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  • Writer's pictureJoyce Slater

A Note from the President

Greetings! MO-TELL sponsored a great Liar’s Contest in Columbia, MO, this summer. Many thanks to the Columbia Public Library and Sarah Howard for all they did to make this event so wonderful.


There were so many great stories, I know the judges had a difficult time deciding the winners. We had a special guest too, Dr. Ron Turner, Founder of the St. Louis Storytelling Festival, who spoke. The board voted to make Ron a lifetime member because of his years of service to Missouri storytelling. Thank you, Ron.


Members of MO-TELL told their stories in the Missouri state parks and historic sites in May and July this year. We were fortunate to receive a grant from the Missouri Arts Council to make this possible, as well as funding from individual donors and the Department of Natural Resources to make this possible.


As we head into Fall, there will be storytelling in the Missouri state parks and historic sites once again. As we know the dates and places we will post them in the newsletter. We are proud of this program as it satisfies our Mission.


Our annual meeting will take place in January at the RAPS Chicken Festival in Paola, KS. I hope to see you all there.We want to expand our board of directors. Will you join our board and bring new ideas to the organization? We need you.


A thought for Your Day:

“Stories create community, enable us to see through the eyes of other people, and open us to the claims of others.”
– Peter Forbes photographer and author of Works: A Man Apart

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