The Taleswapper

Almost since the Utah Storytelling Guild began in 1991, we had a newsletter for dues-paying members. Recently, the Taleswapper became a triannual newsletter, with three regular issues in January, May and September.  Each edition features statewide storytelling events, workshops, performance opportunities and networking tools in Utah’s storytelling community. USG’s local chapters feature articles about the activities, workshops, training and storytelling happenings in their chapter as well as their local community.

Included are regular columns from contributors such as Karl Behling (“Ask the Expert”), Jan Smith (“Storytelling in Education”), and the Timpanogos Storytelling Institute (“Timp Tales”). We also have featured news from Utah Pioneer Heritage Arts and the National Storytelling Network.  A  Financial Report is included at the end of each edition.

You can see Taleswapper–The Recruiting Issue as a way to see the basics of the Guild as well as some information on storytelling techniques.

The newsletter is now distributed by email in PDF format, which allows members to enjoy a full-color version at a decreased cost, though print copies are still available to those who request this option.

You can contact the Taleswapper Editor through with questions and comments.

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