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South Dakota Authors Association is proud to present

our first of many workshops:

“Storytelling 101”

May 18, 2013 10am – 3:00pm

at the Ramkota Inn, Sioux Falls



Tom Roberts, Keynote Speaker

Author of: ‘Twas The Night Before Christ, Santa’s Prayer,

and The Little Lost Sock

with Nancy Steedle

Author of: Layer of Lies, Winter Kill, and Grievous Offense

Storytelling can be important in almost any type of writing.  Developing this skill trains writers to focus on details and strengthens their ability to bring their story to life for their readers.

  • SDAA members receive a substantial discount on Registration fees.

  • Lunch is included in ticket price.

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A Little about the speakers:

Tom Roberts

Tom Roberts

South Dakota author, storyteller and performer, Tom Roberts, offers participants an interactive and amusing experience as they explore the art of Storytelling.

Through the use of games, exercises and demonstration, Roberts shares his unique insights by engaging workshop attendees in a fun and creative journey of bringing words to life.

With nearly 30 years of experience as an actor, writer and storyteller, Roberts has authored three Christmas books (‘Twas The Night Before Christ; Santa’s Prayer & The Little Lost Sock) and is launching a new one this fall.  His life’s work and volunteerism was featured in the book, “Turning Dreams Into Success”.

Roberts has written and performed several theatrical one-man shows including Mark Twain, Will Rogers, Badger Clark, Theodore Roosevelt, Gutzon Borglum and Ernest Hemmingway. He has worked with tens of thousands of students of all ages throughout his career and continues to be a much requested speaker throughout the state.

 Nancy Steedle

Steedle Nancy

Local author, Nancy Steedle lives in Sioux Falls and is member of the South Dakota Authors Association.

She has authored three novels: Layer of Lies and the first two books in the Donovan Burke series, Winter Kill and Grievous Offense. She is originally from Pittsburgh, PA and lived for a time in Des Moines, IA, which is the setting for much of her writing.


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