Gateway Storytellers, in conjunction with Riverwind Storytellers, invites you to attend our Tellebration event.
Join us for a free evening of storytelling fun for the whole family!
Tuesday, November 22nd at 6:30 PM
at the Crown Center
8350 Delcrest, St. Louis MO 63124
Free admission, refreshments provided
Everyone has a story to tell – consider telling yours in the Missouri State Liars Contest!
Sponsored by MO-TELL (Missouri Storytelling) and Mid-Continent Public Library, the Missouri State Liars Contest is open to Missouri residents of all ages. $500 cash prize for the 1st place winner.
Deadline to enter is midnight, May 11, 2015. For more information, please visit the Mo-Tell website at www.mo-tell.org or email contest director Anthony Clark at email@example.com.
The following information has been passed on from Gateway member Daniel Romano. Sounds like they could use some storytelling support.
SECOND TUESDAYS: People are encouraged to come and tell a true personal story that fits the monthly theme. It’s similar to the Moth Radio Hour on NPR and is open to veteran and novice storytellers.
Next up: Tuesday, March 10th, 7-9 PM.
Place: Schlaffly Bottleworks, 7620 Southwest Ave. Maplewood MO.
Theme: Generations – Tales of generational conflict, the good ole days, and walking uphill both ways.
More Info: Face book page Second Tuesdays
A small donation is requested for a local charity, but is not required.
Just a reminder – The July meeting for the St. Louis Gateway Storytellers will be held at the Crown Center on Tuesday, July 22nd. The address is 8350 Delcrest Drive, St. Louis MO, 63124. Dinner starts around 6, business meeting around 6:45, stories commence at 7:00 PM.
We lost a giant in the local storytelling community recently – Lucy Grondahl was an amazing author, performer, and storyteller. While the meeting will not be a formal memorial, people are invited to tell stories Lucy would have liked.
Our president, Jeanne Crews, will be organizing dinner – picnic-style sandwiches and salads. A suggested donation of $3 covers your meal. Headcount numbers should be communicated to Carol Watkins, firstname.lastname@example.org before Monday night.
With a new year, it’s time to get updates made on our “Find A Storyteller” page.
If you’re a paid-up member of the St. Louis Gateway Storytellers, and if you’d like to appear on the website, please send your bio information to email@example.com. We will get it added to our website as quickly as we can. Let us know what kind of stories you perform, what groups you like to visit, and any other information that can help you stand out as the perfect choice for that group or event.
Now, if you’re with an organization out there who is looking for some entertainment that teaches, informs, and uplifts your audience, you have the talent right here. If you want to scare the campers, inspire the youth group, or learn some history about the ADA, this is the right place. For any of the storytellers listed, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for e-mail contact information or call the phone number if listed for each individual. It will be an unforgettable event.
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.