It's been 3 months since my last post, but it's been busy. I just posted my original story/song, Kathy's Kargo in video form on my page here at Professional Storyteller. I recorded this back in August at a free concert in the park in which I was a participant. It is fairly self-explanatory if you listen to the intro. My first adult song! Anyway, I hope you enjoy Kathy's Kargo! It was shot with my little Flip Video camera, so the quality isn't fabulous, but you'll get the idea!
Added by Sondra Singer on November 30, 2008 at 6:44pm —
Especially at this time of year, we need to be reminded of what matters most. This op-ed piece, in the New York Times, gets right to the essence of what it means to cook for those you love.
- Joe Paris
New York Times op-ed piece on "Cooks vs Chefs"
Added by Storyteller Joe Paris on November 29, 2008 at 11:30am —
I can never seem to leave a bookstore empty-handed. The trip to Barnes & Noble was no different.
The book that caught my eye was "Latin American Folktales: stories from Hispanic and Indian traditions
Added by Rachel Hedman on November 28, 2008 at 8:07pm —
*This entry is the latest from my 2009 coast-to-coast storytelling tour by bike blog found at http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/adventure2009*
It's strange, these blogs. You never quite know if they're entertaining, enlightening, or just the ill-fitted ramblings of a doddering old fool. Heh. Maybe all of the above?
Much has happened. Much. So much that I don't quite know where to begin, nor what to include. Perhaps I'll just begin, and like the avenue of faith, the way… Continue
Added by Layne Gneiting on November 28, 2008 at 9:47am —
If ever you want to expand your mind, then there is someone you must talk with: Dr. Marsha D. Broadway.
This is seven of seven posts relating to my info-gathering trek to BYU on October 21, 2008.
When I wrote my… Continue
Added by Rachel Hedman on November 28, 2008 at 1:30am —
Hello Friends, We have been busy here in the Burcher household since Tellabration. (side note, it went very well--our featured teller, Denise Bennett did a great job)
We have been hard at work setting up a new website: www.heaintright.webs.com Plus, one of the site's features,( not up yet) that I'm most looking forward is a page called "Back-handed Compliments", an opportunity for my storytelling friends to add their own ambiguous back-handed compliment about my storytelling. Examples you… Continue
Added by Anthony Burcher on November 27, 2008 at 11:31pm —
A big hello to all of my friends in the Chicago area. I hope you are all well and enjoying this holiday season with friends and family. I have a question for those of you in the Chicago area. Does anyone know the contact name for the Art Institute in Chicago who hires professional storytellers? I am interested in traveling to Chicago to branch out to nearby States and cities. Chicago is a great city and I would appreciate anyone's help in coming to Chicago to do some storytelling. if you have… Continue
Added by Rob McCabe on November 27, 2008 at 1:22pm —
Christmas is coming and I don't have any gigs lined up this year. Money is very tight in the States right now. I may be working in Briarwood Mall in Ann Arbor, Michigan for the rest of the holiday season selling magic kits from kiosk. It's money AND something I have recently developed an interest in--magic. While waiting for the holiday season to end, I am working on a Medieval/Renaissance program of stories which I can then market to Renaissance Festivals around the country. After all, I am… Continue
Added by Rob McCabe on November 27, 2008 at 1:12pm —
Over the past year I have written many blogposts about the holidays, from cooking to natural crafts to family and Appalachian traditions and folklore. To make all of these posts more accessible, I listed them into one post. I though people on this list might like the quick references for stories and other ideas.
Click here to go to more information
about these topics:
Mincemeat and… Continue
Added by Granny Sue on November 25, 2008 at 9:37am —
I must decide which priorities are most important for the premiere.
This is six of seven posts relating to my info-gathering trek to BYU on October 21, 2008.
Ideally all of the following options would be available, but I may need to drop one or… Continue
Added by Rachel Hedman on November 24, 2008 at 4:30pm —
There is a time to say 'no'
As storytellers, we must learn how to say "no."
Now I realize that this point of view goes against the grain of most of us. We are promoters, givers, sharers, keepers of the flame that stories represent in our and every culture.
But after having told for several decades, I am convinced that one telltale sign of a veteran, quality teller is knowing when to say "no."
1. When you become so busy… Continue
Added by Storyteller Joe Paris on November 24, 2008 at 3:44pm —
Yes! Finally I had some time to finish my second newsletter! It has all kinds of musings from me, plus a Hungarian folktale translated into English with all the additional tidbits, and book recommendations too. And pretty pictures.
If you are interested, you can download it from HERE
Read and enjoy! And let me know how you like it :)
The Multicolored Lady
Added by Csenge Zalka on November 24, 2008 at 2:44pm —
I have a new website www.millietells.com (thanks Doug!) I need to fill in some content/descriptions, but it is live.
Added by Millie Jackson on November 23, 2008 at 8:25pm —
A night of "wonder-filled" stories will be presented in the auditorium of Southwestern Christian University in Bethany, OK. Featured tellers will be: Kathryn Thurman, Molly Lemmons, Chester Weems, and Marilyn A. Hudson as fill-in and MC.
The event starts at 7 p.m. and costs $5 (or $3 with a valid student ID from any local school). Funds will go to support mission major student trips to Africa in the spring.
For other events around the state:… Continue
Added by Marilyn A. Hudson - Storyteller on November 22, 2008 at 8:00pm —
Whether or not the university is conservative or has religious connections, there is a guarantee there… Continue
Added by Rachel Hedman on November 22, 2008 at 2:30pm —
Well, it seems this post
is winning attention (according to the blog's stats.) so you might want to read it and comment.
You will also see the Agora is open to requests and you are invited to ask or suggest anything that comes up.
Added by Limor Shiponi on November 21, 2008 at 3:00am —
I went on Sean's Teleseminar on Monday, and I got lots of new ideas to try, plus heaps of good marketing tips. Some things I knew of (good to get re-inforcement of that knowledge, though), but most were new ideas that will really help me improve our business and get more bookings. Sean teaches a lot of his ideas in point form (which he then elaborates on) - this is great because it makes it easy to take in and remember. I have already started to use some of the ideas, and will add more as I go… Continue
Added by Bill and Kath Worsfold on November 20, 2008 at 6:30pm —
I have never been in a play nor have I had any pieces showcased at a gallery.
This is four of seven posts relating to my info-gathering trek to BYU on October… Continue
Added by Rachel Hedman on November 20, 2008 at 1:30pm —
Thanks goes to Joanna Huffaker, group discussion leader, as well as to the Utah Storytelling Guild Olympus Chapter members for granting permission of the use of their comments/picture from the November 12, 2008 guild… Continue
Added by Rachel Hedman on November 19, 2008 at 12:10am —
We had a great call last night and a handful of storytellers from around the world got some marketing ideas that few artists have ever used.
"Grumpy Burgers, Wood Fires and Cheap Whines:
The Economy is Not Your Business."
Please consider joining us this Friday (11/21) evening? Details at: http://www.prostoryteller.com
Added by Sean Buvala on November 18, 2008 at 9:24pm —