News

December 2, 2019

Interview with Tyler Barton, co-founder of  Fear No Lit for “Learning How to Reading” series with lit events hosts. You can read the interview here.

May 14, 2018

Review of The Radical Act of Community Storytelling in the Sonoran Arts Network, an online arts journal. You can read the review here.

April 24, 2018

Interview along with Jen Nowiki Clark of Odyssey Storytelling on the Morning Blend show of KGUN9 TV. You can hear the interview here.

January 6, 2018

Review of The Radical Act of Community Storytelling in the Arizona Daily Star. You can read the review here.

January 4, 2018

Review of The Radical Act of Community Storytelling in the Winter 2018 issue of Storytelling Magazine, a publication of the National Storytelling Network.

December 15, 2017

Review of The Radical Act of Community Storytelling in the December 2017 Story Circle Journal, Vol. 21, Number 4.

December 13, 2017

Essay, “Kitchen Revolution,” Inside and Out: Women’s Truths, Women’s Stories, Story Circle Network.

July 7, 2017

Thanks to Shannon Turner (blogger/storyteller/creative director of StoryMuse) for asking me about my tattoo over dinner one night in Kansas City where we were both attending the National Storytelling Network‘s annual conference. Of course, I told her the story and she turned it into a charming interview. You can read her post and hear the interview here: Penelope’s Stars.

May 2, 2017

Essay, “Creating Connections, One Story at a Time,” National Storytelling Network blog. Read it here

March 19, 2017

Interview by Aspen Green and Kathy Harris, “Broad Perspectives”, on KXCI Community Radio, 91.3 FM Tucson, AZ

March 17, 2017

Interview with Mark McLemore on “Arizona Spotlight,” Arizona Public Media. Listen to it here.

February 2, 2017

Interview “Story For Life,” Sherilyn Forrester interviewed Penelope and Molly McCloy about Odyssey Storytelling and Penelope’s new book. Read the article here.

July 13, 2016

Interview by Steve Pender of Family Legacy Video. ”Listen to “The Power of Personal Storytelling,” Legacy Video Lounge Podcast – LVL 11  HERE.

Events

Saturday, April 11, 2020 POSTPONED

Workshop, “Moving from Paper to Voice (and back again)” Wandering Writers Workshops, Tucson AZ

January 24, 2020

Co-Keynote speaker with Kathleen Roberts, “Our Stories, Our Lives,” Gather the Elders Conference, Tucson, AZ

February 2 and 9, 2019

Workshop, “Bibliobiography,” Antigone Books, Tucson, AZ

August 15, 2018

Storyteller, “Tattoo Tales,” Porchlight Storytelling and the Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA

June 10, 2019

Reading, The Radical Act of Community Storytelling, The Golden Notebook, Woodstock, NY

May 12 & 13, 2018

Workshop, “Storytelling Under the Stars,” Women’s Wilderness Writing Workshops, Cochise, AZ

April 20, 2018

Reading, Women’s Words, Antigone Books, Tucson, AZ

April 7, 2018 

Workshop, “Developing a Personal Story,” Tellers of Tales, Tucson, AZ

March 24, 2018 

Reading, Reading Series, Saints and Sinners Literary Festival, New Orleans, LA

March 4, 2018 

Reading, The Radical Act of Community Storytelling, Global Arts Gallery, Patagonia, AZ

January 13, 2018

Workshop, “The Art and Craft of Personal Storytelling,” Vail Preservation Society, Vail, AZ

January 4, 2018

Co-curator and host with Adam Hostetter, “Memory,” Odyssey Storytelling, Tucson, AZ

October 6, 2017

Reading, Best of FST!, Antigone Books, Tucson, AZ

October 11, 2017

Storyteller, “Act Your Age,” Female Story Tellers (FST!), Tucson, AZ

September 22, 2017

Co-Producer, with David Fitzsimmons, “Thanks for the Mammaries–An Evening of Storytelling in Support of Making Strides Against Breast Cancer,” Tucson, AZ

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Workshop with Ethel Lee Miller, “TELL IT! Presentation Skills for Writers (and anyone who wants to tell their story like a pro),” Tellers of Tales, Tucson, AZ

September 7, 2017

Reading, Best of FST book launch, Tucson, AZ

June 10, 2017 

Program, “How to Tell a Good Story,” Arizona Mystery Writers, Tucson, AZ

July 1, 2017

Workshop, “Voices Uncensored: The Radical Act of Community Storytelling,” National Storytelling Network Conference, Kansas City, MO

May 6, 2017 

Workshop, “Telling Your Personal Story,” Tellers of Tales, Tucson, AZ

May 4, 2017

Co-curator and host with Adam Hostetter, “Only in Tucson,” Odyssey Storytelling, Tucson, AZ

April 21, 2017

Reading, The Radical Act of Community Storytelling, Antigone Books, Tucson, AZ

April 1, 2017

Workshop with Ethel Lee Miller, “TELL IT! Presentation Skills for Writers (and anyone who wants to tell their story like a pro),” Tucson, AZ

March 24, 2017

Book release party, The Radical Act of Community Storytelling, and Odyssey Storytelling Fundraiser, Tucson, AZ

November 11, 2016 

Panel presentation, “Compassion Across Cultures,” Casa de La Luz Foundation Conference, Tucson, AZ

October 26, 2016

Reading, “Autumn Antics,” Writers Read, Tucson, AZ

July 7, 2016

Co-curator and host with Adam Hostetter, “Play,” Odyssey Storytelling, Tucson, AZ

March 25, 2016

Reading with Kaitlin Meadows, “Kitchen Confidential,” Antigone Books, AZ

Thursday, January 7, 2016 

Storytelling, “DIY,” Odyssey Storytelling, Tucson, AZ

November 10, 2015

Program presentation, “Odyssey Storytelling and the LGBT Community,” Southern Arizona Senior Pride, Tucson, AZ

July 5, 2015

Workshop with Susy Plummer, “Integrity, Creativity, Intuition,” Tumbi Umbi, NSW, Australia

July 1, 2015

Workshop with Susy Plummer, “Shake it Up: Finding Your Inner Creative Self,” Woy Woy, NSW, Australia

June 2, 2015

Reading, “Downtown/Uptown,” Writers Read, Tucson, AZ

May 2, 2015

Presentation, “Multicultural Practices in Grief and End of Life,” Continuum: The End of Life Cultural Project Conference sponsored by The Southwest Folklife Alliance, Tucson, AZ

Friday, April 24, 2015

Reading with Kaitlin Meadows, “Give and Take: a Literary Performance,” Antigone Books, Tucson, AZ

April 17, 2016

Workshop, “Telling Your Story: The Art and Craft of Oral Storytelling for Writers,” Story Circle Network Conference Austin, TX

April 8, 2015 

Storyteller, “DIY,” Female Story Tellers (FST!, Tucson, AZ

November 5, 2014

Reading, Writer’s Read, Tucson, AZ