Saturday, January 05, 2008

Website work, ruminations, and a plug for storytelling boot camp

I'm working on text for my storytelling website. The launch date is going to be later than we had originally hoped-- late January or early February is my guess. If the blog is quiet, you'll know why.

I just turned down a storytelling gig in Everett, Washington. I felt bad about doing so, but at this point in time, I can really only accept gigs in the Seattle area plus some of the outlying areas (Shoreline, Mercer Island, Sea-Tac). If I were able to schedule two gigs in one town further away, it would make more sense to travel 40 minutes each way. I could accept more gigs if we had two cars as well, but that wouldn't make sense either unless I dedicated myself to making storytelling a full-time job.

Six months ago, someone asked in the comments if one could indeed make a living at storytelling. My answer was "Yes, but this is what it would take." I don't remember what "this" was (the particular blog post escapes me). Storyteller Sean Buvula definitely does it, plus he conducts workshops like the Outside-In Storytelling Boot Camp designed to help performers learn to be proper small business owners. The boot camp takes place February 27-29, 2008 in Avondale, Arizona. I can't go, but maybe you can.


Sean said...

Aw, thanks for the nod. I appreciate it. You know, we could bring up one of our one-day workshops to the northeast. Hmm, maybe we should talk. Thanks again. The BootCamp will be a great experience for those attending.

Alkelda the Gleeful said...

Sean: Northwest! And yes, please, please do. The Seattle Storytellers Guild has a strong following and I think would welcome such a workshop. If you bring it here, I will do everything in my power to attend.