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August 2016
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  Telling Stories with Wit: Institute at ETSU
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  Telling Stories with Wit: Institute at ETSU
  Noa Baum as Teller-In-Residence at International Storytelling Center
  Michael Mack Featured at Story Space
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  Telling Stories with Wit: Institute at ETSU
  Noa Baum as Teller-In-Residence at International Storytelling Center
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  Noa Baum as Teller-In-Residence at International Storytelling Center
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  Noa Baum as Teller-In-Residence at International Storytelling Center
  Southern Crescent Storytellers monthly meeting
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  Noa Baum as Teller-In-Residence at International Storytelling Center
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  Bobby Norfolk as Teller-In-Residence
  Abner Serd Featured at Story Space
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  Bobby Norfolk as Teller-In-Residence
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  Bobby Norfolk as Teller-In-Residence
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  Bobby Norfolk as Teller-In-Residence
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  Bobby Norfolk as Teller-In-Residence
  A Visit with Hans Christian Andersen
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  Tony Cranston Featured at Story Space
  David Holt as Teller-In-Residence at International Storytelling Center
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  David Holt as Teller-In-Residence at International Storytelling Center
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  David Holt as Teller-In-Residence at International Storytelling Center
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  David Holt as Teller-In-Residence at International Storytelling Center
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  David Holt as Teller-In-Residence at International Storytelling Center
  Northwest Storytelling Festival
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  Dovie Thomason as Teller-In-Residence at International Storytelling Center
  Open Telling Featured at Story Space
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  Dovie Thomason as Teller-In-Residence at International Storytelling Center
  Best of Extempo 2011
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  Dovie Thomason as Teller-In-Residence at International Storytelling Center
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  Dovie Thomason as Teller-In-Residence at International Storytelling Center
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  Dovie Thomason as Teller-In-Residence at International Storytelling Center
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  Jim May as Teller-In-Residence at International Storytelling Center
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  Jim May as Teller-In-Residence at International Storytelling Center
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Aug 1st, 2016 (Mon) -- Aug 3rd, 2016 (Wed)
  Telling Stories with Wit: Institute at ETSU
State: Tennessee

STOR 5830, Storytelling Institute, Aug. 1-3. 1 credit elective. Guest Instructor, Andy Offut Irwin. Topic: Telling Stories with Wit.
Description: Wit is the highest form of humor. Wit comprehends the serious business humor is capable of doing. Wit is a realm where the loftiest of ideas and accessibility meet. When storytellers present characters (real or imagined) laced with wit, listeners are sympathetic to the plights and foibles of those characters. As soon as we emphatically laugh at a character, we care about and love that character; our stories take on greater depth. In this master class participants may bring a nugget or an outline of a story for us to explore and develop with a bit of leaning towards wit. Oh, and we will laugh a lot.
INSTITUTE LEADER BIO:
Andy Offutt Irwin is equal parts mischievous schoolboy and the Marx Brothers, peppered with a touch of the Southern balladeer.
One of the most sought after performing storytellers in the United States, Andy is especially known for relating the adventures of his eighty-five-year-old-widowed-newly-minted-physician-aunt, Marguerite Van Camp. October of 2015 will mark Andy’s sixth year as a Featured Teller at the National Storytelling Festival, and the summer of 2014 Andy appeared for the ninth time as Teller in Residence at International Storytelling Center. Andy has held a few almost-real-jobs that include: Artist-In-Residence in Theatre at Emory University’s Oxford College from 1991 to 2007. (He continues serving at Oxford from time-to-time as Artist-in-Just-Passing-Through). A very long time ago Andy spent five years as a performer, writer, and director for SAK Theatre at Walt Disney World. Andy is the recipient of many awards, including the Oracle 2013 Circle of Excellence from the National Storytelling Network.

East Tennessee State University
1276 Gilbreath Dr, Johnson City, TN 37604

(423) 439- 7863
storytel@etsu.edu
http://www.etsu.edu/cas/comm_perform/storytelling/summer.php

Aug 2nd, 2016 (Tue) -- Aug 6th, 2016 (Sat)
  Noa Baum as Teller-In-Residence at International Storytelling Center
State: Tennessee

Born and raised in Israel, Noa Baum is an award-winning storyteller who uses her art to build bridges of peace and understanding. Her stories, drawn from diverse cultures but primarily from her own Jewish heritage and personal experience, highlight our similarities, celebrate our differences, and encourage curiosity, awareness, and acceptance. Baum has performed in Turkey, Sweden, Israel, the UK, and across the U.S., including the World Bank and the National Storytelling Festival. Baum is the winner of the Storytelling World and Parents’ Choice Recommended awards. “[She] transcends boundaries to entertain! Noa Baum spreads cultural truths that eclipse geopolitical boundaries … her stories transcend their roots.”

Daily Matinee, Tuesday-Saturday, 2 p.m.
Admission $12 Adults, $11 Seniors, Students, Children

100 W. Main Street
Johnson City, TN 37659

800-952-8392
customerservice@storytellingcenter.net
http://www.storytellingcenter.net/events/storytelling-live/

Aug 2nd, 2016 (Tue)
  Michael Mack Featured at Story Space
State: Massachusetts

Michael Mack Is acclaimed by The New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, and NPR for his disarmingly personal narratives, Michael Mack, a two-time winner of the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s Artist Fellowship, returns to Story Space with new odysseys of faith, love, and survival.
Feature’s website: www.michaelmacklive.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

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.

Aug 5th, 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

Aug 9th, 2016 (Tue) -- Aug 13th, 2016 (Sat)
  Bobby Norfolk as Teller-In-Residence
State: Tennessee

Internationally known teaching artist, actor, TV host, recording artist, and professional storyteller since 1975, Bobby Norfolk’s unique life path is reflected in his humorous and animated stories. With tales rich in creativity, lively sound effects, high energy, and vibrant 3D characters, his performances promote cultural diversity, self-esteem and character education. Norfolk has recorded multiple storytelling CDs which have won ten prestigious Parents’ Choice Gold awards, and has co-authored eight award-winning children’s books. He has also received three Emmy awards as host of CBS’s television series, Gator Tales, and is an NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence award recipient.

Daily Matinee at 2pm
100 W. Main Street
Jonesborough, TN 37659

800-952-8392
customerservice@storytellingcenter.net
http://www.storytellingcenter.net/events/storytelling-live/

Aug 9th, 2016 (Tue)
  Abner Serd Featured at Story Space
State: Massachusetts

Abner Serd is the prolific writer and producer, since 2015, of the clever, entertaining podcast series Tall Tales & Shaggy Dogs (available on iTunes, Stitcher, etc). On this night he will step out from behind the web mic and share, live, his refreshingly skewed wit and worldview.
Hosted By: Ralph Chadis
Feature’s website: www.abnerserd.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

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.

Aug 13th, 2016 (Sat)
  A Visit with Hans Christian Andersen
State: California

Meet Denmark's most famous author in person, as portrayed by storyteller Randel McGee!

This is your opportunity for adults to have the experience of hearing Andersen’s lively tales, told as he would tell them: with humorous comments, lively actions, different voices, and amazing cut paper designs – made as the stories unfold. Randel McGee portrays Andersen in period costume, with a convincing and consistent accent, and while making amazing paper-cut designs.

1:00 p.m.
Admission FREE

Menlo Park City Council Chambers, 701 Laurel Street, Menlo Park, California, 94025
650-330-2512
weaver@plsinfo.org
http://menlopark.org/Calendar.aspx?EID=2240&month=8&year=2016&day=13&calType=0

Aug 16th, 2016 (Tue)
  Tony Cranston Featured at Story Space
State: Massachusetts

Tony Cranston is a London-based author, teacher and storyteller who travels the globe collecting, writing and telling stories. With close ties to China and being the first westerner ever to work in the fabled Children’s Palace in Beijing, he has lived and worked in over 52 cities across the world.
Feature’s website: www.tonycranston.co.uk

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
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.

Aug 16th, 2016 (Tue) -- Aug 20th, 2016 (Sat)
  David Holt as Teller-In-Residence at International Storytelling Center
State: Tennessee

Four-time Grammy award winner David Holt is a musician, storyteller, historian, television host and entertainer dedicated to performing and preserving traditional American music and stories. He plays ten acoustic instruments, including banjo, slide guitar, harmonica, bones and spoons. In addition to making numerous critically acclaimed recordings, Holt is host of popular television programs including the PBS series David Holt’s State of Music, Folkways, and Great Scenic Railway Journeys. He was featured in the film O Brother, Where Art Thou, and performed with Doc Watson for 14 years, which he calls a highlight of his career. Holt is an NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence award recipient. “The best minstrel-storyteller is David Holt.” – Vogue

Daily Matinee, Tuesday-Saturday, 2 pm
Admission $12 Adults, $11 Seniors, Students, Children

100 W. Main Street
Jonesborough, Tn 37659

800-952-8392
customerservice@storytellingcenter.net
http://www.storytellingcenter.net/events/storytelling-live/

Aug 20th, 2016 (Sat)
  Northwest Storytelling Festival
State: Oregon

This festival will have a 3 hour workshop component, a Story-Swap Open Mic event and a story-telling show. Funds raised from the event go to the Medford Senior Center. More detail are to come later in the Spring of 2016.

10 AM to 8 PM
$35.00 for Workshop; $15.00 for Show No-Cost for Story Swap

Inn at the Commons, 200 N Riverside, Medford, OR 97501
541-531-2343
northwesttalltales@gmail.com
www.northwesttalltale.com

Aug 23rd, 2016 (Tue) -- Aug 27th, 2016 (Sat)
  Dovie Thomason as Teller-In-Residence at International Storytelling Center
State: Tennessee

Dovie Thomason (Lakota/Kiowa Apache) is a beloved First Nations storyteller. In her original stories, she weaves historical facts, personal experiences, humor and vivid imagery to promote understanding and respect. Her ability to craft tales that not only enchant audiences, but also carry invaluable lessons about human nature and indigenous cultures, have garnered her international acclaim. The wry humor and subtle graces that infuse Thomason’s work enable her broad and modern appeal, while a lifetime of study and tradition-bearing ensures that the deep cultural roots of her craft remain intact. She is an NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence award recipient. “Her vibrant storytelling meets listeners heart to heart.” – Smithsonian

Daily matinee, Tuesday-Saturday, 2 pm
Admission $12 Adults, $11 Seniors, Students, Children

100 W. Main
Jonesborough, TN 37659

800-952-8392
customerservice@storytellingcenter.net
http://www.storytellingcenter.net/events/storytelling-live/

Aug 23rd, 2016 (Tue)
  Open Telling Featured at Story Space
State: Massachusetts

Tell us a story about BEING SINGLE AND ______! (Of course, stories about other topics are welcome too.) So join us for an evening of all Open Telling, with a relaxed time limit. Who knows what great tales you'll hear?

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.

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

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/
https://www.facebook.com/The-Story-Space-177178758969270/

Aug 24th, 2016 (Wed)
  Best of Extempo 2011
State: Vermont

The Brookfield Community Partnership presents the best raconteurs of five years ago retelling their greatest hits live on stage. If you missed these stories the first time around, do not miss them again. Audience voting at the end!

8:00pm
Admission Free

Old Town Hall
32 Stone Rd
Brookfield, VT

802-276-3535
storytelling@extempovt.com
http://www.extempovt.com/

Aug 30th, 2016 (Tue) -- Sep 3rd, 2016 (Sat)
  Jim May as Teller-In-Residence at International Storytelling Center
State: Tennessee

An Emmy award-winning storyteller and writer, Jim May’s stories are hilarious, touching, and filled with the many characters who populated the Illinois farming community where his family has lived since the 1840s. He has performed for over one million folks in the Chicago area over the last 30 years. His story collection, The Farm on Nippersink Creek, won a best book award from the Public Librarian Association, and this year Parkhurst Brothers Publishers will release his new book, Trail Guide for a Crooked Heart, Stories and Reflections for Life’s Journeys. May has shared his work throughout the U.S. and abroad, and is the recipient of the NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence award. “Deftly combines a child’s sense of awe and freedom with an adult’s awareness of life’s stickier complexities.” – Cleveland Plain Dealer

Daily matinee, Tues-Saturday, 2 pm
Admission $12 Adults, $11 Students, Seniors, Children

100 W. Main Street
Jonesborough, TN 37659

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