Tales Worth Telling: Finding, Crafting & Telling the Stories You Want & Need to Tell

October 14, 2013 - October 19, 2013


Workshop ID: G13S1037
Dates: October 14, 2013 – October 19, 2013 Price: $325.00

Ghost Ranch has a long tradition of supporting those in ministry with rich respite and continuing education. In 2013, we will dedicate two special weeks to helping support those in all fields of ministry (ordained and lay).

Arrival (Monday afternoon) and Departure (Saturday morning) have been established so that those in ministry can leave/return in time for their weekly Worship responsibilities. Some segments will involve the full group (plenaries – processing – Worship). Participants will also choose one focus class where they will receive approximately 20 hours of instruction/ experience to help them in their field of ministry. Come and receive a week of nourishment to help you so you in turn can help others.

“If you don’t know the trees, you may get lost in the forest, but if you don’t know the stories, you might get lost in life.” (Siberian Elder)

Finding the stories that speak to us is a gift to ourselves. Sharing these stories is a gift to others. The ability to first access and then tell compelling stories, whether for inspiration, education, entertainment or influence is both an art and skill that everyone can benefit from.

Learn how to think like a storyteller and bridge spiritual stories, traditional myths and folktales with everyday experience, then bring these stories to life through the study and practice of story pattern and structures, presentation skills and personal presence.

Each day there will be time and opportunities for story exploration, reflection, practice, and performance, as well as story walks, campfires, swaps, and the creation of ‘story bundle talismans.’

Participants will leave with the ability to craft and tell a meaningful story, in a powerful and authentic voice and the confidence and skills to continue using stories as a core practice.

Clergy, teachers, speakers, leaders, parents, and anyone interested in exploring story in depth, will benefit from this opportunity to engage deeply with the power and potential of stories and storytelling to find and transmit meaning, deepen relationships and create community.


Bob_KanegisStoryteller and Story Coach Bob Kanegis lives by Vine DeLoria’s admonition,”to be related somehow to everyone you meet.” For the past 25+ years he has led a life immersed in story- teaching,telling and coaching. Bob believes that everyone has two big stories to tell- The Story of Me and The Story of We, and by exploring those stories can build a strong foundation for themselves and a good relationship with each other and the earth. As a founder of Tales & Trails Storytelling, Bob has traveled the country, as a performer, workshop leader and “Ambassador to the Realm of Possibilities. In his role as Story Coach, Bob focuses on the importance of telling stories skillfully and intentionally; finding right story, for right people, at right time. His reflections on storytelling have been anthologized in publications including Where The Heart Is, The Healing Heart (Families) Tell the World(Storytelling Across Language Barriers, and in articles in Storytelling Magazine. He is a past president of Storytellers of New Mexico and NM state liaison to the National Storytelling Association.

fotoLizMangualLiz Mangual listens for stories, tells stories, teaches storytelling and lives a storied life.
With Tales & Trails Storytelling partner Bob Kanegis, she performs in schools, and libraries across the country and offers long term oral language development residencies here in New Mexico. She is a founder, guiding hand, and advocate for the F.E.A.S.T! initiative-Families Eating and Storytelling Together. Her collaborations with UNICEF, the national parks, and library systems have brought diverse communities together in projects such as We Have Stories to Tell, and Visions and Voices of Peace and the Environment.

Need more info? Call us at (505) 685 – 4333 ext 4152

Three ways to register:

  1. Download printable registration form and mail to: Ghost Ranch Registrar, HC77 Box 11, Abiquiu, NM 87510. OR scan and email your completed form to: [email protected]
  2. Register by telephone at 877-804-4678, extension 4152 or 4155 — available Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. MST.
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