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  • Writer's pictureJoyce Slater

A Note from the President

I hope to see a lot of you at the Liar’s Contest on July 13, in Columbia, MO. This event has become a tradition with MO- TELL.


It all started when Anthony Clark approached us about helping him with sponsorship of the contest. We are now in the fifth year. It has been staged several times in KCMO at the Woodneath Story Center, which is one of the branches of the Mid-Continent Public Library. This year, for the second time, the Columbia Public Library will hold it. We are hoping to take it around the state of Missouri so that more of our members can attend. Next year, the event will be held in St. Louis, MO.


This is an all day celebration of storytelling. There will be two workshops in the morning and the contest in the afternoon. You may not have applied for this year’s contest, but I hope you will come to see how it is done. It is not too early to start working on your entry in the 2020 contest. Our website has information about the contest rules. If you have questions, please let me know.


A thought for Your Day:

You’re never going to kill storytelling, because it’s built in the human plan. We come with it.”
- Margaret Atwood, author of The Handmaid’s Tale

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