Magical 2nd Sundays at StoryMasters

Stories are magical. Good stories transport us to another time and place. They provoke laughter, tears, terror and reflection—sometimes all within the same story and within the span of just a few minutes!  Stories teach and transmit culture. Stories provide that wonderfully purifying release the Greeks called catharsis.
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Join Us For the Next Virtual Meeting

March 14, 2021 @ 3-5 PM PST

We will send the meeting information a few days before the meeting.

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The Bog Pond Telling

The Bog Pond Telling

I was lucky enough to be selected as one of the Southern California representatives for the November 21, 2020 Tellebration™ event, a worldwide storytelling celebra-tion sponsored by Naional Storytelling Network. I knew I wanted to tell ‘the Bog Pond’ story....

Rick the Plumber

Rick the Plumber

When our plumbing is clogged, we call Rick the Plumber. Before long, our water is running free again. But, wait a minute! One day, on his way out, Rick suddenly stops. “That’s Royal Albert,” he says. We follow his gaze to my wife’s teacup collection. He continues, “I...

Our Champion Catherine!

Our Champion Catherine!

Catherine Magruder wows ’em at SAC’s Tall Tales night.One of the “lemonade” aspects of pandemic-era meetings on Zoom has been watching a number of StoryMasters and friends, following President Miyo’s lead, appearing on Zoom shows such as Strong Words, The Otter Story...

StoryMasters is an advanced Toastmasters club whose members devote themselves to creating magic by mastering the ancient art of storytelling. The club meets on the 2 nd Sunday of each month from 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

StoryMasters meetings are currently conducted on Zoom. To help ensure the magic happens in this digital forum, we coach our members on proper lighting, camera position, and other delivery and technical skills for online presentations.

Please visit us soon! You will enjoy 5-6 stories, followed by individual and round-robin evaluations.

We are dedicated to
the art of storytelling

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Get Twisted ~ Develop Clear Articulation!

Get Twisted ~ Develop Clear Articulation!

Excelling as a storyteller requires many skills. Of course, the ability to craft a story that engages and enchants the audience is primary. But to be a truly powerful storyteller, delivery is central. Actors, singers, public speakers, politicians, and storytellers all...

Book Report: Cassandra Speaks by Elizabeth Lesser

Book Report: Cassandra Speaks by Elizabeth Lesser

I recently read Elizabeth Lesser’s Cassandra Speaks. What a pleasure it was to discover this fresh, insightful book on the power of women storytellers to change the world! The central premise of Ms. Lesser’s book is that cultures everywhere are shaped by their origin...

Dive N’ Surf the Virtual Storytelling Wave

Dive N’ Surf the Virtual Storytelling Wave

If you’re like me, you’ve been holed up in your safe, disinfected home for almost a year now. You’ve read some books, seen some movies you’ve always wanted to see (thank goodness for TCM and Netflix!), caught up on countless hours of TV series you’ve missed, but maybe...

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