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A Toast for A Recent Graduate

This past weekend, Saturday, June 12 and Sunday, June 13, my daughter graduated with a Masters and a Bachelors degree in English. She...

Bringing Chicago to the Sonoma Classroom

On Wednesday April 28, the Humanities 3 classroom was wowed by a visit from Chicago Moth Storytelling Slam champion Nestor Gomez. Nestor...

Ben Tucker Zoom Visits

The Humanities 3 class with Brandon was treated to a zoom visit from author and storyteller Ben Tucker, who grew up in Jim Crow South and...

A Visit from Ms. Sheila

As I write this, I am not quite over her presence. She just left the Zoom room, and I just ended class by telling the eleventh graders...

2020 Blowout

What a way to end the year. I thought the Six Feet Apart Productions event would be the last, but then I got a message from Sheila Arnold...

Six Feet Apart Year End Celebration

What an honor to have been part of the year-end performance of Six Feet Apart Productions. Claire Hennessey and Regina Stoops have been a...

Tellabration!

November is Tellabration! month, and there are online events scheduled all over the nation. Tuesday, November 10 was a joint concert by...

Young Coyote Tales

Last Wednesday, October 21, was the inaugural performance of the Alumni Edition of Coyote Tales. Nine Sonoma Academy alumni submitted...

Banter on the Bonkers Brit

Claire Hennessy, in addition to running Six Feet Apart Productions, is also the host of a blog called The Bonkers Brit. Six Feet Apart...

Rangda is Out!

All my life I have wanted to put together a book about the Balinese deity, Rangda. She first captured my imagination more than thirty...

Summer Stories

Two great storytelling events went virtual: the National Storytelling Network Conference and the San Francisco Free Folk Festival on June...

Zooming Through Stories!

Yesterday I had the honor of opening for Bil Lepp on Sunday Stories, a weekly event from Six Feet Apart Productions. Needless to say I...

Building on the Potential

I was met with good news when I learned that the Live to Tell Series (two books so far) was awarded with Honors from Storytelling World....

A Potential Beginning

I have been quietly working on a longer performance, and I say quietly because I have not performed in a month or two. But this Spring...

The Death of an Inspiring Man

On Sunday, December 8 at 4 pm in Bali, Indonesia, my father-in-law, Ketut Rutus Daryana, passed away. He was taken into the hospital in a...

The Birth of A New Storyteller

Saturday, November 23 was TELLABRATION!™ , which is a storytelling event celebrated in nine different countries and in forty states in...

Learning Another Side of Storytelling

For the past two years I have been co-teaching a class called Authentic Voices with the Sound Engineer at our school. My responsibility...

Storytelling Month is Here!

November was kicked off this weekend with the SAC annual conference. Friday, November 8, featured a concert by Antonio Rocha, for which...

Are you really doing research?

That's what every one of my colleagues at Sonoma Academy is asking me and the two other teachers who are in Maui for a week to work on...

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