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New Storytelling Resource Books by Dianne de Las Casas

Friends:

 

I wanted to share some of my newest storytelling resource books with you. These titles are published by ABC-Clio Libraries Unlimited.

 

Tales from the 7,000 Isles: Filipino Folk Stories

By Dianne de Las Casas &…

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Added by Dianne de Las Casas, Founder on September 22, 2011 at 11:25pm — No Comments

Introducing LoiS Sprengnether and Reisa Stone, Professional Storyteller's Newest Adminstrators!

Friends:


It is with great pleasure that I announce the newest members of the Professional Storyteller Team: LoiS Sprengnether and Reisa Stone. Both LoiS and Reisa are longtime members of Professional Storyteller. Welcome, ladies!


Happy Tales to You,
Dianne de Las Casas
Founder of Professional Storyteller




About Lois Sprengether


After roughly 35 years of…
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Added by Dianne de Las Casas, Founder on August 12, 2010 at 2:37pm — 4 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

The Story Biz Handbook Wins a 2010 Storytelling World Award



Friends:



I am very excited to announce that The Story Biz Handbook has won a 2010 Storytelling World Award! Thank you for all your support!



Warmly,

Dianne de Las Casas

Founder of Professional Storyteller



Here a summary of the book:



Beginning with wonderful tips and advice about the art and presentation of storytelling, this is a complete resource about how to build a storytelling… Continue

Added by Dianne de Las Casas, Founder on January 29, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

20 Family Story Starters - Dianne de Las Casas

Friends,



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



http://storyconnection.net/blog/2009/08/23/together-time-family-story-starters/



Warmly,

Dianne de Las… Continue

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

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

Friends,

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!

Warmly,
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

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



Friends:



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!



Warmly,

Dianne de Las Casas

Founder of Professional… Continue

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

7-31-09 How Swine Flu Turns a Household Topsy Turvy - Dianne de Las Casas



Friends:



It is the Day After. The day after we found out our 19 year old daughter tested positive for swine flu. Life is so far from “normal.”



At 10:00 a.m. this morning, I donned my blue surgical mask from the doctor’s office and checked on Soleil. She was snuggled underneath her comforter, snoring slightly, probably due to the fact that she cannot breathe through her nose and has to breathe entirely through her mouth. I… Continue

Added by Dianne de Las Casas, Founder on August 1, 2009 at 8:25am — No Comments

School Visits & Swine Flu, Wednesday, April 29, 2009 - Dianne de Las Casas

Friends:



I have been traveling like crazy lately. In one week, I have seen students in California, Louisiana, and Connecticut. With the World Health Organization raising the flu pandemic alert level to 5 (out of 6), it is important for all of us to take an extra measure of precaution when traveling and working in schools.



* Constant Hand-washing - During any flu season, hand-washing is a must. Use soap and water as hot as you can stand it. The Mayo Clinic recommends that… Continue

Added by Dianne de Las Casas, Founder on April 30, 2009 at 12:09am — No Comments

FYI- Springboard for Stories Retreat by Jackson Gillman

Are you sitting on some great stories that you might want to put out there…?



For the third year, Jackson Gillman will offer “Springboards for Stories" on January 30 - February 2, 2009 in one of New England's most inspiring settings: Rudyard Kipling's historic Brattleboro VT home, "Naulakha" ("jewel without price").



Over the past 27 years, I have presented workshops annually at the New England Storytelling Conference, rotating 8 different ones. Springboards has become a… Continue

Added by Dianne de Las Casas, Founder on January 20, 2009 at 12:25am — No Comments

A Merry Christmas Gift from the Founder of Professional Storyteller, Dianne de Las Casas - 12-25-08



Friends:



On this joyous day in New Orleans, Louisiana, I wish each and every one of you a Happy Holiday. May 2009 bring you success, peace, love, and new friendships. Here is a gift for you - a story...



Rabbit’s Turnip

A Tale from China

Retold from Dianne de Las Casas

Reprinted from Tangram Tales: Story Theater with the Ancient Chinese Puzzle (Libraries Unlimited 2009)



In the… Continue

Added by Dianne de Las Casas, Founder on December 25, 2008 at 4:30am — No Comments

Dianne de Las Casas Has Phenomenal Week with 2 new books and a book signing! December 20, 2008



Friends:



On Saturday, December 20, 2008, I had my first book signing for my first children’s picture book,The Cajun Cornbread Boy. The book signing was at Maple Street Children’s Book Shop in New Orleans.



I am so excited because my book was not supposed to arrive this early. It was quite a rush to make them available for the holiday season. But I have shipped out a ton of books to my sweet fans. Here is a picture of… Continue

Added by Dianne de Las Casas, Founder on December 23, 2008 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

FYI - Kentucky Storytelling including Buck Creacy; Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Friends:



FYI



Read a great article on storytelling in Kentucky. Our own Buck Creacy was interviewed for this article as was the wonderful Mary Hamilton!



http://www.kentucky.com/141/story/629394.html



Warmly,

Dianne de Las Casas

Founder of Professional Storyteller

Author of The Story Biz Handbook (Libraries Unlimited 2008)

The… Continue

Added by Dianne de Las Casas, Founder on December 17, 2008 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

Update on Dianne de Las Casas' Recovery; Monday, December 15, 2008

Friends:



It's been a week since my hysterectomy. I am happy to say the surgery was successful. I am home, in the recovery process. It hasn't been easy. The first few days were kind of foggy as I relied heavily on medication to get me through the pain. I get around okay but my body is out of whack - my systems don't function as they should. I am off the pain medication so I am much more coherent. I have good days and bad days, just as my doctor promised. I can't wait to get back to… Continue

Added by Dianne de Las Casas, Founder on December 15, 2008 at 3:42pm — 2 Comments

Dianne de Las Casas, Founder of Professional Storyteller, Having Major Surgery Monday, December 8, 2008

[Above: Dianne de Las Casas with daughter, Eliana (8 yrs.) on Saturday, December 6, 2008]



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In the morning, on Monday, December 8, 2008 at 7:00 a.m. CST, I head into surgery. I am undergoing a hysterectomy after several years of struggles. The past few months have been hellish, privately dealing with extreme pain and hemorrhaging due to fibroids, and precancerous cells. I explored several non-surgical alternatives but… Continue

Added by Dianne de Las Casas, Founder on December 8, 2008 at 2:33am — 4 Comments

Help a Fellow Teller - Linda Goss' House Destroyed by Fire; November 15, 2008

From Jane Crouse, Mid-Atlantic Regional Director, National Storytelling Network



Dear Friends,



On Sunday, November 9th, Philadelphia storyteller Linda Goss and her family experienced a house fire. The oil heater exploded and caught fire in the basement and destroyed their home and possessions. A detailed assessment of the cause and amount of damage has not been determined. It has been determined that the basement received the majority damaged. The first floor is damaged,… Continue

Added by Dianne de Las Casas, Founder on November 16, 2008 at 2:53pm — No Comments

FYI: News Bulletin from the National Storytelling Network; Friday, November 14, 2008

From the National Storytelling Network

November 14, 2009



New officers for 2009 were elected at the October Board Meeting:



Chair Sherry Norfolk (GA)

Vice Chair Judy Sima (MI)

Secretary Roger Armstrong (AR)

Finance Chair M.L. Barron (PA)

At-Large Margaret Meyers (KS)



So much news to report! What follows here is a summary – you’ll find the full stories on the Board Blog… Continue

Added by Dianne de Las Casas, Founder on November 16, 2008 at 2:31pm — No Comments

[Dianne de Las Casas' Story Biz Blog] The Economic Crunch: Surviving and Thriving as an Artist; November 10, 2008

Friends:



Please visit the Story Biz blog (Groups: Story Biz). I have added a new blog on how to keep your booking calendar healthy even in today's challenging economic environment.



Best wishes for Story Biz Success!



Warmly,

Dianne de Las Casas

Founder of Professional Storyteller



P.S. The Story Biz Handbook is now available. Order from Libraries Unlimited http://www.lu.com or from your favorite online book retailer.…



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Added by Dianne de Las Casas, Founder on November 11, 2008 at 3:00am — No Comments

Storytellers, List Your Published Books and CDs in our New Group: Storytellers' CDs and Books



Storytellers,



I have started a new group called "Storytellers' CDs and Books." Here, you can list all the CDs you have produced and the books you have published as a resource for the members of Professional Storyteller. You can add photos and links too. Please include a description of each CD and book, the publisher or producer, the year, and the ISBN. Thank you to Daniel Bishop for the idea! Happy Tales to… Continue

Added by Dianne de Las Casas, Founder on October 17, 2008 at 1:00am — 3 Comments

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