and tags
are NOT the way to go
And here's a True Tale - it happened to me - I guess I should know
"You can't judge a book by its cover," an ol' guy once told me
I recall what he said, when I get outa bed, and see, thru the window, that tree
K-Mart...Cheap Tree...A dollar and a half
A thing of beauty? Dignity? Grace? Please, don't make me laugh
Was I, the moment I saw it, simply filled with delight?
At its stature? Its… Continue
Added by Tom Taylor on February 16, 2008 at 11:00pm —
I have noticed on some of our YouTube (and other videos) storytellers relying on the camera microphone to do a job it was not designed to do. I found a solution some time ago.
I’ve used the Azden WMS-PRO Wireless Microphone System
for more than one year now. I am overall very satisfied. I’ve used it almost exclusively to record audio… Continue
Added by Sean Buvala on February 16, 2008 at 6:41pm —
From Americans for the Arts
President Bush sent his FY 2009 budget request to Congress, beginning the yearly appropriations process for, among many things, the nation’s cultural agencies and programs, including the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), Office of Museum Services (OMS), Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), and the Department of Education’s Arts in Education programs. Because… Continue
Added by Dianne de Las Casas, Founder on February 16, 2008 at 5:17pm —
(Originally posted on my blog
Two nights ago, when I was telling my version of Iron John, I began by saying, "Once." Suddenly, I was overcome by the possibilities of the word. I had to pause and even said to the gathered group, "For some reason, suddenly, the word 'once' is taking great root in my brain at this very moment."
In my singular moment of the word "once" I thought of Hawaii teller… Continue
Added by Sean Buvala on February 16, 2008 at 12:30pm —