OKC TELLERS

OKC Tellers Guild


(Incorporating The Oklahoma Association of Storytellers and the History Performers Association)

This the proposed information to be agreed on in the Fall 2013 meetings.

Mission:
The purpose of this group will be to a) promote the learning and appreciation of the oral story form, b) promote the use of story as a means of communicating more effectively in a variety of careers and settings, c) provide support, training,  storytelling opportunities throughout the year, d) offer a formal means of improving as a story performer and artist and e) seek to provide advanced artists promotion and exposure.


Events:
SPRING - World Storytelling Day (March)
SUMMER- Festivals and workshops
FALL - Festivals, workshops, meetings, and Tellabration (Nov.)
WINTER - Workshops, story swaps

Workshops: Periodically workshops will be offered, an instructor brought in and a, possibly, a small fee paid by students.  Students will receive a certificate on successful completion of such coursework.

Topics:
Basic Story Arts
Intermediate Story Arts
Advanced Story Arts
Story Arts: Means and Methods
Story Arts: Advance topics
Story Arts: Professional development


Scope:
Since storytelling is utilized in so many occupations and for a variety of purposes, it is important to recognize and appreciate all the many forms of the art.  As a result, the following will be included in all training events, performance venues, and memberships.



  • Business
  • Religious
  • Education- Secondary
  • Education-Primary
  • Healthcare
  • Musical Story Art
  • Performance and narrative based artists
  • History Interpreters, reenactors, tour guides, etc.
  • Communication and Presentations
  • Listeners and supports


Meetings:
Each monthly meeting will include news of upcoming story related events, a fun mini-training time, and a story swap or a formal workshop segment.  Time: 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

Gear:
To help promote storytelling, the organization and related groups an assortment of 'gear' will be available for online purchase.  These will include, but may not be limited to, t-shirts, polo shirts, bags, mugs, caps, etc.

Dues:
At this time, there will be no dues.   The workshops may include a small fee to cover cost of instructor or materials.

Website and Presence:
A Facebook page (Oklahoma Association of Storytellers), a simple webpage will be used to communicate, promote, and link story artists with the broader Oklahoma and national story art scenes.

Formal Relationships:
* Pending *


  • Oklahoma Territory Tellers (and all its guilds and groups)
  • National Storytelling Network (and Tellabration)
  • Network of Biblical Storytellers
  • History Presenters Association
  • Oklahoma Presenters and Performers
  • Wesley United Methodist Church


Other relationships may emerge for connections to schools, organizations, and community groups.

For information about meeting, events, etc.: marilynahudson@yahoo.com

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