Talk Story Camp 2013

K- Group YES*                                               Presented by  the Alliance for Culture & Arts 

T A L K   S T O R Y   N O T- C A M P 2013  



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 JULY 16-24..and to the 31st

All Over Oahu 

A Convergence of Storytelling People

 Awesome Storytellers Told Tales 

In All Kinds of Venues & Settings!

(local, national, & international) 




ANNE GLOVER (Victoria, Canada) absolutely delightful stories with strings! Anne was the ‘new discovery’ of the national storytelling stars at the Talk Story Conference in Waikiki, 2009. She toured to Japan this year.Masako03B&W (crop)

See Anne Perform: Simple String Story  , Anne in a classroom


MASAKO SUEYOSHI & TOMOKO SUGANO (Japan) Duet storytelling, Kamishibai (telling with picture panels) & Japanese tales (especially spooky ones). They were the delight of the Waikiki Talk Story Conference in 2009. They run Japan’s Storytelling Organization. They came with a storytelling friend, Toshiko Noda.

Jay Menes

JAY MENES (Djalma Madelar Menes) (Manila, Phillippines) runs Storyhouse (classes & shows.) He’ll share folktales & tell us what’s up in Manila.



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ANNE SHIMOJIMA (Chicago, Ill.) elegant teller of Asian folktales (and many others)

Listen to her tales:  Badger and the Magic Fan  , The Crane Wife

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LINDA MIYOKO YEMOTO (San Francisco, Calif.) 25 years as naturalist, teaches crafts & stories, wonderful teller of tales. She returns for the 3rd year!




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KILOHANA SILVE (returns from 25 years in France to Honolulu) hula & storytelling. She toured to Thailand last year, continues studies in traditional chants and teaches ongoing classes.


VICKY DWORKIN  (Main Library’s Children’s Librarian) props & stories session, tale telling & general joyful contributions.



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JEFF GERE  hosts, tells, & teaches all things ‘storytelling’. This is his idea, along with his wife Dominique.

After Camp, Jeff heads to the International Storytelling Center in Jonesborough, Tennessee for a week’s ‘residence’ telling tales.




8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Shannon
    May 09, 2012 @ 03:00:13

    YES!! I am sooo looking forward to this again!

  2. John
    Jun 03, 2012 @ 06:38:10

    I had a great time last summer and I am looking forward to attending again this year!

  3. Jeff Gere
    Jul 02, 2012 @ 07:05:08

    Hi Elizabeth,
    Sure, bring a tent, or if that is a big problem, then you can sleep under the dining tents
    (on top of the picnic tables- bring padding)… or under the smaller tent they set up.
    Again, bring something to soften the earth and a blanket or sleeping bag. There will be
    squalls of rain, as you know, passing through all nigjht. If you simply do not have a tent
    and want one, perhaps we can loan you an extra one (if we have one) … gimme a call or email.
    Glad to hear from you, hope you join us for this (simpler) camp. Aloha, Jeff

  4. Jeff Gere
    Jul 04, 2012 @ 08:35:26

    Hi Dwain,
    I’ve arranged this Camp, and the payment to serve my needs. I did a national storytelling conference in Waikiki 4 years ago,
    went through the paypal deal, and ended up printing out registration forms for everyone anyway. This is easiest and simplest for me.
    Sorry it is a problem for you to mail me a check…. but look. When you’re floating in the water looking at the Ko’olaus off Hakipu’u
    while the group next to you talks story about story and variations of story, and different ways they’ve interpreted it… with the meal
    in the oven waiting for you after you dry off… you’ll surely feel the extra effort required here is worth it… or not. I hope you
    rise to the occasion, mail me the form and check, and join us. Or not. It’s gonna happen- you in or what? Do it now. Aloha, Jeff Gere

  5. Jennifer King
    Jul 24, 2012 @ 01:40:08

    I had a great time!! I met wonderful people, heard great interesting stories, and had good food!!! See you next year!

  6. Shannon
    Jul 24, 2012 @ 08:08:24

    What a great camp! Better than last year! As Gene would say- It was Awssssomme! (wiggle fingers here)

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  8. Shannon Murphy
    Apr 17, 2013 @ 09:19:38

    I’m sooooo ready for Story Camp 2013!