|Feb 3rd, 2017 (Fri) -- Feb 4th, 2017 (Sat)
||5th Annual Storytelling Festival
The Kalamazoo Valley Museum celebrates their 5th Annual Storytelling Festival, “Searching for Peace!” Storytellers from across the United States will come together to explore unity, equality, diversity, and inclusion for all. This two-day festival starts with Art Hop Friday night, February 3. Poet Terry Wooton opens up at 6 p.m. Visual artist and speed painter Martina Hahn joins Joe Reilly in concert at 7. A variety of Martina’s paintings will also be on display and for sale. Michigan author Patricia Polacca opens up the festival Saturday, February 4, at 10 a.m., followed by Adam Mellema, Mark Binder, Tim Cusack, Noa Baum, Sidney Ellis and son, and Judy Sima at the top of every hour till 4 p.m. Authors, educators, and visual artists fill the vendor fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Wizards of Pop exhibit on our first floor features pop-up books from Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart. African-American story quilts fill the third floor traveling exhibit space in And Still We Rise: Race, Culture, and Visual Conversations, showing the history of the civil rights movement in stitches. Museum admission, vendor fair, and Storytelling Festival are all free.
February 3, 5-8 p.m., February 4, 10 a.m. -5 p.m.
Kalamazoo Valley Museum, 230 North Rose Street, Kalamazoo, Michigan 49007
||The Story Space 25th Anniversary Gala Celebration
On Saturday, February 4th, it will be exactly 25 Years to the Day since Brother Blue and his wife, Ruth Edmonds Hill, started their Weekly Storytelling Event in Cambridge, MA. So we'll be celebrating in style,
with Host Andrea Kamens, Special Guest Host Tony Toledo, & 14 amazing Tellers
Michael Anderson, Peter Carcia, Norah Dooley, Joseph Keane, Marty Levin, Bruce Marcus, Rev. Cindy Maybeck, Joseph "Big Joe" Pagliuca, Elisa Pearmain, Ellen Robertson, Brendyn Schneider, Scott Schultz, and Raelinda Woad; plus a special video performance by the late Yana Sherman
This evening of Storytelling theater start promptly at 7:PM
Advance Tickets are only $20, and are available at The Story Space, or online
through February 2nd. Any remaining Tickets will be $25.00 at the Door.
St. Paul A.M.E. Church*
37 Bishop Allen Drive,
(corner of Bishop Allen & Columbia, 4 blocks from the Central Square T Stop)
For Parking Info, see: storyspace.org
||Yvonne Healy Featured at Story Space
Yvonne Healy is a well-known Teller of Irish Stories, and a past President of the National Storytelling Network. We are truly fortunate to have her here in the Boston Area.
Hosted By: Andrea Kamens
Feature’s website: www.IrishStoryTeller.US
from 6:45PM to 9:00PM
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
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.
||Love Stories from the LGBTQ Community and Friends
State: New York
People of all religious faiths and traditions are invited to share stories of loving, welcoming communities and connections to LGBTQ people.
Featured story tellers will be Joe Doolittle and Audrey Seidman. Joe, who began storytelling when his children were young, is a member of the First Reformed Church of Schenectady and Room for All. Audrey is a member of Congregation Berith Sholom of Troy. Both Joe and Audrey are volunteer chaplains at Albany Medical Center and active members of Advocates for Welcoming Congregations, which is co-sponsoring the story program.
Featured tellers will offer about 30 minutes of stories, with guest participants sharing their own stories for the rest of our time togethe sharing stories among together. Come tell, share, and or listen. There is no admission charge.
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hamilton Union Presbyterian Church
2291 Western Avenue
Guilderland, NY 12084
||The Reclamation of Love
State: New York
Storytelling at the Provincetown Playhouse presents The Reclamation of Love with Therese Plair
Through the rich Black legacy of storytelling and music, Therese Plair reflects on growing up in America of African, Gullah, Panamanian, Cherokee descent. Longing to heal herself and her community from the ravages of slavery, Jim Crowand racism.To see the rich universe of Love. To hold Love in her hands. To Love Big.To be Free.To Pass it on. This performance honors the women and men whose courage, longings and conviction have preserved cultural values, forms and community.
appropriate for adults and youth 14 and older
The Provincetown Playhouse NYC
133 MacDougal Street
||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
||Family Man featuring Don White
Don White, a working-class family man from Lynn, Massachusetts, shares his unique perspective through stories and songs in this crowd-pleasing show. A featured performer at the 2015 National Storytelling Festival, Don infuses his work with his experiences as a husband and a father, a seeker and a joker.
7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Admission $20/Admission, $25/Door
Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, 450 West Ohio St., Indianapolis, Indiana
||Do Tell Story Swap for Adults and Teens
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
First Congregational Church, Fellowship Hall
2000 Humboldt St on corner of Silva Ave.
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
||Charleston Heights StorySlam: Close Calls
"After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world." ― Philip Pullman
A StorySlam is a celebration of words and experiences that shape and define who we are. Members of the Las Vegas Community are invited to share their own personal, genuine story with the audience, connected to a chosen theme for the evening: Close Calls. Audience members will be encouraged to come ready to tell their story and submit their entries into a hat, from which 10 storytellers will be randomly drawn. These storytellers will then present a 7-10 minute story, and the audience will choose which story was their favorite of the evening.
Material may be unsuitable for children under 13 - parental guidance is suggested.
Free and Open to the Public
The Charleston Heights Arts Center
800 S Brush Street
Las Vegas, NV 89107