As founder and producer (and occasional storyteller) of Odyssey Storytelling (www.Odysseystorytelling.com, a program of the nonprofit StoryArts Group, Inc.) since 2004, I’ve learned that people telling their true stories to each other builds community, is a personal achievement and it’s a lot of fun.
I’ve taught storytelling workshops, and classes, including The Art and Craft of Storytelling, at Pima Community College and Storytelling for Writers, at Casa Libre, and have been published in the national Storyteller Magazine. I was the founder and web mistress of Words On Fire, Tucson’s Spoken Word Network (now defunct) for 4 years. I’m writing a book about community storytelling and I’ve even taken an occasional foray into performance art at local venues.
Seemingly unrelated but it’s all part of the package: I hold a BS in Human Services and Women’s Studies; I restore Navajo rugs (www.navajorugrestoration.net), and I’m a visual artist working in mixed media.
I love everything about stories and, most importantly, I’m an enthusiastic audience member and clap really loud when other people venture into the realms of telling their stories.