Spider Fest “Get Inspidered”- on Antelope Island

Written by Kim McCloskey

Are you a storyteller who has a spider-themed story to tell, or do you know one? The Timpanogos Storytelling Institute would like to make you aware of the Spider Fest to be held August 9th on Antelope Island. We're passing along this letter from Justina Parsons-Bernstein, the coordinator of the Festival.

How to Become an Infamous Liar

Written by Kim McCloskey

I was late posting this article because I had a drip in my bathtub, which turned into a gush that filled my tub and spilled out into hallway. Before I could reach the water main the whole basement was flooded and I had to swim with the pipe wrench in my mouth down to the valve. The valve was stuck tight and I couldn't turn it, so I swam up for air and was washed out into the yard, down the gutter and into the Provo River. Eventually my husband picked me up in our ski boat while I was bobbing in Read More ...

The Story of Scheherazade

Written by Tom Mitchell

In co-sponsorship with the Utah Valley Symphony, we will be presenting The Story of Scheherazade, narrated by Charlotte Blake Alston on April 30-May 1, 2014. These stories, often called the Thousand and One Arabian Nights, were told by Scheherazade, a fictional princess who told her husband these stories each night in order to prevent herself from being executed. With the soul-stirring music of Rimsky-Korsakov as a setting, this will be a memorable and enriching experience.

Welcome! A Short Prep on this Year’s Conference

Dale Burns

Welcome to this year’s Timpanogos Storytelling Conference at the Provo Marriott Hotel & Conference Center. We are so pleased that you are joining us! I would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to the Conference Center located at 101 West 100 North in Provo, Utah. Please plan on parking in the Marriott Parking Garage . . .

Storytelling and Sochi

Written by Kim McCloskey

I’m watching the Olympics as I write this, speed skating to be exact. What I love most about the games is not the competition, or even watching athletes push themselves to accomplish amazing feats of strength, dexterity and endurance. What I love are the stories in all their varieties, the quests for personal triumph, the journeys of self-mastery, stories of redemption, the tragedies . . .

Timpanogos Storytelling Conference

Written by Kim McCloskey
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Hello friends! If you haven't had the opportunity to attend the Timpanogos Storytelling Conference, let me tell you, it is a treat. Imagine sitting with some of your favorite storytellers from the summer festival and getting to know them on a whole new level while learning the secrets of their craft. I had the opportunity to attend a series of workshops in August 2012 and . . .

We’re Going to RootsTech!

Written by Adrian Selle

Do you love family stories? Do you love technology? Do you love finding family stories with technology? If you said yes to any of these questions, RootsTech is for you! We are excited to bring Timpanogos Storytelling to the Expo Hall at the Salt Palace Convention Center this weekend, Thursday-Saturday, February 6-8th.

Holiday Story Prompts – Do You Remember When?

Written by Adrian Selle
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The holiday season is a time for stories. With traditions, people, and places we love, there are so many memories to be discovered and stories to be shared. Throughout the month we have been posting a story prompt to open a door into your memory. Please feel free to share your comments here, but more importantly, share them with someone you love.