TT Winter Retreat

online-retreat-banner-finalThe Territory Tellers continues its tradition of hosting a free winter retreat for fellowship between longtime members, to get acquainted with new and potential ones, to provide opportunities to advance learning, to practice storytelling skills and to entertain the community. Please join us, whether you are familiar with TT and storytelling or whether this is all new to you.

Jan. 29-30, 2021

This year’s retreat will be online. The schedule with the ZOOM links is below and also available to download as a pdf HERE.

Friday, January 29, 2021

Session 1

6:30 p.m.
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TOPIC: 2021 Territory Tellers Winter Virtual Retreat, Central Time

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Meeting ID: 811 8814 9199
Passcode: 483296

6:45 p.m.
Informal discussion with members. Liz Parker, moderator

7:00 p.m.
Evening concert
Tony Hardman, MC, and Storytellers: Teresa Black, Valerie Kimble, Loralee Cooley & Liz Parker

8:00 p.m.
Featured Teller: Erin O’Neil, “Stranded in Asia” (See below for details about O’Neil)

8:55 p.m.
Saturday Program Review with Liz Parker

9:30 p.m.
Evening concludes

Saturday, January 30, 2021

Session 2

9:15 a.m.
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Topic: 2021 Territory Tellers Winter Virtual Retreat

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Meeting ID: 885 6383 2013
Passcode: 624841

9:30 a.m.
Welcome to “The New What, Where, When,” Chester Weems, moderator

9:35 a.m.
“The New What, Where, When” with Fran Stallings

10:15 a.m.
Short Break: Zoom connection remains open until next session.

10:25 a.m.
“The New How” with Erin O’Neil

11:15 a.m.
Lunch Break

Session 3

12:45 p.m.
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Meeting ID: 849 1236 6372
Passcode: 700646

1:00-2:00 p.m.
Territory Tellers Board Meeting
Liz Parker, President

All TT members are welcome to join in. Board members will discuss and vote on business items.

Session 4

2:45 p.m.
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Meeting ID: 849 1236 6372
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3:00-4:30 p.m.
Story Swap
Chester Weems, moderator
Tellers: Rosemary Czarski, Barbara Jones, David Titus, Teresa Vail and Brooks Myers.

4:30-6:45 p.m.

Session 5

6:45 p.m.
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Meeting ID: 857 0873 1555
Passcode: 505923

7:00 p.m.
Evening Concert
Eldrena Douma, MC, and Storytellers: Eddie Wilcoxen, Teddi Duncan, Rosie Cutrer and Shaun Perkins

8:00 p.m.
Featured Teller: Elizabeth Ellis (see information on Ellis below)

8:55 p.m.
Conclude with a few minutes of closeout visiting. Liz Parker, moderator

Elizabeth Ellis

Elizabeth Ellis is the Featured Teller at the Virtual Winter Retreat, Jan. 30

Elizabeth Ellis grew up in the Appalachian Mountains and was a children’s librarian at the Dallas Public Library before becoming a professional storyteller. The “Divine Miss E” is a versatile and riveting teller of Appalachian and Texas tales and stories of heroic American women, though her personal stories are arguably her best. Invariably hilarious and poignant, she is a repeated favorite at the National Storytelling Festival. A mother and grandmother, she makes her home in Dallas, Texas. 

Erin O’Neil

For questions or information, please contact Chester or Liz..

Chester Weems, NSN Rep,, 405-831-1176

Liz Parker, President,