Archive for September, 2013

Our Story in Pictures

Written by Courtney Burns

It was such a wonderful year for the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival and so it is no wonder that we are having a hard time officially saying goodbye. But, alas, all things must come to an end—and besides we have some fun things coming up in the next couple of months. As we make our final goodbye, we offer this look back in pictures at the 24th annual Timpanogos Sto...

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Encounter at the Library – Part One

Written by April Johnson

It is Saturday, 6 pm at the Orem Public library and I have just picked up the last of the entry forms for our new “Hauntings” storytelling competition. The library is now closed and I head back to my car so excited for the contest next weekend I can hardly stand it. I tuck the entry forms under my arm. As I approach my car I notice it is partially engulfed in a r...

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Scary Stories with Timpanogos

Written by Courtney Burns

With the temperatures (finally!) starting to creep slowly down the thermometer, my thoughts are increasingly turning toward my very favorite season: fall. With sweaters, hot chocolate, all things pumpkin flavored, leaves changing colors, crisp air, boots, soup, and football, what is not to love about this season? And with Halloween just around the corner. . .

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An Open Letter about Donald Davis’ Retreat: What’s Your Story?

Written by Anita Strickbine

A few days ago, I returned to Colorado with my family from another extraordinary experience at the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival. Twenty-four years of excellence is no small feat. Everyone who ever has been or is currently involved in the festival or mid-winter conference can be very proud. I am a storyteller and teacher among many other things. Most of my life,...

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Donald Davis Retreat

Written by Kim McCloskey

The Donald Davis Retreat is just around the corner, next week to be exact. Have you bought your ticket yet? Yes, I’m talking to you, the one who has a secret desire to go to an inspiring five-day retreat to learn from a master storyteller. . .

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Black Converse Shoes

Written by Adrian Selle

There is an old saying that goes something like “Never judge a person until you have walked a mile in their shoes.” Wise words, indeed. Why is that true? Is there a story behind where those shoes have been? Does knowing that story make a difference? Perhaps more importantly, where will those shoes go next? On a lighter note, you can learn a lot about a person...

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Papa Syd

Written by Stephanie Ashton

If you would have been sitting in the River Trail tent at Thursday night's "Look Who's Talking," you would have seen two small children riveted to the stage. These children were Syd Lieberman's grandchildren and this was the first time they had seen their grandfather perform on stage. . .

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Thank You, Thank You, Thank You

Written by Courtney Burns

We have so many things to be grateful for (no downpour during Laughin’ Night, to name just one) and a great many thanks to hand around. Here are just a few (mixed in with a few picture thanks left for us by a few of you).

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