Hi Guys,
I’m looking forward to seeing everyone at the next show on the 28th. Thanks for all the well-wishes for my mom (stepmom, actually, but she’s been around longer than my biomom).  The pacemaker is keeping time nicely and she’s recovering at home. She is the toughest 87-year-old I know so we’re planning on her sticking around for a while. I was really touched by everyone who wrote me asking about her. This is why the fourth Thursday at Roy Street is my favorite day of the month.

While we’re waiting for the next show to roll around be sure to tune in to KPLU’s Sound Effect. Two of our regular tellers will be on the show sometime in the near future. Exciting, right? I am so happy I get to recommend some of our storytellers to places like KPLU. I’ll let you know more about each show after they’ve been recorded.

Also, April 16th is the last of Saturday of Bill Bernat’s monthly storytelling workshops before less frequent evening schedule for summer. It’s free, casual and very helpful. I can’t recommend it enough. If you have a story you’d like to tell but aren’t sure how to shape it, this is the place to go. Bring a story to work on: http://www.meetup.com/Fresh-Ground-Stories-Storytelling-Workshop/

Contact Bill through his Meetup site for more info.

Can I brag a little more about one of our storytellers? Barbara Abelhauser just got a story in the new StoryCorps book! I’m getting a copy as soon as it comes out on April 19. It’s a story she told at FGS last year and I’m excited to see it in a real life made-out-of-paper book. Remember those? Books are the things we used to read before smart phones.  I read online that they’re making a comeback and that is pretty exciting for people like me who whose home is littered with them.

Here’s the link to her blog if you want to read more about it: https://theviewfromadrawbridge.wordpress.com/2016/04/08/callings-the-purpose-and-passion-of-work/

One last thing. A Guide to Visitors is looking for more stories for their Advice Show on Tuesday, May 3. Do you have a story about advice someone gave your or that you gave them? How did it turn out? Send a brief summary of your story to stories@agtv.org and maybe you can be on the show.

I hope to see a bunch of you at our own show on the 28th. Here’s the link to this month’s theme since it’s been a while since I sent it out originally: http://www.meetup.com/Fresh-Ground-Stories/events/229429995/

Let me know if you have any questions.

Paul
freshgroundstories@gmail.com

 

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