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November 2012 Storytellers Campfire Anniversary

November 19, 2012

Press Release

 

Storytellers Campfire Commemorates Anniversary with New Story Segment to Light-Up the Global Audience

 

Storytellers Campfire has been growing strong over the past six years and is launching a New Segment “Story Tales” for its Anniversary Celebration.

 

Sitting around the campfire telling stories and listening to music has been an ancient tradition for thousands of years. Program Director, Lady Selah SuJuris of the Ontario Indigenous Ojibwa Nation had first hand knowledge and experiences of the campfire being used as a warm place to come together and listen to the elders teach through their storytelling. “This is how the idea was born within me, to create a place where everyone around the world could join us. I love books, reading and researching so I chose to invite others who have contributed in literacy, poetry, and storytelling, as well as music to come to our campfire and share with the world. The advancements in radio and the World Wide Web have given us the opportunity to utilize the technology to create a worldwide campfire” stated Lady Selah.

 

Storytellers Campfire recorded its first show back in November 2006 but it took awhile to get the word out. Then after launching the program on a Pacific Northwest Station on November 16, 2008; Radio and the World Wide Web has weaved Storytellers Campfire  into forty three countries and fourteen additional provinces and nations tune in and enjoy the program, making it a global campfire.

 

The program has primarily featured authors, poets and musicians however; the staff has kept the program interesting and diversified by featuring storytellers, young writers, business and health interest, cooking, educational and historical shows as well as biblical theology and a few tough subjects such as bullying and domestic violence in relationships. “Losing Elizabeth” a Newly Released Book by Author Tanya Peterson, featured on the Show drew world wide attention and became one of the highest listened to shows since the programs inception, because the Director wanted to feature the book and discuss the topic (of a young girl in an abusive romantic relationship) as a teaching an educational program. The Genealogy Mini-Series, “Writing Your Own Story” featuring Genealogy Researcher George Snyder and the three part Bible Mini-Series was nominated for awards in 2011 and 2012. Both segments were nominated for their research and the unique manner of delivery which proved to be historical, educational and aids as effective researching tools for their listeners.

 

Main features of the Show are Author’s Voice, Poetry Wheel, Writer’s Circle, The Children’s Program featuring books for kids, Campfire Musician’s, and in addition to these segments on Friday, November 23, 2012; Storytellers Campfire will launch their New Segment; “Story Tales” which will feature a 15 minute short story entitled “The Gold In The Orchard.” This new segment is featuring stories, lesson stories, teaching stories, moral stories, song stories, storyteller’s stories, real life experience stories, educational stories, and the short stories will be told by a variety of Host. One special feature on the New Segment is Grandmother’s Basket which will air “Oh My look At That Nose!” Hosted by Grandmother Mazina on Story Tales Episode 2 on Friday, November 30, 2012 at 1:00 PM Pacific Time and 4:00 PM Eastern Time. Grandmother Mazina currently is a part-time Host for some shows on the Children’s Program on Storytellers Campfire.

The New Segment has its own Blog Talk Radio Website: “We feature so many authors on Storytellers Campfire and we keep some shows in the archives for 90 days and some longer. This can be time consuming trying to locate the Story Tales Segments so we wanted our listeners to be able to access the Shows on this segment easier.” commented the Program Director

The new Segment will be connected to Storytellers Campfire Website and Blog Talk Radio Program; however, it will be an archived show rather than the Live Show. To access the Live Shows, listeners can go to “Story Tales” Blog Talk Site at: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/storytales

 

Storytellers Campfire will now have Shows airing three days of the week. Sunday and Wednesday’s from 8:00 to 8:30 PM and Friday’s from 8:00 to 8:15 PM Pacific Time. Visit their Website at www.storytellerscampfire.org to learn more about their worldwide literacy, educational and entertaining campfire programs.

 

Yas Makah

Canadian Writer

 

“The City of Wistmore” Proves an Artist Tool Belt of Pens & Charcoals Can Heal

 

Press Release

For Immediate Release

Date: October 18, 2012

 

“The City of Wistmore” Proves an Artist Tool Belt of Pens & Charcoals Can Heal

 

Art is a way of expressing oneself and can be a multi use tool for healing, teaching and conveying thoughts and ideas when verbal linguistics cannot convey the power of the message you vitally need to express.

“Motesem Mansur” diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome at age four,  endures what he describes as “pure torture with no purpose;” sending his life into a tail spin of emotional trauma that spirals into an attempt of suicide due to all the suffering of  abuse and cruelty inflicted upon him from those who did not understand him or his illness and used harassment's until he lost his will to live and sought death as an answer. Two months after his attempted suicide Motesem, begins to use his artistic ability to heal himself. His healing tool belt filled with pens, pencils, charcoals, erasers and lots of paper. Motesem also known as "Moe" spent most of his time and energy in expressing the hurt, frustration and anger he internalized due to the bullying he experienced. He found a way of using his creative talent to create characters and wrote stories about his own life and experiences through them. Then one day Moe begins to utilize his characters to build buildings and castles and whole cites to teach others it’s okay to get to know people who are different, or are struggling or battling with a sickness or disease.

Motesem Mansur has appeared on an ABC Special Feature and other local television stations in Chicago and will appear as a guest on Storytellers Campfire Radio Show Education and Literacy Program which is heard in over forty Countries worldwide. Motesem’s Special Feature will air on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 8:00 pm. The Program Director and part-time Host of the Show; Lady Selah SuJuris, who has been a long time advocate and counselor for battered and abused women and children will conduct this interview with the Author, Motesem Mansur.

The Special Show will be LIVE on iTunes, Live Audio Pod Cast, Puget Sound Radio, Blog Talk Radio and you can access it through Storytellers Campfire Website, Facebook, Twitter and it will remain in the Archives for at least 90 days so listeners can tune in at their leisure.

The show will have some strong subject matter and is not recommended for very young children. However, the book was written by Motesem Mansur to help children with illnesses and disabilities so they can have a positive impact on the world and stay strong and persevere even in the most difficult situations. The book also teaches us all that prejudice in any form can bring about traumatizing life long effects on its victims and we as advancing societies can all rise above stigmas, cruelty and abuse of those different from ourselves and show support by being understanding, kind and know everyone has a place in this world and has something to contribute.

Join us at the Campfire for this most compelling program:

Link: www.storytellerscampfire.org

Show Link: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/storytellers-campfire/2012/10/21/city-of-wistmore-book-1

 Yas Makah

 

Homer Hickam Author of Crater

The Torah The Law

The Royals

Storytellers Campfire Press Release: The Royals

Press Release by Bluewaters:

As a global audience anticipates the wedding of Prince William to Kate Middleton, the biography comic book and graphic novel from Bluewater Productions highlighting their romance is set to hit shelves tomorrow— Wednesday April 27th—two days day in advance of the nuptials.

“The Royals: Prince William & Kate Middleton” written by CW Cooke and penciled by Pablo Martinena, looks to give context to two perceived fairy tale lives and how an eight-year romance flourished in such a fishbowl existence.

“This has been one of Bluewater’s most anticipated biography books,” said Darren Davis, president of Bluewater, “Fans of the royal couple will love this issue for portraying William and Kate as two well-rounded and grounded individuals. But it also has enough pomp and spectacle to match the excitement surrounding the event.”

The standard 32-page comic book retails for $3.99. It will be available at comic book retail outlets.  To make sure you get your copy, contact your local comic book store to pre-order it. To find a comic book store near you go to www.comicshoplocator.com

The special collector's edition 40 page graphic novel retails for $7.99. National book stores like Barnes & Noble and Borders will be carrying it.  As well as several online venues including Amazon.com.  The demand for the book is already so high that the distributor predicts the books will sell out the day it is released.

“There was considerable spectacle and buzz thirty years ago when Charles and Diana got married, Davis said. “But I think this wedding surpasses that one simply because it offers a diversion from the constant barrage of news of war, economic hardships and political enmity. It’s simply a good news story that’s a bit larger than life.”

Bluewater also announced that another royal will be joining the ranks of comic book biographies. William’s brother Harry will be featured in his own book this August.

Also still availible the "Female Force: Princess Diana" comic book.

The "Fame" series was launched earlier in 2010 as a companion piece to the successful "Female Force" and "Political Power" biography titles. The comic allows Bluewater to delve into the celebrity culture and understand how a person rises to fame, deals with the newfound celebrity and continue to produce in the public eye. That includes actors, sports figures, recording artists and royals.

High-resolution images, PDF review copies and interview opportunities are available upon request.

To download the covers please click here: http://bit.ly/fiikb3
 
About Bluewater Productions
 
Bluewater Productions Inc. is one of the top independent production studios of comic books, young adult books and graphic novels. Its extensive catalog of titles includes the bestsellers “10th Muse” and “The Legend of Isis” ”Bluewater publishes comic books in partnership with entertainment icon William Shatner (“TekWar Chronicles”), legendary filmmaker Ray Harryhausen (“Wrath of the Titans,” “Sinbad: Rogue of Mars,” “Jason and the Argonauts,” et al) and celebrated actor Vincent Price (“Vincent Price Presents”). Additionally, Bluewater publishes a highly successful line of biographical comics under the titles “Female Force” and “Political Power.”
 
Bluewater aims to unite cutting-edge art and engaging stories produced by its stable of the publishing industry’s top artists and writers.
 
For more information, visit www.bluewaterprod.com.

 

Greatest Storyteller In History

Press Release: Article

Link: Storytellers

Award Wining Author Shelley Peterman Schwarz

Press Release: Award Wining Author Shelley Peterman Schwarz


Invisible Children Comes to Campfire

July 2010

June 2010

Live Campfires Soon To Begin

April 11, 2010

Event Press Release

Live Shows & Events

Storytellers Campfire Radio Show is visiting various towns throughout the nation and Hosting Live Storytelling Campfire Events.

 

The Event Scheduled on May 15, 2010 is in Manson, Lake Chelan, WA

PRESS RELEASE

Two Show Times: 3:00pm to 5:00pm and 7:30pm to 10:30pm

 

The Spring Event will be held at:

Mountain View Lodge located at 25 Wapato Point Parkway in Manson, WA 98831

 

Event:

The Pavilion will be the performer’s stage around the campfire pit.

The grass and lot will be available for attendees.

This event is “Open to the Public” and free          

Donation Box will be provided for any who wish to make a donation, not required to attend.

Event rain or shine / Tents & chairs, will be provided for attendees if it rains.

 

 

 

Lady Selah SuJuris is not letting all the names out just yet, however we have a partial list of performers;

Musicians:

Peter Ali Native American Flutist

Damon Buxton, Acoustic Guitar Musician

Captn' Matt Mathew Moeller

Matt Hamilton African Drums/DJ

 

Author Diana Clark

Poets: Carol Jean, Paul Nelson

 

Assisting on the Show:

Mountain View Lodge

The Historical Museum of Chelan

The State Parks Recreation

 

 

Filming Crew: Inventive Production, RJ Mc Hatton

RJ Mc Hatton is an award-winning writer-director-producer of over 100 documentaries, and an author of three books of fiction. Inventive Productions is the leading producer of Custom Video Biographies and Corporate History DVDs. We are called the "Autobiography Company" because we specialize in creating historical documentaries where we help you tell your story in your own words.

Inventive Production is currently filming the Living Legends of Aviation with John Travolta, Kurt Russell and Tom Cruise.

 

This event will be filmed during the shows.

 

 

Media:

             KKNW 1150 AM Alternative Talk

             365 Live Radio

             Radio stations partnering with Storytellers Campfire Radio Show

             can air the show on their stations.

 

 

Websites featuring the Event:

www.storytellerscampfire.org

www.youtube.com/storytellerscampfire

 

 

 

November 27, 2009 Press Release for United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada

Storyteller's Campfire, Keeping Tradition While Using Modern Technology to Go Global

The traditional campfire settings of the past, was often a group or tribe sitting around the campfire while elders shared stories and played music. This repetitive activity was used to teach, preserve culture and honor tradition.

Storyteller’s Campfire is a radio and internet literacy program, designed to keep this rich tradition alive but is using the internet and radio airwaves to open up the campfire to the world.

Each week the Program features, Storytellers who share traditional or historical stories. Author's Voice features published authors and Poetry Wheel is an open mic, for the public to share their own poetry. Writer's Circle features a variety of guest from professionals in the literary world and soon to be authors, journalist, publishers, literary advisors, agents and special bookstores. Misho's Library is sharing segments of Classical literature. Ms. Mavis is an animal behavioral specialist who is telling humorous stories from her case studies and Bookworm Trivia is a game on the show where you win prizes from Sponsors by answering questions. Ms. Mavis and Bookworm Trivia are set to air on the show in January 2010.

No need to wait till January though, the coals around this campfire is already heating things up, and the Sponsor and Guest lineup is getting noticed. The Show began its first season in November and it started out in the traditional way by opening up the campfire with a Native American Flutist, Peter Ali, (who by the way, played for the Dali Lama last year in Seed of Compassion Tour), who interweaves his music throughout the show. The first Storyteller of the season, again keeping with tradition, features a First Nation Storyteller, the famous: “Ojibway Storyteller” from Brantford Ontario who tells us "How the Butterflies Got Their Colors" a vibrant story for your imagination. The Poetry Wheel featured a Community Threads weaver, Trish Knox who reads three poems all very natural and earthy.

The National Sponsors partnering with Storytellers Literacy Program are Sleep Country, Foster Kids program, Ronald McDonald House, Untied Indians and Seattle Children’s Hospital, and Honey Baked Ham, just to name a few.

Award Winning Publisher Illumination Arts, Award Winning Author, Artist, Illustrator Jody Bergsma of Bergsma Gallery, World Honorary Award Winning Artist, Vladimir Ovtcharov and Entertaining Dana Lyons releasing his New CD, Three Legged Coyote on the Show. Dana is more famously known for his “Circle the World” CD, with Jane Goodall sharing stories about chimpanzees and giant peace doves interwoven with Dana’s songs. They are all scheduled for the 2009-2010 guests to be featured on the program and this is just the start, of a great campfire season.

 

The show airs on Sunday evenings between 6:00 to 7:00pm on KKNW Alternative Talk 1150 AM, part of the Sandusky, Broadcasting Radio Stations. You can hear the program each week and archived shows through the website at: www.storytellerscampfire.org

 

Need to get back to the good ole days, where the traditional Sunday was relaxed and filled with stories that made your imagination soar and gave hope to the week ahead of you, then join us at the global, Storytellers Campfire.

 

Jose Contoocook

Canadian Writer