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Join us this Tuesday evening!


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



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Return of The Gateway Grapevine


April 2016


We are pleased to announce the return of our bimonthly newsletter: The Gateway Grapevine. The newsletter will be published on our website and automatically distributed to members of our email group. Anyone wishing to receive a hard copy may submit a request to our secretary, Jennifer Bennett, at the next meeting.

 A memorial service for Liz Lippa will be held on April 10th at 11 AM.

Please join us in bidding farewell to a dear friend. Liz was many things, including: a storyteller, an active volunteer for OASIS and the Saint Louis Holocaust Survivors and Descendants group, and an advocate for survivors of domestic abuse. Her memorial service will be held at

The Jewish Federation of St. Louis
12 Millstone Campus Dr.
St. Louis MO 63146

For more information, call 314-432-0020.

Gateway has made a $100 donation to the St. Louis Holocaust Museum in Liz’s name.

The St. Louis Storytelling Festival will be held on May 4th-7th.

The website www.stlstorytellingfestival.com has been updated, and further updates can be expected as we draw closer to the festival date.

Lisa Overholser announced two new events with the festival.

On May 5th, a panel discussion will be held at the Missouri History Museum, covering the topic “Stories At The Core”. This free panel is sponsored by the Community Arts Extension, and is intended to promote cultural heritage tourism in the state.

A workshop will be held in Lexington, MO (West end of the state) on April 22nd.  The cost is $25 for a full-day workshop that will include lunch.

To volunteer for the festival, please contact Sue Hinkel at shinkel@mail.win.org.

If you work with a school that can pause standardized testing long enough for storytelling, please contact Sue Hinkel with that information as well.

Festival volunteers will receive an invitation to the Volunteer Appreciation Dinner, which will be held at 5:00 PM Saturday May 7th, at UMSL just prior to the finale concert at the Touhill.

A $50 donation gets an invite to the Donor’s Dinner on Wednesday, May 4th.

Gateway has made a $600 donation to the St. Louis Storytelling Festival.  We would have liked to donate more, but we only had 12 paid members as of the start of the March meeting.

If you haven’t yet paid dues for 2016, please send $20 to:
MarilynSue Warren
4375 Humber Circle
St. Louis MO 63129

Checks should be made out to “St. Louis Gateway Storytellers”.

The National Storytelling Network Conference will be held July 21-24 in Kansas City.

Early Bird discounts are available through May 12th.  Senior discounts are also available.  Information can be found at http://gatewaystorytellers.us13.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cc7918ed8080dd47cf4224c1d&id=985f52089b&e=33c72036ff

MO-TELL is being reorganized.

The 2nd Annual Missouri Liars Contest will be held in Columbia this year on July 16th.

Entries must be submitted by May 20th. For more information, visit  http://www.mo-tell.org/2016-missouri-state-liars-contest/

Larry Brown will also have details and sign-up sheets for tellers available to perform in state parks.

*These positions pay fairly well.* For more information, visit http://www.mo-tell.org/about/mo-tell-news/  MO-TELL annual membership dues are $45.

Participants in Dr. Kevin Cordi’s “Playing with Stories” workshop will be working on setting up a Storybox program to run in local schools.

Please contact Sue Hinkel, Lynn Beetner, or Marion Nichols for more information.

RISK, a major storytelling podcast will be hosting a live performance in St. Louis.

RISK will be broadcasting live at Blueberry Hill’s “Duck Room” on June 25th.  The theme of the night will be “Worried”.  If you have a “true story you never thought you’d dare to share, please pitch your story to Kevin Allison at http://gatewaystorytellers.us13.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=cc7918ed8080dd47cf4224c1d&id=b8064e16b6&e=33c72036ff.

The podcast reaches hundreds of thousands of people each week.  Some of the stories from the podcast have crossed over and appeared on NPR shows such as “This American Life” and “Snap Judgment”.  The show will NOT be suitable for children.  Tickets can be purchased in advance at the risk-show.com website.

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January 2014 Meeting and News

In our first piece of news, the treasurer for Gateway has a new “real” job, and regrets the lack of updates.

Meeting are held on the 4th Tuesday of each month, and the 2014 schedule has been updated.

The schedule and dates for the St. Louis Storytelling Festival have been posted at http://stlstorytellingfestival.com/. The festival will be held May 1-3 at locations throughout the St. Louis area. The St. Louis Gateway Storytellers have traditionally been a sponsor and partner of this event.

A memorial service for Ruthild Kronberg will be held on Saturday, Feb. 1st, at the Evangelical United Church of Christ, 204 East Lockwood, St. Louis MO 63119. Ruthild had a profound influence on the area with her support of storytelling and the arts. The Children’s concert of the St. Louis Storytelling Festival is named in her honor.

2014 dues are still just $20 for the year. Checks or cash can be brought to the meeting, or sent to Gateway Storytellers, 19 Debbie Drive, St. Peters MO 63376. Our one major expense of the year will be coming up soon – support of the festival.

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