Friday, April 4, 2014

Here's an opportunity to improve your art!

May 30-June 1, 2014
Announcing a supportive, challenging, helpful, enlightening and fun
INTENSIVE COACHING WEEKEND
for
Storytellers, Writers,
and
those of you who want to increase your effectiveness in your workplace or community through story!
Are you one of these people?
Then, this intensive coaching weekend is for you!

Conducted by two nationally renowned professional storytellers and story coaches,
Beth Horner and Susan O’Halloran

This coaching weekend will be rigorous and supportive with structured feedback sessions that are safe, practical and effective.
You will leave with clear direction, knowing your next steps to reach your goals.

Sometimes, we just need the structure of setting aside a weekend to get done what we’ve been meaning to do – work on our stories!
You know how powerful stories are. Give yourself the gift of laser attention from two premiere story coaches.
 Sue and Beth quickly create a safe environment that fosters freedom to experiment. They are both attentive and skilled listeners...they seem to have listened the story right out of me. They helped me find meaning, the essence and the arc of my family story. And there was lots of laughter! 



MORE INFORMATION
WHAT: A weekend in which you focus on your own specific story or project by being coached one-on-one. In addition, you will observe others being coached and thus, learn from their process and insights.  

WHO ATTENDS: Experienced, professional and new storytellers and writers plus those using applied storytelling within their organizations, communities, or for their own careers. Space is limited in order to give each participant individual attention. 

WHERE: At a private home in Evanston, Illinois

WHEN: Friday, May 30, 2014 (7:00 pm) to Sunday, June 1, 2014 (ending at 5:00 pm)

YOUR COACHES: Your story coaches, Beth Horner and Susan O’Halloran, each have over 30 years experience performing their stories to national and international audiences plus helping other artists, nonprofit and business leaders tell their stories in ways that are genuine, moving and unique to each person’s distinct style.

In addition to performing at the International Art of Storytelling Festival, multiple times at the National Storytelling Festival and on Live From National Geographic, Beth Horner has served as narrative consultant for the Johnson Space Center's StoryMining Project and presented storytelling workshops for scientists at NASA’s FameLab Astrobiology and for engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab. www.BethHorner.com

Susan O’Halloran has presented at the National Storytelling Festival, the Smithsonian Institute and was story consultant for the United Nations Peacekeeping Forces. For her film and video scriptwriting, she has won awards of excellence from the CINDY competition, the U.S. Industrial Film Festival and the Los Angeles Film Advisory Board. Sue has appeared on PBS, ABC Nightline and inThe New York Times and has coached hundreds of nonprofit and corporate communicators. www.susanohalloran.com

Both Sue and Beth are recipients of the National Storytelling Network Circle of Excellence Oracle Award.


INVESTMENT:  

$550 (includes two hours of power coaching one-on-one with Sue and Beth on your individual project)*

Meals, lodging and travel expenses on your own


*Each individual coaching session plus the full weekend intensive will be facilitated by Sue and Beth together.

You get two experienced coaches at once focusing on you and your story!


Yes! I’m interested! What do I do now?

Go to: http://bit.ly/1ifYYJ2 to fill out an online application and receive more information.
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Join Beth and Sue for this powerful weekend!
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--
Ellen H. Munds
Executive Director
Storytelling Arts of Indiana

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Carol Birch Workshop

Guild members were privileged to have an afternoon of listening and learning presented by Carol Birch.
It was a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the art of storytelling,
to be inspired,
and to think about dimensions such as character, setting and culture expressed in story.
Thank you, Carol, for your help and guidance!

Friday, February 21, 2014

When the storyteller loses it...

Papa Bear thunders "SOMEONE'S BEEN EATING MY PORRIDGE!"
Sitting right at the storyteller's feet, curly-headed Alaina says loudly " I didn't do it!"

Monday, February 3, 2014

This Friday - WINTERTELLING!

Wintertelling

Our annual concert of tales of all sorts -- traditional folktales and wisdom stories from many cultures, as well as original and literary works --voices as varied as the members of the Guild telling.

This Friday
February 7
7:30 - 9:00 pm
Monroe County Public Library Auditorium
(enter through Kirkwood doors, the library itself will be closed.  Doors open at 7)

This is a FREE performance.
Sponsored by Monroe County Public Library.


Saturday, January 25, 2014

The Whole Story: A Workshop with Carol Birch

A Workshop for Storytellers
featuring

Carol Birch

 

The Whole Story: Using Imagery To Extend The Story Experience

The real art of storytelling is restoring the primacy of the imagination in tellers and audiences alike. This presentation, which helps storytellers bring character and setting into sharper focus, is easily adapted to meet the storytelling experience of the audience. The goal is a more precise re-creation of an imaged world, one that has the vividness and conviction of daily living.
Join us for this workshop on 
Sunday Feb. 9th 2014
at the 
Unitarian Universalist Church
2120 N Fee Ln, Bloomington, IN 47408
 2:00 -6:00  pm

SCHEDULE:

2-2:30 p.m.--Registration and coffee/tea, cookies
2:30-5:30 p.m--Workshop with breaks for restroom and refreshments
5:30-6:00 p.m.--Wrap up

Cost for non-Guild members:  $25

Friday, January 10, 2014

Getting ready for Wintertelling

Now that the intense holiday time is over, we settle into the brief days and long cold nights of January.  Time to think of a warming story, one you want to share for Wintertelling.  We'll be meeting to try out our tales on Sunday, January 26, at 3:00 at the main building of the Monroe County Public Library.

Even if you haven't a story to tell, you can look forward to the evening of February 7th, when we will gather for the annual Wintertelling.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

"GOODIES, GOBLINS, & GHOST STORIES"

It was a typically cold Autumn evening in Hope, Indiana for the "Goodies, Goblins, and Ghost Stories" event.  The town square was filled with chilly families out to celebrate the season.
The storytellers stayed warm in a cozy heated  tent with hot apple cider (and a few spiders).  
The tent was not only heated, it also was divided into separate sections so that we could tell tales appropriate for younger kids on one side and the scary ones for older kids and adults on the other side.
The audiences came in all sorts of costumes, and listened to some spooky stories --
some that made them shiver,
and some that made them laugh.
This was one festival that set up the environment for storytelling perfectly.