Ohio Order for the Preservation of Storytelling

Supporting the Art of Storytelling throughout Ohio.

Registration for the 2015 Ohio Storytelling Conference

2015 Ohio Storytelling Conference "Respect the Past, Focus Forward"

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March 28, 2015, 8 a.m. (registration) to 5 p.m. with evening concert. Centrally located at Ohio Dominican University, Columbus, Ohio

The OOPS! Conference Committee is excited to announce the 2015 Featured Teller: Adam Booth. For more information about Adam, see his web site: www.adam-booth.com.

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Read a full detailed description of the conference workshops with pictures of the presenters and links to their websites.

Workshops Descriptions

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Moving Forward - Updating our Name - Ideas Encouraged!

A message from our president - Janelle Reardon:

When O.O.P.S! was created, nearly 30 years ago, the founders chose the name to parallel that of the national organization, National Association for the Preservation and Perpetuation of Storytelling (NAPPS). Times have changed. NAPPS became NSN, National Storytelling Network, a much simpler, descriptive name.

The board has decided to also choose a simpler name that both describes our mission and purpose with a neutral or positive…

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Posted by Amy Frank-Hensley on March 21, 2015 at 1:56pm

Ohio Storytelling Conference -- Evening Concert

What could be better than an evening with Adam Booth, Barbara Eady, Kevin Cordi, Columbus Unscripted (improv troupe), and a wonderful youth storyteller from Watoto Village Storytellers? Tickets are just $5 at the door, at Matesich Theater, Ohio Dominican Universitiy in Columbus Ohio. (free for students & facultyl with i.d.). One hitch - the seats are old. Bring a seat cushion or small pillow. Concert is 7-9 p.m. We will take a stretch break midstream, followed by door prizes just right for… Continue

Posted by Janelle Reardon on March 21, 2015 at 9:23am

We welcome you at Ohio Dominican University

Come for the stories but also take some time to see Ohio Dominican University.  This is an oasis near the airport.  We have a Harry Potter style dining room and a wonderful campus full of stories including ghost stories and delightful students.   I have the rich honor of teaching…

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Posted by Kevin Cordi on March 8, 2015 at 12:00pm

More ROOMS at the INN!

Four Points by Sheraton Columbus Airport -- the Columbus hotel chosen for the March 28, 2015 Ohio Storytelling conference attendees has opened up rooms that were being held for another group. There are more rooms at the $119 Ohio Storytelling Conference rate* so if you'd like to join those of us staying at the Sheraton, here's your chance. Just be sure to mention OOPS or the Ohio Storytelling Conference. Their number is 614-475-8383.
*plus taxes, etc.

Posted by Janelle Reardon on March 7, 2015 at 2:45pm

2015 Conference

We've chosen GREAT workshops for the 2015 Ohio Storytelling Conference! OOPS received a record number of workshop submissions: wonderful, but difficult, choices. 8 workshops and a story swap can be divided into three tracks: Educators and Librarians, Storytelling Applications, and Techniques and Practice. But one need not select a track. Choose what suits you. Everyone, beginner to a variety of professions, will find information, inspiration and motivation within these workshops. Some will be… Continue

Posted by Janelle Reardon on January 28, 2015 at 10:19pm

Anthony Burcher: Wordplay...

Registration for the 2015 Ohio Storytelling Conference will be on-line very soon. I'm happy to share that Anthony Burcher (from Virigina) will join us to present his workshop, "Wordplay: Games that Teach Storytelling, based on his book. Folk who attended this workshop at the NSN and Kentucky conferences tell me they had fun, learned a lot, and wished they had more time. There's never enough time! Check out Anthony's web site:…

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Posted by Janelle Reardon on January 28, 2015 at 10:00pm

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