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.