2019 MAINE STORYTELLING MUSTER

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WHAT IS IT?

Started in 2013 by Storytellers Hope Lewis and Phyllis Blackstone, the Muster is the annual party for all Maine storytellers, folks interested in storytelling and  storytelling fans beyond our borders. Our purpose is to PRESERVE the stories of the past and ENJOY the stories of the present.  

WHEN IS IT?

FRIDAY EVENING, SEPT. 13. 2019 (7:00-8:30) & SATURDAY, SEPT, 14 (9:30-4:00) at 61 Pleasant Street in Waterville, ME. 

HOW MUCH IS IT?

We know that conferences and gatherings of any kind are expensive.  This is what we propose:  Pay what you can for a day of storytelling information and inspiration, remembering that we have to pay rent for the facility, purchase food for lunch and breaks and pay for publicity and advertising.  A suggested donation is $40 but if you must do less, do so.  If you can do more, we appreciate it.  

MAINE HISTORICAL SOCIETY

The 2019 Muster  will highlight the Maine Historical Society which has a website entitled MY MAINE STORY.  Folks will be invited to share their Maine stories on this website

WHAT WILL BE OFFERED?

The Muster is a time to celebrate and affirm storytellers.  While there will be a beginning storytelling workshop, the emphasis will be on opportunities for telling stories and demonstrations of storytelling techniques.  Storytelling may be demonstrated using puppets, music, photography, art, dance, quilting and reader's theater as well as traditional stand-alone storytelling.

WHAT ELSE WILL HAPPEN?

YUMMY SNACKS & DELICIOUS LUNCH!  A final Storytelling Swap.  Time with old friends.  Meeting new friends.  

MUSTER CONTINUED

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FUNDRAISING CONCERT

Because we storytellers like to give to the communities where we gather, we will do a fundraiser concert for a local organization on Friday night, Sept. 13, 2019.  You may wish to come to the area the night before to support the storytelling concert.


For more information, contact Phyllis Blackstone, Coordinator at phyllis. blakstone@gmail.com.

MY REPERTOIRE OF STORIES

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STORIES FOR CHILDREN

Tikki-Tikki Tembo

Legend of the Lady Slipper 

How the Stars Fell From the Sky 

Melinda Malice 

The Belly Button Monster 

Eat Your Peas Louise 

Three Butterflies 

Pepper Soup 

Caps For Sale 

Lion, Bear & Rabbit 

The Christmas Pint 

The Name of the Tree

Two Frogs 

Jerry and Betty

SACRED STORIES OF FAITH

The Wooden Sword 

The Wooden Bowl

A Bridge Built 

Mount Battie Tower 

The Ruby 

Helllo, My Name Is...............

Tiger's Wisker 

Bundles of Worry & Blessings

Manna for You and Me 

Bring Me Your Poor, Your Hungry 

PERSONAL STORIES

Upon the Occasion of Being Locked in an Antique Shop 

Upon the Occasion of My Conception 

Upon the Occasion of Being Propositioned in New Orleans 

Upon the Occasion Of Being Sent to the Loony Bin 

The Great Dixie-Cup Cover-Up 

Three Gifts 

Only One Life 

What's in Your Cart?

Picnic At Bowdoin Pines 

Shake What Your Momma Gave You



STORIES FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

Monkey Misery 

Truth & Story 

First Strawberries 

Then Mosquitoes Came..........

The Man in the Moon & Sweet Potato Pie

Beaver & Turtle 

HEIRLOOM (Historical) STORIES

The 4-H Alaskan Cedar Tree 

Aroostook County Potato Harvest-Perspective of a Six-Year Old 

A Lumberjack's Joke 

The Precious Plaque

TEACHING STORIES

Buddy, The First-Grader 

Gertie Mae Johnson 

Myth of the Three Nice Ladies 

The Student at the Next Desk 

Teaching Alex, the Adult Student

Lucy--A Coachihng Story 

Novice Teacher Meets Parents 

Phonics--Do I Have to Teach it?