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At 4:51pm on December 10, 2009, Donna Marie Todd said…
It was a blast working with you at WildAcres and watching your voice come out of its shell! You have such a gentle, lovely style of telling. Has your man written his book yet?
At 9:38pm on November 28, 2009, Reisa Stone said…
Thanks, Sylvia. There's a little bit of every immigrant I've been close to in there. And maybe a touch of Mel Brooks. Baba has a big crush on the 2000 Year Old Man :-D
At 12:48am on March 2, 2009, Tim E said…
Sylvia, you have my permission to reprint my posting re: Duncan Williamson in your newsletter. In your attribution, please include these web sites: and
At 4:08pm on February 28, 2009, Gary Carden said…
I remember telling stories at Wildacres some 25 years ago for an organization called The Senior Scholars of Charlotte. Please check out my website:
At 4:05pm on February 28, 2009, Gary Carden said…
Be all means, feel free to quote me. It is nice to hear from someone from North Carolina.
At 7:46pm on October 5, 2008, Katrina Fahey said…
Hi Sylvia, thank you for your lovely comments. Yes, we do have a New Zealand Guild of Storytellers; their website is
However, it doesn't appear to be updated very regularly; I do belong, but don't appear on it yet.
At the Marlborough Farmers' Market, I am telling some traditional tales such as Stone Soup, Little Red Riding Hood and so on, with a Farmers' Market 'flavour'. For instance, I have some child helpers take on the roles of townspeople and think up things that we can add to our Stone Soup that are available at the Farmers' Market. I also use rhythm, rhyme and song for variety and to keep their interest up with shorter 'snappier' tales. I haven't 'told' to adult groups yet, only children.
Thank you for your interest.
Kind regards,
At 1:32pm on September 30, 2008, Gail de Vos said…
Thanks Sylvia -- this is a grand way to renew old memories and meetings -- and I remember it well.
Yours in stories,
At 2:40am on September 29, 2008, Reisa Stone said…
Hello Sylvia,

I love the story on your blog about your grandpa. It reminds me of my grandma, also a fine horsewoman.

Kind regards,
At 9:52pm on September 3, 2008, Carolyn Stearns said…
How far are you from Chapel Hill? I will be down Oct 8,9,10,11 and was hoping to meet other tellers for coffee and a little swapping at some point. Know anyone in that area? It is beautiful there, I was in town in July to move my daughter and her husband there. find me at
At 8:37pm on May 6, 2008, Rixon Lane said…
Glad you enjoyed the stories. It was very nice to meet you, as well. Hope our paths cross again soon.
-Rixon Lane
At 11:33am on May 6, 2008, Steven Henegar said…
Hey Sylvia,
It's really good to hear from you again. It has indeed been that long since we hung out together in Greensboro. I'm pleased to hear NC has a Guild. Are you planning to be at the NSN conference this summer?
All the best,
At 8:08am on April 28, 2008, Kim Weitkamp said…
Thank you for all of your kind words Sylvia! I enjoyed my weekend at the festival very, very much. The audience was great and all of the volunteers were lovely and caring. I hope you have a wonderful week and I hope to see you next year (or sooner!)
At 5:20pm on April 24, 2008, Janet Harllee said…
Love your pictures Sylvia!
At 5:16pm on April 24, 2008, Janet Harllee said…
Hi Sylvia,
I'd like to have you as a friend too. How do I do that?
At 10:13am on April 16, 2008, Holly Robison said…
Howdy Sylvia! I'm excited because I am coming to spend the summer in Charleston SC. I hope you will share with me what is going on in the storytelling world so I can participate as much as possible. It looks like you do amazing stuff!
Thanks, Holly
At 7:07am on March 30, 2008, Leeny Del Seamonds, Master Story Performer™ said…
Hi Sylvia!
Yes, it's good to hear from you again. And I just saw you at Patchwork too. It's great to be part of this fine network of professional tellers! Hope all is well with you. Hope to see you soon. :-) Leeny
At 1:19pm on March 26, 2008, Betty R Smith said…
Thanks for the welcome. I'm proud to call David Joe a friend. So come on over to J'boro sometime. The Teller in residence program will be starting soon at ICS. Pick a date and let's have lunch. I'll show you the sites that you can't see during the festival. LOL
At 8:04am on March 26, 2008, Betty R Smith said…
Hi we're neighbors. I just live over the line in Jonesborough and am a native South Carolian. Glad to find some southerns here.
At 9:00am on March 24, 2008, Sylvia Payne said…

Congratulations on telling in Henderson and East Carolina University festival. I was invited to help emcee at the Laurinburg festival and have several other bookings taking me to the Greensboro area and to the mountains near Franklin.

Hope I will see you soon.
At 1:55pm on March 23, 2008, Henry Vogel said…
Hi Sylvia,

The Greensboro festival is a regular event on my calendar now. I will definitely be there. I have hopes of attending the festival in Laurinburg, too, but nothing is finalized.

I just recently landed an invitation tell at the Henderson Storytelling Festival and at a story and art festival hosted by East Carolina University. Both are in early April and ought to be a lot of fun.




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