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July 2010 Blog Posts (11)

The Phantom and the Butterfly..

A little girl was walking through a dark forest, the sky was crying huge tears of rain and everything was soaking wet - and so was she.… Continue

Added by Olivia Wells on July 28, 2010 at 4:14pm — No Comments

Wakasanojo sensei and the Kuruma Ningyo Puppeteers

Dear Friends:



I am making preliminary contacts in connection with a proposed tour for a program of traditional Japanese

storytelling, music, and puppetry. The group of performers is headed by a Living National Treasure. In addition to their concert performances,the artists can give puppetry and shamisen workshops to adults and/or

young people, and also lecture about their genres.



I’m writing you in the hope that you are acquainted with individuals and organizations… Continue

Added by Storytelling Australia Victoria on July 23, 2010 at 4:48am — No Comments

Festival at the Edge; post festival thoughts



Festival at the Edge...FatE, the best named festival for storytelling in the world? quite possibly!



Invited by the lovely and talented Pete and Sue Chand, I landed in the Shropshire countryside on Thursday evening to a warm cottage, a table full of samosas and wine and world renowned storytellers Len Cabral (and his lovely wife Judy) and Kasper Sorenson.



Like all good tellers we unfolded the night with our words, our tongues sliced through the hammering rain as we turned… Continue

Added by Clare Muireann Murphy on July 21, 2010 at 8:00am — 9 Comments

The Horses are Calling: Please Help Canadians Strengthen Animal Anti-Cruelty Law

Dear Fellow Storytellers & Animal Lovers,



You know I am a passionate advocate of animal rescue. In fact, most of my stories are based on my experiences with animals. I moderate the Animal Stories Group.



I'm working on the campaign to end horse slaughter in Canada, and need your help. Inhumane, assembly line slaughter has been an easy and profitable solution for irresponsible horse owners for too…
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Added by Reisa Stone on July 20, 2010 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Private Marketing Coaching at NSN Conference. Want some?

:::::: Are you going to be at the National Storytelling Network's Conference in Los Angeles at the end of this month?



If you are, I'd like you to know that I have a few private marketing coaching spots opens. Just you

and me talking about your marketing questions for 45 minutes.



I have spots open on Thursday and Friday.



If you'd like to know more about the "auction" pricing and other details, please send an email to me at… Continue

Added by K. Sean Buvala on July 14, 2010 at 8:35pm — No Comments

in the beginning... or "How I got into all of this storytelling stuff?"

I started teaching in 1973. For my birthday in 1974 a friend of mine gave me a guitar. I knew some basic chords that I had learned when I was a teenager and this new guitar inspired me to sing folksongs and incorporate them into my teaching.



Granted the students (6th graders) that I was teaching were not going to be impressed with the Kingston Trio’s “Tom Dooley”, but they did get into songs like “This Land is Your Land”, “The Titanic”, “Ballad of Jesse…
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Added by Harvey Heilbrun on July 14, 2010 at 12:20pm — 1 Comment

The Marshal of Beer City

In the spring of 1888, The Rock Island railroad reached Liberal, Kansas. Celebrations ensued, a stockyard was built, and shortly cattlemen and cowboys brought in herds to ship back East. Now, these drovers were used to celebrating the end of a cattle drive with a lot of alcohol and a little hourly romance, but Liberal was a dry town…

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Added by George Allen Williams on July 12, 2010 at 7:30pm — No Comments

WORDPLAY: Games That Teach Storytelling--Game #7

NAME: 26 Sentence Story

LEARNING GOAL: Word choice and adapting to an ever-changing story.

GAME OBJECTIVE: To work as a team and tell a 26 sentence story

# OF PARTICIPANTS: 3-25

FORMATION: Seated circle

PROPS: None

LEADER'S ROLE: Begin the tale and gently assist anyone who gets stuck



DESCRIPTION: This round robin story is told one sentence and one teller at a time. The catch is that each sentence must begin with a successive letter of the alphabet. The leader… Continue

Added by Anthony Burcher on July 12, 2010 at 3:55pm — No Comments

NAPPA Awards: Let 4+ Million Parents Know That Your Kids' Story & Book Recordings are Best

From National Parenting Publications:





Win feature-story editorial coverage in 45+ trusted parenting magazines at holiday…

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Added by Dianne de Las Casas, Founder on July 12, 2010 at 1:16pm — No Comments

Reminder: The 2010 Parents' Choice Awards™ Call for Entries in the Audio category

From Parents' Choice Awards:





Reminder: The 2010 Parents' Choice Awards™ Call for Entries

in the Audio category…

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Added by Dianne de Las Casas, Founder on July 12, 2010 at 12:06pm — No Comments

New! "Here Women Tell" internet radio program on the "Here Women Talk Radio Network"

We're starting up an internet radio program called "Here Women Tell" where I'm interviewing professional storytellers. I'm pre-recording the interviews and they'll be available for download after they air. If you're interested in being interviewed please let me know! I was interviewed by Jody Lynn Smith on "Here Women Talk Radio" last Wednesday regarding the program. You can download the file and listen to it if you like. It will give you an idea of what it's all about. Hope you enjoy it and…

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Added by Kris Hillenburg on July 10, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

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