Book Events, Storytelling, Teachings, and Gatherings
Storytelling EVENTS, WORKSHOPS, 2023: Adventures with Duende
2023 NM, Storytelling Events:
April 1: Bachechi Park, 10-11:30a.m, 9521 Rio Grande Blvd., ALBQ
Storytelling at Neighborhood Nature Festivals with Open Space, ALBQ 10a.m.-1p.m.). SEE DATES HERE:
April 22: Earth Day, Tower Pond Park, West Gate District Park, ALBQ
Sept. 23: Wilson Park, International District Park, ALBQ
Oct. 14: Tower Pond Park, West Gate District Park, ALBQ
*If you are interested in scheduling a storytelling event, please contact me at:
505 923 0649 OR
UPCOMING 2023 WORKSHOPS:
Stories from the Earth
April 15, 29, 2023 (Saturdays 9a.m.-1:30p.m. PST, 12-4:30 p.m. EST) (2 online classes, 4.5 hours each Sat.) with OMEC (Olympic Mountain Earthwisdom Circle)
· Expand your imagination in relationship to nature.
· Awaken a soulful, indigenous journey within yourself and the earth.
· Explore different writings and stories told from the perspective of nature as the main character and discover connections to nature through writing prompts.
· Experience creativity, wonder, and home through a hands-on, interactive class.
· Create & tell stories as teaching tools for self growth and inspiration for future generations.
For more information on this OMEC workshop, see: https://www.eomec.org/storytellingworkshop.html
*TO SIGN UP for this workshop:
Fill in the form below the products form and pay there are well.
April 8, 2023, 12-3 pm, training workshop for Spanish teachers.
Materiales, recursos para el desarrollo de la comprensión de lectura y la expresión e interacción escritas en el aula ELE:
La imaginación y la creatividad en la lectura a través de cuenta cuentos “Storytelling”
Explotación de recursos, materiales y actividades (lecturas graduadas).
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2019 Events in Spain:
Here are images from Niña Duende, the Spanish translation of Child of Duende, in Spain during June, 2019! ... from Madrid to Murcia, and Málaga to Granada. A New Publication of Niña Duende is now available in Spain with Ediciones Coronas Borealis: https://coronaborealis.es/:
Launched in Buenos Aires, Argentina: Spanish-translated novel, Niña Duende: Un Viaje del Espíritu. Cuento con Flamenco, Boutique del Libro, Adrogué, Boulevard, Shopping, Dec. 28, 2018.
Book Signing at Coas Books, Las Cruces, NM, June 20, 2018
Storytelling and Flamenco in Taos, NM
What an incredible evening in of Storytelling and Flamenco in Taos, NM on June 23, 2018, NM. About 65 people joined me and Flamenco Guitarist and Singer Ronaldo Baca and Dancer Catalina Rio-Fernandez for a truly magical and soulful evening at SOMOS Org. Thanks all for making this a time of deep connection honoring the earth, our community, and my novel, Child of Duende!
Storytelling to Child of Duende
at Three Sided Whole gathering of Shamans
in the desert in NM on June 2, 2018.
Shamanic Writing Workshop
... in collaboration with Children's Author Burt Kempner on November 4, 2017, at Tortuga Gallery in Alb, NM
Buenos Aires, Argentina Novel Reading to Flamenco Guitar and Writing Workshop, May, 2017
Writing Workshop at Kel Ediciones in Buenos Aires for on June 6, 2017. A great evening!
(More books available at Kel Ediciones)
A turnout of 80-plus for my novel reading to Flamenco Guitar on May 26, 2017 at 5:30p.m. at Kel Ediciones, Buenos Aires.
Jan. 21, 2017 (4-6 p.m.): New Year's Sound Healing, Journeying, Shared Toning, Story Event, NM
Barnes and Noble Event
Jan. 28, 2017 (1-3 p.m.): Barnes and Noble, Coronado Mall) Book Reading and and Flamenco Guitar and Song
I went to see writer, Michelle Adam, tonight as she read from her book, Child of Duende: A Journey of the Spirit and taught a workshop on how to write from the heart. Aside from the fact that she sounds like a fascinating woman who has led an inspired life as a dancer and writer, she shared an exercise with us tonight on exploring the mystery of our soul’s story.
I was taken on a fantasmical journey as she read to us from her novel about an 8 year old girl named Duende, vines that bleed human blood and spirit guides, getting lost in the storytelling that I love so much. We were then encouraged to write with the help of Michelle’s guided imagery and prompts. This is what I came up with:
Where was your soul born? Close your eyes and imagine the place, then write about it, in complete sentences or just words. I saw a teenager’s room. My room when I was a teenager. There was a record player on the dresser, posters on the wall and frilly, girly, bedding. (I bet I was the only girl in tha ‘hood with bedding for each season).
What do I feel? The feelings I felt were freedom, happiness, security, wonder, adventurous and hopeful. I was alone, but totally OK with it. Not at all lonely but secure. I felt free, as if I can do anything I want. The window was open and the weather was pleasant.
What do I hear? I hear my voice singing and my fingers snapping to the sound of a record playing.
What do I smell? I smell cardboard (this was a little strange- but that was what I perceived that I smelled).
What do I look like? I do not have a body. I am a ray of light. I look like sound would look if it looked like anything.
How do I move? I am pulsing red light, like the light on an ol’ skool Equalizer that pulses according to the beat of the music. I soon realize that I am the music, it is not separate from me.
What do I long for? What is my calling? To join with other light/sound beings and to vibrate together. Whoa! I was not expecting any of that! The questions and answers unfolded over approximately 30-40 minutes. I enjoyed this exercise and am looking forward to exploring deeper the experience of writing my soul story. Stay tuned.
(Spring and Summer, 2016)
* August 16, 2016: BookWorks Reading,NM
* July 28, 2016: Page 1 Books Reading,NM
* July 22, 2016: Village Books Reading, Bellingham, WA
* July 22, 2016: Bellingham Event, WA
* July 16, 2016: Port Townsend Event, WA
* July 28, 2016: Page 1 Books Reading,NM
* June 11, 2016: Novel Book Launch (40 attended)
* April 6, 2016: Earth Journey of Spirit & Sound Gathering.