Storytelling and the Pause

As you know, professional live face to face storytelling has stopped. 

I was fortunate enough to get through 2/3 of a world tour before the shutdown.

This is an article was just published in the UK storytelling Magazine Facts and…

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The Chicken Soup Bucket Brigade - an audiobook short 

As it says in the introduction, a good friend asked me to write a humorous story about the coronavirus.
It's too soon. But… I remembered that I'd written this story a decade ago. 

Enjoy!

- Mark Binder

#Chelm2020 Tour begins!

If the stories we tell create our future, why are we choosing to tell these? 

Ever beat yourself up? For years I've been my own worst enemy/best critic. I rip everything I do to shreds. No sooner am I done…

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Chelm2020 World Tour starts Monday!

Now that the White House's Pet Mime is in charge of the Coronavirus, I'm not worried at all about travel…

On Monday, I jet off to Vienna for the First stop of my #Chelm2020 world tour.

If you…

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Homecoming Show - Spoken Story Saturdays - March 21

I'll be back in Rhode Island for the finale of this season's Spoken Story Saturdays.

Come on down. We're planning on doing some live video. The theme? Homecoming and of course Springtime (It's the Equinox)

Two sets: Family…

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Life in Chelm World Tour 2020

I'm pleased to announce that I'm going on my Life in Chelm 2020 World Tour!

EUROPE (and UK)  
  • Vienna: March 4, 7:30 PM: The Misadventures in of Rabbi Kibbitz and Mrs. Chaipul - Story Talk and Book…
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Spoken Stories Saturdays - Spring Season

A new season of Spoken Story Saturdays at the Parlour Pub!
  • January 18 - Beginnings 
  • February 15 - Sweet…
  • March 21 - Springtime!

Two sets: Family fare at 2pm, 14 and up at 3pm

Admission: $10, $5 for students, seniors…

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Last Live Show of the Year - December 21

Darkness, Light and the New Year - a pop-up showcase

Come to the Parlour Pub on Saturday, December 21 for the first Spoken Story Saturday.

Two sets: one for families and one for 14 and up

Featured performers include: Mark…

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Thanksgiving from Chelm • "The Feel Good Book of the Season"

A word about Thanksgiving…

Thanksgiving has always been a quintessential American holiday: families gather together and over-eat. Often there is football, and recently pre-game shopping. Occasionally conversation veers toward politics, or flaw-finding in the celebration of a history based on…

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Reviews are in! "The Feel-Good Book of the Season"

The Misadventures of Rabbi Kibbitz and Mrs. Chaipul "Binder, one of Rhode Island’s leading storytellers, is back with a set of gentle tales about an elderly rabbi and the woman who runs the village restaurant and steals his heart."
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