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July 2017
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  Ed Stivender as Teller-In-Resdidence
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  Storytelling Live! with Joe Herrington
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  Storytelling Live! with Joe Herrington
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  Storytelling Live! with Joe Herrington
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  Storytelling Live! with Joe Herrington
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  Storytelling Live! with Joe Herrington
  Patchwork Story Swap
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  Do Tell Story Swap for Adults and Teens
  Carolyn Stearns Featured at Story Space
  Storytelling Live! with Dan Keding
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  Storytelling Live! with Dan Keding
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  Storytelling Live! with Dan Keding
  "Real Stories North Of Concord" Fundraiser For NH Humane Society
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  Storytelling Live! with Dan Keding
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  Storytelling Live! with Dan Keding
  National Children and Youth Garden Symposium - Keynote speaker Brian "Fox" Ellis
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  Vino & Veritas
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  Storytelling Live! with Ingrid Nixon
  Jannelle Codianni Featured at Story Space
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  Storytelling Live! with Ingrid Nixon
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  Storytelling Live! with Ingrid Nixon
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  Storytelling Live! with Ingrid Nixon
  PowellsWood Garden Storytelling Festival
  Taking a Leap: An Evening of Stories with Connie Regan-Blake
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  Storytelling Live! with Ingrid Nixon
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  12th Annual Storytelling Retreat & Adventure, Summer Offering
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  12th Annual Storytelling Retreat & Adventure, Summer Offering
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  12th Annual Storytelling Retreat & Adventure, Summer Offering
  Storytelling Live! with Judith Black
  Katie Green Featured at Story Space
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  12th Annual Storytelling Retreat & Adventure, Summer Offering
  Storytelling Live! with Judith Black
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  12th Annual Storytelling Retreat & Adventure, Summer Offering
  Storytelling Live! with Judith Black
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  12th Annual Storytelling Retreat & Adventure, Summer Offering
  Storytelling Live! with Judith Black
  Nne Agwu Afrakan Storytelling Festival 2017
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  12th Annual Storytelling Retreat & Adventure, Summer Offering
  Storytelling Live! with Judith Black
  Nne Agwu Afrakan Storytelling Festival 2017
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  Nne Agwu Afrakan Storytelling Festival 2017
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  Nne Agwu Afrakan Storytelling Festival 2017
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Jun 27th, 2017 (Tue) -- Jul 1st, 2017 (Sat)
  Ed Stivender as Teller-In-Resdidence
State: Tennessee

A self-described “full-time daydreamer who moonlights as a storyteller,” Ed Stivender has toured the world since 1981 presenting his one-man shows in Austria, Ireland, New Zealand, Indonesia, and in festivals across the U.S. Known for his delightful mixture of whimsy, wit and wisdom, he invites his audience into an interactive dance of the imagination.

The author of two books of coming-of-age stories, his writing has appeared in Reader’s Digest, Catholic Digest, and Chicken Soup for the Romantic Soul. Stivender, an NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence award recipient, is also an award-winning Philadelphia Mummer.

“The Robin Williams of Storytelling.” – Miami Herald

Matinee Performances Tuesday- Saturday at 2pm.
For reservations or more information call (800) 952-8392 or (423) 913-1276

2:00 pm
Admission $12 Adults, $11 Seniors, Students, Children

110 W. Main Street
Jonesborough, TN 37659

800-952-8392
custserv@storytellingcenter.net
http://www.storytellingcenter.net

Jul 4th, 2017 (Tue) -- Jul 8th, 2017 (Sat)
  Storytelling Live! with Joe Herrington
State: Tennessee

Joe Herrington is a novelist, cowboy poet and Western storyteller who has been billed across the American West as the “Prairie Sage.” Herrington’s poems and stories are homespun and told in the Western tradition of honor, courage and rugged characters. He has been a finalist for multiple Academy of Western Artists awards and been recognized among the top Western storytellers/poets in the country.

“Herrington is blessed with a rare and profound gift that can magically transport you far and away from the many distractions of your busy life to a place where, once you’ve been, you return a better person.” – Kevin Rafferty, Executive Creative Director, the Walt Disney Company

Matinee Performances Tuesday- Saturday at 2pm.
For reservations or more information call (800) 952-8392 or (423) 913-1276

2 pm Tues-Sat
Admission $12 Adults, $11 Students, Children, Seniors

110 W. Main Street
Jonesborough, TN 37659

800-952-8392, ext. 224
custserv@storytellingcenter.net
www.storytellingcenter.net

Jul 8th, 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

Jul 11th, 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/

Jul 11th, 2017 (Tue)
  Carolyn Stearns Featured at Story Space
State: Massachusetts

Carolyn Stearns is a whirlwind of storytelling, arts, education and agriculture. Historical stories and family stories are her favorite genres.
She will bring a little Connecticut flavor to Story Space with tales that include some of her favorite subjects: the House Women Built, an Oxen Drive and more.

Feature’s website: www.carolynstearnsstoryteller.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

Jul 11th, 2017 (Tue) -- Jul 15th, 2017 (Sat)
  Storytelling Live! with Dan Keding
State: Tennessee

Internationally acclaimed storyteller, musician, and author, Dan Keding is known for his telling of world folktales, personal narratives of his Chicago boyhood, ghost stories and superbly crafted original pieces. As a child he learned stories of the old country from his Croatian grandmother.

A well-respected ballad singer, Keding accompanies himself on guitar, banjo and spoons. He has performed across the world, including festivals in England, Ireland and Canada. A recording artist and author, Keding’s numerous awards include two Anne Izard Storytelling Choice awards and the NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence award.

“For Dan Keding, simplicity and high art go hand-in-hand.” – Illinois Times
Matinee Performances Tuesday- Saturday at 2pm.
For reservations or more information call (800) 952-8392 or (423) 913-1276

2 pm Tues-Sat
Admission  $12 Adults, $11 Seniors, Children, Students

110 W. Main Street
Jonesborough, TN 37659

800-952-8392
custserv@storytellingcenter.net
www.storytellingcenter.net

Jul 13th, 2017 (Thu)
  "Real Stories North Of Concord" Fundraiser For NH Humane Society
State: New Hampshire

Twelve storytellers will be selected at random and have up to six minutes to tell their story. (Not all who have a story will be picked if more than 12 names are entered).
The theme for this Story Slam is: “It Seemed Like A Good Idea”
A panel of judges will also be selected from those in attendance. There will also be an audience favorite. Prizes will be awarded and a good time will be had by all.
Tickets are $15 and all proceeds will go to benefit the New Hampshire Humane Society.
More information can be found on “Real Stories North Of Concord” Facebook page. Those who are interested in telling a story can register in advance by sending their name to realstoriesnoc@gmail.com. (Registering does not guarantee that you will be picked.) Everyone must have paid admission to be participate. Seating is limited so call Pitman’s at 527-0043 for tickets.

7pm
Admission $15 (All proceeds to NH Humane Society)

Pitman's Freight Room
94 New Salem Street
Laconia, NH

603-527-0043
realstoriesnoc@gmail.com
www.pitmansfreightroom.com

Jul 15th, 2017 (Sat)
  National Children and Youth Garden Symposium - Keynote speaker Brian "Fox" Ellis
State: Washington

NCYGS is the only national event of its kind where you can network with like-minded teachers, garden designers, community leaders, program coordinators, and others involved with connecting kids to the natural world. Our final key note speaker will be Brian "Fox Ellis, delivering the 'Comic Misadventures of Lewis and Clark'

Brian “Fox” Ellis is a full-time storyteller, educator, author and free-lance environmental activist. Mr. Ellis will bring to life a character well known to the Pacific Northwest, Meriwether Lewis in his presentation of “Comic Misadventures of Lewis and Clark.”

Imagine an evening in Philadelphia with some of the greatest scientific minds in Early American history where Meriwether Lewis reveals for the first time many of the scientific discoveries of the Corps of Discovery. Join Lewis in this exciting blend of stories and song, journal excerpts, and American Indian folklore. Equal parts stand-up comedy and musical theater, this program focuses on the scientific mission as ordered by our most botanical president, Jefferson. Encountering grizzly bears and collecting soil samples, capturing prairie dogs and cataloguing plants, Lewis identified 122 new animal species and 178 new plants. In this original performance, Fox sings the praises of the geology, diverse flora and fauna, and the web of life that binds us to the land.

In addition to Meriwether Lewis, Mr. Ellis brings to life other scientific figures such as John James Audubon, Charles Darwin, and Gregor Mendel for youth and adult audiences. Mr. Ellis has helped dozens of schools plant gardens, authored a dozen books on ecological and educational themes, including Learning From the Land: Teaching Ecology and Creative Writing through Storytelling.

1-2pm
Admission visit www.ahsgardening.org/ncygs for details

Vancouver Hilton
301 W 6th St
Vancouver, WA 98660

703-768-5700 x121
education@ahsgardening.org
www.ahsgardening.org/ncygs

Jul 16th, 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/

Jul 18th, 2017 (Tue) -- Jul 22nd, 2017 (Sat)
  Storytelling Live! with Ingrid Nixon
State: Tennessee

Ingrid Nixon is a world-traveled storyteller whose exploration nail-biters, tall tales, traditional and personal stories whisk listeners of all ages away on journeys of the imagination. Known for her voices, gestures, and animated facial expressions that bring characters to life, her creative approaches to traditional tales make her ancient stories relevant to modern audiences.

Nixon is a champion liar many times over, a claim that makes her mother both proud and worried. After living in Alaska for many years working in the wilds as a National Park Service ranger, she currently hails from Washington State.

“You will want to travel along as Ingrid recounts her journeys; whether they are imagined, stretched, or actually true, you are guaranteed an adventure!” – Forest Storytelling Festival

Matinee Performances Tuesday- Saturday at 2pm.
For reservations or more information call (800) 952-8392 or (423) 913-1276

2 pm Tues- Sat
Admission $12 Adults, $11 Students, Seniors, Children

110 W. Main Street
Jonesborough, TN 37659

800-952-8392
custserv@storytellingcenter.net
http://www.storytellingcenter.net

Jul 18th, 2017 (Tue)
  Jannelle Codianni Featured at Story Space
State: Massachusetts

Jannelle Codianni Is uncannily perceptive/ Jannelle breathes poetry and searing honesty into every one of her well-crafted, original tales. Her true-life, personal stories regularly win story slams and are sure to win your heart.
Feature’s website: agoodwitchproduction.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

Jul 21st, 2017 (Fri)
  PowellsWood Garden Storytelling Festival
State: Washington

Friday workshops with Donald Davis, MaryGay Ducey and Bill Harley.
Saturday hear tellers 10-5. Antonio Sacre, Linda Gorham, Donald Davis, MaryGay Ducey, and Bill Harley.
With music by Anne Rutherford and Norm Brecke.

9:00am-5:00pm
Full festival pass $125; Sat. Adults $20, Children $5, Family Pass $40

430 South Dash Point Road, Federal Way, WA

253-529-1620
admin@powellswood.org
www.powellswood.org/festival

Jul 21st, 2017 (Fri)
  Taking a Leap: An Evening of Stories with Connie Regan-Blake
State: North Carolina

While Connie’s touring schedule often takes her to the distant corners of the world, she is delighted to announce an upcoming solo performance near her hometown of Asheville, NC. On July 21st, Connie will bring her storytelling performance “Taking a Leap” to the stage of the Black Mountain Center for the Arts in an evening of stories that are sure to captivate and entertain all who listen. From stories of personal experiences to traditional tales, there will be a sometime for everyone! Hope you’ll join in this evening of stories.

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Admission $20 in advance / $25 at the door

Black Mountain Center for the Arts
225 West State St.
Black Mountain, NC 28711

(828) 669-0930
bmca@BlackMountainArts.org
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/taking-a-leap-an-evening-of-stories-with-connie-regan-blake-tickets-34757268927?aff=erelexpmlt

Jul 23rd, 2017 (Sun) -- Jul 29th, 2017 (Sat)
  12th Annual Storytelling Retreat & Adventure, Summer Offering
State: North Carolina

Join nationally celebrated storyteller, Connie Regan-Blake, in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains of Western North Carolina for the summer offering of Connie’s 12th Annual Storytelling Retreat & Adventure – 7 days of practice and performance, feedback, and discovery.

Admission  $790 with early registration discounts available
Asheville, NC

(828) 258-1113
connie@storywindow.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/1020258428071515/

Jul 25th, 2017 (Tue) -- Jul 29th, 2017 (Sat)
  Storytelling Live! with Judith Black
State: Tennessee

Judith Black has been a creator and teller of tales for over thirty years. Retellings of history from new perspectives, tickling familial dysfunction, ironic explorations of aging, and stories that address our warming world are all fodder for her tales. Black has been featured on stages around the world, including the Montreal Comedy Festival, the Smithsonian Institution, the Art Museum of Cape Town and NPR. She is a recipient of the NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence award.

“Black has culled the minefields of childhood and elevated them through her storytelling to a level of universal experience that is not only painful and poignant, but gut-wrenchingly hilarious.” – The Boston Globe

Matinee Performances Tuesday- Saturday at 2pm.
For reservations or more information call (800) 952-8392 or (423) 913-1276

2pm Tues-Sat
Admission $12 Adults, Children, Students

110 W. Main Street
Jonesborough, TN 37659

800-952-8392
custser@storytellingcenter.net
http://www.storytellingcenter.net

Jul 25th, 2017 (Tue)
  Katie Green Featured at Story Space
State: Massachusetts

Katie Green tells stories of truth, folk and faery. She's known for her love of Egyptian myths and Hans Christian Andersen stories. On this night, Katie will tell the Andersen tale, "The Will 'o the Wisps are in Town," said the Bog Witch.
Hosted By: Ellen Robertson
Feature’s website: www.katiegreenstories.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

Jul 28th, 2017 (Fri) -- Jul 31st, 2017 (Mon)
  Nne Agwu Afrakan Storytelling Festival 2017

Shanti-Chi presents the 6th Afrakan Storytelling festival. A 4-day camp honouring the Godfather of storytelling literature Chinua Achebe.

Shanti-Chi proudly announces our successful Arts Council England funding application: to engage non-mainstream African and African Caribbean’s of the diaspora in storytelling, in festival going and in developing creative well-being. Shanti-Chi need support reaching this significant group who wish to engage with mainstream arts however feel the lack of characters, role-models and story content to culturally identify with hinders full participation. Our audience want to experience storytelling in the natural environment but find camping challenging. This festival, in its integrity, aligns holistically with the diaspora community, generating an authentic connection addressing barriers to inclusion.

This fun filled weekend is timetabled full of delights with professionally facilitated workshops: from beginners drop in classes to focused master classes. Under a star filled sky, as the crackling fire tingles, we will sit and listen to a feast of vision making words. When we give way to dream land and fall into a slumber, we lay until the dawn chorus sings our great uprising.

Come hear ancient stories and full joy great performances from some of the best storytellers nationally and internationally: Griot Chinyere, Jane Grell, Eli Anderson, Yahw Arts, Beyonder, Zozo, Baba Ade, Angie Amra, Niles Hailstones, Melika Queely, Amantha Edmead &…

We have early morning Yoga, healthy sumptuous Catering, adventurous night Walks, Well-being Practitioners and the Afrakan crafts market with unique treasures. Inspire visions with the ancient oral tradition of storytelling.

Time(s) A whole weekend from 2pm Friday to 2pm Monday
Admission   
WEEKEND PASSES - Adult (18+) £120; Young adults (12+) £60; Children (7+) £10; (6 and under) FREE: Also Group discount & Day passes

NEW VENUE
CHILTERN HILLS Parmoor Park Farm, Frieth RG9 6PS

0758 222 8967
info@shanti-chi.com
www.shanti-chi.com