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  extempo
  Southern Crescent Storytellers monthly meeting
  Taking Your Story to the Stage Workshop
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  Taking Your Story to the Stage Workshop
  Winter Gift featuring Patrick Ball, Lisa Lynne and Aryeh Frankfurter
  A Slice of Life: An Evening of Stories
  Los Altos Library Storytelling Fest
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  Taking Your Story to the Stage Workshop
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  Jennifer Munro Featured at Story Space
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  Embodied Life Story Workshop Performance
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  Storycare Symposium - Toronto Canada
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  Bynum Front Porch Storytelling
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  Story Circles
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  Holiday Stories by the Fire
  Do Tell Story Swap for Adults and Teens
  Libby Frank Featured at Story Space
  Stories of Light and Wisdom
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  The StoryTelling Companye Christmas Show
  The Winter Solstice in Legend and Song
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  The Winter Solstice in Legend and Song
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Dec 2nd, 2016 (Fri)
  extempo
State: Vermont

Vermont's most popular live storytelling series is now in its seventh 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
www.extempovt.com

Dec 2nd, 2016 (Fri)
  Southern Crescent Storytellers monthly meeting
State: Georgia

Southern Crescent Storytellers is a cluster group of the Southern Order of Storytellers located on the south side of Atlanta. They meet monthly to share stories and to plan storytelling events. All storytellers and story listeners are invited to attend and participate.

1:00-2:30 PM
Admission free

Hwy 54 & Broken Bow Ct
130 Peachtree East, Suite 200
Peachtree City, GA 302694045

770.460.9946
anne50w@aol.com

Dec 2nd, 2016 (Fri) -- Dec 4th, 2016 (Sun)
  Taking Your Story to the Stage Workshop
State: North Carolina

Join nationally celebrated storyteller, Connie Regan-Blake, in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains of Western North Carolina for her "Taking Your Story to the Stage" Workshop. This three-day storytelling intensive culminates in a storytelling performance for participants at the Black Mountain Center for the Arts on the evening of December 3rd.

$450 with early registration discounts available

Asheville, NC
(828) 258-1113
connie@storywindow.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/1130569430326082/

Dec 3rd, 2016 (Sat)
  Winter Gift featuring Patrick Ball, Lisa Lynne and Aryeh Frankfurter
State: Indiana

Performing together, this celebrated trio steps into a magical world of Irish and English literature, Celtic legend and traditional folk beliefs, weaving in beloved and original selections of joyous seasonal music.

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

Dec 3rd, 2016 (Sat)
  A Slice of Life: An Evening of Stories
State: North Carolina

Join nationally celebrated storyteller, Connie Regan-Blake, and her “Taking the Stage” workshop participants, for an enchanting evening of storytelling in picturesque Black Mountain. You’ll enjoy a variety of stories and storytelling styles featuring tellers, Dottie Jean Kirk, Lee Lyons, Kathy Ramirez, Jane O’ Cunningham, Christine Westfeldt and Kirsten Mitchell.

7:30 - 9:30pm
Admission  $10 in advance; $15 at the door

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

828-258-1113
connie@storywindow.com
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/connie-regan-blake-presents-a-slice-of-life-an-evening-of-stories-tickets-29076771406?aff=es2

Dec 3rd, 2016 (Sat)
  Los Altos Library Storytelling Fest
State: California

The third annual Story Fest will feature nationally renowned storyteller Tim Ereneta who will be performing from 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM. He will also meet and greet the audience from 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM. In addition, over one dozen local tellers, such as Enid Davis, Joy Swift, and Tom & Sandy Farley will be telling stories.
The program is geared for elementary school-age youngsters.
 
1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Admission  Free/Ages 4+

Los Altos Library, 13 S. San Antonio Rd., Los Altos, California 94022
(650) 948-5971
enid@storyfriends.org

Dec 6th, 2016 (Tue)
  Jennifer Munro Featured at Story Space
State: Massachusetts

Jennifer Munro comes from the UK via CT. She performed at festivals across the nation, including the National Storytelling Festival. Her original stories, spiced with her wicked sense of humor, and populated with memorable characters that spring vividly to life, will take you on a roller coaster ride of emotions!

Hosted By: Bruce Marcus
Feature’s www.jennifermunro.net:

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

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

Dec 8th, 2016 (Thu)
  Embodied Life Story Workshop Performance
State: California

You are invited to a FREE Performance Night!
Embodied Life Story Workshop Performance
Directed by Sheila Rubin, Storyteller

What is the story that is trying to live through you?
It is a sacred act to tell a life story. It is a sacred act to witness one.
These solo performances are filled with heart and passion and the depth of personal story. Group members take part in a 10-week journey of improvisation, embodied storytelling, writing, drama therapy and the seven levels of sacred witnessing, and then take the next step in being witnessed by a heart-centered audience.

Solo performances are 10-20 minutes each with witnessing from the audience.

Attending an Embodied Life Story performance is a great way to experience this powerful work in case you might be interested in attending a future workshop.

Bring your heart! Performance is free.

7:00pm
Admission Free

Rudramandir Center - Sheila Rubin's Studio
830 Bancroft Way, Suite 102, Berkeley, CA 94710

415-820-3974
Sheila@HealingShame.com
www.SheilaRubin.com

Dec 9th, 2016 (Fri)
  Storycare Symposium - Toronto Canada

Storytelling Toronto and Baycrest Health Sciences invite you to a symposium on exploring the use and value of narrative practice and storytelling in health and care for older adults. This full-day symposium will be an opportunity to exchange ideas, discover best practices, hear and tell personal and traditional stories, and participate in intimate workshops with international leaders in the field. The symposium will be of value to storytellers, seniors interested in developing their storytelling skills, allied health professionals, palliative care counselors, community animators, family caregivers, and anyone interested in the power of stories to build intergenerational and intercultural bridges. A copy of the newly-published Baycrest Wisdom Book, a collection of stories from the Baycrest Health Sciences community is included in your registration.

Keynote speakers include Dr. Steve Sabat and Mary Louise Chown. Dr. Sabat is a professor emeritus at Georgetown University, specializing in communication through the “tangled veil” of Dementia. Mary Louise Chown is a Winnipeg-based storyteller who has pioneered the use of storytelling in Palliative Care.

The day includes a mix of performances and workshops on topics like intergenerational storytelling, storytelling for community-building, First Nations perspectives, humour, the Baycrest Health Sciences approach to Storycare, best practices for storytellers working with seniors, and much more. Presenters include Celia Barker Lottridge, Itah Sadu, Louise Profeit-Leblanc, Marylyn Peringer, Lynda Howes, Jim Rennie, Lorne Brown, Calogero Chiarelli, Dan Yashinsky, Dinny Biggs, Village of Storytellers: Regent Park, and Melissa Tafler.

8:30am to 5pm
Admission  $30 CDN plus admin fee on line includes snacks and lunch

Baycrest Health Sciences
3560 Bathurst Street
Toronto, Ontario Canada

416 656 2445
admin@storytellingtoronto.org
storycaresymposium.brownpapertickets.com

Dec 10th, 2016 (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

Dec 12th, 2016 (Mon)
  Story Circles
State: Georgia

You're invited to Story Circles in Athens, GA. The Circles are open to the public, including drop-ins. Led by Jan Turner, the gatherings are presented by Turner's storytelling project, Remembering Forward: Stories in Motion. Sessions will be from 7 to 8 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays October - December 2016 (Oct. 10, 24; Nov. 14, 28; Dec. 12 with a special “Holiday Stories by the Fire” later in December).
Story Circles focus on true, personal stories for grown-ups. Says Turner, "Discover your innate talent as a storyteller or just come and listen.” Participants will gain confidence by practicing their stories in a relaxed, supportive atmosphere, Turner added.

7 - 8 p.m.
Admission $5 donation

Location is Thrive Integrative Medicine, 2080 Prince Ave., Athens, GA 30606. (Near the intersection of Prince Ave. and the Loop.)

706 850 0851
janturner111@yahoo.com
www.rememberingforward.org

Dec 13th, 2016 (Tue)
  Holiday Stories by the Fire
State: Georgia

"Holiday Stories by the Fire" is a special opportunity for community members to come together in the
The evening will feature true, personal stories for grown-ups (maximum length 10 minutes). The public is asked to share their tales of fall/winter holidays, whether Solstice, Hanukkah, Christmas, New Year’s, Al-Hijra, or any other occasion. Touching, funny or or quirky, stories are encouraged from all cultural and family traditions. Plus, hot cider and holiday lights will warm up the night!

Co-sponsored by Sandy Creek Park and the Athens-based storytelling project Remembering Forward: Stories in Motion.

7-8:30 p.m.
Admission Cost is $2 park admission for ages 4 through 64, storytelling is by donation ($5 suggested).

Indoor Visitors Center at beautiful Sandy Creek Park, 400 Bob Holman Rd., Athens, Ga. (off Commerce Road/Highway 441 North).

706-850-0851
janturner111@yahoo.com
www.rememberingforward.org

Dec 13th, 2016 (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/

Dec 13th, 2016 (Tue)
  Libby Frank Featured at Story Space
State: Massachusetts

Libby Frank researches and brings to life women from history. Tonight we will meet Katharine Wright Haskell in a telling called:
Birds of a Feather - The Wright Family
Katharine Wright Haskell & Her Brothers Wilbur & Orville

How two boys who didn’t graduate from high school and their Oberlin-educated sister collaborated as pioneers in aviation in an intense competition with renowned international engineers and inventors. This Midwestern family loved learning, promoted self reliance and family solidarity, and contributed to to the invention of the airplane.
Incidentally, Dayton, Ohio, is storyteller Libby Franck’s birthplace. And her late husband Herb was a model airplane enthusiast and photographer. He even had a Graflex camera with 4x5 plates, just like the Wright Brothers!

Hosted By: Ralph Chadis
Feature’s website: cliffordjay.com
   
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
617-354-5287
OoTB website: www.outoftheblueartgallery.com
OoTB Face Book 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, 1, 47, 64, 68, 70, 70A, 83, 91.
There is municipal parking on Norfolk Street and restaurants wherever you look.

Dec 13th, 2016 (Tue)
  Stories of Light and Wisdom
State: New York

Guest storyteller Dan Ornstein will share reflections from his experience as both a rabbi and a writer. He has been rabbi at Congregation Ohav Shalom, a Conservative, egalitarian synagogue, since 1994. Married and the father of three children, he is the author of the forthcoming book Caen v. Abel: A Jewish Courtroom Drama.

He blogs weekly for “The Times of Israel” [blogs.timesofisrael.com] and is a frequent guest commentator on WAMC Northeast Public Radio.

Free and open to the public, this month’s Interfaith Story Circle will be held from 7-9 pm on Tuesday, December 13 at Congregation Ohav Shalom, 113 New Krumkill Road, Albany 12208. The synagogue has a large parking lot and is fully accessible.

Founded in 1993, the Interfaith Story Circle of the Tri-City Area works to promote understanding, respect and friendship among people of diverse cultures, ethical traditions and religions by facilitating the sharing of stories. Participants will be invited to share their own traditional or personal stories of light and wisdom, or to listen to the stories of others.
Either way, everyone will be warmly welcomed.

7:00 - 9:00 pm
Admission free

Congregation Ohave Shalom, 113 New Krumkill Road, Albany NY, 12208
Audrey Seidman, 518-459-0661
seidmanaudrey@yahoo.com
www.interfaithstory.org/tricity

Dec 16th, 2016 (Fri)
  The StoryTelling Companye Christmas Show
State: Idaho

The StoryTelling Compay returns! True and not-so-true stories of the West. After a two-year hiatus, the annual Christmas dinner show at DiLuna's Cafe returns.

What's happened in Shoreline since the last show? And does Sandy have any new books? Find out December 18!

17:00 - 20:00
Admission $15

DiLuna's
207 Cedar St,
Sandpoint, ID 83864

(208) 263-0846
marjolein.gn@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/207359813026736/

Dec 16th, 2016 (Fri) -- Dec 18th, 2016 (Sun)
  The Winter Solstice in Legend and Song
State: Massachusetts

Celebrate the time of the darkest nights with haunting legends of light, entertaining tales and traditional music and song to celebrate the season. Spoken word and theatre artist Diane Edgecomb brings to life the ancient myths that reveal the deep meaning behind winter holiday traditions. Featured stories include the Scandinavian “Legend of the Mistletoe,” the Greek myth “The Coming of the Days of Peace.” as well as humorous English Wassail traditions. Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain and multi-instrumentalist Tom Megan accompany the tales with instrumental melodies and bring traditional and original songs evoking the warmth of the season, rounding out the event. Traditional refreshments, including a Wassail Bowle, will be served at intermission in the Loring-Greenough House’s elegant eighteenth century dining room.

December 16/17 - 8pm, December 18 - 2pm matinee
Admission $15-$25

Loring-Greenough House
12 South St
Jamaica Plain MA 02130

617-522-4335
dedge@livingmyth.com
http://bit.ly/celebratesolstice2016

Dec 26th, 2016 (Mon)
  Story Circles
State: Georgia

You're invited to Story Circles in Athens, GA. The Circles are open to the public, including drop-ins. Led by Jan Turner, the gatherings are presented by Turner's storytelling project, Remembering Forward: Stories in Motion. Sessions will be from 7 to 8 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays October - December 2016 (Oct. 10, 24; Nov. 14, 28; Dec. 12 with a special “Holiday Stories by the Fire” later in December).
Story Circles focus on true, personal stories for grown-ups. Says Turner, "Discover your innate talent as a storyteller or just come and listen.” Participants will gain confidence by practicing their stories in a relaxed, supportive atmosphere, Turner added.

7 - 8 p.m.
Admission $5 donation

Location is Thrive Integrative Medicine, 2080 Prince Ave., Athens, GA 30606. (Near the intersection of Prince Ave. and the Loop.)

706 850 0851
janturner111@yahoo.com
www.rememberingforward.org