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  Storyteller Charlie Chin
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  Katy Allen Featured at Story Space
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  Bynum Front Porch Storytelling
  Evening with Minton Sparks and Guitarist John Jackson
  Culpeper Tells
  The Emperor's New Clothes
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  April Grant Featured at Story Space
  Do Tell Story Swap for Adults and Teens
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  Cumberland Falls Storytelling Weekend
  HeART of Storytelling Conference
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  Cumberland Falls Storytelling Weekend
  HeART of Storytelling Conference
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  Sharing the Fire, Northeast Storytelling Conference
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  Andy Davis Featured at Story Space
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Mar 4th, 2017 (Sat)
  Storyteller Charlie Chin
State: California

On March 4, the Menlo Park Library will host a performance by master storyteller, author, historian and musician Charlie Chin, presenting a program of tales for adults, teens and older grade-schoolers. Chin will tell Chinese folktales in the teahouse style, in which tales are embedded within other tales. The event is free, thanks to the Friends of the Menlo Park Library, and it will take place at 11:00 a.m. in the Menlo Park City Council Chambers, located at 701 Laurel Street. For more information on this event, visit menlopark.org/library, or phone 650-330-2501.

11:00 a.m.
Admission FREE

Menlo Park City Council Chambers
701 Laurel Street
Menlo Park, CA

650-330-2501
jnweaver@menlopark.org
http://menlopark.org/Calendar.aspx?EID=2946&month=2&year=2017&day=16&calType=0

Mar 7th, 2017 (Tue)
  Katy Allen Featured at Story Space
State: Massachusetts

Katy Allen shares stories: On Being a Change Agent and a Chaplain. Katy is a former hospital and hospice chaplain who now serves an an eco-chaplain, and is founder and spiritual leader of Ma'yan Tikvah - A Wellspring of Hope, based in Wayland, which holds services outdoors all year long.

There is a $5 requested donation.
Feature’s website: www.rabbikza.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.

The Out of the Blue Too Art Gallery & More
is in Central Square, Cambridge, MA at the corner of Massachusetts Ave and Norfolk Street.
541 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139
617-354-5287
OoTB website: www.outoftheblueartgallery.com
You can get there via the MBTA Subway Red Line (Central Square Stop);
and busses CT1, 1, 47, 64, 68, 70, 70A, 83, 91.
There is municipal parking on Norfolk Street and restaurants wherever you look.

617 547-6375
NYTB@comcast.net
http://www.storyspace.org/

Mar 11th, 2017 (Sat)
  Bynum Front Porch Storytelling
State: North Carolina

On second Saturdays, treat yourself to an evening of storytelling at the historic Bynum General Store in Piedmont North Carolina.

North Carolina’s best storytellers and emerging talent are telling. True life stories, folk tales, traditional stories from many lands … LIES! With a “fresh face” at every show. Be ready to laugh, cry and laugh some more. These are "talented raconteurs!" And the show is hosted by a bona fide, professional comedian so laughs are many!

There are refreshments and time for visiting too! Moon pies, RC Colas, hoop cheese - our nod to the past! Many a story has been told at the Bynum General Store .. you'll hear us say often, "...if these walls could talk!"

The event is family friendly – “the stories most enjoyed by those 8 and above.” We pass the hat and 20% of the proceeds go to Bynum Front Porch – a non-profit, benevolent organization in the community.

Bynum is a former cotton mill town turned artist community on the banks of the Haw River, not far from Pittsboro, NC. Come early and take a walk on the Haw River in the lovely little village Bynum!

6:30pm - 9:00pm
Admission Free - donations accepted

Bynum General Store
950 Bynum Road
Pittsboro, NC 27312

919-444-9535
cynthiaraxter@gmail.com
http://cynthiaraxter.blogspot.com

Mar 11th, 2017 (Sat)
  Evening with Minton Sparks and Guitarist John Jackson
State: Indiana

Minton Sparks fuses music, poetry, and her intoxicating gift for storytelling to paint word pictures of the rural South that put you square in the middle of the people and the places she knows like the back of her hand.

7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Admission  $20/Advance, $25/Door

Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, 450 W. Ohio St., Indianapolis, Indiana
317-576-9848
Ellen@storytellingarts.org
www.storytellingarts.org

Mar 11th, 2017 (Sat)
  Culpeper Tells
State: Virginia

Culpeper Tells…a Festival of Words is a celebration of storytelling, an interactive way of using words and actions to engage a listener’s imagination. It’s not stand-up comedy, although it’s often humorous. Culpeper Tells has included bluegrass and folk singing, but it’s not a concert. It’s not children’s story time, but most ages will enjoy most stories. A storytelling festival features performances and workshops from a variety of professional storytellers while also offering story slams—a chance for amateurs to tell a tale.

Nationally-celebrated professional storytellers Adam Booth, Geraldine Buckley, Donald Davis, and Michael Reno Harrell will perform at both 1:00 and 7:30. Story slam at 2:45 www.CulpeperTells.com

1:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Admission Advanced tix: $25-$45; Door: $30-$55; Kids under 12 are free.

Culpeper Center, 137 S. Main St., Culpeper, VA 22701
540-825-8691
culpepertells@gmail.com
http://www.CulpeperTells.com

Mar 11th, 2017 (Sat)
  The Emperor's New Clothes
State: New York

Therese Folkes Plair & Melissa Heckler The Emperor’s New Clothes: The Child Trickster Come hear this classic from Hans Christian Andersen and other tales from Scandinavia and around the world that celebrate brave, clever, and clear-seeing children

11:00 AM
Admission free

Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue, NY, NY
212-779-3587
regina@reginaress.com
http://www.scandinaviahouse.org/event/kids-families/

Mar 14th, 2017 (Tue)
  April Grant Featured at Story Space
State: Massachusetts

April Grant dives deeply into traditional material from many cultures, presenting unusual tales you probably don't hear often - or ever even heard before - and giving them a fresh spin that will leave you with a new perspective on the vast range of possibility.

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 Face Book page: www.facebook.com
Our eMail: info@StorySpace.Org

The Out of the Blue Too Art Gallery & More
is in Central Square, Cambridge, MA at the corner of Massachusetts Ave and Norfolk Street.
541 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139
617-354-5287

You can get there via the MBTA Subway Red Line (Central Square Stop);
and busses CT1, 1, 47, 64, 68, 70, 70A, 83, 91.

617-547-6375
NYTB@comcast.net
http://www.storyspace.org/

Mar 14th, 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/

Mar 17th, 2017 (Fri) -- Mar 18th, 2017 (Sat)
  Cumberland Falls Storytelling Weekend
State: Kentucky

The whole family can kick back and enjoy storytellers spin tales about life in the Appalachian Foothills. The weekend kicks off Friday evening at 8 p.m. with a ghost story session. On Saturday storytellers will take the stage throughout the day. The weekend will come to a close with a Saturday evening concert at 8:00 p.m. Cost of the entire weekend is $25 per person. Overnight weekend package available for $149/person. 

Friday, March 17
8 p.m. Ghost Stories by various tellers

Saturday March 18
9:00 a.m. Register for Liars Competition
10:00 a.m. Stephen Hollen
11:00 a.m. Amy Yeary Holmes
12:00 p.m. Liars Competition   
2:00 p.m. Suzi Whaples
3:00 p.m. Stephen Hollen
4:00 p.m. Amy Yeary Holmes
6:30 p.m Blue Grass Concert
8:00 p.m. Suzi Whaples

9 am to 8 pm
Admission  $ 25.00 per person

Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
7351 Hwy 90
Corbin, KY 40701

800-325-0063
BretA.Smitley@ky.gov
www.parks.ky.gov

Mar 17th, 2017 (Fri) -- Mar 18th, 2017 (Sat)
  HeART of Storytelling Conference
State: Florida

Learn how to create, craft & communicate stories that impact and transform culture!

A conference for storytellers, writers, creatives, communicators, non-profit & corporate leaders. Join us at the annual Storytellers Conference hosted by Storytellers Creative Arts. Come be inspired by experts in the field of storytelling, writing, communication and creativity at the Spring conference located in Naples, Florida at the Conference Center of Covenant Church of Naples.

SPEAKERS:
Jim Krueger, Comic Book Writer & Filmmaker:
Bob Petterson, Author, Speaker, Storyteller
Sonya McNair, Media Strategist Executive, Speaker
Jerry Root, Author, Speaker, Storyteller

Friday, March 17, 6:30 pm; Saturday, March 18, 9 am - 4 pm
Admission $89 (Pre-registration by February 28); $99 (Registration after February 28); $109 (On-Site Registration - March 17)

Covenant Church of Naples - PCA
6926 Trail Boulevard
Naples, Florida 34108
(US 41 near Pelican Bay)

239.591.6649
bill.barnett@storytellerscreativearts.org
www.heARTofstorytelling.org

Mar 24th, 2017 (Fri) -- Mar 26th, 2017 (Sun)
  Sharing the Fire, Northeast Storytelling Conference
State: Massachusetts

Sharing the Fire (STF) – the Northeast Storytelling Conference is the place to come to experience the best tellers in the Northeast. The general public is invited to storytelling concerts. For storytellers and those interested in learning how to tell stories, the weekend of workshops provides unmatched professional and personal development opportunities.

The theme is "Voices Across Borders: Creating Connections." The conference will explore the many ways stories can reach across borders, help people listen to others, and make powerful changes possible.

All Day Admission $265 full conference ($250 early bird)

Hotel 1620, 180 Water Street, Plymouth, MA
866-448-7414
nestorytelling@gmail.com
http://www.lanes.org

Mar 28th, 2017 (Tue)
  Andy Davis Featured at Story Space
State: Massachusetts

Andy Davis makes his cheerfully-anticipated annual foray from his home deep in the NH White Mountains woods. Whether earnestly sharing tales with a social consciousness or playfully luring his audience into a shaggy dog foray, an evening with Andy is always time delightfully well spent.

Hosted By: Bruce Marcus
There is a $5 requested donation.

Feature’s website: http://andydavisstoryteller.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: http://www.storyspace.org/
Our Face Book page: https://www.facebook.com/The-Story-Space-177178758969270/
Our eMail: info@StorySpace.Org

The Out of the Blue Too Art Gallery & More
is in Central Square, Cambridge, MA at the corner of Massachusetts Ave and Norfolk Street.
541 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139
617-354-5287
OoTB website: http://www.outoftheblueartgallery.com/

Mar 31st, 2017 (Fri) -- Apr 1st, 2017 (Sat)
  Georgia Mountain Storytelling Festival
State: Georgia

The festival showcases the art of Southern storytelling with a particular focus on Appalachian stories, both traditional and contemporary. The GMSF offers storytelling and musical performances, children's events, and workshops so that community members, visitors from afar, and students of all ages will not only learn about the tradition and history of our region through storytelling, but also have the opportunity to become part of its preservation.

FEATURED TELLERS:
*Cherokee teller and author Lloyd Arneach (www.arneach.com)
*Cuban American teller and children's author Carmen Agra Deedy (www.carmenagradeedy.com)
*African American teller and historical character interpreter Sheila Arnold Jones (www.mssheila.org)
*West Virginia humorist, teller, and author Bil Lepp (www.leppstorytelling.com)
*Folk musician, singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist John McCutcheon (www.folkmusic.com)

We will also have terrific stories from panels of local tellers, stories just for children, a beautiful quilt display, a marketplace, and information tables from many area organizations and programs.
Please join us!

To purchase tickets and see the schedule, go to: http://2017gmsf.eventbrite.com
Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GeorgiaMountainStorytellingFestival

9:00AM-9:00PM
Admission free for ages 18 and under; tickets for others are $10-$40

Rollins Campus Center
Young Harris College
1 College Street
Young Harris, GA 30582

706-379-5136
storytelling@yhc.edu
www.yhc.edu/storytelling