Storytelling Conference – SURGE WITH STORY POWER! April 26-27, 2013 – Boulder, CO

Rocky Mountain 2013 Storytelling Conference

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Friday evening     April 26, 7-9pm and Saturday April 27, 8:30am–5:00pm Boulder Outlook Hotel, Boulder CO


Pre-Conference Evening Storytelling Concert  – Friday, April 26 – 7:00–9:00pm                   Kendall Haven and Rocky Mountain Storytellers,  Broomfield Auditorium, Broomfield, CO (just 15 minutes away from the Outlook Hotel)

PLUS a Post-Conference Evening Storytelling Salon  –  Saturday, April 27 – 7:00-9:00pm Wine-and-cheese, story-and-conversation, Boulder Outlook Hotel (same venue as the Saturday conference)

Featuring Kendall Haven – Author of Story Proof:  OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe Science Behind the Startling Power of Story

Who is this storytelling conference for? – Storytellers – Parents – Grandparents – Educators – Social workers – Scientists – Salespeople – Educators – Docents – Clergy – All lovers of story (And did we mention Educators?!)  Any-and-everyone who wants to explore the unique, true power of story!

It’s true that much of the material in keynotes and workshops is indeed particularly suited to storytelling in education…[*and both CEUs and Academic Credit are offered!] AND there will be something for everyone, whether you’re involved in education or other workCome experience how you can SURGE WITH STORY POWER!

Location: Boulder Outlook Hotel (“The Cure for the Common Hotel”), 800 28th Street, Boulder CO 80303

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2013 CONFERENCE REGISTRATION COSTS:        RMS Member: $70  //  Non-member: $75  // Student: $70

*Fee includes: Saturday all-day conference, Saturday lunch, and Friday evening pre-conference concert. [Saturday evening Storytelling Salon is priced separately; pay at the door only]

**$15 Discount for Advanced Online Registration: RMS Member: $55  //  Non-member: $60  //  Student: $55

[Online registration link coming SOON – please check back – thanks!]

DEADLINE FOR ADVANCED ONLINE REGISTRATION – MIDNIGHT on SUNDAY, APRIL 21, 2013.  After that date, you will need to pay non-discounted full registration fee the day of the conference.

KEEP CHECKING THIS WEBSITE – MORE AND MORE DETAILS SOON TO BE PUBLISHED! – Conference schedule and workshop titles; Special overnight rates for RMS at the Outlook Hotel – Plan a STORYCATION! – CEUs and academic credit available – What’s a Storytelling Salon, anyway?! – FULL INFO ON REGISTRATION COSTS AND ONLINE REGISTRATION LINK COMING SOON!!


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And to give you a sense of the scope of Rocky Mountain Storytelling, here are some notices of past events, and announcements of activities… Thanks for checking us out!…


FIRST-EVER Rocky Mountain Storytelling STORY SLURP!!!           (Like a Story Slam, but Softer…!)

– was Thursday, September 6, 2012

(You’ve heard of a Story Slam? Or maybe a Poetry Slam? – Go ahead, look ’em up on Wikipedia!

Comments afterwards include: “Fresh, fun!” – “This was an exciting way to get our feet wet.” – “A good chance for people to be introduced to storytelling, both as an audience and as tellers.” There was a brief evaluation form for folks to fill out – and 60% of the people who attended filled one out!  On a scale from 1 (“Hated it!”) to 5 (“Loved it!), and another one from 1 (“Dull!”) to 5 (“Exciting!”)…EVERYONE WHO FILLED OUT AN EVALUATION GAVE 4’s and 5’s!!!







It was immediately followed by the 2012 RMS General Membership Annual Meeting.

Board members were elected for the coming year, and exciting plans for October, March, April and beyond were discussed – keep checking this website for updates!

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It was epic! –  OCTOBER 13 & 14, 2012A TWO-PART EVENT in Boulder….

 1st:  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13,     9am – 4pm, FULL-DAY WORKSHOP: 

A 2012 NSN Regional Spotlight Event, sponsored by the National Storytelling Network ( and Parkhurst Bros., Inc., Publishers ( 



2nd:  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2-4 pm, PERFORMANCE of “EPIC WOMEN …a selection of juicy, adult epic episodes by Cathryn Fairlee






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Rocky Mountain Storytelling 2012 Conference – IT WAS GREAT!

Rocky Mountain Storytelling 2012 Conference was Sunday, May 6…at Hopkins Elementary, Lakewood, CO




Featured Storyteller –Antonio Sacre from Hollywood, CA

“Around the World with Sacred Stories” Tellers included: Antonio Sacre, Gina Abegg, Pam Faro, Julie Herrera, Colleen Jayne, Kate Lutz, Tina Proctor, Jane Treat,   and Kathleen Santopietro Weddel

Workshops for delving into the art of storytelling led by Antonion Sacre, Colleen Jayne, and Pam Faro

Wonderful stories, tellers, workshops, networking…a day to celebrate storytelling!

Thanks to all who contributed in so many ways to make the day a rich experience.