Information about Storytelling Events
28th Anniversary Celebration...
Tuesday, February 4, 2020, will be our 28th Anniversary, so we'll celebrate in style with Ruth Hill. We'll have cake and ice cream, stories about Brother Blue & Ruth and years gone by, plus a selection of favorite Tales.
Boston Area Monthly Potluck & StorySwap...
This is one of the oldest Storytelling communities in the
Country. It grew out of a storytelling event held on the Cambridge Common
back in the summer of 1976, as part of the Bicentennial. Attendees had such
a good time, they went out for dinner afterwards, and agreed to keep meeting
on a monthly basis. Every month, usually on the first Sunday (unless there's
a holiday), the group meets at the home of a volunteer host, somewhere in
the Boston area. After a hearty potluck dinner, the chairs are put in a circle,
and the Storytelling begins. Depending on attendance, the time limit varies,
but it's usually at least 10 - 12 minutes. It is a warm, supportive environment
for Tellers of all abilities, and feedback is by request only. For more
information, or to get on the mailing list, contact
CT Storytelling Festival and Conference...
The 39th Annual Connecticut
Storytelling Festival will be held at Connecticut College in New London,
Conn., on Friday and Saturday, April 24 & 25, 2020, with Headliner Bill Harley. Many wonderful regional tellers
will be featured as well. It will be a day full of performances, workshops, and opportunities
to connect with other Storytellers and Educators. NOTE: Early Bird Registration ends on March 14th!
Rhode Island Black Storytellers, otherwise known as RIBS, invite you to join them in the 22nd Annual
FUNDA FEST: A Celebration of Black Storytelling, Jan 20 - Feb 02, 2020. FUNDA means to Teach and to
Learn in Zulu and KiSwahili, and for almost two weeks, Rhode Island will have some of the State's best cultural arts programming for the 22nd year
in a row. This Year's line-up includes many wonderful performers such as Teju Ologboni, V. Raffini, and Linda & Sumner NcClain.
Granite State Story Swap
The 16th Annual Granite State Story Swap will be held on Saturday, May 2, 2019, at Canterbury Shaker
Village, in Canterbury, NH. This year's Keynote Speaker will be Joseph Bruchac. Produced by New Hampshire Storytelling Alliance, this may be one of the
greatest one-day Storytelling events of all time.
Massmouth MouthOffs & Storytelling Slams...
Full details of all of their scheduled events, in and around the Greater
Boston area, can be found online at their website.
"Promoting the timeless art of Storytelling in the 21st Century."
Mass-Story.Com/SouthShore Story Slams...
SouthShore holds Story Slams on Boston's South Shore and at Doyle's Cafe in Jamaica Plain. In addition, their website Mass-Story.Com lists numerous other Storytelling events throughout Eastern Massachusetts.
Maine Organization of Storytelling Enthusiasts...
Monthly Storytelling/Spoken Word Open Mic for Grownups (with a featured
performer). Every 2nd Wednesday, at 7pm, in the
Rines Auditorium of the Portland Public Library, corner of Congress and
Elm St., Portland, ME. More info can be found online on their Facebook Page:
MOOSE. Going to be in Portland?
Come to the Open Mic and tell your 10 minute (or shorter) story!
National Storytelling Festival...
This prestigious event is held every October in Jonesborough, TN, as a joint production
of NSN and the International Storytelling Center. For more information see:
Sharing The Fire...
Sponsored by NorthEast Storytelling (formerly L.A.N.E.S.),
Sharing The Fire is the annual NorthEast Storytelling Conference. This
exciting and dynamic event, usually held at the end of March or beginning of April, draws Storytellers from around the country, and the World, as well. STF is more than just a conference. "Yes, there are workshops, performances, round table discussions, vendor exhibits,
nationally known Keynote Speakers, and late-night Story Swaps. But there is also an inviting and supportive
atmosphere where seasoned veterans and beginning storytellers can share their
stories alike. This year (2020), it is being held in Saratoga Springs, NY, at the Gideon Putnam Spa & Resort
from April 3rd to the 5th, and the Headliner is Sherry Norfolk. NOTE: Early Bird Registration ends on February 15th!
Speak Up Spoken Word Open Mike...
meets every Wednesday at 7 pm at The Walnut Street Coffee Cafe, 157 Walnut
Street, Lynn, MA. Admission is Free, but we do pass the hat to pay the Feature.
Storytellers, Poets, Comedians, Community Activists, and you, are all welcome.
Open Mikers get 5 minutes to say what's on their mind. The weekly Feature goes on from
8:30 pm to 9 pm. Contact Tony Toledo
for more information or if you would like to be a Feature.
TELLABRATION!™ is a Night of
Storytelling that is celebrated world-wide on the Saturday closest to
Thanksgiving. Guilds and storytelling enthusiasts all around the
globe will share their storytelling talents in concerts held in cities
and towns to celebrate the art of storytelling. Locally,
TELLABRATION!™ brings together
each area's most celebrated storytellers, to delight, captivate, and
mesmerize audiences with their tales.