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Do Tell Story Swap 
Virtual in 2021!

Story telling for adults and teens. 
































Last Tuesday, February 9th we once again gathered on Zoom to share friendship and stories. Sponsored by SAC, our Zoom session brought 22 people together for a lively evening of stories to warm the winter’s night.

 
Brandon Spars was again our host bringing us together and providing the friendly tone of the Swap. Stories were told by Sharon Elwell, Evelyn Hardesty, Laurie Reaume, Katy Mangan, and Elaine Stanley, Gerry Runtz and Ed Lewis. A summary of the stories presented can be found on our Do Tell Story Swap web site under the “Story Summaries” tab.  

We ended our Swap with our customary “circle”, each of us introducing ourselves and talking about the topic, “What represents the first sign of Spring for you?” This topic really brightened our evening with hope for the new season to begin (with the rain we need so badly)!

We hope you will join us from the comfort of your own home to hear stories and bring your own. Remember, we welcome all types of stories and keep a friendly and supportive atmosphere at the Swap.

 So come on into the Zoom room on Tuesday, March 9th at 7:00 pm and let’s have fun together sharing life’s stories and keeping story telling alive in our community. 

SAC brings virtual storytelling via Zoom to Do Tell Story Swap  

Please consider becoming a member of SAC. Their support provides storytellers story lovers throughout California with services such as story swaps, workshops, storyteller resources, Tellabraiton! and now the virtual gatherings via Zoom, along with so much more. You will also enjoy the discounts to events and workshops and SAC's newsletter. To experience the community of storytelling fully, sign up today to be a member of SAC. https:www.storysac.org
Join us for our virtual Do Tell Story Swap this coming March 9, 2021 at 7:00 pm via Zoom
from the comfort of your own home!
If you are on our email list, you will get a link to the Zoom Swap. If you are not on our email list send an email to dotellstoryswap@sonic.net.

Log in time: 6:50 - 7:00 p m

Stories are told and not read. No topic is required. They should be between 5-7 minutes. Longer stories as time allows. Sign up to tell when entering the Zoom Swap.  
The storytelling community has been dealt a hard blow by the COVID-19 pandemic. If not affected by the illness itself, many in our community have been hard hit by the economic consequences of this virus. While this pandemic’s reach has been wide and demanding of attention, we realize that there are many times when storytellers need relief. The Storyteller Relief Fund is established as an ongoing fund to extend relief to storytellers with urgent financial needs due to any national, regional, local, or personal emergency, disaster, or loss.
The Storyteller Relief Fund, administered by Artists Standing Strong Together (ASST), receives donations and disburses funds to help storytellers in urgent need of funds from the cancellation of storytelling programs due to any major disaster or emergency.To donate  and find more info:
 https://www.artistsstandingstrongtogether.net/

ZOOM ZOOM ZOOM!    
The silver lining for storytelling

As many tellers will agree, Zoom is not the best medium for storytelling. You have little contact with the audience. There is no immediate feedback, no smiles, nods of agreement or looks of bewilderment. Yet, there are some silver linings. You can attend story swaps all over the state. It is simple to attend conferences and festivals. I have zoomed with friends listening, telling stories and getting feedback. One of my great joys is staying in contact with Sharon Elwell who is currently out of state. She always has a great story to tell!
    So join us at Do Tell Story Swap to enjoy stories with no judges, no pressure, no worries…just inclusive, entertaining fun! It is a place to relax and let our minds use the spoken word to transport us somewhere else with tales of all kinds: old and new, folklore from around the globe, true or tall tales, myths, personal experiences. 
submitted by Katy Mangan - Core Committee Member
Check out the January and February Swap story summaries now posted on Summary page of this web site.