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Here is a recap of 2017’s accomplishments and a look forward to the many opportunities 2018 holds. Completed Artists as Educators: Refining Your Practice training (16 hours) provided by The Kennedy Foundation as part of the SPARK! Arts Missoula initiative Launched new more user friendly website thanks to our friends over at Gecko Designs Completed…

Your story matters! Now is the chance for you to pitch your story to be considered for sharing the night of the live event. Tell Us Something is calling for *YOU* to pitch your true story on the theme “Right Place, Right Time”. 8 storytellers will be selected to share their true personal story from…

Each year, the 7th-grade students at C.S. Porter practice an amalgamated form of Winter Count. There is a written component as well as a visual component in which they bring items or make pictures to share with the class that helps tell the story of their past year. This year the teachers at Porter, with…

Spoke is a new app that’s been released to the Google Play and Apple App Store. I gave it a spin after being introduced to it when one of the curators began following @pssttellus on Twitter. First, I submitted the Tell Us Something podcast feed to the app, which was a pretty straightforward process. Submitting is…

Tell Us Something has a YouTube channel. Now what? Since the beginning, I have intended to share people’s stories on YouTube. I have overcome one roadblock after another in this endeavor. Initially, the issue in creating the YouTube channel was obtaining a custom URL. In order to obtain a custom URL, at the time, there…

  Wow!  Summer is here in full effect. The fires have arrived and the smoke is thick in parts of Missoula Valley. I hope you all are staying cool, creating new stories and getting out of the smoke when you can. My intention at the beginning of 2017 was to send a newsletter each month…

After the June 20 live event, several people either spoke to me in person, emailed or called me to express their concern or confusion about ticket pricing. Their concern is one I shared and I’ve worked to eliminate this confusion. Tickets, since we began selling them, have traditionally been priced affordably at $8 in advance…

Last Tuesday I finished my SPARK artist in residency at Washington Middle School. I was there to teach approximately 190 students the art of storytelling. These 8th graders taught me a lot, and I hope I taught them a little bit about storytelling and how it’s done. The first day, I was nervous. I’m trained…

Missoula Gives was a success! Thank you to everyone who donated. This year’s Tell Us Something fundraiser was a success. We haven’t hit our goal (yet), and there is still time to give if you haven’t already (or if you want to give some more). The experience of Giving Day was much less stressful this…

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