July 25, 2017 Meeting

The July 25, 2017 meeting was filled with friendly chatter among the 20 storytelling enthusiasts who were in attendance. Seven tales were presented; three of them were among the prize winning stories at MoTell Liar’s Contest held in Kansas City earlier this month.

Carol Shelton read her story about Old McRonald and some New Age Chickens. It was hilarious! She won 1st place in the written category of the Liar’s Contest.

Roger Rose shared his winning story about Jack and the magic beans. He enthralled his audience at Gateway and won 3rd Place in the oral category at the Liar’s Contest.

Cosy Wright told about the cheetah who almost ate her at the St. Louis Zoo. We believed her until she admitted it, too, was also a big fat lie! She won 2nd place in the written category at the Liar’s Contest.

Carol Watkins related a fun story about a boy in the woods who encountered three giants who forced him to reveal his secret – to their great regret!

Flavia Everman explained about her project of gathering stories in Africa and then told us the tale of No-ma and the Magical Fish. She had the group hanging on every word!

Sue Hinkel shared an Albanian fairytale about the Princess with the Sterling Silver Tooth, a story with three brave princesses setting out to help their father, the King. Very entertaining!

Our President, Cathy Gregory, told a story about Vacation Bible School when the children had to make “Jesus feet” as their craft project. Her first-person perspective was very effective.

                               THE NEXT MEETING DATE IS SEPTEMBER 26, 2017
It was decided during the business meeting that the storytelling will begin at 7:00 p.m. at future meetings and the business meeting will begin at 8:00 p.m. The room will be available 6:00 – 7:00 for those who want to share food and conversation before the formal storytelling commences.
All are welcome! There is no entry charge for guests – just come and enjoy the stories or sign up online ahead of time for a chance to share a story. Contact MarilynSue Warren at justpeacenjoy2all@yahoo.com and request a 10 minute (or under) slot on the teller list for the next meeting.
We meet on the 4th Tuesday of every other month (January, March, May, July, Sept, Nov.) at the Crown Center Senior Apartments, 8350 Delcrest Dr, St. Louis, MO 63124.

Hope to see you there!



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4 responses to “July 25, 2017 Meeting

  1. mary l Clark

    Hi I was at the last meeting and a women there passed out information about a memoir writing class on Feb 25th that will be held at a library in Illinois – I signed up for the class but forgot to write down where it is. Does anyone still have this information? I would sure appreciate it.
    thanks – Mary Lou

  2. Cheryl

    Is nothing happenning after January 2017? Time to update. I’m looking for someone to teach me storytelling. I can’t go to something in the past.

    • Hi Cheryl,
      Sorry for this delay. Upcoming Gateway Storyteller meetings will be on July 25th , September 26th, and November 28th. Come to observe and the tellers can give you information to help you to craft stories for telling.
      We begin with potluck meal at 6pm and stories begin at 6:30. Business meeting follows the stories.
      The address is The Crown Center, 8350 Delcrest, St Louis MO 63124.

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