Friday, April 18, 2008

Now an MA to sat Beside an MS!!!

Well, storytellers. I completed my Orals on April 11th and picked up my Cap and Gown. Of course, I will not be heading back to ETSU in May to have my diploma handed to me. I will simply have my postman hand it to me.

By the way, Saundra Kelly came to my Orals and listened to my 15 minute story. It was great to see an Advanced Storytelling class friend in the small audience.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Lucky New Year

May each and everyone of my fellow bloggers have a prosperous new year. New Years Day is done and there are no more football games to watch others run.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Thanksgiving Pledge

I give my thanks to Brenda, David, Josh, Rachel, Sandy and Saundra. Now, I will eat my turkey and dressing!!!

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Telling to Children

Well, with my three performances on October 9, 10 and 12, I will have completed the first 15 of my Practicum. My target audience were senior adults and I truly learned much about this audience segment.

In the Spring 2008 semester, I will tell primarily to elementary and middle school audiences. Any suggestions that y'all may have regarding stories that go over well and method of delivery will be appreciated.

Of course, I have read many story books and guidance manuals, but I now know that experience is the main source of improvement.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Takes Telling to Live Happily Ever After

Well, guys and dolls it has been a wonderful experience transitioning from the governmental business world to the telling world. No more 'hide and seek' games in the office environment.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Watch Out A Neophyte Teller Has Emerged in NW Florida

Well my cohorts, telling has begun and I now have a repertorie.

I have told before five audiences: 38 with early Alzheimer's Disease, 57 Kiwanians, 15 assisted living patients, 15 history buffs in an old historical home in Panama City Florida, and the Okaloosa County Deocratic Party Precinct Committee. Seeing their faces and closeness told me that tellers and listeners are all one and united through story. All is well, and I now understand why I was called to tell.

By the way, I have received two calls from local school teachers wanting me to come and tell. If anyone has a good Johnny Appleseed tale that he/she can pass to me I would love to receive it.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Never a Farewell

Though there have not been posts for a few days, I still intend to read the messages and reply sometimes. I do always post on my own blog every 1st and 15th of the month so I would be honored to hear from you that way, too.

I am officially in Utah back with Casey so I am getting back to the rhythm of things. In 12 days will be the 18th Annual Timpanogos Storytelling Festival in Orem, UT. I noticed that for the 2nd Annual Timpanogos Storytelling Conference, our professor--David Novak--will be one of the two national tellers presenting.

Until we tell again,

Rachel Hedman
(801) 870-5799