Tales from San Miguel and Other Stories

I’m teaching a  story telling workshop with wonderful Mariana Williams, Producer of ‘Long Beach Searches for Greatest Storyteller’, a citywide event now in its third season. She’s also  the author of two novels.  and a damn funny lady….    Her tales of weird massause and intalling keyholes will have you in stitches… She’s pretty too… good thing she’s so nice    

Mariana Williams captivates a crowd with her story

Mariana Williams captivates a crowd with her story

storyteller group shot


Everyone Has A Story…Captivate A Crowd With Yours

 Breathe fire into a true tale of ordinary life. You are extraordinary, share it.

Have you ever fantasized about being a guest on a talk show? What story would fascinate a crowd?  All of us have at least one true tale that happened to us and when the time is right, it would be wonderful to tell “your story” with confidence. You can hear the roar of laughter or draw a tear from the hard-hearted, a gasp when you–the protagonist–fall upon some unpredictable situation.  Everyone is spellbound!


1. Via email, submit a five-minute true story that happened to you. Choose an unusual, pivotal, fun, frightening, coming-of-age, funny, irreverent, sentimental or a-ha incident on any subject. Time your tale to be about five minutes (about four pages double spaced.)

2. Our staff edits your story giving it the most powerful impact possible and emails it back to you, along with two pages of pointers to help structure and organize yourself. (You may use notes, read your story or tell it.)  We all know someone who is “all over the place” while telling a story.  Not you!

3. In 2 groups storytellers receive valuable performance coaching by the workshop facilitators.           (Only five students per teacher.)

4. After dinner break is the performance. Invite friends to the storytelling show


About E.E. King

E.E. King’s has published many short stories. Ray Bradbury calls E.E. King a writer “marvelously inventive, wildly funny and deeply thought provoking. I can not recommend her highly enough.” HER NEW COLLECTION new Collection of Short Fiction “Another Happy Ending,” comes out in October 2013. There is a book launch and party @ Ray Bradbury’s favorite Bookstore Mystery and Imagination Bookstore October 20th @ 2:00 -3:00pm Her first novel, Dirk Quigby’s Guide to the Afterlife, came out 2010, released in Spanish in 2/2012. She is performing bits of "Dirk Quigby’s Guide to the Afterlife, all you need to know to choose the right heaven.” (in costume) October 30th @ 7:30-8:30 @Echo Park in “Stories Book and Café.” 1716 West Sunset Blvd • Los Angeles • CA [213] 413-3733 The New Short Fiction Series, Los Angeles’ longest running spoken word series, launched her anthology, Real Conversations With Imaginary Friends, 1/2012. Sponsor, Barnes & Noble. All her books as well as her children’s book The Adventures of Emily Finfeather or The Feathernail and Other Gifts are currently available on audible. E.E. King is the recipient of various international writing, biology and painting grants. Her murals can be seen in Downtown Los Angeles and Spain. Elizabeth Eve King has a background in teaching, painting, theater, comedy and biology. She will be an artist in residence at the Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art June -Sept 2015 Ms. King is the recipient of two International Tides painting fellowships, and two international biology Earthwatch grants. She was an advisor for the J. Paul Getty’s and the Science Center’s, Arts &; Science program. She was the Science and Arts coordinator in Bosnia with Global Children’s Organization (a summer camp for war orphans and refugees) in 2000. She was the founding Arts & Sciences Director for Esperanza Community Housing Corporation . She’s worked with children in Bosnia, crocodiles in Mexico, frogs in Puerto Rico, egrets in Bali, mushrooms in Montana, archaeologists in Spain and planted butterfly gardens in South Central Los Angeles. The butterflies wish she had chosen a different location. Her short stories have been published widely
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