Ohio Order for the Preservation of Storytelling

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Julie O'Keefe McGhee
  • Westerville, OH
  • United States
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Storytelling Booth at 2013 Dublin Irish Festival at Dublin Ohio at the Festival

August 2, 2013 to August 4, 2013
A booth to showcase storytelling and tellers at the Dublin Irish Festival. Wanted tellers to bring their promotional material and to explain just was storytelling as a profession is!!!! Notify me by mid March 2013 if you can assist in this effort.See More
Feb 14, 2013
Julie O'Keefe McGhee commented on Eric Wolf's blog post Welcome to the Ohio Order for the Preservation of Storytelling!
"If perchance a member reads this and is NOT going to the NSN conference in August of 2013 perhaps they could help storytelling by manning booth at the Dublin Irish Festival."
Feb 14, 2013
Julie O'Keefe McGhee and Thad Hicks are now friends
Jul 22, 2012
Julie O'Keefe McGhee posted a status
"I've been working on a book of family stories of many of the Central Ohio Irish-Americans ."
Jan 26, 2012
Julie O'Keefe McGhee commented on Eric Wolf's blog post Welcome to the Ohio Order for the Preservation of Storytelling!
"Just read an interesting article about how storyteling is an important tool in the practice of psychological evaluation leading to healthy psychological development of both tellers and listeners.   I especially liked the ending…"
Aug 22, 2011
Julie O'Keefe McGhee commented on David "milt" Davis's album
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2011 O.O.P.S! Conference

"What a wonderful collection....many good stories told with a mixture of polish and gusto."
May 9, 2011
Julie O'Keefe McGhee commented on Julie O'Keefe McGhee's photo
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Julie and her books 001

"Not seling at this time....when I cull books I choose carefully. I was amazed when we had to unload the shelves to install new flooring and I thought WOW lets take a picture of this. What you see  is only about half I had to stack book in our…"
May 8, 2011
Julie O'Keefe McGhee updated their profile
May 5, 2011
Julie O'Keefe McGhee posted a blog post

Traveling with Maeldun

After this I'll go back to polishing up my version of Beyond the Horizon or The Voyage of Maeldun.It was likely written before the 8th century but first written down about that time. I learned a new word immrama for stories like that. If you want to know what immrama means e sure to ask me.See More
May 5, 2011
Julie O'Keefe McGhee posted a photo
May 4, 2011
Julie O'Keefe McGhee left a comment for Ilene Evans
"It was a good weekend to share stories in Mt. Vernon....your presentation was insightful...people and their lives are the best story material of all. Hope your trip home was uneventful."
May 4, 2011
Julie O'Keefe McGhee and Ilene Evans are now friends
May 4, 2011
Julie O'Keefe McGhee left a comment for Kevin Cordi
"A little appreciation never hurt anyone....we all face enough challenges daily."
Oct 12, 2010
Kevin Cordi left a comment for Julie O'Keefe McGhee
"I appreciate your kind words. all the best, Kevin"
Oct 11, 2010
Julie O'Keefe McGhee left a comment for Kevin Cordi
"HEY, Kevin, why would I not accept you as a friend....such a storyteller as you are."
Oct 5, 2010
Julie O'Keefe McGhee and Kevin Cordi are now friends
Oct 5, 2010

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What other Ohio Based storytelling Groups are you a member of?
S.O.C.O.
I am an unusual person in our mobile age. I was born, raised and I am still living in Central Ohio. I have been a story listener and teller all my life.
I taught for many years and now I tell as Julie McGhee or sometimes as Idnat, a tenth century herb woman .
I tell stories from many times and cultures but I have a preference for stories from my Ohio and Celtic roots (both past and present).
Currently in addition telling I'm working with several others to publish a book of Central Ohio's Irish-American families. I'll let everybody know when it is out!
To contact me here is the information; Julie O'Keefe McGhee
470 Buckstone Pl
Westerville, OH 43082
julie_mcghee@att.net or (614) 891-6736 or this website

Julie O'Keefe McGhee's Blog

Traveling with Maeldun

After this I'll go back to polishing up my version of Beyond the Horizon or The Voyage of Maeldun.

It was likely written before the 8th century but first written down about that time. I learned a new word immrama for stories like that. If you want to know what immrama means e sure to ask me.

Posted on May 4, 2011 at 10:39pm

Openings to the world

Today we are getting a new sliding doors to our patio....it made me think about how it's like storytelling. THe door is a new opening to the outside world. Storytelling and storytellers can be new openings to the outside world when we share our stories to different groups of listeners.....they may get a different view of people,events,etc. through the stories we share. I rather liked that analogy.

Posted on September 22, 2010 at 9:36am

This time of Year

This is the time of year when I sneak longer routes to complete errands. I love to just absorb the trees changing and once I get past the air pollution thereis a tang to autumn's air that is invigorating so as I look ahead at the bright blue of the sky with decorator clouds and catch glimpses of the tawny shades of trees evolving I feel fortunate to be right where I am in this universe....did I mention the peace of the absence of the political ads and talk shows of the TV.

Posted on September 14, 2010 at 11:55am

Expanding my profile....

The older I get the more I expand and I'm not just talking about dress/slack size. When I email I expand my community of friends, when I work on a storytelling program I expand my repetoire of stories and now I expanded the stories we'll have in the soon to be out "Transplanted Shamrocks" collection of Irish-American Family stories form this part of the world....see things just keep expanding.

Posted on September 13, 2010 at 11:45am

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At 11:09pm on October 11, 2010, Kevin Cordi said…
I appreciate your kind words. all the best, Kevin
At 11:12am on September 13, 2010, Eric Wolf said…
Hi Julie

Great Talking with you!

Eric Wolf
 
 
 

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