This edition of the Storytellers Channel’s newsletter features the upcoming The Virginia Storytelling Alliance’s Annual Storytelling Gathering, March 9 in Richmond, VA
Our latest Stories Matter! Showcase was well received by the audience last Friday March 1st and will continue throughout the month.
If you’re in Richmond we hope you’ll join us.
Remember: You Matter. Your Stories Matter. Tell Them Well!
The Storytellers Channel
The Virginia Storytelling Alliance Annual Storytelling Gathering
“Going Higher, Digging Deeper”
Saturday March 9, 2019 9:00 am–Late
Church of the Holy Comforter, 4819 Monument Avenue, Richmond
Most VASA members are not beginner storytellers. This year’s Gathering Workshop day is designed to offer opportunities to get better at the storytelling craft. We are not offering ‘how to tell a story’ workshops or ‘where to find material’ workshops. Newbies will benefit from attending, but help with those topics can be arranged at a later time.
The first part of the Workshop day is designed to move to a higher level’ in storytelling. The workshop will focus on receiving and incorporating storytelling feedback; on listening with an ear to help a teller improve; and on principles of story coaching.
The second part of the Workshop day is story coaching. Using the listening and feedback skills presented in the morning, along with the skills of experienced coaches, the afternoon session will provide attendees a chance to go ‘deeper’ in telling and listening. In a small group, tellers will be able to tell a story and get specific feedback to make your story better. You will also be able to listen to stories and practice good story coaching.
For the last 5 years The Gathering has been held in Culpeper alongside Culpeper Tells Storytelling Festival. When The Gathering was being planned Culpeper Tells had stated they were dissolving, so there was to be no festival this year. TOpening the location for The Gathering can be anywhere in the state.VASA was offered free space at The Church of the Holy Comforter, Richmond.
Traditionally The Gathering has been a Friday, Saturday and Sunday event. This year they are experimenting with a new format, a one-day Gathering. Although, there will be an optional event the night before Friday, March 8, at 7:00 pm.
Storytellers Channel is offering complimentary tickets to Gathering attendees for our Stories Matter! Showcase. And there will be a Story Swap after the show. (See below)
Saturday March 9, 9:00am
The Gathering is concentrated into a single day (workshops, coaching, & Annual Meeting).
Where: Church of the Holy Comforter, 4819 Monument Avenue, Richmond
Cost: $25/member. $45/non-member. $40/joining member.
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Lunch options also available on-line. Vegetarian and non-veg. $15.00/person.
Credit cards and cash accepted for those who choose to pay at the event.
Lunch not available if you pay at the event.
Lodging – Attendees are on their own. But you can reach out to Norris Spencer VASA Vice President But you should do it promptly. firstname.lastname@example.org or 757-428-8501
Coaches: Ruth Walkup and Jennifer Einolf
9:00–12:30 – Going Higher – large group workshop; materials provided
12:30-1:15 – Lunch
1:15-2:45 – Annual Meeting
2:45-4:15 – Digging Deeper – small-group coaching; bring a story you want to improve.
4:15-4:30 – Closing of the day
5:30-late – Dinner and Swap – Plant Zero (4th & Hull Streets); we’ll order pizza; pay then.
General: Gayle Turner, email@example.com, 804.243.1001
Lodging: Norris Spencer, firstname.lastname@example.org, 757.428.8501
Workshops/Coaching: Ruth Walkup, email@example.com
Tales of Deadly Matrimony
Edgar Allan Poe
Let Us Entertain You
Friday nights in March at 7:00 pm Storytellers Channel presents stories honed in our Stories Matter! Workshop.
And we hope after you hear them; they’ll matter to you, as well.
More importantly, we hope they’ll inspire you when you leave the showcase to share stories that matter to you with those who matter to you.
This Friday, March 8, Jennifer Einolf will return as a guest teller.
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We know you’ll have a good time, because everyone who has every come to one of our storytelling events has said they had a great time!
Join us and bring a friend.
I Want to Hear from You
Drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know what storytelling topics you’d like to me explore.
Til next time,