Calendar and Schedule for 2017. Check each upcoming month (see left).
May 2016 through December 2017:
Enjoy Lunch Bunch Concerts at noon at the Utah Gallivan Center in Salt Lake City from mid-May through mid-September.
Carol and other Utah Storytelling Guild members will be performing again this year. We join musicians, dancers, and other performing artists to grace your leisure outdoor lunchtime in the charming Utah Gallivan Center's settings.
Each summer storytellers encourage each other to apply to participate as a storyteller/performin artist in the Lunch Bunch program. Attendance at these events is highly encouraged! Gary Hansen, Laurie Allen, Karl Behling and Carol Esterreicher are on the agenda this summer!
2017 Lunch Bunch Dates:
Gary Friday July 7 (June 2 Gary performed as well)
Laurie Monday July 10
Carol Friday July 21 (Story Wall)
Karl Wednesday August 2
The full schedule can be picked up at the offices behind the stage. On line schedules will be posted soon.
In recent years Storytelling has been included among the other performing artists who demonstrate their talents. The Monday-Friday audience varies, comes, and goes during the hour. Look for the events either on the stage or in the grassy area (The Story Wall) west of the bridge.
Past Events Still Popular Free downloads!
Florida Storytelling Association's Story Camp organizers invited Carol to present the "Fringe" program she performed in Los Angeles in July of 2010 at the National Storytelling Network conference. See What's New page for "Fringe" handouts you can download and print out the next time you consider telling a story "your way!"
Silver Pen Competition 2017
(2017 topic: "If Only I..."
Carol won 2nd place in the Silver Pen Essay Contest, in October 2011. She presented her essay topic: My Best Vacation Ever--A Family Camping Experience in Disney World.
Carol's submission relates to her association with a writing skills group that focuses on personal life stories. Besides learning writing techniques, her three ring binder now is bulging with personal tales to tell!
You can listen to Carol read her essays by going to What's New. Scroll down the page to find them.
Continuing in 2017
Law of Attraction Seminars utilizes more than 36 books and DVDs in the Salt Lake County library system.
Carol is a Master Practitioner of NLP and has provided workshops at the Sandy Senior Center since 1999! She continues to present seminars Sept/Nov/Jan/March/May on the Third Thursday morning at 10:45 a.m.
Student Storytellers in Murray Public Schools and Murray Senior Center!
2017 January and February (2013-2017)
Carol participated with other Utah Storytelling Guild members in a storytelling project in the Murray Public School system, The Murray Public Library, and the Murray Heritage Senior Center. The program is supported by Murray Arts and coordinated by Mary Ann Kirk in cooperation with participating school principals and Murray Heritage Senior Center administration.
2014-2015 and 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 Carol continues to instruct and coach seniors at the Murray Heritage Senior Center.
The Murray Schools youth storytelling residencies which now include 10 professional storytellers, Members of the Utah Storytelling Guild, in the elementary and secondary schools.
Each year in March the finest of these evolving storytellers participate in the Murray Storytelling Festival. i
Story Crossroads Storytelling Festivals I and II
The Inaugural Festival (2016) Story Crossroads Festival was April 15 and 16
Carol will performed on April 16th during two 15-minute Story Artist presentations.
Five senior storytellers who attended Carol's 2016 workshop residency at the Murray Heritage Senior Center
were selected to perform at the inaugural event of the Story Crossroads Storytelling Festival. The Festival is projected to take place annually each Spring.
2017 May 24th was held in Murray Park Pavilions #1,2,3, and 5.
Put this date on your calendar: November 1, 2017
This is the deadline for applying to be a "story artist" for the 3rd annual Story Crossroads Storytelling Festival. www.storycrossroads.com