Information about Storytelling Events
29th Anniversary Celebration...
Tuesday, February 2, 2021, will be our 29th Anniversary, so we'll celebrate in style, even if it's Online. We'll have stories about Brother Blue & Ruth Hill, and of years gone by; plus favorite Tales and a wonderful Feature.
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 would meet at the home of a volunteer host, somewhere in
the Boston area. After a hearty potluck dinner, the chairs were put in a circle,
and the Storytelling began. Depending on attendance, the time limit varied,
but it was usually at least 10 - 12 minutes, with feedback by request only.
We're still meeting, just Online now for the time being. And, it's still a warm, supportive environment
for Tellers of all abilities. For more information, or to get on the mailing list, contact
CT Storytelling Festival and Conference...
The 40th Annual Connecticut
Storytelling Festival will be held Online on Friday and Saturday, April 23 & 24, 2021, with Headliner Geraldine Buckley. Many wonderful regional tellers
will be featured as well. There'll be a Cabaret on Friday evening, and Saturday will be a full day (9:30am to 9:00pm) of performances, workshops, and opportunities
to connect with other Storytellers and Educators. And all for only $40.00!
Rhode Island Black Storytellers, otherwise known as RIBS, invite you to join them Online for the 23rd Annual
FUNDA FEST: A Celebration of Black Storytelling, Jan 23 - 31, 2021. 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 23rd year
in a row. This Year's line-up includes many wonderful performers such as Teju Ologboni, Charlotte Blake Austin, and April Armstrong.
Granite State Story Swap
The 17th Annual Granite State Story Swap is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, May 1, 2021, 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.
Maine Organization of Storytelling Enthusiasts...
Monthly Storytelling/Spoken Word Open Mic for Grownups (with a featured
performer). Now online, for the time being, every 2nd Wednesday, at 7pm. More info can be found online on their Facebook Page:
Come to the Open Mic and share 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 the latest 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 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. Unfortunately, again this year (2021),
the in-person Conference has been cancelled. In its place will be SPARKS, a
"Storytelling Staycation" extraordinaire, from May 13th
to the 16th, with Headliner Sherry Norfolk, plus Bil Lepp, Cindy Freeman, and Simon Brooks.
Speak Up Spoken Word Open Mike...
met every Wednesday at 7 pm at The Walnut Street Coffee Cafe, 157 Walnut
Street, Lynn, MA. Contact Tony Toledo
for the latest information about the Online Version.
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.