Podcast

2006: Oct / Nov / Dec /
2007: Jan / Feb / Apr / May / Jun / Aug / Sep / Oct /
2008: Jan / Jan (bonus) / Feb / Mar / Apr / May / Jun / Jul / Aug / Sep / Nov / Dec /
2009: Jan / Mar / Dec /
2010: Jan / Feb / Mar / Apr / May / Jun / Jul / Aug / Sep / Nov / Dec /


About the SCN Podcast

Welcome to the Story Circle Network podcast. You'll hear the many voices of our membership as they explore their lives and world through writing and sharing. We hope that by sharing our stories, we help bring insight to each other's lives. It is by sharing that we become stronger and more in tune with ourselves. We come from all walks of life to beckon our creativity and weave our stories.

Note from the host

Here at the Story Circle Network, we share our stories via e-mail every day. If you're anything like me, this story sharing has become a treasured time of day that I anticipate eagerly. But, as much as I enjoy it, there is just something missing when you read a story on your computer monitor. I crave the personal touch, the human passion, the warmth of a storyteller's voice. So, we thought, what better way to share our stories than by podcast?

Now you have a chance to listen to your fellow circle members tell their story. You'll still have your e-Circle activities to look forward to every month, but you'll also be able to hear stories every month on your computer or portable audio device.

Our podcast will include at least one Story Circle Network member reading their story (usually our Story of the Month winner), plus songs, musings, and interviews to help you on your way to fulfillment in your own personal writing.

So sit back, relax, grab a cup of hot tea ... and join us in the circle.


Podcast team

Martha in Austin, TX

Becca in Pinehurst, TX

  • Profession: By day I'm a product marketing manager for a computer software company; by night I'm a Renaissance Woman, always looking for that next tidbit to learn or technology to tackle. I've been a professional communicator for over 10 years, so now I'm focusing on my creative pursuits, like this podcast and my lifewriting.
  • What is your writing practice?: Unfortunately it's too easy for me to not have a set writing practice. I tend to write when I can grab a few free minutes, which isn't often enough. I do my best writing when I let myself disconnect from my "normal" schedule and seize the moment when it knocks me over.
  • Favorite inspirational writing book(s): So far my favorites are Page after Page by Heather Sellers and Storycatchers by Christina Baldwin. But I have so many left to read!
  • Favorite memoir(s): Hands down it's Dance of the Dissident Daughter by Sue Monk Kidd. Dance is what pushed me down my own path to lifewriting. Beyond that I have a huge stack of memoirs on my bookshelves waiting to be read.

Judy in Dayton, OH

  • Profession: I retired after a thirty three year career in education where I taught all ages, preschool through doctoral students. After an abrupt end to that career, I am reinventing my self with what I call Second Life Creativity. Now, I am a writer. I am committed to living a creative life style, allowing creativity to permeate my existence. I'm taking more time with my plants and garden, noticing the beauty of nature and bringing that into my home. I'm cooking more with herbs and using more locally grown and organic food. I'm knitting, sewing, learning how to creatively use technology, and writing, writing, writing!
  • What is your writing practice?: I'm learning to live a creative life, beginning by establishing a daily writing practice. My goal is to write first every day. I've been researching the writing practices of successful writers and a common, recurring element is that they write every day, set goals, and dedicate themselves to their art. I'm presently immersing myself in writing communities both on line and locally. I'm getting some coaching and some mentoring and am moving forward into a new career and life.
  • Favorite inspirational writing book(s): I have a shelf full of writing and creativity books! I'm relying on Shimmering Images: A Handy Little Guide to Writing Memoir by Lisa Dale Norton, and Eric Maisel's books on creativity and writing for current guidance and inspiration.
  • Favorite memoirs: My favorite memoir, written by a woman, is The Black Swan: Memory, Midlife and Migration by Anne Batterson. I've read it several times and the pages are all marked up with notes and underlining, good indicators for how deeply I interacted with this lovely, lyrical book.

Karen in Austin, TX

  • Profession: I'm actually career transitioning right now, hoping to get out of computer programming and get into either freelance writing or library work or both.
  • What is your writing practice?: I don't have a set practice. I do a lot of journaling, about 5 times a week, and try to create various pieces for submission, but nothing too structured. I really just enjoy the benefits of journaling right now and I love moving pen over paper.
  • Favorite inspirational writing book(s): Anything by Natalie Goldberg
  • Favorite memoirs: I don't have an overall favorite. My favorite memoir this year is A Midwife's Story by Penny Armstrong and Sheryl Feldman, about a midwife in the Amish country in the 70's. My favorite fiction book right now is The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri. This book about the immigrant experience really captivated me and I love her style of writing.


  1. October 2006: Our first episode!

    Join us as our July story of the month winner, Susan Ideus, reads her story, Johanna, Beginning to End and Back Again. Our September winner, Katherine Gannett, treats us to her poem, Repositioning My Attitude. Songs in this episode:

    Please send suggestions, story ideas, and feedback to podcast@storycircle.org.


  2. November 2006: Friendship

    Join us for an interview with Joyce Boatright, author of Telling Your Story: A Basic Guide to Memoir Writing. Story of the Month author Bevery Galante reads her story, Angela. Songs in this episode:


  3. December 2006

    Join us for an interview with Susan Wittig Albert, author and founder of Story Circle Network. We chat with Susan about life writing, her latest book, and an upcoming retreat she'll be leading for SCN. Story of the Month author Bee Jay Gwennap reads her story, The Hundred Dollar Bill

    Now you can listen to the Story Circle Network podcast over your phone by dialing 831-480-3977. I hope this is helpful for those of you with dial-up connections. But long distance charges apply, so be careful if you pay long distance by the minute!

    Question of the month: Are you making New Year's Resolutions, and if so, what are they? If you're not making resolutions, tell us why. Give us a call at 641-985-5999, ext 19212.

    Web sites mentioned in this episode:

    Songs in this episode:


  4. January 2007

    Paula Yost, founder of LifeSketches and Heirlooms Memoir Publishing, and frequent workshop and class instructor, talks to us about her journey to life writing as a profession. We'll also talk about the importance of mechanics and style in life writing. Erin Declan Philbin, our December story of the month winner, reads her poem, A Wordy Riff.

    Question of the month: How has place influenced your personal writing? Did the beautiful mountains or mesas of your home state inspire you to put pen to paper? Or are you living in a "temporary" home and longing for the true home in your heart? Give us a call at 641-985-5999, ext 19212. All listeners who call in or email feedback are entered into a monthly drawing for a book published by one of our SCN members. Songs in this episode:

    Web sites mentioned in this episode:


  5. February 2007: What Wildness is This?

    I am excited to announce the February 2007 special episode celebrating the upcoming publication of What Wildness is This? The new SCN anthology will be published by the University of Texas Press in March. But YOU get a sneak preview!

    Join Susan Wittig Albert and me as several of the contributing authors read their selections from the anthology. This is an episode you don't want to miss!

    Listeners who contribute anecdotes or feedback are entered into a monthly drawing. This month's winner, Marcy Meffert from Leon Valley, Texas, gets a signed copy of Joyce Murray Boatright's Telling Your Story: A Basic Guide to Memoir Writing. If you'd like to be entered in the drawing for next month, take a few minutes to call our listener line and tell us why you write. That number is 641-985-5999 ext 19212#.

    Happy listening, and happy writing!


  6. April 2007

    Welcome to April! After being on hiatus for March (to be able to attend the SCN LifeLines retreat in Texas) we have a very full show for you! Join me as I chat with Megan Potter, a life coach who believes that the key to a creative life is living with abundance and authenticity. And sometimes our biggest creative breakthroughs are not necessarily in learning to write, but in learning to live.

    We also have two stories of the month from Sister Mary Sullivan and Claudia Ewers. The music is All In One Day by Eileen Meyer.

    It's a great episode, so I hope you'll listen!


  7. May 2007: Circles

    May's episode is all about writing circles: what they are, why they're essential, and how to get the most from them. Joining me to lend her expertise is Sister Mary Sullivan, facilitator of eCircle #8 in the SCN Internet Chapter. Mary has spent almost 50 years leading retreats and facilitating writers.

    Our Story of the Month is "Childhood Artifacts" by SCN board member Lisa Shirah-Hiers.

    Music from this episode: Waiting for Something to Happen by Courtney Jones


  8. June 2007

    We have a slightly shorter episode this month as we reset our publication schedule. Instead of publishing in the middle of the month, we're going to start posting new episodes at the first of the month. But that doesn't mean this isn't a great episode! I'll fill you in on some upcoming events and opportunities in the Story Circle Network, and Story of the Month author Joyce Boatright reads her story, Circles, Threads, and the Webs We Weave.

    Now you can listen to the Story Circle Network podcast over your phone by dialing 831-480-3977. I hope this is helpful for those of you with dial-up connections. But long distance charges apply, so be careful if you pay long distance by the minute!

    Question of the month: how did you find Story Circle Network and what impact has that had on you? Give us a call at 641-985-5999, ext 19212. Don't forget! If you answer our question of the month or offer other feedback, you're entered into a drawing for a Story Circle goodie! Just leave a comment on the podcast site or call in to our listener line. We look forward to hearing from you!

    Web sites mentioned in this episode:

    Songs in this episode:


  9. August 2007

    Join us for an interview with Sharon Lippincott, SCN member and author of The Heart and Craft of Lifestory Writing. We chat with Sharon about how she found life writing and why her writing inspired her book.

    We have a new Listener Line phone number: 641-715-3900, ext 19212.

    And I'd like to apologize for the continued poor sound quality in the interview—I'll get that straightened out soon, I promise!

    Web sites mentioned in this episode:

    Songs in this episode:


    The SCN podcast is now on Podcast Alley. Vote for us and help get the word out about our show! SCN Podcast Alley feed {pca-146d0ddc3a136cf6b41fae38e66e851b}


  10. September 2007

    Join us for a special sneak peek at Kitchen Table Stories, the cookbook celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Story Circle Network. Editor Jane Ross tells us all about the book and how it was made. Then we'll hear from two of the cookbook contributors.

    Tell us what you think! You'll be entered into a drawing for writing goodies. Our Listener Line phone number is 641-715-3900, ext 19212.

    Web sites mentioned in this episode:

    Songs in this episode:


  11. October 2007

    Join me for this month's episode and meet Jane Ross, editor of the Story Circle Network Journal. And I chat with Patricia Pando, President of SCN, to talk about our annual fund drive—which, honestly, isn't boring as you think!

    Tell us what you think! You'll be entered into a drawing for writing goodies. Our Listener Line phone number is 641-715-3900, ext 19212.

    Web sites mentioned in this episode:

    Songs in this episode:


  12. January 2008: Best of 2007

    Join me for a recap of 2007 on the SCN podcast. I put together the best of the advice our guests gave us this year on what life writing is, how to get started, how to beat writer's block, and how to get the most out of your SCN writing circle experience.


  13. January 2008: Bonus Musical Episode

    Here is the bonus podcast I promised you! So many listeners have told me how much they enjoy the music in the SCN podcast. I choose the music hoping that it might spark your inner muse. Music is such a wonderful prompt for our writing, be it serious, funny, spiritual, or anywhere in between. If you like these songs, consider purchasing the entire album from your favorite performer. I've included links to their Podsafe Music Network pages. Enjoy!


  14. February 2008

    Sharon Wildwind, SCN member and author, joins me to talk about her memoir, Dreams that Blister Sleep, and her fiction mystery series. Sharon tells us why she published memoir and offers advice on how we can commemorate our own lives with story.

    Don't forget to let us know what you think of the podcast! We're running a listener survey—just click on the link from our podcast home page. You can also call our Listener Line at 641-715-3900, ext 19212, or leave a comment on our blog and you're entered into a drawing for a lovely writing goody, courtesy of one of our SCN authors.


  15. March 2008

    Join me this month for a three-part interview with the Story Circle Book Reviews web site team. Yes, that's a mouthful—but these ladies accomplish a handful and more! I'll talk to Paula Yost about the basics of the book reviews site, Susan Albert about how they decide which books to review, and Linda Wisniewski about how you can become a reviewer.

    The web site is a huge undertaking and is one of the ways Story Circle Network supports women's literature. If you're looking for ways to become involved with SCN, or to get some writing clips for your portfolio, you won't want to miss this episode!

    If you'd like to jump from one interview to the next, here are the approximate times:

    • Paula Yost: 1:42
    • Susan Albert: 16:12
    • Linda Wisniewski: 30:49

    Web sites mentioned in this episode:

    Next month we'll have an interview with SCN member and author Linda Wisniewski about the publication of her memoir, Off Kilter: A Woman's Journey to Peace with Scoliosis, Her Mother, & Her Polish Heritage. In the coming months we'll also have guest hosts.

    Happy writing! And remember, we all have a story to tell.


  16. April 2008

    Join us for the April "Spring Break" episode of the SCN podcast. The daffodils have bloomed, the grass is turning green, and summer is on the way. What's that mean? Spring Break! The SCN podcast is taking a small vacation, too, so we don't have a guest interview this month. But tune in for some quick tips on getting started with a tough project and sprucing up boring writing. Then tune in for our May episode when I talk to SCN member and author Linda Wisniewski about her recently published memoir Off Kilter.

    Please also take a few minutes to complete our listener survey—the link on our podcast web site. As always, if you have any ideas or suggestions for the podcast, please let us know!

    Happy listening! Remember, we all have a story to tell.


  17. May 2008

    Join me for an interview with SCN member and author Linda Wisniewski. We talk about her recently published memoir, Off Kilter: A Woman's Journey to peace with scoliosis, her mother, and her Polish heritage. Linda tells us about her experience with writing as healing, and she gives us some great tips on how to pursue publication.

    And listen with me to some fantastic listener contributions from our Listener Line. I invited Internet Chapter e-circle members to share their 6-word memoir. One of these lucky contributors will win a copy of Linda's book! This month, call our Listener Line and tell us why you read women's memoir. You'll be entered into next month's drawing for a lifewriting goody!

    Episode contents:

    • Interview: 1:47
    • Song: 27:35
    • Host: 31:28
    • Mailbag (6-word memoirs): 32:22
    • Exit song: 34:32

    Web sites mentioned in this episode:

    The music in this episode is Change of Autumn by Brian Turner and Labyrinth by the Endless.

    Don't forget to let us know what you think of the podcast! Call our Listener Line at 641-715-3900, ext 19212, or leave a comment on our blog and you're entered into a drawing for a lovely writing goody, courtesy of one of our SCN authors.

    Happy writing! And remember, we all have a story to tell.


  18. June 2008

    Join Karen, our first guest host, for an interview with Jo Virgil, a writer and writing workshop teacher in Austin. Karen and Jo talk about how we can pull the truth out of our lives and put it into words.

    And listen with me to some fantastic listener contributions from our Listener Line. During June, tell us why you read women's memoir. You'll be entered into next month's drawing for a lifewriting goody!

    Don't forget to let us know what you think of the podcast! Call our Listener Line (at 641-715-3900, ext 19212) or leave a comment on our blog and you're entered into a drawing for a lovely writing goody, courtesy of one of our SCN authors.

    Happy writing! And remember, we all have a story to tell.

    Episode contents:

    • Announcements: 0:38
    • Mailbag and Story of the Month: 1:49
    • Interview: 6:19
    • Song: 37:38
    • Wrap-up and exit: 40:45

    Web sites mentioned in this episode:

    The music in this episode is Change of Autumn by Brian Turner and Breakable by Ingrid Michaelson.


  19. July 2008

    Join us in the circle while Judy Whelley talks to SCN members and workshop leaders Carolyn Blankenship and Leilani Rose about their upcoming writer's retreat in Red River, New Mexico. We'll catch up on latest happenings in SCN and take a quick step back in SCN history with more recipes from the SCN cookbook, Kitchen Table Stories.

    We've found that our podcast listeners enjoy the podcast all the more when they get to hear the voices of their fellow SCN members. But for them to hear those voices, you've got to call us. Not only do our listeners appreciate the input and participation, but our podcast team does too! In July, tell us why reading women's memoir is important to you. Call our Listener Line at 641-715-3900, ext 19212, or leave a comment on our blog and you're entered into a drawing for a lovely writing goody, courtesy of one of our SCN authors.

    Happy listening, and keep on writing! We've all got a story to tell.

    Episode contents:

    • Announcements: 0:50
    • Kitchen Table Stories excerpts: 2:30
    • Interview: 16:10
    • Song: 38:13
    • Host: 41:30

    Web sites mentioned in this episode:

    The music in this episode is Change of Autumn by Brian Turner and Wild Mountain Thyme by Dust Rhinos.


    Thanks to our listeners, we just passed 5,500 downloads! June was our best month ever, with well over 550 downloads. We've had a relatively small but steady listener base—thank you for spending an hour of your month with us!


  20. August 2008

    Karen Ballinger talks to SCN member Natalie Weinstein about her involvement with Truth Be Told, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing positive tools for personal and spiritual growth for incarcerated women.This Truth Be Told and Story Circle Network partnership is a powerful example of how telling our personal histories can help us understand our choices and heal our lives. We hear about what drew Natalie to match her Story Circle skills with another outreach organization and listen to a few stories penned by these amazing women.

    We've found that our podcast listeners enjoy the podcast all the more when they get to hear the voices of their fellow SCN members. But for them to hear those voices, you've got to call us. Not only do our listeners appreciate the input and participation, but our podcast team does too! In August, tell us about your favorite women's memoir. Call our Listener Line at 641-715-3900, ext 19212, or leave a comment on our podcast blog and you're entered into a drawing for a lovely writing goody, courtesy of one of our SCN authors.

    Happy listening, and keep on writing! We've all got a story to tell.

    Episode contents:

    • Announcements: 0:15
    • Interview: 1:10
    • Sign-off: 42:23

    Web sites mentioned in this episode:

    The music in this episode is Change of Autumn by Brian Turner.


  21. September 2008: Meet the Podcast Crew

    Have you wondered who those voices are on the SCN podcast? This month, join us in the circle to learn more about the SCN podcast team. Learn about Becca, Karen, and Judy, those voices behind the microphones. We'll talk about why SCN has a podcast, how it's put together, and what you can expect in the coming months. Learn more about your podcast hosts on our About the SCN Podcast page.

    We've found that our podcast listeners enjoy the podcast all the more when they get to hear the voices of their fellow SCN members. But for them to hear those voices, you've got to call us. Not only do our listeners appreciate the input and participation, but our podcast team does too! In August, tell us about your favorite women's memoir. Call our Listener Line at 641-715-3900, ext 19212, or leave a comment on our podcast blog and you're entered into a drawing for a lovely writing goody, courtesy of one of our SCN authors.

    Happy listening, and keep on writing! We've all got a story to tell.

    Episode contents:

    • Intro: 0:33
    • Song 1: 0:52
    • Host roundtable, part 1: 6:44
    • Song 2: 21:20
    • Host roundtable, part 2: 25:31
    • Song 3 and exit: 49:10

    Web sites mentioned in this episode:

    The music in this episode is Odd Bird, Famous, and Coney Island Day, all by The Lascivious Biddies.


  22. November 2008

    Join us for an interview with Carol Purroy, SCN member, author, publisher, and book doctor. We'll also hear Nancy Rigg's story of the month.

    Don't forget to check out the new Story Circle Network blog, Telling HerStories: The Broad View.

    Episode contents:

    Don't forget to let us know what you think of the podcast! Call our Listener Line (at 641-715-3900, ext 19212) or leave a comment on our blog and you're entered into a drawing for a lovely writing goody, courtesy of one of our SCN authors.


  23. December 2008

    Join us this month to get to know Patti Burke, September winner of the SCN Internet Chapter story of the month. Karen and Patti talk about how important SCN and our Internet e-circles and networking have been to their writing experience. Then stick around for Patti's reading of her poem, "Waiting for Ginsburg."

    Don't forget to let us know what you think of the podcast! Call our Listener Line (at 641-715-3900, ext 19212) or leave a comment on our blog and you're entered into a drawing for a lovely writing goody, courtesy of one of our SCN authors.

    Happy listening and keep on writing!


  24. January 2009

    Join us this month for several Stories of the Month from 2008, including two stories from SCN members in Yemen. Karen Ballinger also shares some of her favorite ideas for writing prompts.

    We love to hear from you! Don't forget to let us know what you think of the podcast! Call our Listener Line at 641-715-3900, ext 19212, or leave a comment on our blog and you're entered into a drawing for a lovely writing goody, courtesy of one of our SCN authors.

    Happy listening! And remember, we all have a story to tell.


  25. March 2009

    Join us this month for a chat with Kathy Waller, the January Story of the Month winner. We also have a previous Story of the Month read by Mary Jo Doig. So tune in and listen to your Story Circle sisters read their writing.

    We love to hear from you! Don't forget to let us know what you think of the podcast! Call our Listener Line at 641-715-3900, ext 19212, or leave a comment on our blog and you're entered into a drawing for a lovely writing goody, courtesy of one of our SCN authors.

    Do you enjoy listening to these stories and interviews? We're looking for help arranging interviews, finding content, and recording segments. No experience is necessary for contributing content. And if you know how to edit sound files on your computer, that's even better! If you'd like to help out with the podcast, send a note to podcast@storycircle.org.

    Don't forget to let us know what you think of the podcast! Call our Listener Line (at 641-715-3900, ext 19212) or leave a comment on our blog and you're entered into a drawing for a lovely writing goody, courtesy of one of our SCN authors.


  26. December 2009

    Join us this month for a chat with Karen Ballinger as she interviews Brit Williams about her writing life. We also have poems read by Nancilynn Saylor.

    So tune in and listen to your Story Circle sisters!

    We love to hear from you! Don't forget to let us know what you think of the podcast! Call our Listener Line at 641-715-3900, ext 19212.

    Do you enjoy listening to these stories and interviews? We're looking for help arranging interviews, finding content, and recording segments. No experience is necessary for contributing content. And if you know how to edit sound files on your computer, that's even better! If you'd like to help out with the podcast, send a note to podcast(at)storycircle.org.

    Tune in next month when Rhonda Esakov will talk about her writing life and her life as "The Tax Lady."


  27. January 2010

    Happy New Year!

    Join us this month for a chat with Karen Ballinger as she interviews Rhonda Esakov about her writing life and her tax tips for writers as "The Tax Lady." (20:27) Rhonda also talks about her session at the Stories from the Heart V conference in Austin, Tx, Feb 5-7th. Visit Rhonda's website.

    So tune in and listen to your Story Circle sisters!

    We love to hear from you! Don't forget to let us know what you think of the podcast! Call our Listener Line at 641-715-3900, ext 19212.

    Do you enjoy listening to these stories and interviews? We're looking for help arranging interviews, finding content, and recording segments. No experience is necessary for contributing content. And if you know how to edit sound files on your computer, that's even better! If you'd like to help out with the podcast, send a note to podcast(at)storycircle.org.


  28. February 2010

    Join us this month for a chat with Janet Riehl. (25:00) In anticipation of her presentation at Stories from the Heart V conference in Austin, Tx, Feb 5-7th, Janet talks about her session topic as well as her story-poems. She discusses two of her projects: a book of 90 story poems, "Sightlines: a Poet's Diary," and an audio CD, "Sightlines: A Family Love Story in Poems and Music." Janet reads a story-poem from Sightlines for us. Visit her blog, Riehl Life (Village Wisdom for 21st Century).

    So tune in and listen to your Story Circle sisters!

    We love to hear from you! Don't forget to let us know what you think of the podcast! Call our Listener Line at 641-715-3900, ext 19212.

    Do you enjoy listening to these stories and interviews? We're looking for help arranging interviews, finding content, and recording segments. No experience is necessary for contributing content. And if you know how to edit sound files on your computer, that's even better! If you'd like to help out with the podcast, send a note to podcast(at)storycircle.org.


  29. March 2010

    Join us this month for a chat with Lisa Shirah-Hiers, newly elected Story Circle Network president. Lisa will talk about her passion for music and activities outside of Story Circle Network.

    So tune in and listen to your Story Circle sisters!

    We love to hear from you! Don't forget to let us know what you think of the podcast! Call our Listener Line at 641-715-3900, ext 19212.

    Do you enjoy listening to these stories and interviews? We're looking for help arranging interviews, finding content, and recording segments. No experience is necessary for contributing content. And if you know how to edit sound files on your computer, that's even better! If you'd like to help out with the podcast, send a note to podcast(at)storycircle.org.


  30. April 2010

    Join us this month for a chat with Aditi Sharma Worcester, who will join us from her home just north of Austin. With a BA in English Literature and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Non-Fiction and Broadcast Media, Aditi uses multimedia to tell stories. Her business is called Save their Story (Austin) and the purpose is to capture family histories for generations to come.We will talk about Aditi's passion for her helping families tell their stories and preserve memories. Of course we will also talk about how her life intersects with the Story Circle Network!

    So tune in and listen to your Story Circle sisters!

    We love to hear from you! Don't forget to let us know what you think of the podcast! Call our Listener Line at 641-715-3900, ext 19212.

    Do you enjoy listening to these stories and interviews? We're looking for help arranging interviews, finding content, and recording segments. No experience is necessary for contributing content. And if you know how to edit sound files on your computer, that's even better! If you'd like to help out with the podcast, send a note to podcast(at)storycircle.org.


  31. May 2010

    Join us this month for a chat with Joyce Boatright, the newly appointed OWL director for Story Circle Network.

    Joyce will update listeners on how the OWL project has evolved. OWL is an acronym for the Older Women's Legacy memoir project, which was developed to help women share the stories of their lives. Originally funded in the 1990's by the Sister of Charity of Incarnate Word and sponsored by Story Circle Network, over 500 women met in workshops with trained facilitators to write their stories. That effort resulted in a publication entitled With Courage and Common Sense: Memoirs from the Older Women's Legacy Circles. The grant part of the project is over, but the mission of guiding women to tell the stories of their lives continues.

    Find more about OWL here.

    Tune in and listen to your Story Circle sisters!

    We love to hear from you! Don't forget to let us know what you think of the podcast! Call our Listener Line at 641-715-3900, ext 19212.

    Do you enjoy listening to these stories and interviews? We're looking for help arranging interviews, finding content, and recording segments. No experience is necessary for contributing content. And if you know how to edit sound files on your computer, that's even better! If you'd like to help out with the podcast, send a note to podcast(at)storycircle.org.


  32. June 2010

    Join us this month for a chat with Aditi Worcester as she interviews Jane Ross about her writing life.

    Jane joined the Story Circle Network in 1999 and has been an active member since. She talks about one of her SCN passions, Story Circles Around the World (see link below). As an editor, she avidly follows changes in publishing brought on by the digital and online publishing revolution. Jane enjoys working with self-published authors. Listen in as Jane shares some thoughts on self-publishing and more. Her website is Women in the Waves.

    Story Circles Around the World

    Tune in and listen to your Story Circle sisters!

    We love to hear from you! Don't forget to let us know what you think of the podcast! Call our Listener Line at 641-715-3900, ext 19212.

    Do you enjoy listening to these stories and interviews? Are you interested in reading your work? We're looking for help arranging interviews, finding content, and recording segments. No experience is necessary for contributing content. And if you know how to edit sound files on your computer, that's even better! If you'd like to help out with the podcast, send a note to podcast(at)storycircle.org.


  33. July 2010

    Welcome to Story Circle Network Podcasts! The podcast for July is taking a new direction. Listen to Story Circle Book Reviewers read their recent reviews. Sharon Lippincott and Martha Meacham read their book reviews that you can find @ http://storycirclebookreviews.org. Join us and listen in ... you just might find a book for your summer reading list!

    Tune in and listen to your Story Circle sisters!

    We love to hear from you! Don't forget to let us know what you think of the podcast! Call our Listener Line at 641-715-3900, ext 19212.

    Do you enjoy listening to these stories and interviews? Are you interested in reading your work? We're looking for help arranging interviews, finding content, and recording segments. No experience is necessary for contributing content. And if you know how to edit sound files on your computer, that's even better! If you'd like to help out with the podcast, send a note to podcast(at)storycircle.org.


  34. August 2010

    Welcome to Story Circle Network Podcasts! Join us for a few Story Circle Network recent book reviews that you can also find @ http://storycirclebookreviews.org/.

    You just might find a book for your summer reading list!

    Welcome Kira Holt as she reads her story, "The Purple Gown."

    Tune in and listen to your Story Circle sisters!

    We love to hear from you! Don't forget to let us know what you think of the podcast! Call our Listener Line at 641-715-3900, ext 19212.

    Do you enjoy listening to these stories and interviews? Are you interested in reading your work? We're looking for help arranging interviews, finding content, and recording segments. No experience is necessary for contributing content. And if you know how to edit sound files on your computer, that's even better! If you'd like to help out with the podcast, send a note to podcast(at)storycircle.org.


  35. September 2010

    Welcome to Story Circle Network Podcasts! We are here to share the writing of our members each month. Join us this month as Story Circle Network members read from their work.

    Text-based book reviews can also be found @ http://storycirclebookreviews.org.

    Welcome Becky Lane as she reads her book review of The Unlikely Lavender Queen by Jeannie Ralston.

    Pat Bean reads an excerpt from her blog.

    Tune in and listen to your Story Circle sisters!

    Do you enjoy listening to these stories and interviews? Are you interested in reading your work? No experience is necessary for contributing content. If you'd like to help out with the podcast, send a note to podcast(at)storycircle.org.


  36. October 2010

    Welcome to Story Circle Network Podcasts! Join us this month as Story Circle Network members read from their work. We will hear readings from blogs and book reviews. Helen Ginger reads "Mermaid Tales" from her blog.

    Susan Ideus reads her book review of Barbara Brown Taylor's book, An Altar in the World.

    Text-based book reviews can also be found @ http://storycirclebookreviews.org.

    Thank you Story Circle Network volunteers for sharing your work!


  37. November 2010

    Welcome to Story Circle Network's 2010 November Podcast. We've got quite a line up this month! Join us to listen to a reading from SCN Star Blogger Sherry Wachter's writing.

    Sherry (aka Bodie Parkhurst" has a blog, here.

    Susan Tweitt of Salida, Colorado reads from her memoir, Walking Nature Home.

    Walking Nature Home, has been called "lovely, brave, inspiring" and "a must read." It will be available later this year as an audio book at Redwood Audio Books.

    Susan is an active member of Story Circle Network, also posting on the Telling Herstories blog.

    Visit her web site, to get updated on her published books, and her blog.

    >Tune in and listen to your Story Circle sisters!

    Do you enjoy listening to these stories and interviews? Are you interested in reading your work? No experience is necessary for contributing content. If you'd like to help out with the podcast, send a note to podcast(at)storycircle.org.


  38. December 2010

    Welcome to Story Circle Network's 2010 December Podcast! For a special treat this month, we will hear the writing of three women, each in her own voice.

    We have Susan Tweit reading her book review of Hard Grass by Mary Zeiss Stange and Amber Lee Starfire, Story Circle Star Blogger reading from her blog, Writing Through Life. Trilla Pando joins us to read her book review of Texas Through Women's Eyes. All Story Circle Book Reviews can be found online.

    It's time to join us once again to listen to your Story Circle sisters' voices.

    Do you enjoy listening to these stories and interviews? Story Circle Network Podcast Coordinator needed to continue this feature. We're looking for a member who can create monthly podcasts and post them to SCN's podcast site. If you already have the right technical skills, this position will help you gain experience and create a portfolio in podcast creation and management. Here are the job requirements:

    • Must be able to record and edit audio files and produce mp3 files.
    • Must be able to upload files to server. High-speed Internet connection works best.
    • Must be able to develop content, including interviews. SCN members contribute content by reading from their writings: i.e. Story of the Month winners, Book Reviewer of the Month and Star Bloggers.

    On average, 500-600 downloads occur each month, so people are listening!

    If you'd like to help out with the podcast, send a note to podcast(at)storycircle.org.


These podcasts were released under a Creative Commons license. Contributing authors retained all rights to their work. Music in these shows was provided by the Podsafe Music Network.


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