Not long ago a long-time Bay Area storytelling friend, Cathryn Fairlee, contacted me. Out of the blue she called to let me know that I'd been chosen to receive a very noble award from the Storytelling Association of California: The 2018 SAC of Regional Gems! I was dumbfounded! Living so far away from the Bay Area makes it hard to keep in touch and to share with my colleagues what I'm doing. I haven't performed in the Bay Area much in the last few years. And here I was getting this call! I am deeply honored, humbled, in fact.
So, now I getting ready to do a show for a whole flock of these good storytelling folks. And joining me will be two of my dearest friends in Story, Ruth Halpern (quack! We've been friends since we were "kids") and Tim Ereneta, that witty teller of curious Fairy Tales. This is going to be one great show, AND it's a potluck! So, there will be good food, too. What could be better? Good food. Good stories. Good friends...AND a SAC of GEMS!
BZ Smith and friends, we tell stories in and around Sonora, CA