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 AND NAME STNM AS THE BENEFICIARY OF A BIRTHDAY FUNDRAISER!
Professional level STNM members receive a free posting on our Storyteller page, PLUS free advertisement of your events in our monthly email updates and on our website. Take advantage of this and send us your event information! Send to: firstname.lastname@example.org
We encourage STNM members to make additions, post comments and LIKE our Facebook page: STNM FACEBOOK
As of May 2018, STNM is a designated 501c3 nonprofit for purposes of funding through the FB birthday promotion. Choose STNM as the recipient of financial support from your friends/family during your birthday month!
Special thanks to STNM member, Nash Jones, for vastly improving our Facebook page and internet presence!
TELLABRATION 2018 - NOVEMBER 25TH AT THE OLD CHURCH IN CORRALES
TELLABRATION 2018 played to a large audience at the Old Church in Corrales on the afternoon of Sunday, November 25th, 2018.
STORYTELLERS OF NEW MEXICO JOINED
TWO WORLDS THEATER & FILM TO PRODUCE:
TELLING MY STORY: BRIDGING TWO WORLDS
an interactive storytelling theater event centering the stories & experiences of
Women of Color culminating in three live performances November 9-11, 2018
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.
Telling My Story: Bridging Two Worlds opened to a nearly full house on Friday night, and sold out performances Saturday & Sunday, with standing ovations for the final two shows. The actors & director addressed key issues facing Indigenous women including roles, relationships, identity, racism, and disappearing and murdered Indigenous women. They intermingled many humorous and light hearted elements, along with three films, as well. They ended with a return to their traditional mythological figures (Spider Woman, Warrior Woman, Corn Mother, and Tonatzin) with audience members participating in a circle dance to the beat of a traditional drum beat. Thanks to all who contributed to making this such an enormous success!
STORYTELLERS UNITED IN 2017 BROUGHT 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!
Annie Swift, Liz Mangual, Elaine Muray, Mauny Muray and George Williams.
DCSS Producer, Nash Jones, models our new T-shirt!
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 brings a storytelling focus to the monthly Spoken Word Hour show, selecting from storytellers across the country and at home. Here's 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)
Christina Castro as Corn Mother, Deanna Allison as Spider Woman, Kim Gleason as Warrior Woman & Maria Herrera as Tonantzin.
DUKE CITY STORY SLAM ROLLS OUT T-SHIRTS AND STICKERS!
Great Great news for Duke City Story Slam enthusiasts! STNM has purchased a number of DCSS T-shirts, with our attractive logo both front and back! A limited number of T-shirts (selling at $15 each) is available. So plan ahead to get yours at the next DCSS event, July 26th on the theme, "Nine to Five". PLUS, you can also pick up a free DCSS sticker by making a donation at the door. Come out and support DCSS, the new live story slam in the Duke City, 7-9 p.m. at the Red Door Brewery in downtown Albuquerque (4th and Gold). See the Storytelling Events page for more information.
AUDIENCE FEEDBACK FOR TELLABRATION 2018:
Bob and Liz were wonderful MC’s. I especially liked the way you warmed up the crowd with fireside imagery. You created the magical storytelling field that brought me into a place of deep listening.
I really enjoyed Annie Swift. Her approach to seeing the archetypal energies and symbols in her life story struck me as incredibly insightful and profound. I especially wished I had her oracular “Well” to give direction to my journey! She left me filled with wonder, curiosity and the "well" to keep going - who could ask for more from a storyteller?
THIRD QUARTER 2018 STNM NEWSLETTER AVAILABLE NOW!
Third 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 DECEMBER 12, 2018
Deanna Allison, Christina Castro & Maria Herrera as Indigenous Housewives.
AUDIENCE FEEDBACK ON TELLING MY STORY: BRIDGING TWO WORLDS
I feel very grateful as well as blessed and privileged to attend the final showing and hear the questions and answers for Telling My Story:Bridging Two Worlds. The acting was wonderful and truly coming from the hearts of these ladies of color. It brought laughter and tears, but also much to think about in the difficulties in this world. But it also suggested the positive: that each one of us can make a difference, even in a small way, with our kindness to others.
I’m grateful for your efforts as a Storytelling Association (Storytellers of New Mexico) in choosing to work in partnership with Two Worlds to bring this to our community!
Thank you deeply for your commitment to social justice and peace.