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April 2010 Blog Posts (19)

SATS

There was a letter in the Guardian today from 87 authors and illustrators opposing SATS (standard assessment tasks) in schools. http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/apr/27/childrens-authors-back-teachers-sats-boycott



As storytellers I think this should concern us even more. I feel that the Key Stage 1 SATS has compromised my work a great deal, I have to concentrate on the written… Continue

Added by Mike O'Leary on April 30, 2010 at 6:24pm — No Comments

PR- Brother Wolf to receive Oracle Award for work on the Art of Storytelling Show.

Eric Wolf has been selected to receive an Oracle Award for Distinguished National Service to the storytelling community by the National Storytelling Network.



Eric James Wolf Eric Wolf (Brother Wolf) will be presented with the Oracle Award in recognition of…
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Added by Brother Wolf on April 30, 2010 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

A Video Invite to Your California Marketing Workshop!







California Working Artists and Storytellers!



Sean Buvala brings his marketing workshop to you on Saturday May 15. You can learn more at this link here. Registration deadling is May 1. Here’s a video from Mark Goldman to let you know what he thought about this workshop.



See and read all the comments at at this…
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Added by K. Sean Buvala on April 27, 2010 at 1:09pm — No Comments

Come to China with Eth-Noh-Tec in September

Hello Storytellers! Nancy and Robert are going to China for the 4th time to share culture and stories with the tellers of Gencun, a rural village with a storytelling tradition of over 600 years.



What does that mean? It means - (I foolishly asked several years ago) - that they tell stories when they wake up in the morning, eat breakfast, walk to work, at work, at lunch, on the way home, at dinner - and one lady added with a grin across her face "Even in bed!"



You will fall in… Continue

Added by Nancy Wang on April 27, 2010 at 12:14pm — No Comments

Interviewed On the Radio and Web Sunday Night 4/25



Hey all,

I am being interviewed on the radio tonight in Kentucky.

(U.S. Sunday 4/25)



9PM Eastern. Talking about storytelling &
DaddyTeller.

One hour show. Host has already told me he wants

at least one story from me :-). I can do that.



You can also listen in on the web from anywhere.

(6PM Pacific/9PM Eastern)



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Added by K. Sean Buvala on April 25, 2010 at 4:17pm — No Comments

To tell or not to tell? - that is the question

I recently was preparing for a storytelling concert in which the theme was kindness and Bucket Filling. For those of you that don’t know what Bucket Filling is, it is based on a book by Carol McCloud, Have You Filled a Bucket Today? To fill a bucket one does things that makes others feel good about themselves. It can be anything from complimenting them to… Continue

Added by Harvey Heilbrun on April 22, 2010 at 9:17pm — No Comments

On the Radio in Atlanta/Gainesville Georgia!

Hey all,



I will be inteviewed on a radio station in

Northern Georgia/Atlanta Georgia (U.S.) on

Friday, April 23. We're

set to start sometime between

5 and 515PM (Eastern) for the afternoon show.



You can listen in live on the

web at

http://www.wdun.com/

from where ever you are in the world,

just adjust for your time zone.



Most of these hosts talk about parenting first

then lead into… Continue

Added by K. Sean Buvala on April 22, 2010 at 7:58pm — No Comments

2009-2010 School Year

This past school year has led to many invitations as storyteller, I look forward to next year!

I have several grandchildren (ten) so I often have a ready made audience to critique my telling, how cool is that?

I am thrilled to have dates set for next school term, I plan on increasing my reportoir of historical stories to teach in an entertaining way. I enjoy writing my own stories for those, but I also love telling a variety of tellable tales.

Added by June Davidson on April 22, 2010 at 5:13pm — No Comments

2010 Summer Tour to Touch Down in Spokane, WA

I will be in Spokane July 19-22 during my summer tour. I am open to donating one show in exchange for a place to park my RV while in the area. Any ideas? www.storyworksgroup.com

Added by Glenda Bonin on April 21, 2010 at 9:10am — No Comments

California Storytellers: Gigs or Booking Fairy?

Hello California Storytellers!



Do you need the secrets to more work as an artist?



If you already have more bookings than you can handle, stop reading now and accept my congratulations. That's not sarcasm: I know that a small sliver of storytellers do just fine.



If you *do* need more bookings, more gigs, more work- then let me ask you:



What will you be doing on May 16?



If you attended my marketing workshop in Vista (San Diego) on May 15-

.…

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Added by K. Sean Buvala on April 19, 2010 at 2:41pm — 3 Comments

Rob McCabe becomes a Recipient of the MaTilDa Award from Oakland University

I am thrilled and honored to let all of my friends and colleagues in the Theatre and Storytelling Communities, that I was awarded the MaTilDa Award from my Alma Mater, Oakland University in Auburn Hills, Michigan. What follows below is a copy of my acceptance speech which will be read for me by a good friend of mine who actually was one of the people who recommended me for the award. The MaTilDa Award is awarded annually for people who are graduates of the Oakland University Department of… Continue

Added by Rob McCabe on April 19, 2010 at 1:51pm — 1 Comment

LATEST NEWS ON FEST CONFERENCE Reading August 2010, deadline approaching!

Latest news: there are still some places left for FEST Conference 2010



We are now very close to the April 15 deadline for participation in this

year's conference, a deadline that we set to give us a chance to assess the

demand for places.



We are happy to announce that, although applications are coming in steadily,

there are still some places left so you can continue to apply through May

and, possibly, even June until we reach the point when we have to…
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Added by Clare Muireann Murphy on April 13, 2010 at 2:32pm — No Comments

FEST: Federation of European Storytelling...August 11-13th, Reading England, come along!!



Hello my fellow story fiends and friends



A great swelling noise is rising, from the heart of Europe. Some years ago storytellers gathered from near and far and asked how they could build a European Community of storytelling. Some wanted more places to work, others wanted to hear what other countries were doing, others simply wanted to connect and grow stronger.



It has tumbled and tossed over the waves of time these last few years and manifested in a great gathering at… Continue

Added by Clare Muireann Murphy on April 12, 2010 at 10:45am — 1 Comment

On the Radio Monday in North Carolina!

Hey all-

I have another live radio appearance on Monday!

815AM Eastern on Monday, April 12.
107FM WTKF in North Carolina.
You can listen on the Internet
at http://wtkf107.com/ , too.

I'll be talking about storytelling and the
DaddyTeller book. I think we're scheduled for 15 minutes.

Listen in if you'd like.

-Sean

Added by K. Sean Buvala on April 11, 2010 at 10:58pm — No Comments

This Easter weekend only - you can buy my two books for $5.99 from PublishAmerica





This Easter weekend only - you can order my two books directly from PublishAmerica.com for $5.99 each. Here are the links:



Bell Witch Unveiled book -…

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Added by Debbie Dunn aka DJ Lyons on April 2, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Whose the Fool?

April Fools Day was actually a political tool to force people into compliance. The first day of the year use to be April 1st. When the ruler changed it, people resisted. King decided to belittle and poke fun of those who would not comply and called them April Fools. Some political weapons never go away.

HiStory is always a story that needs to be told.

Added by Rivka Willick on April 2, 2010 at 11:44am — No Comments

WORDPLAY: Games That Teach Storytelling--Game #4

As most know, I often teach storytelling using games and recreation. What follows is one of my favorites and have used for years and years.



NAME: JET SPEED AUTOBIOGRAPHY

LEARNING GOAL: Deciding what is most important to tell.

GAME OBJECTIVE: Tell your entire life story in 15 seconds

#OF PARTICIPANTS: 4-80

FORMATION: Individual groups of four tellers in a small, standing circle

PROPS: A watch that denotes seconds

LEADER'S ROLE: Observe the watch and facilitate… Continue

Added by Anthony Burcher on April 1, 2010 at 4:05pm — 2 Comments

Denise Valentine is National Storytelling Network mid-atlantic rep for best story

Storyteller, Denise Valentine is National Storytelling Network mid-atlantic rep for best story.



In a lyrical delivery, Denise Valentine, Storyteller, resurrects a time honored Hawaiian folkloric tale. Ms. Valentine’s concept of the story is, at once, hypnotic and captivating, as she expounds on the love affair of the volcanic goddess Oyeye with her male counterpart, Abzu, the ocean. Denise’s compelling portrayal led to her being chosen to represent the Mid-Atlantic Region… Continue

Added by Denise Valentine on April 1, 2010 at 7:47am — 1 Comment

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