Connecting people to and through storytelling

The National Storytelling Network is dedicated to advancing the art of storytelling – as a performing art, a process of cultural transformation, and more.

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Storytelling illuminates who we are as individuals and as a community. Stories spark deeper understanding; they enlighten our minds and hearts. Stories light the fire of joy and laughter.


Call for Workshop Proposals
2015 National Storytelling Conference
Due November 24, 2014
Click here to download information.






Donations raise funds for the NSN Member Grants Program, supporting worthy storytelling projects by YOU, our members.


Commit your creative donations now in preparation of the frenzied (but friendly!) bidding wars with fellow story lovers. We are seeking items of $35 or higher bid value that storytellers or friends of storytellers would love to get their hands on for themselves or a one-of-a-kind holiday gift.

We are seeking quilts and wall hangings, paintings, hand-crafted jewelry, wearable art, storytelling services of all types (marketing, recording, coaching, photography, videography, etc.), festival & conference or retreat registrations, autographed editions of books & CDs (bundled to meet $35 minimum bid), gift baskets, vacation home or timeshare getaways, and more – surprise us with your creativity!


If you or a talented friend has an item or service you would like to donate, please email no later than October 1st with your name and contact info, digital photo of the item, description of the item, approximate actual value, suggested minimum bid (requesting $35+), and whether you would be willing to donate shipping or prefer buyer pay shipping (and insurance if required).


Important: Do not mail any items to the NSN office. At the end of the auction, there will be direct mailing from donor to auction winner.


Auction runs from November 1st-12th so help us spread the word far & wide as that date gets closer. We look forward to a FUN online event to support important storytelling work, but we need your donations to make it happen!



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