Archive for September, 2014

Me and Neil Gaiman

Posted on September 29, 2014. Filed under: writing | Tags: , , , |

Bet that got your attention! Here’s more, just to keep you interested.

Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean

Though I look exactly the same, you may have guessed from Neil Gaiman’s hair that this photo was taken a few years ago.  The other gentleman in the photo is Dave McKean. This was taken while they were on a comic book signing tour, back before one had to wait 7 hours in line for Mr. Gaiman’s autograph, which is why they were so accommodating as to allow for photos. (Both really, really nice guys, btw)

Okay, so why am I talking about Neil Gaiman – oh, let’s just call it – five years after meeting him? I recently had an experience that brought me one step closer to him or, more particularly, to his literary agent.  I told a story about it at the George Mason University Fall for the Book Festival during the Better Said Than Done night of storytelling.

Here’s the video.

 

 

Hope you enjoyed my true story. If nothing else, retelling the tale has inspired me to work harder!

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Live Show in Northern Virginia for Writers

Posted on September 15, 2014. Filed under: storytelling, writing | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

It occurred to me that I should do a little more promoting on this site for Thursday night’s storytelling show. You see, the show is part of George Mason University’s Fall for the Book Festival – a festival devoted to writers, and readers.  And the show, titled “Reading, Writing and Art,” features true, personal stories of what it means to be a writer, or an artist, or a fan.

fall for the book

My story deals specifically with the struggles of writing a novel and trying to find a literary agent.  Hopefully it will come across as filled with more humor than struggle, so let’s just say it’s about the journey.

Reading, Writing and Art: stories about the people, process and performance of art
September 18th, 2014
7:00PM (Doors Open 6:00PM)
The Auld Shebeen
3971 Chain Bridge Rd.
Fairfax, VA 22030
Free Show as Part of George Mason University’s “Fall for the Book Festival”
Please note – delicious food and drinks (full menu) available for purchase
Hosted by Jessica Piscitelli Robinson, the evening features storytellers Richard Barr, Ann Cavazos Chen, David Supley Foxworth, Karen Lee, Pierce McManus, Miriam Nadel, and Ellouise Schoettler—promising true and unforgettable tales.
More Info Here

I hope to see some fellow writers or readers in the audience. We can all commiserate.

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Storytelling Filled September

Posted on September 10, 2014. Filed under: storytelling | Tags: , , , |

I haven’t really been using this site to promote the nine million storytelling things I have going on at any given time, but September is filled with a lot of great stuff, (and a lot of it’s free!) so figured I might as well share. Here’s what I will be up to this month. Hope to see you at one or all of these events.

Living to Tell About It: a panel discussion on the art of true, personal storytelling
September 16, 2014
1:30PM – 2:30PM
George Mason University at the Sandy Spring Tent at Johnson Center Plaza
Free Panel Discussion as part of the Fall for the Book Festival
We offer a behind-the-scenes glimpse of creating and performing true, personal stories. Moderated by Shawn Westfall, the panel includes storytellers David Supley Foxworth, Jessica Piscitelli Robinson, and Ellouise Schoettler.
More Info Here

Reading, Writing and Art: stories about the people, process and performance of art
September 18th, 2014
7:00PM (Doors Open 6:00PM)
The Auld Shebeen
3971 Chain Bridge Rd.
Fairfax, VA 22030
Free Show as Part of George Mason University’s “Fall for the Book Festival”
Please note – delicious food and drinks (full menu) available for purchase
Hosted by Jessica Piscitelli Robinson, the evening features storytellers Richard Barr, Ann Cavazos Chen, David Supley Foxworth, Karen Lee, Pierce McManus, Miriam Nadel, and Ellouise Schoettler—promising true and unforgettable tales.
More Info Here


Nature Calls: stories about things you can’t ignore

September 27th, 2014
8:00PM (Doors Open 7:30PM)
Reston Walker Nature Center
11450 Glade Drive
Reston, VA 20191
$15 Tickets
Click Here to Purchase in Advance!
All proceeds benefit Friends of Reston for Community Projects (Like Recycling Bins!)
Hosted by Jessica Piscitelli and including stories performed by Mattie Cohan, Dustin Fisher, Susan Gordon, Miriam Nadel, Brad Podliska, Anne Thomas and Zach Wilks.

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