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September 2017
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  Loren Niemi Featured at Story Space
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  Show & Tell StorySLAM
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  A Patchwork of Stories
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  Patchwork Story Swap
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  Elisa Pearmain Featured at Story Space
  Do Tell Story Swap for Adults and Teens
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  Story Night
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  Stories Come Alive
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  Stories Come Alive
  2nd Annual Chesapeake Storytelling Festival (MD)
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  Vino & Veritas
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  Kate Chadbourne Featured at Story Space
  Storytelling Workshop Series with Denise McCormack
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  Homeschool Day: An Educational Event of Storytelling for Everyone
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  Franklin County Storytelling Festival
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  Franklin County Storytelling Festival
  A Whole World of Stories with Master Storyteller Denise McCormacke
  The Grateful and the Dead: Fairytale for Grown-Ups told by Ben Haggarty
  An Evening with Kevin Kling
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  Amy Oestreicher Featured at Story Space
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  StorySlam Workshop: Facing Your Fears
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  White Mountain Storytelling Festival
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  White Mountain Storytelling Festival
  35th Annual Wake County Storytelling Festival
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Sep 5th, 2017 (Tue)
  Loren Niemi Featured at Story Space
State: Massachusetts

Loren Niemi Is from Minnesota, and has been an exemplar of what a great storyteller should be like for decades!
What happens when the past disappears and the search for the one witness to the Truth turns the tables on who is who? Loren shares "Finding Gregory" a work in progress that riffs on Dylan: "Time will tell who fell And who’s been left behind, when you go your way and I go mine... "
Hosted By: Bruce Marcus
There is a $5 requested donation.

Feature’s website: www.storytelling.org

Every Tuesday night is Story Space from 6:45PM to 9:00PM
Join our lively on-going community for our weekly celebration of stories.
Open telling starts at 7:00 PM sharp followed by the featured storyteller.
Please arrive by 6:45 because signup for open telling starts then.

There is a $5 requested donation.
Our website: www.storyspace.org
Our Face Book page: www.facebook.com
Our eMail: info@StorySpace.Org

Sep 6th, 2017 (Wed)
  Show & Tell StorySLAM
State: Nebraska

Join us for another edition of the Show & Tell StorySLAM at The Sydney in Benson. This is a fun, loose, (kind of) competitive storytelling event for adults. We want to hear your best stories about road trips, vacations and adventures. Hopeful storytellers should prepare a 5-8 minute story to share with the crowd.

Terrified of the stage? We need audience members to cheer on our storytellers. Judges will be chosen from the audience and prizes will be awarded. Co-hosted by Omaha Public Library and The Nebraska Writers Collective. Storytellers are encouraged to register prior to the event.

This event will be for adults 21+.

Ground Rules:
Stories need to be true
Visual aids and artifacts allowed
Stories must be shorter than 8 minutes
Follow the theme: ON THE ROAD

7:00PM – 9:00PM (signups at 6:30PM)
Admission  FREE

The Sydney
5918 Maple Street
Omaha NE 68104

402.444.4800
https://www.facebook.com/events/462939050759108/

Sep 7th, 2017 (Thu)
  A Patchwork of Stories
State: Pennsylvania

Join Center for Art in Wood and Patchwork Storytelling Guild for a Patchwork of Stories to benefit the programming and outreach of Patchwork: A Storytelling Guild, featuring: Claudia Elizabeth Aldred, Michele Michele Belluomini, Ingrid Bohn, Susannah Brody, Vernyce Dannells, Jessica Dimuzio, Megan Hicks, Judy Englad McCarthy, Denise McCormack, and Ray Tackett. Storytelling is a performance art. This program is not intended for chlidren.
That evening you will also have a chance to win 2 tickets for the Patchwork: A Storytelling Guild Tellabration 2017 taking place on November 18, at 2pm at the Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields.

6 to 8 PM
Admission $15 ($10 for members)

The Center for Art in Wood
141 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States

215 923-8000
Katie@centerforartinwood.org
https://centerforartinwood.org/events/

Sep 9th, 2017 (Sat)
  Patchwork Story Swap
State: Pennsylvania

Join members and guests of Patchwork Storytelling Guild at the whimsical Big Blue Marble Bookstore for an afternoon of swapping stories. Come listen, tell, or both! All are welcome.

1 to 3 PM
Admission  Free and Open to the Public

551 Carpenter Ln, Philadelphia, PA
Phone: (215) 844-1870
info@patchworkstorytelling.org
www.PatchworkStorytelling.org

Sep 12th, 2017 (Tue)
  Elisa Pearmain Featured at Story Space
State: Massachusetts

Elisa Pearmain is an award-winning teller and author, and psychotherapist whose love for wise world tales and healing personal stories has been expressing itself for over 30 years. Come hear a personal story that had its zenith on the streets of Cambridge many years ago but continues to bear fruit: The Midwife.

Hosted By: Ralph Chadis
Feature’s website: www.wisdomtales.com

Every Tuesday night is Story Space from 6:45PM to 9:00PM
Join our lively on-going community for our weekly celebration of stories.
Open telling starts at 7:00 PM sharp followed by the featured storyteller.
Please arrive by 6:45 because signup for open telling starts then.
There is a $5 requested donation.
Our website: www.storyspace.org
Our Face Book page: www.facebook.com
Our eMail: info@StorySpace.Org

Sep 12th, 2017 (Tue)
  Do Tell Story Swap for Adults and Teens
State: California

Come join us to listen or tell your story of any type: true or tall tale, legend, adventure, funny, poignant, from long ago or today. Stories are to be told and not read, up to 7 minutes in length. The Swap is noncompetitive, with acceptance and assistance to adult and teen storytellers. Snacks to share are appreciated/optional. Please be scent-free for the comfort of all participants.

7PM til 9PM
Admission Free/donation

First Congregational Church, Fellowship Hall
2000 Humboldt St on corner of Silva Ave.
Santa Rosa, CA 95404

(707) 539-3642
dotellstoryswap@outlook.com
http://dotellstoryswap.org/

Sep 14th, 2017 (Thu)
  Story Night
State: Michigan

Join us for an evening of tea and storytelling at the Crazy Wisdom Bookstore and Tearoom.

Ann Arbor Storyteller's Guild members perform for the first hour , with an open mic for the 2nd hour. So if you have a 5- minute tale, we’ll try to fit you in. The tearoom is on the second floor of Crazy Wisdom. Stories in this series range from poignant to just plain funny, plus some folk tales. The stories are always high quality and you can always count on an entertaining time. The books are great, too! Tea both hot and iced, light supper, decadent deserts as well as other drinks are available for purchase during the storytelling event.

This event is co-produced by Steve Daut and Laura Lee Hayes
Every 2nd Thursday, except during January and February

7-9 pm
Admission  Free

Crazy Wisdom Bookstore and Tearoom, 114 S. Main, Ann Arbor, Michigan
734-845-1070
mail@stevedaut.com
http://annarborstorytelling.org/AASG/storynight.htm

Sep 15th, 2017 (Fri) -- Sep 16th, 2017 (Sat)
  Stories Come Alive
State: Georgia

The historic Veranda Historic Bed and Breakfast Inn in Senoia, GA will be the site of an inaugural Storytelling Event supported by the  Southern Crescent Storytellers. a part of the Southern Order of Storytellers in Georgia.  Practiced Tellers and costumed characters will delight guests at this lovely outdoor
festival.  Five “stages” will showcase True Stories, Family Stories, Tall Tales, Myths and Legends.

Come join us On the Porch, On the Lawn, and At the Barn from 1 p.m. til 5 p.m.
Saturday the 16th and again for fireside stories at the Red Barn from 7 p.m. until
9:30 p.m. Accommodations are available at the Inn for overnight guests on the 15th and
16th, and who will be treated to “Bedtime Stories.” Please contact Laura Reynold at
770-599-3905.
(Note:filming for "The Walking Dead" will not interfere with the festival!)

9/15 for registered guests; 9/16 for all 1-5 PM and 7-9:30 PM
Admission $20.00 adults and $5.00 children and guest of Inn tickets included that weekend Discounts for advance ticket purchases.

The Veranda Historic Bed & Breakfast Inn
252 Seavy Street
Senoia, GA 30276

866-598-3905 • 770-599-3905
reynolds2803@bellsouth.net
http://verandabandbinn.com/events/

Sep 16th, 2017 (Sat)
  2nd Annual Chesapeake Storytelling Festival (MD)
State: Maryland

2nd Annual Chesapeake Storytelling Festival (MD). Join nationally acclaimed feature storytellers Bil Lepp, Kim Weitkamp, Tim Lowry, and Megan Hicks at the 2nd Annual Chesapeake Storytelling Festival on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. The festival is held in-doors in three theatres on the campus of the Chesapeake College (Wye Mills, MD). The festival begins at 9:30 a.m. Saturday morning at three concurrent stages featuring national and local storytellers, and continues through the day until a dinner break with music. Attendees return to the main theatre for a closing olio by the national storytellers followed by ghost stories with Kim Weitkamp until about 9:30 p.m.

The festival provides fun for the whole family. Food vendors will be on the campus.

For detailed information, schedule, ticket purchases, local accommodation recommendations, campground, directions, and more, go to our Website at: chesapeakestorytelling.com .

9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. See Website for final schedule
$50.00/person. Free for children 12 & under, if accompanied by adult. Student discounts with ID.

Chesapeake College
1000 College Circle
Wye Mills, MD 21679

410-758-2520 Queen Anne's County Centre for the Arts
info@queenannescountyarts.com
http://chesapeakestorytelling.com

Sep 17th, 2017 (Sun)
  Vino & Veritas
State: Illinois

Vino & Veritast features a mix of “featured tellers” – some of the city’s best storytellers – and brave souls who throw their name into a lottery at the show itself. Bring a libation of choice and take advantage of our theater’s BYOB policy because at the end of every story, the teller will have us raise a glass of wine/PBR/Diet Sprite (in true BYOB fashion) and lead a toast. So let’s raise a glass to true stories of persistence, hope, love, sadness, and laughter.

7pm
Admission $10, $5 students

1515 W Berwyn Ave
Chicago, IL 60640
Contact Phone   
502-727-2461

susanhaarman@gmail.com
http://whatisph.com/shows/vino-veritas-pouring-stories-truth/

Sep 19th, 2017 (Tue)
  Storytelling Workshop Series with Denise McCormack
State: Pennsylvania

Join Storyteller Denise McCormack and adults and teens from the community for a fun and interactive workshop series on the art and benefits of storytelling.
In this workshop we will explore the rudiments of story and storytelling using traditional tales.
ADULT YOUNG ADULT DISCUSSION AND PARTICIPATION WORKSHOPS AND ENRICHMENT TEENS

6:30
Free and Open to the Public

Northeast Regional Library
2228 Cottman Avenue (Cottman Ave. & Oakland St.)
Philadelphia, PA 19149-1297

215-685-0501
lehup@freelibrary.org
https://libwww.freelibrary.org/calendar/event/68197

Sep 19th, 2017 (Tue)
  Kate Chadbourne Featured at Story Space
State: Massachusetts

Kate Chadbourne Our annual date with Kate! This master performer shares Celtic tales and songs, from earthy to sublime, accompanying herself on harp and charming one and all with her great voice, keen eye for material, sly wink or two and winning smile.

Hosted By: Barbara Aliprantis

Every Tuesday night is Story Space from 6:45PM to 9:00PM
Join our lively on-going community for our weekly celebration of stories.
Open telling starts at 7:00 PM sharp followed by the featured storyteller.
Please arrive by 6:45 because signup for open telling starts then.
There is a $5 requested donation.
Our website: www.storyspace.org
Our Face Book page: www.facebook.com
Our eMail: info@StorySpace.Org

Sep 20th, 2017 (Wed)
  Homeschool Day: An Educational Event of Storytelling for Everyone
State: Pennsylvania

Homeschool Day: An Educational Event of Storytelling for Everyone with Master Storyteller Denise McCormack

Homeschool students and their families are invited to explore The Center for Art in Wood’s current exhibition allTURNatives: Form + Spirit, a Museum Collection of over 1,100 objects and experience related stories spun by Master Storyteller Denise McCormack.

Stories will showcase selected genres, followed by Q & A.

Registration is required.

The Center for Art in Wood is a nonprofit arts organization. All proceeds benefit future programing, education and exhibitions.

2 PM
Admission  $5

141 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

(215) 923-8000
Katie@centerforartinwood.org
https://centerforartinwood.org/event/homeschool-day-educational-event-storytelling-everyone/

Sep 22nd, 2017 (Fri) -- Sep 23rd, 2017 (Sat)
  Franklin County Storytelling Festival
State: Pennsylvania

live.create.tell your story.repeat.
Located in south-central PA
Featured Storytellers: Kim Weitkamp, Tim Lowry & Fanny Crawford
Friday night event is free. Saturday tickets range from $5 to $15.
visit franklincountystorytellingfest.wordpress.com for more information and to get your tickets

9/22 - 7 pm to 9 pm, 9/23 - 11 am to 5 pm
Admission  9/22 - free, 9/23 - $5 to $15

9/22 - Chambers Fort Park
40 Sprint St.
Chambersburg PA 17201

9/23 - Scotland Campus
3583 Scotland Road
Scotland, PA 17254

dbigham@fclspa.org
franklincountystorytellingfest.wordpress.com

Sep 23rd, 2017 (Sat)
  The Grateful and the Dead: Fairytale for Grown-Ups told by Ben Haggarty
State: Indiana

World renowned for his playful performances, Ben Haggarty from London lures audiences into the richly metaphorical world of a full-blooded fairytale. Dark, beautiful and startling by turn, this is a story of dreams, initiations and the repayment of debts - a journey from innocence to experience, which delves into a disconcertingly familiar narrative world.

7 - 9 p.m.
Admission  $20/Advance, $25/Door

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

317-576-9848
Ellen@storytellingarts.org
www.storytellingarts.org

Sep 23rd, 2017 (Sat)
  A Whole World of Stories with Master Storyteller Denise McCormacke
State: New Jersey

Help Rahway Public Library celebrate the Rahway Culture Crawl! Join us as we experience different cultures through the art of storytelling and a whole world of stories - from here, there, and everywhere - featuring master storyteller Denise McCormack.

Event time: 3pm-4pm

Admission: Free and open to the public

Location:
Rahway Public Library
2 City Hall Plaza
Rahway, NJ 07065

Contact phone: (732) 340-1551
Contact email: info@rahwaylibrary.org

Event website: www.rahwaylibrary.org 

Sep 23rd, 2017 (Sat)
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  An Evening with Kevin Kling
State: Wisconsin

As a well-known playwright and storyteller, Kevin Kling's commentaries are often heard on NPR's All Things Considered. Kevin is coming to Madison, WI to share his inspirational and humorous personal life story of over-coming barriers. Kevin Kling's autobiographical tales are as enchanting as they are true to life: hopping freight trains, getting hit by lightning, performing his banned play in Czechoslovakia, growing up in Minnesota, and eating things before knowing what they are. Everyone is welcome to come hear this regular contributor to NPR's All Things Considered, and the focus of the recent PBS documentary "Kevin Kling: Lost and Found".

Time: 7pm-8pm
Admission: Free will donation

Location:
First Congregational United Church of Christ
1609 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53726

Contact Phone: (608) 233-9751
Contact Email: jrabe@firstcongmadison.org

Event website: bit.ly

Sep 26th, 2017 (Tue)
6:45 PM - 9:00 PM
  Amy Oestreicher Featured at Story Space
State: Massachusetts

Amy Oestreicher's grandmother was an 18-year-old prisoner in Auschwitz who built a life in Brooklyn after WWII. Amy's drive to know how her grandmother and other relatives healed after the war yielded interviews spanning three generations and seven countries, and feature historical documents, recordings, and photos.

Hosted by: Ralph Chadis

Event website: amyoes.com

Every Tuesday night is Story Space from 6:45pm-9:00pm. Join our lively on-going community for our weekly celebration of stories. Open telling starts at 7:00pm sharp followed by the featured storyteller. Please arrive by 6:45pm because signup for open telling starts then.

There is a $5 requested donation.

Our website: storyspace.org
Our Facebook page: www.facebook.com
Our email: info@storyspace.org

Time: 6:45pm-9:00pm

Location:
The Out of the Blue Too Art Gallery & More
541 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
In Central Square, Cambridge, MA at the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and Norfolk Street
Phone: (617) 354-5287
OoTB website: www.outoftheblueartgallery.com
OoTB Facebook page: www.facebook.com
OoTB email: ootbgallery@gmail.com
You can get there via the MBTA Subway Red Line (Central Square Stop); and busses CT1, 47, 64, 68, 70, 70A, 83, 91.
There is municipal parking on Norfolk Street and restaurants wherever you look

Contact phone: (617) 547-6375
Contact email: NYTB@comcast.net

Event website: www.storyspace.org 

Sep 28th, 2017 (Thu)
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  StorySlam Workshop: Facing Your Fears
State: Nevada

Become a Storyteller! Do you have a personal story that you would like to share? Participants are invited to learn storytelling and presentational skills from fellow members of the community and share their own story connected to the theme "Facing Your Fears". With these new skills, participants will be encouraged to volunteer to present their story in front of a live audience at the StorySlam taking place on October 14, 2017 at 7:30pm at The Charleston Heights Arts Center. Each evening session will run 90 minutes and will be conducted Thursday September 28, October 5, and October 12 from 6:30pm-8:00pm with a final session before the performance on October 14, from 3:30pm-7:00pm. This workshop is open to all levels of experience and is designed to enahnce and develop personal storytelling techniques. Material may be unsuitable for children under 13 - parental guidance is suggested. This workshop series is free if selected to participate; participants must RSVP by email at cgoble@lasvegasnevada.gov by September 21. Participants must attend all 4 sessions to be invited to share their story at the StorySlam event on October 14, 2017. Please call (702) 229-ARTS for more information.

Time: Thursdays 6:30pm-8:00pm, Saturday 3:30pm-7:00pm; Event at 7:30pm

Admission: Free; must attend all 4 sessions and participate in the StorySlam event on October 14, 2017. Please call (702) 229-ARTS for more information.

Location:
The Charleston Heights Arts Center
800 S. Brush Street
Las Vegas, NV 89107

Contact phone: (702) 229-6383
Contact email: cgoble@lasvegasnevada.gov

Event website: www.lasvegasnevada.gov

Sep 29th, 2017 (Fri) -- Oct 1st, 2017 (Sun)
  White Mountain Storytelling Festival
State: New Hampshire

7th annual festival produced by the NH Storytelling Alliance. Featured teller Simon Brooks & many more fabulous storytellers tell a variety of tales for children, families & adults. Friday Night Ghost Stories & Sunday Morning Sacred Stories are free! Enjoy stories all day Saturday with Stories for Kids, Raising Our Voices, Open Mic, Featured Teller, Family Concert & an Evening Concert.

Friday 7:30 pm, Saturday 10 am - 7:30 pm, Sunday 9 am
Admission Full festival adult ticket $25, other options

Town Square at Waterville Valley, 33 Village Rd, Waterville Valley, NH 03215
Lauretta Phillips 603-735-5965
lphillipstale@comcast.net
http://nhstorytelling.org/festival

Sep 30th, 2017 (Sat) -- Oct 1st, 2017 (Sun)
  35th Annual Wake County Storytelling Festival
State: North Carolina

Join us at Historic Oak View Park in Raleigh, NC, on September 30 from 11am to 4pm for an outdoor Festival of Fun and Stories. Our featured Storytellers are Tim Lowry, Bobby Norfolk and Sherry Norfolk. Celtic music and dance tunes presented by Crann Ull. This festival is unusual because its primary focus is younger listeners, ages 3-10. There will be a storytelling and music by our Featured Performers, and also preschool storytimes by Wake County librarian programming experts. Other activities will include a scavenger hunt, Legos play, writing crafts and puppet play.

Then, on Sunday, October 1, from 2pm to 4pm, join us at the Cameron Village Regional Library in Raleigh for 'An Afternoon of Storytelling' featuring Tim Lowry from Charleston, SC. This will be an event highlighting Tim's stories for adults and older children, and drawn from his southern roots and expertise in the Gullah dialect. Lemonade seems likely.
   
Saturday 11-4 and Sunday 2-4
Admission  free

Historic Oak View County Park, 4028 Carya Drive, Raleigh, NC 27610
and
Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh, NC 27605

919-217-5316
sadams@wakegov.com
www.wakegov.com/libraries