TWO STNM MEMBERS WIN THE 2018 STORYTELLING WORLD HONOR AWARD
Heartfelt and hearty congratulations to Joe Hayes and Elaine Muray for their 2018 Storytelling World Honor Awards, as highlighted in the Spring 2018 Storytelling Magazine. Joe is to be congratulated for his award winning children's book, Grandpa's Hal-la-loo-ya Hambone, winner in the category, Stories for Pre-Adolescent Listeners. Elaine's award is in the category for Storytelling Recordings, CD's or DVD's for listening and/or viewing pleasure for any age. Her DVD, Embodied & Enchanted: Seven Physically Performed Tales, is exceptional and unique in providing a multi-sensory storytelling experience. Learn more about their work on the Find a Storyteller page, or on the Member Publications page of this website. STNM is honored to have two such exceptional members in our midst, and applaud the recognition of their contributions to the world of storytelling on the national level.
KEEP US POSTED ON YOUR EVENTS & IDEAS ON FACE BOOK!
Professional level STNM members receive a free posting on our Storyteller page, PLUS free advertisement of your events in our monthly email updates, quarterly newsletter and on our website. Take advantage of this and send us your event information! Send to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Special thanks to STNM member, Nash Jones, for vastly improving our Facebook page and presence!
THREE STNM MEMBERS FEATURED AT NSN SHOWCASE - JULY 25-28, 2018
Congratulations to Regina Ress, Nash Jones, and Elaine Muray for being selected to tell stories at the National Storytelling Network conference "Showcase" in Kansas City in July. The theme this year is Communities, Conflicts and Transformational Stories. We are very proud of our three STNM members who have been selected through a vetting process to participate in this year's showcase.
STORYTELLERS OF NEW MEXICO JOINS TWO WORLDS THEATER & FILM TO LAUNCH DIVERSITY PROJECT
STNM andTwo Worlds Theatre and Film are collaborating on a joint venture to provide space and opportunity for women of color to tell their own stories!
Telling My Story: Bridging Two Worlds
We are currently seeking a location for a late fall/early winter 2018 production.
Interested? Contact STNM.
Two Worlds is a progressive Native theater and film organization with a mission to entertain, inform, and inspire our diverse communities through theater, short films, and education/collaboration projects. With a primary focus of creating an affirmative depiction of modern Native American life as opposed to reinforcing cultural stereotypes commonly found in the entertainment industry, in a way that is both engaging and informative to both native tribal communities and the public at large. Two Worlds was established in 2006.
Watch this site for further details as they emerge, including a fund raising campaign to support the project.
STORYTELLERS UNITED IN 2017 TO BRING BOOKS AND BOOK LIGHTS TO PUERTO RICO!
STNM actively participated in a project to provide books and book lights to children impacted by Hurricane María in Puerto Rico that has left many on the island without power. As of January 1st, the project has raised $10,585 ($5,785 in cash and $4,800 in books) and has already sent book lights and books to Puerto Rican children who remain without electricity following the hurricane. Thanks to STNM board members, Bob Kanegis and Liz Mangual, who have personal ties to the island, for doing the leg work to bring this project to fruition. Thanks to all those who donated to make their vision quickly become a reality! Learn all about this exciting initiative for which STNM is proud to participate as fiscal agent.
Thanks for giving these children a life line through your contributions and support of the Puerto Rico Book Project!
STNM MEMBER HOSTS KUNM SPOKEN WORD HOUR, 1st SUNDAY OF MONTH!
STNM board member, Nash Jones, is hosting the popular KUNM Spoken Word Hour radio show on the first Sunday of each month. Nash hopes to bring a storytelling focus to his monthly Spoken Word Hour show. Here are the particulars of how you can tune in!
Spoken Word Hour Sundays, 8-9 pm
89.9 KUNM and KUNM.org (can also listen anytime via the two-week archive at kunm.org/two-week-archive)
STNM HOSTS SECOND DUKE CITY STORY SLAM
THEME: "SECOND CHANCES'
RED DOOR BREWING COMPANY
400 GOLD AVENUE #105, ALBUQUERQUE
Duke City Story Slam is a monthly storytelling event where people get on the mic to tell true stories from their lives, without any notes, on that month’s theme. Audience members can put their names in the hat for a chance to tell a 5-min Open Mic story and Featured Tellers are recruited beforehand for 10-min slots. Stories are judged from 1-10 by a small panel of (kind, supportive, enthusiastic) volunteer judges and top scores take home a prize! If you like The Moth, you’ll love Duke City Story Slam - the only Story Slam in Albuquerque! DCSS is a production of Storytellers of New Mexico in collaboration with Red Door Brewing Company.
Over 60 people attended the grand debut of DCSS -- with great reviews! Join the fun and put your name in the hat to tell, or come on down to take a listen!
Special thanks to STNM's First Vice President, Nash Jones, for the impetus to bring this project to fruition.
INTERESTED IN BEING A FEATURED TELLER OR SUPPORTING THIS EVENT?
Help needed with: Judging; Scoring/timekeeping; Photography; Door Coverage
Contact Nash Jones
SECOND QUARTER 2018 STNM NEWSLETTER AVAILABLE NOW!
Second Quarter Newsletter: Effective April 1st, the quarterly newsletter will no longer be posted online, as this is a "members only" benefit for STNM members. Rather, it will be emailed (or snail mailed) to paid STNM members. The new format is alive, colorful and engaging, full of dynamic information about stories, stories and storytelling in New Mexico and beyond. Don't miss out! Consider becoming an STNM member and receive the quarterly newsletter as part of any of the very reasonable annual dues options.
This site is updated regularly. Most recent update was on APRIL 20, 2018.
The latest news from the National Storytelling Network is available on the following link:
STNM FEATURED ON ALBUQUERQUE THEATRE GUILD PODCAST
Albuquerque Theatre Guild is provides a monthly podcast to highlight upcoming shows. STNM President, Sarah Malone, participated in a Podcast Interview about STNM's upcoming events including the all new Duke City Storm Slamm (see below); monthly storycrafting events, and the Tortuga Gallery storytelling series for adults. See the Storytelling Eventspage for information about the April 13th Tortuga Gallery show from 7-9 PM featuring newcomer Jude Snare, George Williams & Sarah Malone on the theme: "Land, Light & Life."
Podcast available as of April 2nd at: abqtheatre.com - click on Podcast.
SAVE THE DATE!
NEW MEXICO/COLORADO STORY CAMP 2018
SEPTEMBER 14-16, 2018
LOCATION: THE FITZGERALD CENTER
JEMEZ SPRINGS, NEW MEXICO
Storytellers of New Mexico, in collaboration with Rocky Mountain Storytellers, has held two mid-September Story Camps. If you missed the September 2017 event, plan ahead now to attend the 2018 Story Camp! This weekend provides opportunities for cross pollination with Colorado (and even Kansian and Wyoming) storytellers in a relaxed, fun and learning filled atmosphere. We are delighted to have found The Fitzgerald Center in gorgeous Jemez Springs for the 2018 weekend. Not only that, but STNM's own Joe Hayes, has agreed to be one of the two workshop presenters. A second presenter will be provided from Colorado. Keep watching this site for new/developing information.
Here are some photos from the September 2017 event in Colorado!
Colorado's Cooper Braun Ellis STNM's Matilde Machiavello teaches a workshop
shares his thoughts