Feb 28 2017

March 2017: Stories of Transformation

We’re back!

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Saturday, March 18, 2017 6PM
“Stories of Transformation”
An Outdoor Concert of Storytelling
Celebrating Spring and World Storytelling Day!
BoonGarden, Avondale Arizona.

Find it on FACEBOOK here. https://www.facebook.com/events/112326249281303/

Are things as they always appear? If something is something, can it be another something? Do my eyes deceive me? Does the first bite give you the whole taste? Can “they” bring you down or can you rise above? Using world folktales, fables and a smattering of personal stories, our team of local and world-class storytellers gives you something to think about this World Storytelling Day, all with Spring just around the corner. Discussion with Q&A follows.

Sandy Oglesby
Harriet Cole
Marian Giannatti
Sean Buvala

StoryRise is a 90-minute fringe-theater, house-concert style performance and discussion. Join us for this outdoor event in a working garden. Suggested donation is $8. Your donation offsets costs for storytellers and for the Boon Garden expenses. Thanks in advance.

Event is outdoors in a working garden. Bring on the sensible shoes. Dress for Arizona Spring, right?

Refreshments available for purchase.

Get There:
Here’s the Map. Take the i-10 freeway to Litchfield Road. Go South on Litchfield to WESTERN Ave. Western Ave is about 1/4 mile north of Buckeye. Western Ave has a traffic light. Turn EAST onto Western Ave. Boon Garden is at 214 W Western, so north side of the road, in a white building.

PARKING: Think downtown parking. So there are a variety of lots around and some on-street parking. Look for lots at CAREFirst Center just around the corner to the west and a gravel-field parking next to auto-shop (just to the east) in the same building as the check-cashing location. Please don’t block anyone’s gates. We invite you to carpool with others.

picture showing marked spaces for parking at boon garden in avondale az

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Oct 29 2012

New Podcast for October 2012: Adult Stories for Halloween

Here’s the latest podcast from the October 2012 StoryRise Brown-Bag event held at Gangplank Avondale. Featuring the, umm, “seasonal” October stories from professional storytellers Sandy Oglesby and Sean Buvala. In this 55 minute podcast, you’ll hear the stories of the “Two Farthings,” “The Blue Shawl,” “The Fiery Steed,” “Biddy Early,” “Snake Leaves” and a story telling you just why you shouldn’t be “parking” with your boyfriend out there on Camelback Mountain. It’s a podcast of sometimes edgy and sometimes funny adult Halloween stories perfect for this “boo!” time of year. Remember, these podcasts aren’t for the bunny-slipper crowd. Adults and teens only, please. Listen to the podcast at this link now.

Adult Halloween Stories Told by Sandy Oglesby at the StoryRise podcast.

Oct 22 2012

StoryRise Brown Bag: Tales of the October Season

StoryRise is back on October 26. Join us for our next brown-bag style concert!

Professional storytellers with international experience descend on Avondale for some stories of the, ummm, “season” here at the end of October. This event is not for the kiddies- so leave the bunny-slipper crowd at home. Come and let the stories mess with your mind. . .just a little bit. One-hour presentation in a lunchtime brown-bag format. Bring your lunch if you’d like.

Friday, October 26, 2012 12Noon

Gangplank Avondale
525 N. Central (Avondale, AZ)
(South of Van Buren between Litchfield and Dysart Roads)

This month’s featured storytellers:

Sean Buvala
Pro storyteller since 1986, biz coach, artist-marketing consultant who travels internationally with stories for your life & biz, your soul & head. Classic tales preferred and performed.

Sandy Oglesby
Professional storyteller well-travelled throughout Ireland and Europe all the while maintaining her roots right here in Arizona. A storyteller with a diverse repertoire, all the way from the smallest of kids to the most amazed adults. Sandy is the type of storyteller who makes you laugh out loud, yet her message reaches deep into the soul. She can be profound and profoundly funny at the same time.

Oct 23 2009

The StoryRise Storytelling Podcast is Here! #1

Free audio stories for adults. (Click here for the podcast.) We’re really happy to kick off our new Storyrise podcast. Leading us off is storyteller Sandy Oglesby from Phoenix, AZ. She tells the story of “One Wish,” an Irish folktale with a twisted path and ending. Enjoy. Don’t forget to join us at Storyrise on the 3rd Saturday of each month in the West Valley of the greater Phoenix, AZ area. Sponsored in part by Storyteller.net and the DaddyTeller™ Ebook.

More Podcasts will be posted soon. We have a huge backlog of stories to share with you. Subscribe to our updates over there on the right and/or follow us on Twitter at @storyrise.