Reconnect with Coyote Tales Virtual Storytelling
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2020
A lot has changed recently, but one thing has remained the same. Storytelling – in all its forms – is a powerful bond that connects and unites us as individuals and communities. Through the sharing of stories, our differences matter less and our individuality is celebrated more. In these unpredictable times, Coyote Tales is committed to continue to provide the stage to share our experiences. Through these events we hope not only to entertain but to foster deeper empathy and understanding in our communities.
Tonight, we are very pleased to welcome eleven storytellers from Kayenta and across the nation for a remarkable evening of stories. Each teller will be sharing their true story of a “Chance Meeting.” Listen to these stories of unexpected encounters, fortuitous run-ins, and random brushes with fate and then vote for your favorite. The evening’s winner will receive a 60 minute private virtual storytelling workshop with 50-time Moth StorySLAM champion and 6-time GRANDSLAM champion, Matthew Dicks.
How cool is that?
Votes can be placed from October 2nd – 4th. Winners will be announced October 5th on the Coyote Tales website, Nextdoor and on other social media platforms. The evening’s stories will be archived on the Coyote Tales website indefinitely.
This event is generously supported by Utah Humanities, Petite Feast, Desert Dweller, and Zion Brewery Station 2.
SOMEDAY SOON WE HOPE TO BE ABLE TO GATHER TOGETHER SAFELY FOR LIVE SHOWS IN OUR NEW LOCATION AT ZION BREWERY STATION 2 IN ST. GEORGE. BUT UNTIL THAT TIME WE WILL CONTINUE TO SHARE TALES WITH YOU VIRTUALLY.
PLEASE WATCH FOR DETAILS ABOUT UPCOMING VIRTUAL SHOWS
AS ALWAYS, PROCEEDS FROM LIVE EVENTS ARE DONATED TO LOCAL NONPROFITS.
INTRO – VICTORIA TOPHAM
Welocme to Coyote Tales! We are pleased to present eleven storytellers to you this evening – you can watch the entire show at once just like attending a live event, run time is about 35 minutes. Or watch a few stories and come back another time to view the rest. Just remember, you need to vote by October 4th at “11:59” pm.
Invited Storyteller – matthew dicks – “better person”
Matthew Dicks is the internationally bestselling author, columnist, blogger, podcaster, playwright, and teacher. A 50-time Moth StorySLAM champion and 6-time Moth GrandSLAM champion, Matthew teaches storytelling and public speaking to individuals, corporations, universities, religious institutions, and school districts around the world. He consults with advertising agencies, documentarians, filmmakers, writers, and more. In his spare time, he is also a wedding DJ, minister and life coach. Learn more about Matthew: https://matthewdicks.com/
Invited Storyteller – shannon cason – “you look better when you smile”
Shannon Cason has told stories all over the country with The Moth, Snap Judgment, and other popular storytelling platforms. He hosts three podcasts of his own – Homemade Stories, In Good Co. Detroit, and The Trouble. He is the chief educator for the Brutally Honest Storytelling workshop series. Shannon is originally from Detroit. Find him at shannoncason.com
Invited Storyteller – david lindes – “finding marlin”
David Lindes is a writer, singer-songwriter, and producer. His work has been featured on PRI’s The World and NPR. Born in Guatemala City, he immigrated to the United States at age 9 and spent his adolescence in the agricultural communities of California’s Central Coast. He later graduated in Latin American Studies from Brigham Young University. He lives in Salt Lake City with his wife and four kids. Learn more about David Lindes @ www.davidlindes.net
JON JACKSON – “EAVESDROPPING SHOPPER”
Jon Jackson was raised in Northern Utah, practiced law in San Francisco and now owns and operates a gay hotel in Palm Springs.
annie eastmond – “made in japan”
Annie is half of the Harvest Home music and storytelling duo. She is also co-chair of the Olympus (Salt Lake Valley) Chapter of the Utah Storytelling Guild. Learn more about Annie and her music and storytelling: https://www.harvesthomemusic.com/
dave palazzolo – “shred-on little dude”
Dave Palazzolo owns CanyonChasers, a motorcycle adventure sport and touring educational company in Salt Lake City. He is also a rack track designer. Learn more about Dave: https://www.canyonchasers.net/
brent smith – “left hand turn”
Brent Smith is living a life of leisure as he always has in Kayenta, Utah. He wishes all human beings the very best.
roger siddoway – “best friends”
Roger Siddoway is a gastroenterologist practicing in St. George. He is medical director to Squatty Potty LLC (it’s true, ask Bobby Edwards,) and he is the best friend of Brent Smith’s, this evening’s fourth storyteller.
SEAN HIRTEN – “i am a fisherman”
Sean is a 7th grade History and Geography Teacher on the east side of Las Vegas. He is originally from Vermont and when not in the classroom can be found exploring the basins and ranges of Nevada, or watching soccer. You can hear more of Sean’s stories @ youtube.com/shanedurban
greg ragland – “meeting giada”
Greg is a painter, sculptor, and public artist and works in a variety of media. Greg grew up in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He studied architecture at ASU, received his BFA from Art Center College of Design and his MFA from the University of Utah. He has lived and worked in Los Angeles, New York City, Park City, Utah, and now Southern Utah. Greg has exhibited nationally, and his work has been acquired by many private and public collections. Lean more: https://gregragland.com/
carol esterreicher – “Mony, Mony”
Carol Esterreicher was a speech pathologist and is an active member of Toastmasters International. She especially loves to use wordplay strategies to ‘tickle’ a tale.
CLOSING – DOUG CAPUTO
Douglas Caputo is a real estate broker/agent who loves introducing people to the wonders of Southern Utah. Doug also is a community activist and active in the arts.
Thank you so much for listening this evening.
It is our belief that through the sharing of stories, our differences matter less and our individuality is celebrated more. Through these events we hope not only to entertain but to foster deeper empathy, understanding, connection and involvement in our community. Coyote Tales is your stage – we could not do this without you.
Everyone has a story – Victoria
COYOTE TALES EVENTS ARE SUPPORTED BY UTAH HUMANITIES, PETITE FEAST, DESERT DWELLER AND ZION BREWERY STATION II AND GENEROUS LOCAL STORY LOVERS.
Please watch Dave Palazzolo’s Youtube video of the driveway racetrack. You’ll be glad you did.
Special thanks to Sue Gordhammer and Joe Ray, Donna Howell, Ned Cordery of Gosland Studio, Grant Foster of OneDrop, and Alan Holben Photography