Odyssey Storytelling continues to build stronger ties in our community. The essence of our organization is to create community one story at a time. We hold space for people to tell their stories, share their lived experiences and, more importantly, for others to simply listen. Time and again this has created connections and strengthened our Tucson community. These days our community has expanded to – everywhere! We’re taping shows and podcasting.

We Cooled Off on You Tube This Summer

June – Quarantine. Six storytellers shared their challenges and triumphs from the age of COVID-19. Jana Segal-Stormont, Troy Larkin, Brett Kramer, Lisa Cardenas, Steve Braun.  I was honored to be #6. PODCAST 

July- Vagabond Dreams  A vagabond is a person who wanders from place to place without a home or job. Right now we find ourselves confined and unable to wander to escape the summer swelter like years past.  For one evening, we left those concerns behind and took journeys of exploration, adventure, discovery, possibility, as Joe, Carrie, Paul and Yasmin shared their stories of life on the road. Curated by Joe Silins Produced by Roscoe Mutz and Miles Schneiderman  Podcast

August -Black Stories Matter. Storytellers included Bryan Castle, Stephanie Lyonga, Davia Moore, Bo Phillips, Martha T. and William O. Wills. The show closed with an inspiring interview with Doris Snowden, president of the Tucson NAACP, conducted by Odyssey executive director Ana Montañez,  Podcast 

Still Zooming Along

Thursday, September 10, 2020 Invisible- A Bilingual Event
Show at 7PM Available on YouTube And on the Odyssey Storytelling Podcast September 11th                 Two versus one, twice as much- or perhaps- just invisible.
Bilingual, bicultural and on the border- maybe unwanted, unseen and uncomfortable.
However, also proud.
“Speak English” but why not something else? One world, two cultures, three languages in some cases. Invisible or unmistakable?

Storytellers include Czarina Nafarrate, Albrecht Classen, Alma Montañez, Diego Lopez, Consuelo Hernandez, Dan Duncan. Curated by Tony Paniagua. Produced by Ana Montañez and Miles Schneiderman

Ethel Lee-Miller blogs regularly about people, the power of words, and the 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. In retirement she’s writing to inspire, to connect with folks, and for the pure enjoyment of it, and sharing stories at Odyssey Storytelling Tucson Tellers of Tales, and anywhere there’s a Zoom mic.