Enhancing Storytelling with Song, Oct. 18-20

Enhancing Storytelling with Song Workshop
October 18 – 20, 2013
Cost is just $150 for the whole weekend
(Friday evening to Sunday noon)
Reserve Your Spot by 9/30/13

Additional information regarding sleeping space, shared meals, directions to the cabin, and other details will be sent to registrants, but……

If you have any questions beforehand, feel free to contact
Kathy [host] at cbscott@mindspring.com
or Kari at rosasamom@gmail.com

No singing experience necessary…
Just a love of storytelling and an interest in songs

* Make your storytelling richer and really come alive
* Join other women storytellers in the mountains of North Georgia
* Expand your craft through a better understanding of the traditional song cannon
* Interweave theme-appropriate traditional songs or lines from songs into your stories

Led by Kari Sickenberger and Kathy Scott
Kari Sickenberger has been a teacher and workshop director for almost 20 years.  Her experience includes leading a series of singing workshops known as Mountain Mama Madness [MMM] for the last 7 years. Over 100 “Mountain Mamas” have been gently assisted in bringing out their unique singing voices while at the same time having a great deal of fun with this dynamic and learned singer/songwriter and educator!

Three Invitations to Youth Storytellers

YOU ARE INVITED! – Three invitations to all Youth Storytellers

#1 All Youth Storytellers: YOU ARE INVITED to participate in the first annual Youth Day of Storytelling and Storytelling Day of Classes in Richmond, Virginia, at the National Storytelling Network (NSN) PreConference on July 31, 2013. Special classes and times for youth to tell stories are planned for that day by NSN’s Special Interest Group of YES (Youth, Education and Storytellers Alliance). For more details about this part of the Conference, please contact YES Board members: Anne Wallace at anne50w@aol.com or Debbie Weston-From at debbie@debbiewestonfrom.com.

#2 All Youth Storytellers: YOU ARE INVITED to tell stories at Emerging Voices at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center. If you are interested, please contact one of the coordinators: LaDoris Bias Davis at treasured@hotmail.com, Esther Culver at joyofstories@gmail.com, or Anne Wallace at Anne50W@aol.com.

#3 All Youth Storytellers: YOU ARE INVITED to participate in the annual Georgia Youth Storytellers’ competition. More information will be forthcoming, but please contact one of the ladies listed above for more information.

2nd Annual V.E.T.S. Storytelling Program

Come and hear stories from or about veterans of wars and conflicts from the Spanish-American War to the present. (Yes, really – the Spanish-American War.) The program will again be sponsored and co-hosted by the Southern Order of Storytellers and the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center; it will be held at Callanwolde on Sunday, November 10, 2013, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Please click here for more information.

Stories on the Square in Duluth

SOS members Shannon McNeal, Mike Mount, and Denise Des Soye Mount are in the process of establishing a second Stories on the Square, this one in Gwinnett County. Eddie Owen of Eddie Owen Presents at the Red Clay Theater in Duluth – 3116 Main Street Duluth, Georgia 30096 – (678) 957-7283, http://www.eddieowenpresents.com) has expressed interest in hosting us! This is an exciting opportunity for more storytelling on a monthly basis.

We are considering the first Tuesday of the month for Stories on the Square in Duluth, with a tentative opening date of March 5th. The storytelling guidelines will be the same as at the original Stories on the Square: true personal stories, only, told with no notes; no singing; no comedy routines; and no political, religious, or ex-lover/present spouse diatribes. There is a seven-minute time limit. Everyone who would like to tell will be able to tell.

There is plenty of free parking near the Red Clay Theater, with two restaurants, a coffee shop, and other delightful attractions along the Square.

Stories on the Square in Duluth does not have a website as yet, but we are eager to receive any input you may have – please contact Denise at ddm9328@yahoo.com

Stories on the Square, Nov. 13

We will be gathering Tuesday, November 13th, 7:30 at Eddie’s Attic for Stories on the Square.

This is a special $5.00 ticketed show featuring Randy Osborne, Larry England, Denise DesSoye, Morganne Lee, David Russell, Sarah Beth Nelson, Bryan Dodd, and Shannon McNeal. We will be in the Music Room.

Following the programed storytelling will be the music of Matthew Ryan, then our usual open mic will begin about 10:00pm with no cover charge.

The guidelines are simple. It must be a true personal story, no longer than 7 minutes. No notes, music, singing, poems or fiction. No political or ex-lover rants. Absolutely no stand-up comedy routines are allowed.

There is no required theme. The suggested theme is “Rumor has it.”

Everyone gets to tell as time allows.

Free parking is available at the DeKalb County Courthouse parking deck at the corner of Commerce Dr. and West Trinity Place. Ignore the sign that states parking costs $6.00, the deck is open to the public for free after 6:00 p.m.

Want more info? Just check out our website.

Storytellers Wanted by Automatic Improv

Automatic Improv is looking for storytellers to tell short personal stories or anecdotes that will serve as inspiration for improv comedy. We perform shows every Tuesday and Friday night at Relapse Theatre and are looking for guest storytellers through the summer and fall. You can learn more about us at www.automaticimprov.com or contact Kelly Thomas at kellythom@gmail.com if you are interested or just want more information!