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Sierra Nevada Storytellers Retreat In Murphys

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The Mother Lode Storytelling Guild will welcome the public to the 2nd Sierra Nevada Regional Storytellers Retreat October 14 – 16th.

B.Z. Smith, President of the Mother Lode Storytelling Guild, was Thursday’s KVML “Newsmaker of the Day”.

Storytellers Marygay Ducey and Tim Erenetawill will present stories in a public concert.

There will be three public performances being held during the Retreat.

“One goal of the retreat is to give our local area a healthy glimpse of the art of storytelling, so we planned numerous workshops and public storytelling concerts,” said Smith, “Ducey and Erentawill will both provide an opportunity for all of us to experience storytelling at its finest.”

The 2nd Sierra Nevada Regional Storytellers Retreat takes place will take place in Murphys with workshops and coaching sessions for regional storytellers.

“This is our second such gathering,” said Smith, “Our workshop sessions were filled up during the first gathering in 2014. We urge people to register now as the number of participants will be limited.”

The free “Story Slam” begins at 7 pm Friday October 14th, in the Old Schoolhouse, 65 Jones St., Murphys.

Then on Saturday afternoon, evening and Sunday evening there will be three public storytelling concerts at the First Congregational Church of Murphys. Throughout all three concert events, The Mother Lode Storytelling Guild will host an opportunity drawing with a list of high quality gift items available.

Tickets will be made available to the public for the concerts.

Proceeds from the concerts and the opportunity drawings will benefit the Mother Lode Storytelling Guild’s future activities, the National Storytelling Network (a 501c3 nonprofit), numerous scholarships and the First Congregational Church’s Community Needs Fund.

For more information on the retreat, contact B.Z. Smith at 209.532.7697 or visit

“Just sign up,” says Smith. “You’ll be glad you did!”

The KVML “Newsmaker of the Day” is heard every weekday morning on AM 1450 KVML at 6:45, 7:45 and 8:45 AM.

  • Murphys Hotel, downtown Murphys, California

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