Information about Storytelling Events
20th Anniversary Celebration...Wow! What a night!
Tuesday, February 7, 2012 - It was twenty years ago today, that Brother
Blue and Ruth taught the band to play (not really). But, it really has been
20 years of weekly Tuesday Night Storytelling. So we celebrated with
Brother Blue's very first Featured Performer ever, Jay O'Callahan
, and some other special guests! It all started promptly at 7pm at
Harvard-Epworth United Medthodist Church,
1555 Mass Ave., Cambridge (just above Harvard Sq. & the Cambridge Common).
Tickets: $15 in Advance, $20 at the
Door. Click for Event Parking information.
(And what a great night it turned out to be--so, whether you were there or not--you'll want to get a DVD, expertly recorded by Cambridge Communtity Television!)
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 31st Annual Connecticut
Storytelling Festival will be held at Connecticut College in New London,
Conn., on Saturday, April 28, 2012. Eshu Bumpus and Motoko will be the
Headliners. They'll be joined by many wonderful regional tellers. It
will be a day full of performances, workshops, and opportunities to connect
with other Storytellers and Educators. Some events traditionally associated
with the Festival will be occurring in other parts of Connecticut throughout
March and April.
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."
Maine Organization of Storytelling Enthusiasts...
Monthly Storytelling/Spoken Word Open Mic for Grownups (with a featured
performer). Every 2nd Wednesday (starting December 2010), 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 at their website:
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 L.A.N.E.S.,
Sharing The Fire is the annual NorthEast Storytelling Conference. This
exciting and dynamic event, usually held in March, 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
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.
A night of storytelling celebrated world-wide on or about the Saturday
before 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.