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* "From the Stage"
--Find out what the… Continue
Added by Rachel Hedman on September 23, 2009 at 5:45pm —
Feel free to read the review by Storyteller.net
for my "Family Famine: Hunger for Love" DVD here
Do you already have your copy?
Until we tell again,
Utah Storytelling Guild President-Elect
Tel: (801) 870-5799
Added by Rachel Hedman on July 18, 2009 at 2:43pm —
Thanks to my nephew, sister-in-law, and mother-in-law for allowing permission to post the pictures.
Throughout all ages of time, parents have encouraged and sometimes "forced" their children to receive piano lessons.
I was one of those kids who took piano lessons.
Currently, I do not have a piano in my home, which I plan to rectify soon. A home is not complete without a piano.
In the meantime,… Continue
Added by Rachel Hedman on June 3, 2009 at 7:00pm —
Thanks to Patrice Killpack for allowing me to post our picture. Patrice is a cool mom with four kids (two of them boys) and another little one on the way. The quotes and stories from the other mothers were also appreciated.
"Storytelling is as basic to a… Continue
Added by Rachel Hedman on May 11, 2009 at 1:00pm —
Artwork drawn and posted with permission by Jerry "BP" Riggs
We need you as we create a buzz for creation of the Boy Scouts of America Storytelling Merit Badge.
When you add 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 and on and on, then we could reach 100,000+ people to support it. Send a message to all of your friends, family, and acquaintances about two different sites:
1. BSA Storytelling Supporters on… Continue
Added by Rachel Hedman on April 30, 2009 at 10:00pm —
You may have already heard about the new BSA Storytelling Supporters social networking site at http://bsastorytelling.ning.com
Many of you have wondered about the latest news on the creation of the storytelling merit badge.
By joining this site, you will have the latest information on this endeavor. Getting the merit badge is only the beginning. Then there would be the announcements… Continue
Added by Rachel Hedman on April 28, 2009 at 12:15am —
Note: Part 1 focused on questions to ask the sponsor. Part 2 are internal questions for the storyteller. You may ask, "Why is not Part 2 then Part 1?" I believe most storytellers either want to ignore or to forget these internal questions because they are hard to answer. Some storytellers who have told for two or more decades still… Continue
Added by Rachel Hedman on April 21, 2009 at 8:45pm —
Whether you bring people to your events or whether you are the performing artist, there are certain questions we are afraid to ask--or forget to ask--that could have brought a more professional and exciting atmosphere to the whole event.
One thing is certain: We look like fools when we don't ask.
There are the normal questions that storytellers ask of sponsors such as the expected composition of the audience, the theme, or… Continue
Added by Rachel Hedman on April 1, 2009 at 2:48pm —
Having the "gift of gab" by kissing the Blarney stone
is not enough to be a storyteller. An Irish proverb says, "Time is a great storyteller."
The number of stories you know, the principles learned within them, and the time it takes to apply the principles can measure intelligence.
Added by Rachel Hedman on March 18, 2009 at 5:22am —
Note: The Ethics course was required with my Communications degree at Brigham Young University. After consulting with Professor Kevin Stoker in 2000, I was allowed to write my… Continue
Added by Rachel Hedman on March 12, 2009 at 8:14pm —
The following article is a merge of research as well as my views on defining storytelling. It represents a small portion of my Brigham Young University Honors Thesis of "Transformation of the Storyteller's Identity and Role through the American Storytelling Movement" in 2000. See list of storytellers interviewed at the bottom of the… Continue
Added by Rachel Hedman on March 12, 2009 at 8:09pm —
This is the full article I wrote, though a condensed version was published in the January/February 2008 Storytelling Magazine, with the theme "It Is The Right Time for Mentoring".
Out of over 13 years, eight of… Continue
Added by Rachel Hedman on March 12, 2009 at 8:00pm —
I labeled "Family Famine: Hunger for Love" as a "narrative production" since August 2008 and it seemed like a hands-down win.
Then today Elizabeth Ellis
, national storyteller and one of my… Continue
Added by Rachel Hedman on January 8, 2009 at 12:30am —
Thanks goes to Kevin Cordi (pictured far left) for granting… Continue
Added by Rachel Hedman on January 4, 2009 at 12:00am —
This was a paper I wrote on July 6, 2006, which was before the "Voice--A Storyteller's Lifestyle" blog was created.
Many people deny that they have personal stories that would be of value for others to hear.
As a… Continue
Added by Rachel Hedman on December 17, 2008 at 3:54am —
We, as storytellers, may not always ask for directions in the stories we create. The images of the stories' settings and perhaps the characters allude us though we have the map of the story as an outline.
The stories I share seem bare-bone until I immerse into the world itself in which the action takes place.
One of the reasons… Continue
Added by Rachel Hedman on December 6, 2008 at 12:30am —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —