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August 2009 Blog Posts (30)

Spooky Tales in the Redwood Grove

Calling Halloween characters of all sort! YES Everyone!

Wear your favorite Halloween costume, Saturday, October 31st from 1 to 2:30 PM to the spell binding enchantment in the UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley. OH YES! Join a costume parade among the tall, mysterious redwood. OH DEAR! Bring your favorite Halloween riddle to stump the Witches. OH MY! Listen to the Witches Four: Jean Ellisen, Bobbie Kinkead, Carol Nyhoff, and Karin Werner tell… Continue

Added by Bobbie Kinkead on August 31, 2009 at 4:02pm — No Comments

The silver knight - a story of struggle.

Once a long time ago, there lived a Silver Knight. A knight so strong and bold that no other knight in the country could beat him. His armour shone, brighter than the brightest star in the sky, and anyone who saw him, had to look away for the light reflecting off his armour dazzled their gaze.

This knight had fought so many battles against so many ogres, giants, black knights and wizards that he knew every trick of the evil ones.

A message came one day from the other side… Continue

Added by Olivia Wells on August 29, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments

New flute!

OK, have to say it... sometimes it *is* all about size. Spent 4 hours last night finishing the construction of a 6 foot long overtone flute. Can't wait to use it to frame a story telling session sometime soon!

Added by Kelvin Saxton on August 26, 2009 at 12:38pm — No Comments

Greetings from Kirkland Lake Ontario

What a wonderful trip this is turning out to be! With a Canadian journalist and book author as my guide, I am spending time in an area close to the Hudson Bay to do some important story research on a project I've been developing over the last 18 months. My goal is to write, produce and perform a Chautauqua. Anyone out there had this particular storytelling experience? I have found it to be beneficial as an artist to try new things and stretch my abilities. This keeps me moving forward and… Continue

Added by Glenda Bonin on August 25, 2009 at 6:40pm — No Comments

Listen In: Ampitheater with Tim Ereneta "Going Old-School On Fairy Tales"

We are very happy to feature storyteller Tim Ereneta in our latest Amphitheater at Although Tim, a storyteller in California, has been in the Amphitheater before, it was always as a volunteer reporter for other storytelling events. Now, we turn the tables as director, Sean Buvala, talks with our guest about Tim’s own work as a storyteller.

You can listen in, for…

Added by Sean Buvala on August 25, 2009 at 9:00am — No Comments

Free Telecourse (09/03): So, You Wanna Be a Pro Storyteller?

So, you think you have what it takes to be a professional storyteller?

Come participate in this free telecourse:

Thursday, September 3, 2009

12 Survive and Thrive Tips for the Working Performing Artist

Why not register now?

No matter your art form (storyteller, juggler, actor, puppeteer,…

Added by Sean Buvala on August 24, 2009 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Free Telecourse (08/28): "MyTweetLinkBookNing: Sorting Out Social Media for Working Artists"

Friday, August 28, 2009

MyTweetLinkBookNing: Sorting Out Social Media for Working Artists

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"Should I be on (fill in name of social media)?" is a frequently asked question during coaching sessions with Sean Buvala. In this telecourse, Sean will look at the various popular…

Added by Sean Buvala on August 24, 2009 at 5:23pm — No Comments

20 Family Story Starters - Dianne de Las Casas


Please visit The Story Connection Blog for 20 Family Story Starters. These are great to encourage storytelling in families and inter-generational storytelling.


Dianne de Las… Continue

Added by Dianne de Las Casas, Founder on August 24, 2009 at 11:54am — No Comments

'GhostTales2Go" On the Move! Scaring Up Good Times

A troupe of tellers will be sharing a a program called "GhostTales2Go" in October in Oklahoma. Members include Molly Lemmons, Barbara Jones and Marilyn A.Hudson (aka The Oklahoma GhostTeller).

Added by Marilyn A. Hudson - Storyteller on August 23, 2009 at 8:50am — No Comments

"Stories2Go" is Revving its engine!

A small troupe has formed in Oklahoma, "Stories2Go", to present a program of story theater for appearances at events, summer reading programs,churches, and the like. The initial effort is called "Casting Strong Shadows" and honors the positive influences of men in the lives of those around them.

Veteran tellers Molly Lemmons, Barbara Jones, Kathryn Thurman, Susie Bealsy, and Marilyn A. Hudson round out the cast of tellers for this special program.

The members are part of… Continue

Added by Marilyn A. Hudson - Storyteller on August 23, 2009 at 8:47am — No Comments

Chat & Birthday Features Have Now Been Added to Professional Storyteller! - Dianne de Las Casas, Founder


Now you can chat with each other from the main page. Just scroll to the bottom and you will find the chat box. Happy chatting!

You can also check who has a birthday so you can leave birthday wishes on their page. It's also located at the bottom of the main page, on the left side.

Happy Tales to You!

Dianne de Las Casas
Founder of Professional Storyteller
Author of The Story Biz Handbook

Added by Dianne de Las Casas, Founder on August 20, 2009 at 3:30am — No Comments

New Amphitheater with Ellouise Schoettler: The New Front Porch.

Come Listen to the Latest Amphitheater. (Freebie!)

This Amphitheater features a discussion with Maryland storyteller Ellouise Schoettler. Ellouise has created her own unique storytelling process called "The New Front Porch." Blending personal tales, historical research, genealogy and world tales, Ellouise creates programs…

Added by Sean Buvala on August 16, 2009 at 6:18pm — No Comments

F.E.S.T. in a nutshell

I just posted my first post about the F.E.S.T. conference in Lausanne. There will be many more to follow later on - there are so many good experiences to write about! :)

Click here to go to the Multicolored Diary and read more ;)

Added by Csenge Zalka on August 12, 2009 at 7:39am — No Comments

Free Telecourse: Social Media for Marketing Your Business

Monday, August 17, 2009

MyTweetLinkBookNing: Sorting Out Social Media for Working Artists

"Should I be on (fill in name of social media)?" is a frequently asked question during coaching sessions with Sean Buvala. In this free telecourse, Sean will look at the various popular social media services such as Twitter, LinkedIn, MySpace, Facebook and Ning in light of their advantages and disadvantages for working performing artists. When we are done, you’ll have a clearer…

Added by Sean Buvala on August 11, 2009 at 11:08am — No Comments

Revised sketches

Currently I am revising sketches for my new book with Pelican Publishing. Hopefully, these revisions will be finished by the end of this week and I can begin to work on the final illustrations. When this book is published I plan to include some type of storytelling when I talk to children about my art process. I love to see the sparkle in the eyes of children when I talk with them.

On a different note, I was nicely welcomed at the Poplarville, MS school system last week. I had been invited… Continue

Added by Rick Anderson on August 11, 2009 at 10:23am — No Comments Amphitheater: Historical Storytelling For Health Education with Karol Brown

Listen free-of-charge, right now, at the Amphitheater.

In this latest Amphitheater, Sean Buvala interviews storyteller, health educator and historian Karol Brown. Hailing from the U.S. Northwest in Washington State, Karol has created a unique…

Added by Sean Buvala on August 10, 2009 at 3:37pm — No Comments

Two Free Marketing Telecourses This Week.

Just a reminder- two free-of-charge telecourses this week.

More will be posted on Tuesday, too. Check the same link.

Added by Sean Buvala on August 10, 2009 at 3:14pm — No Comments

1001 Storytelling Friends on Professional Storyteller! 8/9/09 - Dianne de Las Casas


In February 2008, Professional Storyteller opened. Now, we have 1001 storytellers from around the world connecting on this wonderful site. Thank you! It's time to celebrate... Share a Story - Change the World!


Dianne de Las Casas

Founder of Professional… Continue

Added by Dianne de Las Casas, Founder on August 9, 2009 at 7:00pm — 3 Comments

Finding New Material

In searching out new story material for my performances I came across a great collection of stories. The stories are in the book Le cercle des menteurs: Contes philosophiques du monde entire by Jean-Claude Carriére. My difficulty as you can see is that the book is written in French. The English translation of the title is: The Circle of Liars: Philosophical tales from the entire world. There is also a Spanish translation of the book. Of course I neither read nor speak either… Continue

Added by Harvey Heilbrun on August 8, 2009 at 10:14pm — No Comments

What going on in my life?

Just came back from a great week of National Order of the Arrow Conference at IU, Bloomington. Learned a lot about ceremonies. Met a lot of great people.

Added by Gary Wittmann on August 8, 2009 at 2:21pm — No Comments

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