Monday, May 22, 2017

National Storytelling Conference

 A Festival of Storytellers! 

If you are a storyteller or someone who loves to listen to stories, then check out this annual event. The 2017 National Storytelling Conference, held in in Kansas City, Missouri, takes place June 29th – July 2nd. Two days prior there will be master classes and more. All events will be held at the Kansas City Marriot Country Club Plaza. 

This year’s theme is “All Our Voices: Stories of Immigration and Migration.” Keynote speakers include poet Naomi Shihab Nye and Dr. Rex Ellis of the Smithsonian Institute’s National African American Museum of Culture and History. 

The conference features presentations, panels, workshops, fringe performances, and stories from storytellers around the country. There will be information available about the application of storytelling in the classroom, in the workplace, and the community. 

Bay Area presenters include Sue Dichter and Ben Tucker who will share their work with the displaced in San Francisco, Eth-Noh-Tec and Brenda Wong Aoki will be part of a panel on Asian American storytelling, and Tim Ereneta will moderate a panel of experienced grant writers to help you find and apply for grant funding. 

Registration is now open for this National Storyteller’s Network (NSN) conference. More details on the schedule, prices, and presenters, click hereBook rooms by June 8th to receive the conference discount. 

More News for NSN Members

Members of NSN can apply for a $1,000 grant to support an individual or collaborative storytelling project. Deadline is in May. Details. 

NSN’s Brimstone Award for Applied Storytelling offers a $5,000 grant to support a model storytelling project that is service-oriented, based in a community or organization, and to some extent replicable in other places and situations. For complete information and to apply (deadline April 28th), click here.

Storytelling Association of California Members

Join NSN at a Discount

Members of the Storytelling Association of California receive a 10% discount on a NSN membership.

Note: This above information was provided by Tim Ereneta to the Storytellers Association of California.

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