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May 2015
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  Flora's Garden
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  Flora's Garden
  
  Granite State Story Swap
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  Storytelling at the Provincetown Playhouse
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  Storytelling on the Green
  Jay O'Callahan as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center
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  Jay O'Callahan as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center
  Speak Up Spoken Word Open Mike Hosted by Storyteller Tony Toledo
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  Jay O'Callahan as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center
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  Jay O'Callahan as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center
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  Jay O'Callahan as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center
  Storytelling at Scandinavia House
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  Connie Regan-Blake as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center
  Authentic Storytelling
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  Connie Regan-Blake as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center
  Speak Up Spoken Word Open Mike Hosted by Storyteller Tony Toledo
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  Connie Regan-Blake as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center
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  Connie Regan-Blake as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center
  Hope is Back on Me: A Storyteller's Journey in Africa with Connie Regan-Blake
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  Connie Regan-Blake as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center
  extempo
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  Elizabeth Ellis as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center
  Lyn Ford hosts Brown Bag Chat & Chew with the Stand-Up Chameleon Jackson Gillman
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  Elizabeth Ellis as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center
  Speak Up Spoken Word Open Mike Hosted by Storyteller Tony Toledo
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  Elizabeth Ellis as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center
  Golden Story Circle
  WOODS (Western Order of Dedicated Storytellers) Storytelling Guild
  Evening Storytelling Concert with Elizabeth Ellis
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  Elizabeth Ellis as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center
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  Elizabeth Ellis as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center
  The Imaginative Voice
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  Andy Offutt Irwin as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center
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  Andy Offutt Irwin as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center
  Speak Up Spoken Word Open Mike Hosted by Storyteller Tony Toledo
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  Andy Offutt Irwin as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center
  TRAIL MAGIC
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  Andy Offutt Irwin as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center
  TRAIL MAGIC
  Telling the Stories of Jesus as a Strategy for Social Justice & Peacemaking in the Global Community.
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  Andy Offutt Irwin as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center
  Telling the Stories of Jesus as a Strategy for Social Justice & Peacemaking in the Global Community.
  Connie Regan-Blake workshop: Finding the Storyteller in You.
  Children's Storytelling Concert with Andy Offutt Irwin
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  Telling the Stories of Jesus as a Strategy for Social Justice & Peacemaking in the Global Community.
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May 1st, 2015 (Fri) -- May 2nd, 2015 (Sat)
  Flora's Garden
State: Massachusetts

Celebrate flowers and the coming of spring with a unique story and music journey through the beautiful springtime blossoms of Tower Hill Botanic Gardens. This event, specially crafted for the Tower Hill landscape by master storyteller Diane Edgecomb accompanied by Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain, leads the audience to some of the garden’s most beloved spots. Backgrounds include an expansive field of 25,000 daffodils, forest glades, the heritage apple orchard in fragrant bloom and an open-air gazebo where the haunting Persian legend of the Nightingale and the Rose will be told. The evening’s tales will be drawn from Ancient Greek, Norse, and Native American cultures delving into the mythic origins and meaning of favorite garden plants. Venture into spring with this enchanting evening stroll through Tower Hill’s botanic paradise.

Appropriate for adults and young people ages twelve years and above. Bring a cushion to sit on if you wish. The performance takes place rain or shine. In the event of severe weather, it will be held in Tower Hills Stoddard Education Center Theater.
Two performances: Friday, May 1 and Saturday, May 2, 6-8pm
Member $25, Non-member $30
Each performance is limited to an audience of 30, so buy tickets early.

6-8 pm
Admission Member $25, Non-member $30

Tower Hill Botanic Gardens
11 French Drive
Boylston, MA 01505-0598

508.869.6111
dedge@livingmyth.com
https://dnbweb1.blackbaud.com/OPXREPHIL/EventDetail

May 2nd, 2015 (Sat) -- May 3rd, 2015 (Sun)
 
State: Oregon

Shaarie Torah is pleased to host "Tell It Like It Is: Portland’s Jewish Storytelling Festival" this upcoming May 2 & 3 with featured Storytellers: Maggid Cassandra Sagan, Sacred Storyteller Brian Rohr and Musician/Teller Eric Stern of Vagabond Opera. The Jewish Federation of Portland is co-sponsoring. This Festival will bring together classical and maggid-style storytelling, moth-style personal narrative, storytelling workshops for those who want to learn the art, and even events for kids. The Festival culminates in a performance by the magnificent Bohemian Cabaret ensemble Vagabond Opera.

About the event, Rabbi Rose says, “The event is going to be a lot of fun – some professional master storytellers in the classic mode, some maggidot trained in the Jewish spiritual tradition, some Moth-style, edgier kind of stuff, and some really great music. This will be a great event for the whole community – for people who are plugged in Jewishly looking to explore storytelling in greater depth, people who are into storytelling and are curious about the Jewish angle and for people who are just looking for something engaging.”

May 2, 7-9:30pm / May 3, 1-7:30pm
Saturday, May 2 – Donation based Sunday / May 3 - $36 whole day including evening concert; $18 for only evening concert

Congregation Shaarie Torah
920 NW 25th Avenue
Portland, OR 97210

503.226.6131
info@shaarietorah.org
http://shaarietorah.org/storyfest/

May 2nd, 2015 (Sat)
  Granite State Story Swap
State: New Hampshire

The fantastic Doug Lipman will be the featured guest at Granite State Story Swap this year. The day begins with Doug's keynote address “Storytelling and the Values of the Future”and ends with his phenomenal closing concert. There will be at least 8 story swap circles and two concerts with some of New England's finest tellers. The day includes early morning tea & coffee and goodies during registration. A fantastic lunch is provided by our sponsors and the New Hampshire Storytelling Alliance Board. All this for $25. If you have never been to the Seacoast Science Center in Rye NH you have a treat coming. It is a beautiful educational facility right on the ocean. A walk along the rocks and paths makes the break time special. If you are a member of New Hampshire Storytelling Alliance there is a $10 discount so you can come and get all these goodies and more for just $15.

8am - 5pm
Admission $25 per person - $15 per person for NHSA members

Seacoast Science Center - Odiorne Point State Park
570 Ocean Boulevard, Rye, NH

603-735-5965 Lauretta Phillips, Event Manager
lphillipstale@comcast.net
www.NHStorytelling.org

May 3rd, 2015 (Sun)
  Storytelling at the Provincetown Playhouse
State: New York

Anita Ratnam tells A Million Sitas
Through the lens of Sita, timeless icon of womanhood, Anita Ratnam, refracts and re-weaves the many strands of the majestic and sweeping Hindu epic The Ramayana. Five women are sketched…Manthara, Surpanakha, Mandodari, Ahalya and the eternal Sita, who holds them all together. One of India’ most celebrated dance-actors, Ratnam brings storytelling, theatre and dance to her rendering of Sita, who stands at the epicenter of this story of love, honour, courage, treachery and sacrifice. www.arangham.com

3:00 PM
Admission Free

The Provincetown Playhouse
133 MacDougal Street (near Washington Square in Greenwich Village)
New York, NY

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

May 5th, 2015 (Tue)
  Storytelling on the Green
State: New Hampshire

Souhegan Storytelling Guild presents Storytelling on the Green, May 5th and June 2nd at 4:30 pm in Amherst, NH. Local history, comical folktales and more, followed by a picnic dinner and a chance to chat with the tellers.

The Souhegan Storytelling Guild meets at the Amherst Town Library on the 1st Tuesday of the month at 7pm. The public is welcome.

4:30 pm
Admission free

Amherst Green, NH
Richhart49@gmail.com

May 5th, 2015 (Tue) -- May 9th, 2015 (Sat)
  Jay O'Callahan as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center
State: Tennessee

Jay O’Callahan takes a bare stage and single-handedly transforms it into a dynamic and sensitive world filled with compelling characters. His solo performances at Abbey Theatre in Dublin, the National Theatre Complex in London, the Olympics, Lincoln Center, Boston Symphony Orchestra and other theaters throughout the world have been heralded by the media, including The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, and Entertainment Weekly. His CDs and videos have won numerous awards including the ALA/Carnegie, Birmingham International Educational Film Festival, Indie, and Parents’ Choice awards. O’Callahan is a recipient of the NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence and Lifetime Achievement awards.
“A man of elegance, wit and poetry.” – Time Magazine

2:00 pm
Admission $12 adults $11 students and seniors

International Storytelling Center
110 W Main St
Jonesborough, TN 37659

(800)952-8392
customerservice@storytellingcenter.net
http://www.storytellingcenter.net

May 6th, 2015 (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

May 9th, 2015 (Sat)
  Storytelling at Scandinavia House
State: New York

The Hop Giant, and other Tales of the North. Robin Bady and Linda Humes tell funny and fantastic tales of giants, trolls, elves and the other strange folk - large and small - from Scandinavian folklore. A delightful finish to our winter-spring season. Join us in June in Central Park!

11:00 AM
Admission  Free

Scandinavia House
58 Park Avenue (near 38th St)
New York, NY

212.779.3587
regina@reginaress.com
scandinaviahouse.org

May 12th, 2015 (Tue) -- May 16th, 2015 (Sat)
  Connie Regan-Blake as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center
State: Tennessee

One of America’s most celebrated storytellers, Connie Regan-Blake has captivated the hearts and imaginations of people around the globe with her powerful performances. Having entertained audiences in 47 states and 17 countries, she brings the wisdom, humor and drama of stories to stages across the globe. Recognized in the storytelling community with the NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence, Distinguished Service, and Lifetime Achievement awards, Regan-Blake has recently been invited to house the compilation of her life’s work in the Library of Congress. “Connie has that wise persona with an impish sense of wonder that absolutely overtakes the listener.” – Jane Yolen, author

2:00pm
Admission $12 adults $11 seniors and students

110 W Main St
Jonesborough, TN 37569

(800)952-8392
customerservice@storytellingcenter.net
http://www.storytellingcenter.net

May 12th, 2015 (Tue)
  Authentic Storytelling
State: Tennessee

Come celebrate that spoken word! Authentic Storytelling is the second Tuesday of each month at the Authentic Coffee Company in Goodlettsville, Tennessee. Come out and tell tale, or just listen.
The evening begins with a few procured stories. The floor opens to the audience to share their stories. The only requirments are your story must be true, it must be clean, and it must contain a beginning, middle, and end with the end as close to the beginning as possible.

7:00
Admission  free

1650 Highway 31W
Goodlettsville, TN 37072

615-419-3551
charlie@charliemccoin.com
http://www.charliemccoin.com/calendar.html

May 13th, 2015 (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

May 15th, 2015 (Fri)
  Hope is Back on Me: A Storyteller's Journey in Africa with Connie Regan-Blake
State: Tennessee

One of America’s most celebrated storytellers, Connie Regan-Blake has captivated the hearts and imaginations of people around the globe with her powerful performances. Having entertained audiences in 47 states and 17 countries, she brings the wisdom, humor and drama of stories to stages across the globe. Recognized in the storytelling community with the NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence, Distinguished Service, and Lifetime Achievement awards, Regan-Blake has recently been invited to house the compilation of her life’s work in the Library of Congress. “Connie has that wise persona with an impish sense of wonder that absolutely overtakes the listener.” – Jane Yolen, author

10:30 am
Admission $10.00

110 W Main St
Jonesborough, TN 37659

(800)952-8392
customerservice@storytellingcenter.net
http://www.storytellingcenter.net

May 16th, 2015 (Sat)
  extempo
State: Vermont

Vermont's most popular live storytelling series is now in its sixth year! At each event, local raconteurs get on stage and regale the audience with their short-format, first-person, true stories delivered without notes or reading. Often half the participants are veteran storytellers, and half are newcomers trying it for the first or second time. extempo travels from community to community and takes place in a variety of venues: from bars, to bookstores, to barns!

8:00pm
Admission $5

Espresso Bueno
248 N Main St
Barre, VT

802-479-0896
storytelling@extempovt.com
http://www.extempovt.com/

May 19th, 2015 (Tue) -- May 23rd, 2015 (Sat)
  Elizabeth Ellis as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center
State: Tennessee

Designated an American Masterpiece Touring Artist by the NEA, Elizabeth Ellis grew up in the Appalachian Mountains hearing stories from her grandfather, a mountain minister. Ellis is a versatile, riveting teller of Appalachian and Texas tales and stories of heroic American women, though her personal stories – both poignant and hilarious – are arguably her best. She is a recipient of the John Henry Faulk Award from the Tejas Storytelling Association, and the NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence and Lifetime Achievement awards. “Ellis’s buttermilk accent is the voice of family and trust, the voice of steep-sided hollers and ridge-top vantage points.” – Knoxville Voice

2:00 pm
Admission $12 adults $11 seniors and student

110 W Main St
Jonesborough, TN 37659

(800)952-8392
customerservice@storytellingcenter.net
http://www.storytellingcenter.net

May 19th, 2015 (Tue)
  Lyn Ford hosts Brown Bag Chat & Chew with the Stand-Up Chameleon Jackson Gillman
State: Ohio

Lyn Ford hosts a Brown Bag Chat & Chew with the "Stand-Up Chameleon" Jackson Gillman: storyteller, songsmith, mime, and performance artist extraordinaire. Meet, listen, ask, discuss; Pack a lunch, buy a drink, share the joy and eat. $10 for this rub-elbows opportunity.

12 - 2 pm
Admission $10

Kafe Kerouac, 2250 N High St, Columbus OH

Lyn Ford, 614- 581-3326
friedtales2@gmail.com

May 20th, 2015 (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

May 21st, 2015 (Thu)
  Golden Story Circle
State: Colorado

Come tell a story, rough or polished.
Get suggestions (if wanted) & praise.
Or just listen.    All are welcome.
Hosted by Lev Ropes & Kate Lutz

6:00 PM
Free

Jefferson Unitarian Church
14350 W 32nd Ave
Golden, CO 80401
One mile west of I-70/Youngfield/32nd intersection

303-278-0177
levropes@comcast.net

May 21st, 2015 (Thu)
  WOODS (Western Order of Dedicated Storytellers) Storytelling Guild
State: Maine

The monthly meeting of WOODS (Western Order of Dedicated Storytellers) Storytelling Guild in FARMINGTON, MAINE is held on the third Thursday of each month from 7:00-8:30 at the Farmington Public Library on Academy St. in Farmington, MAINE. All who are interested in storytelling are welcome. Telling a story is optional. Summer and fall tourists will receive a warm welcome.

7:00-8:30
Admission  Free

Farmington Public Library
Academy St.
Farmington, ME 04938

207-860-6622
phyllis.blackstone@maine.edu
westernmainestorytelling.org

May 21st, 2015 (Thu)
  Evening Storytelling Concert with Elizabeth Ellis
State: Tennessee

Designated an American Masterpiece Touring Artist by the NEA, Elizabeth Ellis grew up in the Appalachian Mountains hearing stories from her grandfather, a mountain minister. Ellis is a versatile, riveting teller of Appalachian and Texas tales and stories of heroic American women, though her personal stories – both poignant and hilarious – are arguably her best. She is a recipient of the John Henry Faulk Award from the Tejas Storytelling Association, and the NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence and Lifetime Achievement awards. “Ellis’s buttermilk accent is the voice of family and trust, the voice of steep-sided hollers and ridge-top vantage points.” – Knoxville Voice

7:30 pm
Admission $15.00

110 W Main St
Jonesborough, TN 37659

(800)952-8392
customerservice@storytellingcenter.net
http://www.storytellingcenter.net

May 23rd, 2015 (Sat)
  The Imaginative Voice
State: Massachusetts

THE IMAGINATIVE VOICE
A ONE-DAY MASTER CLASS with Award-Winning Storyteller and Theatre Artist DIANE EDGECOMB

Whenever we communicate a story, an idea or an image we rely on our voices to create a living world for our listeners. To do this we need a voice that is both expressive and authentic. Diane’s unique vocal and physical exercises help strengthen and explore the connection between imagination and voice. Concentration, sourcing inner images, vocal impulses and being porous to what we imagine help bring about more expressive storytelling and communication skills for each participant. Special emphasis is placed on going beyond habitual usages and restrictions to find your natural and true voice, increasing its range and resonance. Wear comfortable clothing and come prepared to speak, sing and Sound Out!
This workshop is for storytellers, theatre artists, public speakers, clergy, teachers, interpreters and all those who rely on good voice production and expressive vocal abilities in their work.

About Diane:
Winner of the Oracle Award for Storytelling Excellence in the Northeast, Diane is known for her evocative narratives, unique characterizations and for the passion and depth of her work whether myth, fairytale or personal story. Featured at the National Storytelling Festival and on NPR, Diane has been called “…a virtuoso of the spoken word.” by Publisher’s Weekly. Her extensive training in the voice and its potential has encompassed over twenty-five years and includes the ground-breaking approach of the Polish Laboratory Theatre.

10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Admission $100 ($75 by May 1st)

South Acton Congregational Church
25 School Street
Acton, MA 01720

617-522-4335
dedge@livingmyth.com
http://bitly.com/imaginativevoice

May 26th, 2015 (Tue) -- May 30th, 2015 (Sat)
  Andy Offutt Irwin as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center
State: Tennessee

With a manic, Silly Putty voice, astonishing mouth noises, heart-filled stories, and arguably the greatest whistle in the world, Andy Offutt Irwin is equal parts mischievous schoolboy and the Marx Brothers, peppered with a touch of the Southern balladeer. He is particularly known for relating the adventures of his eighty-five year-old Aunt Marguerite Van Camp, MD. Irwin has recorded multiple award-winning CDs, and is the recipient of the NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence award. “Best known as a storyteller crafting larger-than-life characters with a heavy dose of wacky Southern charm, he’s also an accomplished singer-songwriter. The man’s a master musician with some VERY talented lips. There’s nobody else like him.” – Georgia Music Magazine

2:00 pm
Admission $12 adults $11 seniors and students

110 W Main St
Jonesborough, TN 37659

(800)952-8392
customerservice@storytellingcenter.net
http://www.storytellingcenter.net

May 27th, 2015 (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

May 28th, 2015 (Thu) -- May 29th, 2015 (Fri)
  TRAIL MAGIC
State: Ohio

"Trail Magic" the PBS documentary about Grandma Gatewood, first woman to solo thru-hike the 2,050-mile Appalachian Trail, will have it's premiere showing on at TrueNorth Cultural Arts.

On Thursday May 28 find out about Emma's historic hike and learn about her life when Bette Lou Higgins presents GRANDMA GATEWOOD: OHIO'S LEGENDARY HIKER a storytelling program with PowerPoint slides. (This presentation is free)

On Friday, May 29 get the rest of the story with TRAIL MAGIC. This documentary will feature interviews with Emma's relatives, Emma's story as portrayed by Anne McEvoy, and background of the Appalachian Trail and historical perspective. The "Red Carpet" goes out at 7 p.m. followed by a 7:30 p.m. presentation of the film. Afterward there will be a meet/greet/talkback with the documentary staff including director, Peter Huston and writer Kelly Boyer Sagert. The evening will conclude with a wine and cheese reception. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for school age children and are available online (www.metroparks.cc ) or by calling (440) 949-5200 X 221.

7P.M.
Thursday, FREE; Friday, $15 adults, $10 children

TrueNorth Cultural Arts; 4530 Colorado Avenue; Sheffield Village, Ohio 44054.

(440) 949-5200 X 221
ercgatewood@gmail.com
http://edenvalleyenterprises.org/progdesc/gatewood/tm052015.htm

May 29th, 2015 (Fri) -- May 31st, 2015 (Sun)
  Telling the Stories of Jesus as a Strategy for Social Justice & Peacemaking in the Global Community.
State: New York

The purpose of this weekend workshop will be to explore the learning and telling of the stories of Jesus, the Messiah of peace, as a strategy for social justice and peacemaking in the global community of the 21st century. On the occasion of the publication of Tom Boomershine’s The Messiah of Peace, and building on the work of Walter Wink, this workshop will seek to rediscover the power of religious communities that “engage the powers” through nonviolent resistance to the myth of warfare and dominance as the way
to peace. A theory underlying this workshop is that we need to build a new framework for biblical interpretation and the communication of the Gospel of peace in the communication culture of the digital
age. (See flyer for more info)

http://clbsj.org/?p=639 (website)

http://stonypointcenter.org/images/Documents/EventFlyers/stories%20of%20jesus.pdf (flyer)

http://stonypointcenter.org/jesus-story?eventId=52&controller=event&task=individualRegister (register)

4pm Friday (Dinner and Registration) - Sunday (through lunch)
Admission $240 Double Occupancy, $340 Single (two nights 6 meals) $165 single night (4 meals )

Stony Point Center - Center for Library and Social Justice
17 Cricketown Rd, Stony Point New York

954 579 9665
mcjconscious@gmail.com
http://clbsj.org/?p=639

May 30th, 2015 (Sat)
  Connie Regan-Blake workshop: Finding the Storyteller in You.
State: North Carolina

A storytelling workshop that welcomes everyone – from beginner to experienced. Come explore your stories in a safe, supportive environment.
During the workshop you will:

develop skill in telling stories
explore the legacy of memories
gain confidence in speaking
Practice deep listening skills
Discover your innate capacity as a storyteller
Learn how to ‘embody’ your stories
Cultivate and enjoy the bond that forms between teller and listener

As a teacher, Connie Regan-Blake invites deep listening and telling on many levels. Her approach is welcoming, powerful and fun; and her teachings can be useful in the corporate world, with family and friends or on stage. Together, we will create an encouraging, playful and appreciative community as we learn through oral exercises and story-partnering.

9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Admission $135.00 ($99 Early registration)

Lenoir Rhyne University located in the Asheville Visitors Center, 36 Montford Road, Asheville, NC
828 258 1113
connie@storywindow.com
www.Storywindow.com

May 30th, 2015 (Sat)
  Children's Storytelling Concert with Andy Offutt Irwin
State: Tennessee

With a manic, Silly Putty voice, astonishing mouth noises, heart-filled stories, and arguably the greatest whistle in the world, Andy Offutt Irwin is equal parts mischievous schoolboy and the Marx Brothers, peppered with a touch of the Southern balladeer. He is particularly known for relating the adventures of his eighty-five year-old Aunt Marguerite Van Camp, MD. Irwin has recorded multiple award-winning CDs, and is the recipient of the NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence award. “Best known as a storyteller crafting larger-than-life characters with a heavy dose of wacky Southern charm, he’s also an accomplished singer-songwriter. The man’s a master musician with some VERY talented lips. There’s nobody else like him.” – Georgia Music Magazine

10:30 am
Admission $5.00

110 W Main St
Jonesborough, TN 37659

(800)952-8392
customerservice@storytellingcenter.net
http://www.storytellingcenter.net