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A Note from the President

Updated: Feb 8

Hello my friends,


November is traditionally the month for Tellabration! A night of storytelling! It is also, of course, the month when we celebrate Thanksgiving. We celebrate both events with stories. Have you ever been to a Thanksgiving dinner where there were no stories? If you have, it must have been a sad occasion indeed. There may be some gossiping, some bragging, maybe even some lying. We share our stories of gratitude. I am so grateful for my family and my friends. So many of my friends are storytellers. Tellabration! is such a wonderful time to listen to our friends tell stories. Will you be telling a story for Tellabration? I will. Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Tellabration!


This year three organizations will join with the National Storytelling Network to celebrate Tellabration on November 19th . The organizations are River and Prairie Storyweavers, Missouri Storytelling Inc. and Gateway Storytellers. The storytellers, friends, are listed below.


Heather Harlan Sue Hinkel Carole Shelton

Joyce Slater Asia Starr Marilyn Sue Warren


Put this on your calendar: Tellabration! A Night of Storytelling

November 19, 2022, 7 pm

Tellabration on Saturday, November 19, 2022, at Trailside Center, 9901

Holmes, Kansas City, MO 64131 AND on Zoom at 7:00 pm (central)


Register in advance for this meeting:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Please keep telling your tales and stay in touch.

Joyce Slater

President of MO-TELL


“Tell me the facts and I’ll learn. Tell me the truth and I’ll believe. But tell me a story and it will live in my heart forever.” –
Native American Proverb

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