January Meeting

We had a wonderful meeting tonight – one of the best I’ve attended.

  • Flavia Everman – 3 Golden Oranges – Spanish story about looking for brides
  • Sharon Thompson – The Prince and The Throne – Short and punny
  • Ric Vice – Blowin’ Up Stuff in the Basement – True story about chemistry sets and a lack of parental supervision
  • Marion Nichols – Why are there no Merfaeries? – Original folktale about those wee creatures of the sea
  • Liz Lippa – The Banyan Tree – A powerful personal story from a child Holocaust survivor
  • Carol Watkins – Abe Lincoln and the people who knew him – Views of a future president as a youth

Attendance was about 20 people.

For the “business” side of things:

  • 2013 dues are due.  $20 covers the year, and dues may be sent to Gateway Storytellers, c/o Michael Bennett, 19 Debbie Dr, St. Peters MO 63376.
  • The St. Louis Storytelling Festival will be held May 1-4, 2013.  Link at http://stlstorytellingfestival.org/.  Volunteers are needed to help with crowd control, emcee duties, registration, handing out programs, and even picking up folks at the airport.  Please contact Ric Vice at (314) 994-7267.
  • Flavia Everman will be traveling to Rwanda in an effort to document tribal folklore – the issue has some urgency as genocide in that country has nearly wiped out their oral histories.  Please help support her efforts at her Kickstarter page at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/722807263/storybooks-from-rwanda?ref=live.

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One response to “January Meeting

  1. Suzanne White

    Is anyone tending this page? Asked about the January meeting and got no reply.

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