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  Inside Story
  Speak Up Spoken Word Open Mike Hosted by Storyteller Tony Toledo
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  Winter Storytelling Series
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  Do Tell! Stories under the Bell Tower- Storytelling Festival
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  EHSOTI: STANDING ON TRADITION with Charlotte Blake Alston
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  OKC Tellers Guild Meeting
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  Ozark Storyteller's monthly story swap
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  Inside Story
  Speak Up Spoken Word Open Mike Hosted by Storyteller Tony Toledo
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  Storytelling Class Telling to Young Audiences (Weekend) Ted Cooley
  I Don't Know: Songs and Stories about Growing Up featuring Bill Harley
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  Storytelling Class Telling to Young Audiences (Weekend) Ted Cooley
  The Feed and Seed Storytelling Series
  A Place Called Home told by Bill Harley
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  Storytelling Class Telling to Young Audiences (Weekend) Ted Cooley
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  Inside Story
  Speak Up Spoken Word Open Mike Hosted by Storyteller Tony Toledo
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  Marketing of Storytelling
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  Speak Up Spoken Word Open Mike Hosted by Storyteller Tony Toledo
  Inside Story
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  Kansas Storytelling Festival
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  Kansas Storytelling Festival
  Stories on Capitol Hill
  San Diego Storytelling Festival: Voices at the Water's Edge
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  Long Beach Searches for Greatest Storyteller Spring Show
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  Inside Story
  Speak Up Spoken Word Open Mike Hosted by Storyteller Tony Toledo
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Apr 2nd, 2014 (Wed)
  Inside Story
State: Washington

Inside Story will focus on the art of telling and sharing stories of all kind, spontaneous, prepared, told, written stories will all be encouraged in an evolving changing structure.

8:30 pm
Admission $5

Unexpected Productions
Market Theater
1428 Post Alley
Seattle WA 98101

206-587-2414
info@unexpectedproductions.org, rjdix55@hotmail.com
www.UnexpectedProductions.org/show/insidestory

Apr 2nd, 2014 (Wed)
  Speak Up Spoken Word Open Mike Hosted by Storyteller Tony Toledo
State: Massachusetts

Speak Up Spoken Word Open Mike is held every Wednesday at The Walnut Street Coffee Cafe, 157 Walnut Street, Lynn MA. It is hosted by storyteller Tony Toledo who gives every speaker a story and a lucky coin at the end of their words. We start at 7:30 pm till 10ish. Each person who wants to speak gets 5 minutes at the microphone. Tony stands up when all the sand in the five minute hour glass is done. At five and a half minutes he is walking toward the speaker. At 6 minutes he will slide his tongue in your ear. We are a free speech zone with a three word cussing minimum. Storytellers, poets, comedians,singers, community activists and just plain ranters are all welcome. Each week has a Featured Performer who goes on at 8:30 PM for half an hour. The hat is passed to get gas money so the feature can get home. See you at Speak Up.
Time(s) 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Admission Free, pass the hat for the feature.
Location - The Walnut Street Coffee Cafe, 157 Walnut Street, Lynn, MA 01905
Contact Phone 978-921-4628
Contact Email  ToledoGoat@aol.com
Event Website www.facebook.com/walnutstreet

Apr 3rd, 2014 (Thu)
  Winter Storytelling Series
State: Minnesota

Storyteller Richard Rousseau will return to the Anodyne Coffeehouse in Minneapolis on Thursday, April 3, 2014 to complete the third season of his winter storytelling series.
Originally intended as a one-time offering to celebrate Rousseau’s 20th storytelling anniversary, it was so popular that audiences have demanded more.

The series has been offered on the first Thursday of the month through April 2014. Since last year, Richard has added guest tellers to the program. This month he will be joined by the irrepressible Howard Lieberman!

Come relax in a warm, comfortable environment, enjoy good food and beverages, and experience some of the area’s best storytelling before the winter ends.
We will see you there!

7:30 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
No cost, but donations are accepted.

4301 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55409
651-649-1757
Richard@tales-from-another-stage.com
www.talesfromanotherstage.org

Apr 5th, 2014 (Sat)
  Do Tell! Stories under the Bell Tower- Storytelling Festival
State: Georgia

From the Saturday morning family workshop through the evening performance, audiences and tellers share a special journey, awakening emotions through tall tales, legends, folklore and original stories. Between sessions, engage in conversations and discover the joy of recollection, while telling one's own stories.

Tell Me a Story, Family Workshop: 10-11:30 am FREE
A workshop for grandparents, parents and children to help us all learn about the art of story-telling and how to share our lives with each other.

Lunch and Listen 12:00-1:00 pm $5
A family friendly performance of delightful, funny and inspiring stories by the KSU Tellers, Ester Culver, Barbara McBride-Smith and Donald Davis

Pen to Paper Workshop 2:00- 4:00 pm $10
Storytelling Circle of Excellence recipient and author Donald Davis brings his mastery to workshop for adults and older students

Do Tell! Stories under the Bell Tower, 7:30 pm $30 (non-member) $10 student
A can't miss, side-splitting, thought provoking grand finale performance with Tellers Ester Culver, Barbara McBride-Smith, and Donald Davis
   
Workshops- 10:00-4:00 pm, Evening Performance 7:30 pm 
Evening Performance $30 non-member, $10 student
  
434 S. Main Street
Madison, Ga 30650
 
Toll Free 877-233-0598
dlamar@mmcc-arts.org
www.mmcc-arts.org

Apr 6th, 2014 (Sun)
  EHSOTI: STANDING ON TRADITION with Charlotte Blake Alston
State: New York

Long before the written word, the history, traditions and cultural values of African people were passed down orally. Drawing on the rich source of stories, songs, and rhythmic elements that are hallmarks of the African and African American oral traditions, world renowned, storyteller Charlotte Blake Alston will share traditional stories and songs interspersed with glimpses of childhood influences from her family community. The stories continue to strengthen, sustain and bind the community with a shared American experience. Come enjoy this celebration of storytelling and oral tradition by one of America’s greatest storytellers.

3:00 PM
Admission free

The Provincetown Playhouse
133 MacDougal Street
NY, NY

212-260-3674
regina@reginaress.com
http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/music/edtheatre/programs/storytelling

Apr 7th, 2014 (Mon)
  OKC Tellers Guild Meeting
State: Oklahoma

Discover, explore, and practice the art of storytelling in this fun group meeting the first Monday of the month (except for holidays) at Wesley United Methodist Church in Oklahoma City. All styles of telling and every genre of storytelling will be covered, special events planned to promote storytelling, and opportunities to practice and improve skills available to all. Attendees will be linked to events and organizations in the broader storytelling and arts community.

7 p.m.
Admission  Free

1401 NW 25th Street, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (NW 25th and Classen Blvd.)

405-307-0962
marilynahudson@yahoo.com
www.okctellers.blogspot.com

Apr 8th, 2014 (Tue)
  Ozark Storyteller's monthly story swap
State: Arkansas

Ozark Storytellers will hold its monthly story swap in the White Oak Auditorium at the Ozark Folk Center. The auditorium is in the Administration Building at the center. Admission is free and all ages are welcome.

Tellers are invited to bring stories from their family, their personal history, tall tales or folk tales. We are an informal, family-friendly group; please keep that in mind when you choose your stories to share. The story swap will go in a round robin format, so everyone who wishes to gets a chance to share their tales.
Listeners are as welcome as tellers.

The Ozark Folk Center State Park was created in Mountain View, Arkansas to perpetuate the crafts, music and lore of the Ozark region. The unique stories of the area and its people are part of that lore. The Ozark Storytellers monthly story swaps are held the second Tuesday of every month at the center. Call Jeanette Larson at 870-269-3851 for more information.

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Admission free

White Oak Auditorium, Ozark Folk Center State Park, 1032 Park Avenue, Mountain View, Arkansas, 72560

870-213-5083
jenonthefarm@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/OzarkStorytellers

Apr 9th, 2014 (Wed)
  Inside Story
State: Washington

Inside Story will focus on the art of telling and sharing stories of all kind, spontaneous, prepared, told, written stories will all be encouraged in an evolving changing structure.

8:30 pm
Admission $5

Unexpected Productions
Market Theater
1428 Post Alley
Seattle WA 98101

206-587-2414
info@unexpectedproductions.org, rjdix55@hotmail.com
www.UnexpectedProductions.org/show/insidestory

Apr 9th, 2014 (Wed)
  Speak Up Spoken Word Open Mike Hosted by Storyteller Tony Toledo
State: Massachusetts

Speak Up Spoken Word Open Mike is held every Wednesday at The Walnut Street Coffee Cafe, 157 Walnut Street, Lynn MA. It is hosted by storyteller Tony Toledo who gives every speaker a story and a lucky coin at the end of their words. We start at 7:30 pm till 10ish. Each person who wants to speak gets 5 minutes at the microphone. Tony stands up when all the sand in the five minute hour glass is done. At five and a half minutes he is walking toward the speaker. At 6 minutes he will slide his tongue in your ear. We are a free speech zone with a three word cussing minimum. Storytellers, poets, comedians,singers, community activists and just plain ranters are all welcome. Each week has a Featured Performer who goes on at 8:30 PM for half an hour. The hat is passed to get gas money so the feature can get home. See you at Speak Up.
Time(s) 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Admission Free, pass the hat for the feature.
Location - The Walnut Street Coffee Cafe, 157 Walnut Street, Lynn, MA 01905
Contact Phone 978-921-4628
Contact Email  ToledoGoat@aol.com
Event Website www.facebook.com/walnutstreet

Apr 11th, 2014 (Fri) -- Apr 13th, 2014 (Sun)
  Storytelling Class Telling to Young Audiences (Weekend) Ted Cooley
State: South Carolina

All ages love a good story, but you will never find a more appreciative audience than a room full of young listeners, ready to be transformed through the magic of storytelling. Discover how to find and craft stories to make them age-appropriate. We will also work on delivery and ways to keep audiences engaged. Whether you'll be sharing in the classroom, at church, with youth groups, or at home, this class will generate new approaches to tell with confidence! All levels welcome.

Admission: $334
John C. Campbell Folk School
1 Folk School Rd. Brasstown NC 28902
www.folkschool.org
828-837-2775
marketing@folkschool.org

Apr 11th, 2014 (Fri)
  I Don't Know: Songs and Stories about Growing Up featuring Bill Harley
State: Indiana

Growing up is one of the hardest things kids ever do, and some never stop! Bill's fun, song-and-story-filled performance, kids of all ages will learn the dangers and joys of growing up.

7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Admission $5 for children ages 5 - 12, $10 for adults

Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center
450 W. Ohio Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
  
317-576-9848
Ellen@storytellingarts.org
http://www.storytellingarts.org/102.html

Apr 12th, 2014 (Sat)
  The Feed and Seed Storytelling Series
State: North Carolina

Join Storytellers Kathy Gordon, Marshall Fields, and Daphne Darcy for an afternoon of eclectic stories, poems and folktales.

3:00 PM
Admission Free

Fletcher Feed and Seed
3715 Hendersonville Rd.
Fletcher , NC
  
(828) 699-7114
professorpeterpuppet@gmail.com

Apr 12th, 2014 (Sat)
  A Place Called Home told by Bill Harley
State: Indiana

The search for home can be long, winding and difficult. But ultimately, as Bill Harley reveals through story and song, we're all connected to one another, and home is what we make it. This event is our Talk of the Town: Annual Benefit for Storytelling Arts of Indiana.
   
7 - 9:30 p.m.
Admission $30/Advanced, $35/Door

Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center
450 W. Ohio St.
Indianapolis, IN 46202

317-576-9848 
Ellen@storytellingarts.org
http://www.storytellingarts.org/111.html

Apr 16th, 2014 (Wed)
  Inside Story
State: Washington

Inside Story will focus on the art of telling and sharing stories of all kind, spontaneous, prepared, told, written stories will all be encouraged in an evolving changing structure.

8:30 pm
Admission $5

Unexpected Productions
Market Theater
1428 Post Alley
Seattle WA 98101

206-587-2414
info@unexpectedproductions.org, rjdix55@hotmail.com
www.UnexpectedProductions.org/show/insidestory

Apr 16th, 2014 (Wed)
  Speak Up Spoken Word Open Mike Hosted by Storyteller Tony Toledo
State: Massachusetts

Speak Up Spoken Word Open Mike is held every Wednesday at The Walnut Street Coffee Cafe, 157 Walnut Street, Lynn MA. It is hosted by storyteller Tony Toledo who gives every speaker a story and a lucky coin at the end of their words. We start at 7:30 pm till 10ish. Each person who wants to speak gets 5 minutes at the microphone. Tony stands up when all the sand in the five minute hour glass is done. At five and a half minutes he is walking toward the speaker. At 6 minutes he will slide his tongue in your ear. We are a free speech zone with a three word cussing minimum. Storytellers, poets, comedians,singers, community activists and just plain ranters are all welcome. Each week has a Featured Performer who goes on at 8:30 PM for half an hour. The hat is passed to get gas money so the feature can get home. See you at Speak Up.
Time(s) 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Admission Free, pass the hat for the feature.
Location - The Walnut Street Coffee Cafe, 157 Walnut Street, Lynn, MA 01905
Contact Phone 978-921-4628
Contact Email  ToledoGoat@aol.com
Event Website www.facebook.com/walnutstreet

Apr 19th, 2014 (Sat)
  Marketing of Storytelling
State: Tennessee

STOR 5830-901 (14521) Storytelling Institute:
Marketing of Storytelling (1 hour) with Special Guest Instructor Kim Weitkamp
Storytellers are artists who spend time developing their art. Yet when it comes to making a living, they are oftentimes perplexed about how to promote and market themselves. Good marketing should always be personal, heartfelt, and beautiful (visually and/or verbally). In this class, professional storyteller Kim Weitkamp will give you the fundamental skills necessary to promote your storytelling business on the web and through social media such as Facebook and Twitter. The course blends online instruction with face-to-face class time to provide students with convenience and a personal touch.
Special Guest Instructor Kim Weitkamp is a full-time touring preofessional storyteller. She performs regularly at major storytelling festivals, and also keynotes and teaches storytelling workshops to high profile non-profit agencies and for-profit businesses. She is the owner of TreeHouse Artists and Road Candy Records, where she produces, designs, and markets her own and other artists’ recordings, websites, and promotional materials.
“Marketing of Storytelling” is a 1-credit hour course that involves online assignments and discussions leading up to a one-day on-campus seminar on Saturday, April 19th, 2014 from 9am to 4pm.

9am to 4pm
East Tennessee State University
439-7863
sobol@etsu.edu

Apr 23rd, 2014 (Wed)
  Speak Up Spoken Word Open Mike Hosted by Storyteller Tony Toledo
State: Massachusetts

Speak Up Spoken Word Open Mike is held every Wednesday at The Walnut Street Coffee Cafe, 157 Walnut Street, Lynn MA. It is hosted by storyteller Tony Toledo who gives every speaker a story and a lucky coin at the end of their words. We start at 7:30 pm till 10ish. Each person who wants to speak gets 5 minutes at the microphone. Tony stands up when all the sand in the five minute hour glass is done. At five and a half minutes he is walking toward the speaker. At 6 minutes he will slide his tongue in your ear. We are a free speech zone with a three word cussing minimum. Storytellers, poets, comedians,singers, community activists and just plain ranters are all welcome. Each week has a Featured Performer who goes on at 8:30 PM for half an hour. The hat is passed to get gas money so the feature can get home. See you at Speak Up.
Time(s) 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Admission Free, pass the hat for the feature.
Location - The Walnut Street Coffee Cafe, 157 Walnut Street, Lynn, MA 01905
Contact Phone 978-921-4628
Contact Email  ToledoGoat@aol.com
Event Website www.facebook.com/walnutstreet

Apr 23rd, 2014 (Wed)
  Inside Story
State: Washington

Inside Story will focus on the art of telling and sharing stories of all kind, spontaneous, prepared, told, written stories will all be encouraged in an evolving changing structure.

8:30 pm
Admission $5

Unexpected Productions
Market Theater
1428 Post Alley
Seattle WA 98101

206-587-2414
info@unexpectedproductions.org, rjdix55@hotmail.com
www.UnexpectedProductions.org/show/insidestory

Apr 25th, 2014 (Fri) -- Apr 26th, 2014 (Sat)
  Kansas Storytelling Festival
State: Kansas

This statewide festival brings nationally acclaimed tellers, regional tellers, and local talent to the heart of the Midwest to celebrate stories with enthusiastic audiences. 2014's Festival will mark the 22nd annual event. Four stages run concurrently with stories of history and make-believe, stories for children and tales of personal experience. Some stories are told in music, some through the eyes of youth, but all will entertain. A Tall Tale contest is featured in the Friday evening program as well as an olio of all the guest tellers to whet the appetite of the audience for the full day of stories on Saturday. Ghost stories in the historic Depot top off the evening on Friday. On Saturday festival goers have opportunities to exchange their own stories as well as listen to the professionals. Workshops, swapping grounds, and always lots of food make this weekend a great networking opportunity too. The festival ends Saturday evenin g with a solo concert by this year's headline storyteller, Kevin Kling. The hospitality of this small Midwestern town is very evident in every one of the volunteers who proudly welcome the storytelling world to their home the last weekend of April.

Friday 1:30 pm - 10:00 pm; Saturday 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Admission  $15 All Performance admission pass

Memorial Hall, 501 Morgan Ave
Downs, KS 67437

785.454.6648 or 785.545.5105
kansasstorytelling@gmail.com
www.kansasstorytelling.com

Apr 26th, 2014 (Sat)
  Stories on Capitol Hill
State: District of Columbia

Monthly storytelling guild in the nation's capitol. Meets every 4th Saturday of the month at 6:30PM
 
6:30PM
Stories Only: $10; Stories & Dinner: $20; NSN Members: FREE

317 E Street SE
Washington DC

202-547-4899
oyepalaver11@verizon.net
storiesoncapitolhill.wordpress.com

Apr 26th, 2014 (Sat)
  San Diego Storytelling Festival: Voices at the Water's Edge
State: California

Fourth annual San Diego Storytelling festival features concerts for families and adults, storytelling workshops, presentations by veterans of World War II, fringe performance, a story swap, music, and a finale featuring some of San Diego's best storytellers.

10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Admission  Free

Encinitas Library
540 Cornish Drive
Encinitas, California
  
Marilyn McPhie 858-484-1325
mmcphie@gmail.com
www.storytellersofsandiego.org

Apr 27th, 2014 (Sun)
  Long Beach Searches for Greatest Storyteller Spring Show
State: California

April 27th kicks off the first show of Season Four of “Long Beach Searches for Greatest Storyteller.” The Spring show is at Long Beach Playhouse, where the audience and judges vote to award a cash prize of $100 to the top story of the night. The Summer, Fall and Winter shows will follow, culminating on December 28th when the top two storytellers from prior shows compete for the title.
As in the past, seven stories will be pre-selected from email entries, and two stories will be presented by participants chosen from the audience. There is still time to enter and the rules are simple. Send four or five lines about your story, with contact info, to: MarianaStoryteller@gmail.com. Storytellers offer a first-person, five-minute true story on any subject. Producer Mariana Williams explains, “When we started out I didn’t know if there should be two categories; one for the stories read, and a separate category for those people who told it without notes. The audience loved both styles, and it never mattered! Whether the stories are read or said, everyone will be entertained and the two-hour show flies by.”
Young storytellers rap shoulder to shoulder with competitors of all ages, some into their eighties. With the $6 entrance fee, each audience member receives a ballot to vote. Each of the five judges’ votes counts for five points (to make sure it’s not a popularity contest, explains Producer Mariana Williams).

7 p.m.-9 p.m.
Admission $6

Long Beach Playhouse, 5021 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach, CA
562 279-4181
MarianaStoryteller@gmail.com
lbplayhouse.org/specialevents

Apr 30th, 2014 (Wed)
  Inside Story
State: Washington

Inside Story will focus on the art of telling and sharing stories of all kind, spontaneous, prepared, told, written stories will all be encouraged in an evolving changing structure.

8:30 pm
Admission $5

Unexpected Productions
Market Theater
1428 Post Alley
Seattle WA 98101

206-587-2414
info@unexpectedproductions.org, rjdix55@hotmail.com
www.UnexpectedProductions.org/show/insidestory

Apr 30th, 2014 (Wed)
  Speak Up Spoken Word Open Mike Hosted by Storyteller Tony Toledo
State: Massachusetts

Speak Up Spoken Word Open Mike is held every Wednesday at The Walnut Street Coffee Cafe, 157 Walnut Street, Lynn MA. It is hosted by storyteller Tony Toledo who gives every speaker a story and a lucky coin at the end of their words. We start at 7:30 pm till 10ish. Each person who wants to speak gets 5 minutes at the microphone. Tony stands up when all the sand in the five minute hour glass is done. At five and a half minutes he is walking toward the speaker. At 6 minutes he will slide his tongue in your ear. We are a free speech zone with a three word cussing minimum. Storytellers, poets, comedians,singers, community activists and just plain ranters are all welcome. Each week has a Featured Performer who goes on at 8:30 PM for half an hour. The hat is passed to get gas money so the feature can get home. See you at Speak Up.
Time(s) 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Admission Free, pass the hat for the feature.
Location - The Walnut Street Coffee Cafe, 157 Walnut Street, Lynn, MA 01905
Contact Phone 978-921-4628
Contact Email  ToledoGoat@aol.com
Event Website www.facebook.com/walnutstreet