E-Newsletters & Email Lists

E-Newsletter Features:

  • Latest News of Story Crossroads
  • Cap’s Off to You! (people and organization profiles who use story)
  • Story Video (created or loved by us)
  • Story
  • Story Game (inspired by different cultures and/or the story)

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  • Virtual Storytelling – will stay the same despite during or after this pandemic, sent out 6 times a year, first one to go out Winter 2021, will link archive here once started and sign-up directly here

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E-Newsletters – Most Current On Top:

See Volume 6, Issue 3 Newsletter

Explore a story from Costa Rica and the story game “One Kindness for Another” to go along with the story. We feature three story videos. The first two videos are part 1 and part 2 of Odds Bodkins with “Paul Bunyan and the Giant Mosquitos.” The last video promoted the live proper-distanced House Concert performed by Nannette Watts. Plus, there is news and “Cap’s Off” to Utah Presenters Network and how this organization supports story.

See Volume 6, Issue 2 Newsletter

Explore a story from China and the story game “Panther at the Door” to go along with the story. We feature four story videos. The first video is Brian “Fox” Ellis telling hummingbird tales. The last three videos promoted different Story Crossroads events including the Virtual Story Camp, the resuming of live House Concerts, and hinting at the All Things Story Virtual Workshop taught by Simon Brooks. Plus, there is news and “Cap’s Off” to Salt Lake City Arts Council and how this organization supports story.

See Volume 6, Issue 1 Newsletter

Explore a story from Congo and the story game “Story Tug-o-War” to go along with the story. We feature two story videos. The first video is Sheila Arnold performing at the 2018 National Storytelling Festival a B’rer Rabbit story. B’rer Rabbit stories emphasized cunning, strong will and hope, and always aiming for that freedom. We also to honor the National Storytelling Festival that had to make a hard decision like Story Crossroads and transform their event as virtual for 2020.  The last video is a 32-second teaser on The Big Why Panel: Historical Storytelling meets Humanities. Plus, there is news and “Cap’s Off” to Barbara Schutzgruber and how she supports story.

See Volume 5, Issue 5 Newsletter

Explore a story from Korea and the story game “Ropes & Coins” to go along with the story. We feature three story videos. The first one shows Peter Cook who tells “The Lizard Tale” in American Sign Language while Keith Wann provides vocals. The last two videos are news about Story Crossroads with 1-minute American Sign Language with closed captioning about Story Crossroads Spectacular as well as a 32-second teaser on The Big Why Panel: Historical Storytelling meets Humanities. Plus, there is news and “Cap’s Off” to Kathy Palermo and how she supports story.

See Volume 5, Issue 4 Newsletter

Explore a story from the Southern Ute people and the story game “Here’s What You Got to Do…” to go along with the story. We feature three story videos. The first one shows Mama Nomusa telling stories in English while going back and forth with an interpreter speaking Zulu. The last two videos are news about Story Crossroads with one sharing an Irish story to compare to how we have had to adapt and the last being a 20-second teaser about Story Crossroads Spectacular. Plus, there is news and “Cap’s Off” to Denise Valentine (Posthumously) and performed at our 2018 Festival. She continues to support story by her example.

See Volume 5, Issue 3 Newsletter

Explore a story from Portugal and the story game “Waking Up to Tears” to go along with the story. For the two story videos, the first is our how-to video on story fortune telling with an improv story shared.  Some of our volunteers–including youth tellers–have shared this game during our booth adventures. The second video is an ode to our GivingTuesday fundraiser.  We share “the numbers” throughout the years and what is actually most important to us. Plus, there is news and “Cap’s Off” to Legacy: Fables Adventure Studio and how this organization supports story.

See Volume 5, Issue 2 Newsletter

Explore a story from First Nations Canada and the story game “Magic Moccasins” to go along with the story. For the story video, National Youth Teller Atharv Agashe tells a story about getting the best deals for coconut burfi, at least when being figured out by a miser. This was streamed from the 30th Annual Timpanogos Storytelling Festival. Plus, there is news and “Cap’s Off” to The Story Mine / David Bullock & Cathy Barker, which had a 7-Year Radio Show with 344 Episodes, and how these people support story.

See Volume 5, Issue 1 Newsletter

Explore a story from Iraq and the story game “You Know All!” to go along with the story. For the story video, this highlights Noa Baum, Oba William King, and Omar and Lori Hansen as a type of reflection on the past 2019 Story Crossroads Festival. Plus, there is news and “Cap’s Off” to R.E.A.C.H. Utah / Utah Pirate a.k.a. Raising Education through Arts, Characters, and Heroes and how these linked organizations support story.

See Volume 4, Issue 5 Newsletter

Explore a story from Indonesia and the story game “Out of the Bag” to go along with the story. For the story video, we featured our 1-minute promo of the upcoming 2019 Story Crossroads Festival. Plus, there is news and “Cap’s Off” to Clever Octopus and how this organization supports story.

See Volume 4, Issue 4 Newsletter

Explore a Slavic tale and the story game “Foolish Stories from Fools” to go along with the story. For the story video, we submitted this video as part of the Small Business/Big Impact $20,000 contest through Aweber. We Aweber as our e-marketing service.  They had over 1,600 submissions and the top 20 were up for public vote to win.  Plus, there is news and “Cap’s Off” to Dave and Carol Sharp – a.k.a. Idlewild or Glatonbury Duo – and how they support story.

See Volume 4, Issue 3 Newsletter

Explore a story from Peru and the story game “Tricking the Condor” to go along with the story. For the story video, watch the National Youth Storytelling with a 1-hour concert from 2015. Plus, there is news and “Cap’s Off” to Jerri and Katie Hurley – Mother/Daughter duo and how they support story.

See Volume 4, Issue 2 Newsletter

Explore a story from Korea and the story game “Climbing the Tree – Tiger vs. Children” to go along with the story. For the story video, see Mara Menzies, who was one of our featured tellers for the 2017 Story Crossroads Festival. We were delighted to see her on the “Wake Up Nigeria” television show telling a story of wild cat in March 2018. Plus, there is news and “Cap’s Off” to Karl Behling – Mountain Man and on how he supports story.

See Volume 4, Issue 1 Newsletter

Explore a story from the Aboriginals in Australia and the story game “Story Secrets” to go along with the story. We have two story videos with the first one exploring the inspirations of The Old Capitol Storytelling Festival, one of our feed-ins with Story Crossroads.  It is unique as it focuses on history and many bits of wisdom are shared in this about 7-minute film.  The second video is entitled “Nowhere with Martin Shaw” and has had hundreds of thousands of views.  Plus, there is news and “Cap’s Off” to Diamond Rental and Randy Rutherford and on how this organization supports story.

See Volume 3, Issue 8 Newsletter

Explore a story from the Hausa people of Nigeria and the story game “Story Wrestling…inspired Master Man” to go along with the story, two videos to get you even more excited for what is coming at the 2018 Story Crossroads Festival. Plus, there is news and “Cap’s Off” to Utah Museum of Contemporary Art and on how this organization supports story.

See Volume 3, Issue 7 Newsletter

Explore a story from Indonesia / Malaysia, story game “But I’m Guarding…” to go along with the story, a story video through TedEd (linked with Tedx Talks) the collection of animated stories of classic tales of which this is of the mighty Thor when he came upon the land of giants. Plus, there is news and “Cap’s Off” to Lowe’s and on how this organization supports story.

See Volume 3, Issue 6 Newsletter

Explore a story from Scotland, story game “Story Wrestling…inspired by The Beekeeper and the Bewitched Hare” to go along with the story, a story video through Tedx Talks featuring Donald Davis. Plus, there is news and “Cap’s Off” to Utah Valley University and on how this organization supports story.

See Volume 3, Issue 5 Newsletter

Explore a story from Bolivia – Song of the Armadillo, story game “Sing Me a Story” to go along with the story, a story video series that Pixar created and explores the power of stories and can these skills can easily be adapted to how you use story whether on stage or at work or home. Plus, there is news and “Cap’s Off” to Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF) and on how this organization supports story.

See Volume 3, Issue 4 Newsletter

Explore a story from the Hopi tribe, story game “Susu’s Magic Mirror” to go along with the story, a story video to teach about chemicals induced when experiencing storytelling and is presented by David JP Phillips through one of the TED/xStockholm videos. Plus, there is news and “Cap’s Off” to Utah Division of Arts & Museums and on how this organization supports story.

See Volume 3, Issue 3 Newsletter

Explore a story from Bolivia – Susu and the Magic Mirror, story game “Susu’s Magic Mirror” to go along with the story, a story video to honor the late Jan Andrews, who founded the Storytellers of Canada-Conteurs du Canada. Plus, there is news and “Cap’s Off” to Dianne de Las Casas (posthumously) on how she supported story.

See Volume 3, Issue 2 Newsletter

Explore a story from France, story game “Enormous or Small” to go along with the story, a story video in connection with the television series “Story Matters: Season 1” with different themes and featuring six different storytellers. Plus, there is news and “Cap’s Off” to the Utah Humanities and how they support story.

See Volume 3, Issue 1 Newsletter

Explore a story from Zimbabwe, story game “Who is Chief Five Heads” to go along with the story, two story videos with the first featuring story artists Mara Menzies, Sean Buvala, Loren Niemi from 2nd Story Crossroads Festival and the other video being one of eleven videos that interview Donald Smith from the Scottish International Festival.  Plus, there is news and “Cap’s Off” to the South Jordan Arts Council and how they support story.

See Volume 2, Issue 4 Newsletter

Explore a story from Pakistan, story game “Dreams for Dorani” to go along with the story, a story video from our “Teaching Story” series entitled Finding and Critiquing Stories, and some news.  Also “Cap’s Off” to the City of Murray – Cultural Arts and how they support story.

See Volume 2, Issue 3 Newsletter

Explore a story from Chile, story game “Littlebit, Littlebit, what can you do?” to go along with the story, a story video from our “Teaching Story” series entitled Our Bodies, Our Expressions, Our Voice, and some news.  Also “Cap’s Off” to  Billie Jones and what inspires her use of story.

See Volume 2, Issue 2 Newsletter

Explore a story from First Nations Canada, story game “Storm-Summoning” to go along with the story, two story videos with one about the Utah Refugee Education and Training Center and the other on the legacy of a musician/storyteller Clive Romney, some announcements like The Story Rhythm Project (refugees), working with Seniors, and other news.  Also “Cap’s Off” to Annie and Dan Eastmond and what inspires their use of story.

See Volume 2, Issue 1 Newsletter

Explore a story from Colombia, story game “Switched!” to go along with the story, an almost 8-minute story in Spanish with English subtitles entitled “La Bola de Cristall” performed by Susana Tornero & Ignasi Potrony, and the 2016 Festival celebrations as well as the Youth Teller Reunion and other news.  Also “Cap’s Off” to Charlotte Starks and what inspires her use of story.

See Volume 1, Issue 9 Newsletter

Explore a story from New Zealand, story game “Steam and Smoke, a Maori Story Feast” to go along with the story, two featured story videos on what to look forward during the 2016 Story Crossroads Festival, and the Festival opportunities of Story Crossroads.  Also “Cap’s Off” to Liesl Seborg and what inspires her use of story.

See Volume 1, Issue 8 Newsletter

Explore a story from Italy, story game “The Big Reveal” to go along with the story, a 30-minute video featuring David Campbell on the power of storytelling, and the latest news of Story Crossroads.  Also “Cap’s Off” to Michael Capell and what inspires his use of story.

See Volume 1, Issue 7 Newsletter

Explore a story from Celtic lore, story game “I Don’t Know (N’oun Doare’)” to go along with the story, a video featuring the free workshops and residencies through Story Crossroads, and the latest news of Story Crossroads.  Also “Cap’s Off” to Julie Jensen and what inspires her use of story.

See Volume 1, Issue 6 Newsletter

Explore a story from Russia, story game “Worse!  Even Worse!” to go along with the story, a video featuring Sam Payne with the song “These are My People,” and the latest news of Story Crossroads.  Also “Cap’s Off” to Joan Effiong and what inspires her use of story.

See Volume 1, Issue 5 Newsletter

Explore a story from the Australian Aboriginals, a story game “Koobar’s Story Drought” to go along with the story, a video featuring Clive Romney and a performance/interview on the importance of grandparents and storytelling, and the latest news of Story Crossroads.  Also “Cap’s Off” to Lisa Whatcott and what inspires her use of story.

See Volume 1, Issue 4 Newsletter

Explore a story from Egypt, a story game “Scorpion Scuttle”, a video featuring Steffani Raff and an interview about the power of family storytelling, and the latest news of Story Crossroads. Also “Cap’s Off” to Anthony Burcher and what inspires his use of story.

See Volume 1, Issue 3 Newsletter

Explore a story from Cuba, a story game “Mystery Sign-Solver”, a video featuring an interview with a long-time youth teller, and of course the latest news of Story Crossroads. Also “Cap’s Off” to Julie Barnson and what inspires her use of story.

See Volume 1, Issue 2 Newsletter

Explore a story from China, a story game “Caught You!”, a video featuring an interview about Storytelling vs. Theatre, and the latest news of Story Crossroads.  Also “Cap’s Off” to Collette Justesen and what inspires her use of story.

See Volume 1, Issue 1 (June 2015) Newsletter

Explore a story from the Maasai, a story game “Story Sticks”, a video featuring Story Crossroads, and the latest news of Story Crossroads.  Also “Cap’s Off” to Jennifer Rawlins and what inspires her use of story.

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