June Post Script

I was in the company of some pretty extraordinary people last night (June 1) and we shared our DNA. DNA stories- to be exact. A fantastic show! Feedback from one of my friends – a first time Odyssey attendee “We felt like we came home.” Thank you Jan Stapleman, Roscoe Mutz, Steven Braun,  Martin Dooley and The Screening Room for the setup and planning and helping hands that made this storytelling fun, easy, and inspiring.
Tez Haag, Roz D., Belle Fitz-Simmons, Tim Bentley– Storytellers extraordinaire- I’m still smiling.

If  you like storytelling: Odyssey Storytelling Presents: DNA. Curated and Produced by: Jan Stapleman and Martin Dooley
Associate Producer: Roscoe Mutz and Ana Montanez
Location: The Screening Room, 127 E Congress St., Tucson, AZ 85701
Admission is $15.00. (Read on for July info)

Not sure if I was ready, but when Jan Stapleman contacted me with the hook of  “You just might have a DNA story,” I knew I WAS ready. My goal had been to be back onstage live by the two-year recovery date (August 25) from my stroke (August 25, 2021).  I did it! Jan created posters for each of the storytellers for the show. She is a super organizer and emcee- making us all feel like stars!


Odyssey is on stage live every first Thursday at The Screening Room. 7 PM. Doors open 6:30 PM. $15.00. July 6 is a spontaneous storytelling event. Names in a hat, tellers chosen to tell a true story abut FREEDOM! Come to the Screening Room. See you there!

Ethel Lee-Miller blogs regularly about people, the power of words, and her writing life. She’s retired from professional writing gigs after 30 years of teaching, coaching, editing, and gathering writers to publicly share their work. She is the author of Thinking of Miller Place, and Seedlings, Stories of Relationships. These days, in Tucson Arizona, she writes to inspire, to connect with folks, and for the pure enjoyment of it. Ethel enjoys sharing stories at Odyssey Storytelling, Artists Standing Strong Together, and anywhere there’s a mic or a Zoom room.