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November 2009 Blog Posts (7)

Who do we think we are? Who do THEY think we are?

I posted this at the storyteller's listserv - a question From Slash Colman's blog:

http://www.twentyonehours.com



"Oftentimes, others can pinpoint the theme of your work much easier than you can. This week, I suggest you interview others to begin to narrow your brand. What are you trying to say with your artwork? You may not know. So, this week, bite the bullet and ask 3-5 friends what they think the underlying theme is… Continue

Added by Norah Dooley on November 29, 2009 at 11:51pm — No Comments

from Tony Toledo "Here are ten books I love....What are ten books you love?"

Sheeesh - I wish Tony would publish this stuff his own bad self - until he does?His writing is too good to be confined to a listserv only, so I will pass it along...

Here are ten books I love. What are ten books you love?

by Tony Toledo.



1. A Gentle Madness: Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes and the Eternal Passion for Books by Nicholas Basbanes. HC 1995. 1st/3rd with the front end page ripped out. (How cruel some people can be.)… Continue

Added by Norah Dooley on November 29, 2009 at 9:32pm — No Comments

Design as Story

I work in the Indianapolis web design industry and I recently got contracted to start a web site and ning community for a company that handles dental insurance plans and short term health… Continue

Added by Howard Strang on November 25, 2009 at 11:46pm — No Comments

Museum of storytelling in Oxford UK!

Check this out - a Museum of Storytelling (focused on kids, but still incredibly cool) is planned for Oxford England.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2009/nov/19/museum-of-storytelling-oxford

Added by Laura Packer on November 19, 2009 at 11:27am — No Comments

Brother Blue’s story lives on for many

Brother Blue’s story lives on for many

Mourners honor famed storyteller

By Brian MacQuarrie Boston Globe November 9, 2009



CAMBRIDGE - On a beautiful, color-dappled afternoon, an upbeat stream of artists, dancers, puppeteers, and storytellers walked into a North Cambridge funeral home to pay their respects to the man who lay inside. The deceased wore a blue beret, sported a multicolored jacket, and rested in a coffin draped with a dazzling covering featuring a sparkling blue… Continue

Added by Norah Dooley on November 9, 2009 at 10:21am — No Comments

How to Get 100 People to a Show: Slashtipher Coleman's blog Twenty One Hours

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Artists and Facebook: Send an Effective Invitation

".... I get tired of seeing lumpy artists lumping around at their poorly attended events because they didn't take the time to do the things I suggest. "But I sent out a press release," they say. "And I sent out facebook invites," they say. " click on link below to go to his blog directly - great read !…

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Added by Norah Dooley on November 9, 2009 at 12:50am — No Comments

More on Cooking up a Story...

More on Cooking up a Story...

JOURNALING: SHOPPING as

COOKING: WRITING



Andrea and I spend a lot of time helping students find rich details to add to their writing. Over and over we emphasize how the five sense can be used to draw the reader or listener into the world and experience of the writer or storyteller. Rarely does it happen that a young elementary student has too much detail. But it does occur in upper grades and in the story world too. In these cases an exercise… Continue

Added by Norah Dooley on November 5, 2009 at 3:30am — No Comments

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FIRST PRIZE AT GRAND SLAM STORY SLAM

Grand Prize for South Shore Grand Slam Story Slam generously donated by Nicolette Heavey and Stories In The Streets (A Maine Get Away)

https://www.facebook.com/StoriesInTheStreets

Stories in the Streets in an outreach literacy program that focuses on families in at-risk areas and fosters community engagement in storytelling by: 1) Creating opportunities for public storytelling wherever families gather — a farmer’s market, laundromat, or food line; and, 2) Offering storytelling workshops that raise family engagement in literacy, cultural awareness and community understanding.  The program is currently active in Lawrence, Brockton and Randolph.

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What is a story slam? Get the FAQs! 9 Replies

Started by Norah Dooley in Uncategorized. Last reply by Tamara Safford Feb 4, 2014.

Press Clippings 2012-2013 - Links and as a Pdf

Started by Norah Dooley in Sample Title Jun 26, 2013.

Storytelling is front page news in Boston...12/22/12 2 Replies

Started by Norah Dooley in Sample Title. Last reply by Brendyn Schneider Dec 23, 2012.

Grand Slam Story Slam Fuller Craft Museum May 7th

The South Shore story Slams presents The GRAND SLAM STORY SLAM MAY 5TH @The Company Theater 6:30PM the winners of Doyles and SS Story Slam Season compete for Maine Getaway valued at  $1,000. Get your tickets before they are gone $25.00 in advance $20.00 members at door $30.00 non members 

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