Tag Archives: Penelope Starr

The 13 year Odyssey of Odyssey Storytelling

March 24, 5 to 8 p.m. at YWCA of Southern Arizona, 525 N. Bonita Ave., Tucson

“Now more than ever, we must celebrate the uncensored voices of diverse community members. This is exactly what Odyssey Storytelling has been doing for thirteen years through monthly live shows featuring the true stories of everyday people in Southern Arizona.

This celebration and fundraiser will be emceed by Editorial Cartoonist and Humor Columnist, David Fitzsimmons, and will feature a reading by Penelope Starr from her newly released book, The Radical Act of Community Storytelling: Empowering Voices in Uncensored Events.

This step-by-step guide chronicles Starr’s years growing the community of Odyssey Storytelling. Why did a fifty-eight year old artist decide to take on a small project that turned into a successful nonprofit storytelling organization? What challenges did she face and how did she survive them? How can other communities create their own storytelling events? Experience her joys, frustrations and laughter. The Radical Act of Community Storytelling is packed with practical tips and plenty of inspirational stories.

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It’s a “Cause for Applause”


May  6,  6 to 9  p.m. at La Cocina, 201 N. Court Ave. Tucson

Beading Divas to the Rescue raised $100,000 for animal charities! (Applause!) Come to our party as we give back more to local non profits (501 c3) and to YOU. Fun is the operative word!

3 Free Raffle Drawings
–Win 10% of the evenings net profits (food/drink) provided by La Cocina
–Win the opp to be the June bracelet fundraising organization recipient
–Win bracelets and other prizes!

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