• TELLERS OF TALES TUCSON Saturday, September 8, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

We look forward to meeting with storytellers, story listeners, and story friends when we meet again in September. Fun whether you’re telling or listening. Join us.Harmony Meeting Room, 1200 N Eldorado Place, Suite B-200 Tucson. More Info: Tellers of Tales Tucson


  • STORIES IN THE GARDEN with Glenda Bonin, Ethel Lee-Miller & Debra Olson-Tolar

Saturday, October 13.  90 minutes of entertaining traditional and contemporary storytelling. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Concert starts at 2:00. There will be a brief intermission, and time for hospitality after the show – concluding around 4:15 p.m.  222 E 14th Street in the Armory Park Neighborhood. Tucson. More info to come.


  •  YES, I’M A BLOGGER- AND IT WORKS! Hosted by the Tucson Sisters in Crime Saturday, Oct. 20 morning session.

Why, What, How, When to blog with the purpose of expanding, entertaining, and/or informing your audience. Give me 60 minutes I’ll share about 60 tips about blogging in today’s writing, speaking, and publishing arenas. Plus a workable schedule to give you time to blog AND still have time and sanity for your creative crime writing. Q&A.  More info to come. Contact Ethel or Tucson Sisters in Crime


  • ODYSSEY STORYTELLING  “Deal Breaker”  Thursday, November 1. 7:00-9:00 pm. 

Doors open 6:30 pm. Six people tell true stories (10 minutes each) about the themeSo excited to be the curator at this event.  The Sea of Glass—Center For The Arts  330 E 7thSt.  Convenient paid parking lot right next to Sea of Glass. Free street parking also.  $10 General / $7 Students with ID.  Tix or at the door.

Come hear 6 local true stories about the November theme, “Deal Breakers”
DEAL BREAKER: Noun: a factor or issue that, if unresolved during negotiations, would cause one party to withdraw from a deal. Well, that sounds neat and tidy, and pretty serious. In reality the deal breaker does not have to be a “good reason” by society’s standards, it’s a very personal thing. What’s the bottom line? Or more to the point, what’s YOUR bottom line? What was a deal breaker for you?

Send me your pitch  for a 10-minute true story about you and a deal breaker. We can only choose 6 tellers, so we’ll let you know in plenty of time who made the cut. We also have guidelines and a rehearsal to help get you ready. It’s a great event!


  • WRITERS READ Thursday, November 15  6:00-8:00 pm.

Original stories read by local authors (@ 8 minutes each). Family friendly. Food for thought and delicious food to eat from BREWD’s menu. Elaine Powers emcee. Can be from your published book, your unpublished manuscript, journal, or the brilliant story or poetry you jotted down on the back of an envelope. Pitch your story to Elaine if you want to be a reader.  (Tucson Eastside) BREWD- a coffee lounge. 4960 N. Sabino Canyon Rd