"Once upon a time, 'bout time and a half ago..."
how does your story begin???
Communication is storytelling at its universal level. We all have stories to share, some true, some almost true, some purely fiction (about which my Pop-pops said, "If it ain't true, it should be"). Every story has truth in it; what is "real" is up to the discretion of the listener. That shouldn't stop you from sharing your truths.
In this year, make a point of sharing your stories. Nobody else can tell them for you, unless you share them first!
Travelin' to Tell!
Coming up in no time:
- SEPTEMBER 4 - 6: Southern Ohio Storytelling Festival in Chillicothe with Suzi Whaples, Geraldine Buckley, Oba William King, and other great tellers! For more information, go to sostoryfest.com
And the terrifying tellers of Storytellers of Central Ohio will be back to tell some scary stories...I'm one of 'em! Check the schedule!
ANOTHER NEW ADVENTURE!
September 19-21, 2014 at Lake Doniphan Retreat Center in Kansas City, MO. Our 11th Power of Words Conference to explore how we can use our words — written, spoken or sung — to make community, deepen healing, witness one another, wake ourselves up, and foster empowerment and transformation was a wonderful experience. Plans are in the works for the 2015 event. Storytellers and other spoken-word artists are more than welcome! Scholarships available. For information, stay tuned to http://TLANetwork.org
It's official! My second collection of Affrilachian tales, BEYOND THE BRIAR PATCH, is coming out from Parkhurst Brothers, Inc. Publishers!