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May 2016
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  Bay Area Storytelling Festival
  Northlands Storytelling Confabulation
  Woodstock Story Festival
  Helen's Troy
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  Bil Lepp as Teller-In-Residence at the International Storytelling Center
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  Bil Lepp as Teller-In-Residence at the International Storytelling Center
  37th Annual St. Louis Storytelling Festival
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  Bil Lepp as Teller-In-Residence at the International Storytelling Center
  37th Annual St. Louis Storytelling Festival
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  Bil Lepp as Teller-In-Residence at the International Storytelling Center
  37th Annual St. Louis Storytelling Festival
  Southern Crescent Storytellers monthly meeting
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  Bil Lepp as Teller-In-Residence at the International Storytelling Center
  37th Annual St. Louis Storytelling Festival
  Granite State Story Swap
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  Story Circles with Jan Turner
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  Story Telling challenge KA1 - Learning Mobility of Individuals Youth mobility
  Megan Hicks as Teller-In-Residence at the International Storytelling Center
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  Story Telling challenge KA1 - Learning Mobility of Individuals Youth mobility
  Megan Hicks as Teller-In-Residence at the International Storytelling Center
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  Story Telling challenge KA1 - Learning Mobility of Individuals Youth mobility
  Megan Hicks as Teller-In-Residence at the International Storytelling Center
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  Story Telling challenge KA1 - Learning Mobility of Individuals Youth mobility
  Megan Hicks as Teller-In-Residence at the International Storytelling Center
  Caravan of Stories
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  Story Telling challenge KA1 - Learning Mobility of Individuals Youth mobility
  Megan Hicks as Teller-In-Residence at the International Storytelling Center
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  Story Telling challenge KA1 - Learning Mobility of Individuals Youth mobility
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  Story Telling challenge KA1 - Learning Mobility of Individuals Youth mobility
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  Story Telling challenge KA1 - Learning Mobility of Individuals Youth mobility
  Adam Booth as Teller-In-Residence at the International Storytelling Center
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  Story Telling challenge KA1 - Learning Mobility of Individuals Youth mobility
  Adam Booth as Teller-In-Residence at the International Storytelling Center
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  Adam Booth as Teller-In-Residence at the International Storytelling Center
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  Adam Booth as Teller-In-Residence at the International Storytelling Center
  University of North Alabama Front Porch Storytelling Festival
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  Adam Booth as Teller-In-Residence at the International Storytelling Center
  University of North Alabama Front Porch Storytelling Festival
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  Story Circles with Jan Turner
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  Dolores Hydock as Teller-In-Residence at International Storytelling Center
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  Dolores Hydock as Teller-In-Residence at International Storytelling Center
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  Dolores Hydock as Teller-In-Residence at International Storytelling Center
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  Dolores Hydock as Teller-In-Residence at International Storytelling Center
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Apr 29th, 2016 (Fri) -- May 1st, 2016 (Sun)
  Bay Area Storytelling Festival
State: California

The BAY AREA STORYTELLING FESTIVAL will take its final bow the weekend of April 29 – May 1 at the Orinda Community Center. The festival has been bringing the country’s most renowned and talented storytellers to Bay Area audiences of all ages for 30 years. This year we have it all, from contemporary personal stories to time-tested tales from many cultures, told by some of the best-loved performers we’ve hosted. We’re going out with a bang!”

The weekend, packed with stories and music, takes place on three stages of magical performers from across the country and right here in the Bay Area. Their range of styles, subject matter and cultural traditions means there’s something to delight every taste. The skills they use to enhance their stories range from mime to dance, from music to puppetry, to tall-tale exaggeration by the five-time champion of the West Virginia Liars’ Contest.

Once again the Orinda Community Center welcomes story lovers to their cozy village setting, right off Highway 24, and walking distance from the Orinda BART station. Ticket options are available for every schedule and budget – from single events and special “samplers” [at the door only] to full day and whole festival passes available in advance through Eventbrite.com [order before April 26 for early bird prices]. Space is limited and seating is unreserved; last year many events sold out.

Admission  $10 for a single event to $85 for the complete festival

Orinda Community Center
28 Orinda Way, Orinda

510-869-4946
info@bayareastorytelling.org
bayareastorytelling.org

Apr 29th, 2016 (Fri) -- May 1st, 2016 (Sun)
  Northlands Storytelling Confabulation
State: Wisconsin

Northlands Storytelling Confabulation features storytelling intensives, workshops, story swaps, slam, fringe performances, and story concerts. Warm welcoming atmosphere - come join us!

Friday afternoon 12:30pm-Sunday afternoon 12:30pm
Master Class with Tim Tingle Friday morning 9:00-Noon
Fees vary

815-344-6435
www.northlands.net
info@northlands.net

Apr 30th, 2016 (Sat) -- May 1st, 2016 (Sun)
  Woodstock Story Festival
State: New York

This spring, a new festival comes to the iconic Catskill Mountain hamlet of Woodstock, New York. The premiere of the Woodstock Story Festival (April 30-May 1) celebrates story in all its forms and features guest presenters who have established themselves at the forefront of the national storytelling movement.
Located at the Mountainview Studio, the festival brings 11 presenters as varied as their topics and perspectives: from “Storytelling at Work” by Mitch Ditkoff, author, co-founder and president of Idea Champions to “MytholoJAZZ,” classic Greek tragedies set to scat jazz by David Gonzalez; and from local Woodstock resident Goia Timpanelli—one of the founders of the worldwide revival of storytelling—to noted author and teacher of Native American wisdom, Dr. Lewis Mehl-Madrona, a leading proponent of narrative psychiatry. The Festival also showcases theatrical performances, the story of the original Woodstock Festival, myths, fables, and fairytales, and interactive workshops.
“We envision two days of high-level ‘edu-tainment,’ ” says producer and longtime Woodstock resident Peter Blum. “While our remarkable line-up of presenters will be sharing the power and use of story in every field of human endeavor, they also will also be providing a tremendously entertaining event.”

Saturday April 30 1 to 9 p.m.; Sunday May 1 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Full two-day festival admission price is $150; single day tickets are $95; meals and lodging not included.

The Mountain View Studio is located at 20 Mountainview Ave, Woodstock, NY 12498.
845-247-8839
pblum@hvc.rr.com
www.woodstockstoryfestival.com

May 1st, 2016 (Sun)
  Helen's Troy
State: New York

Helen of Troy is forever remembered in poetry as the face that launched a thousand ships. What must it have been like to live behind a face like that? After intense research into the history, literature and mythology of the legendary Trojan War, storyteller Megan Wells crafted an epic illuminating the complex choices of a Spartan woman of power. Resonant to our modern age, politics over territory bend circumstances to incite mighty conflicts. Megan is a Jeff-award winning theater artist, a national award winning touring artist, and a regular guest artist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. megan@meganwells.com (appropriate for adults and children 12 and older )

3:00 PM
Admission free

The Provincetown Playhouse, 133 MacDougal St., NYC, NY
212-260-3674
regina@reginaress.com
http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/music/edtheatre/programs/storytelling

May 3rd, 2016 (Tue) -- May 7th, 2016 (Sat)
  Bil Lepp as Teller-In-Residence at the International Storytelling Center
State: Tennessee

Bil Lepp is an internationally-known storyteller, author, and recording artist whose style has been described as a satisfying blend of Bob Newhart and Jeff Foxworthy. A five-time champion of the West Virginia Liars’ Contest, his outrageous tall-tales and witty stories are a signature of his repertoire.

Lepp has been featured at venues across the nation, including the Smithsonian Folklife Festival and Comedy Central. He is the recipient of the NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence award, and his picture book, The King of Little Things, won a Parents’ Choice Gold award.

“Lepp [is] a cross between Dr. Seuss and an old film noir movie narrator. He somehow builds tension throughout the story while making you laugh … an accomplished feat.” – Charleston Gazette

2-3 p.m, Tues-Sat
Admission $12-Adults, $11-Seniors, Students, Children under 18

International Storytelling Center
100 West Main Street
Jonesborough, TN 37659

1-800-952-8592
customerservice@storytellingcenter.net
http://www.storytellingcenter.net/events/storytelling-live/

May 4th, 2016 (Wed) -- May 7th, 2016 (Sat)
  37th Annual St. Louis Storytelling Festival
State: Missouri

A University of Missouri Extension Program
Featured Tellers:
Kenya Ajanaku
Charlotte Blake Alston
Adam Booth
Andy Offutt Irwin
Kevin Locke
Kim Weitkamp
and 30+ Regional Storytellers

Times vary. Visit website.
Admission Free
Various venues in St. Louis, MO and surrounding areas. Visit website.

Lisa Overholser 314-266-4833
overholserl@missouri.edu
stlstorytellingfestival.com

May 6th, 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

May 7th, 2016 (Sat)
  Granite State Story Swap
State: New Hampshire

12th Annual Story Swap for storytellers & listeners, teachers & librarians.
Elisa Pearmain, award winning author & storyteller is the speaker.
For storytellers & listeners, teachers & librarians.
Story swaps & storytelling concerts in a beautiful setting.
Produced by The NH Storytelling Alliance.

8 am - 5 pm
Admission $25 includes parking fee, a breakfast snack & lunch, $15 for NHSA members.

Seacoast Science Center
Odiorne Point State Park
570 Ocean Boulevard, Rye, NH 03870

Lauretta Phillips (603) 735-5965
lphillipstale@comcast.net
http://www.nhstorytelling.org/

May 9th, 2016 (Mon)
  Story Circles with Jan Turner
State: Georgia

Presented by Remembering Forward: Stories in Motion. Story Circles focus on true, personal stories for grown-ups. Discover your innate talent as a storyteller or just come and listen! You will:

Find the meaning in the stories of your life.
Draw on memories, cultural images and sensory experiences.
Gain confidence by practicing your stories in a relaxed, supportive atmosphere.
Learn how to connect with listeners in a meaningful way.

Story Circles are open to the public; drop-ins welcome!

7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Admission Suggested donation $5

Thrive Integrative Medicine, 2080 Prince Ave., Athens, GA 30606.
706-850-0851
janturner111@yahoo.com
thrivespace.net

May 10th, 2016 (Tue) -- May 18th, 2016 (Wed)
  Story Telling challenge KA1 - Learning Mobility of Individuals Youth mobility

Application call for Training:Story Telling challenge
KA1 - Learning Mobility of Individuals
Youth mobility

The Association Sol de Mayo, the European Commission and Erasmus+ program are looking for you.
We are currently receiving applications from people who are between 18 and 30 years old to attend in a 7-day workshop in Amsterdam.

From May 10th to May the 18th 2016.
We organize and cover the expenses of tickets, accommodation and meals for the entire stay.

But why?
Because we empower intercultural dialogue between young people
To encourage and enable them to use non-formally acquired narrative techniques such as Storytelling.
To create a place to meet and celebrate cultural diversity.
To inspire people to become active citizens in their local areas

Ø If you are between 18 and 30 years old.
Ø If you have already worked in an intercultural environment;
Ø If you are fluent in English
Ø Si vienes de America Latina it's a plus!

Your call. Application deadline march 30th
The future is in your hands.
More details and application forms process at mariana@sol-asso.org

http://sol-asso.org/portfolio/storytelling-workshop-amsterdamfrance/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/SOLDEMAYO/?fref=ts
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3wsGTvb6YU&feature=youtu.be

International School for Storytelling and Peace
Mariana Delmond
Directrice des projets artistiques et des échanges interculturels.
Co-fondatrice de l’Association Sol de Mayo - Le Rayonnement de la culture Argentine en France.
Tel :06 50 51 86 23/ 09 80 82 40 47

Admission: See application forms
Location - from Paris to Amsterdam

May 10th, 2016 (Tue) -- May 14th, 2016 (Sat)
  Megan Hicks as Teller-In-Residence at the International Storytelling Center
State: Tennessee

Megan Hicks has a way with words. Add her warm sense of humor and deep respect for anybody who is now or ever was a kid, and you’ve got an award-winning performer who captivates audiences of all ages and walks of life.

Storytelling has taken her from sea to shining sea, from Australia and Argentina to China, from juvenile detention centers to the FBI Academy. Hicks’ honors include a Parents’ Choice Silver and Storytelling World awards.

“Megan Hicks … was everything we want in a teller and more. Her stories lure you in and spiral up into your brain and keep you engaged.” – MyLinda Butterworth, Florida Storytelling Association

2-3 p.m., Tues-Sat
Admission $12-Adults, $11-Senors, Students, and Children under 18

International Storytelling Center
100 W. Main Street
Jonesborough, TN 37659

1-800-952-8392
customerservice@storytellingcenter.net
http://www.storytellingcenter.net/events/storytelling-live/

May 13th, 2016 (Fri)
  Caravan of Stories
State: California

The Silk Road House invites you to join us on a Caravan of Stories. Our travels begin in October in Dunhuang, China, and we will stop each month in a new caravanserai to hear rarely told tales from the heart of Asia until we reach Istanbul in June. We hope you will join us on this fabulous journey!

All events will take place at the Silk Road House, from 6.30-8 p.m. Suggested donation: $15/person, $25/family. All performances are family friendly.

October 9, 2015 Dunhuang, China, with Cathryn Fairlee
November 13, 2015 Kashgar, Uighurstan, with Neshama Franklin and Dana Sherry
December 11, 2015 Pamir Mountains, Tajikistan, with Sara Armstrong, Ann Riley, Carol Nyhoff, and Sandra Niman
January 8, 2016 Samarkand, Uzbekistan, with Cathryn Fairlee, Carol Nyhoff, and Ann Riley
February 12, 2016 Merv, Turkmenistan, with Ann Riley, Dana Sherry, and others
March 11, 2016 Isfahan, Iran, with tellers to be announced
April 8, 2016 Baku, Azerbaijan, with tellers to be announced
May 13, 2016 Tbilisi, Georgia, with tellers to be announced
June 3, 2016 Istanbul, Turkey, with tellers to be announced

All Silk Road House events are sponsored by the Silk Road Foundation.

6:30-8 p.m.
Admission $15/person, $25/family

The Silk Road House
1944 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704
925-258-6803
dlsherry@hotmail.com
www.silkroadhouse.org

May 17th, 2016 (Tue) -- May 21st, 2016 (Sat)
  Adam Booth as Teller-In-Residence at the International Storytelling Center
State: Tennessee

Adam Booth’s original stories blend traditional mountain folklore, music and an awareness of contemporary Appalachia. His work, both humorous and touching, is influenced by the rhythms and gestures of generations of diverse West Virginia storytellers and often features familiar tales disguised in Appalachian clothing.

His stories and recordings have been honored with a Parents’ Choice Silver Honor, Storytelling World Honors award, the National Storytelling Network’s J.J. Reneaux Mentorship grant, and four West Virginia Liars’ Contest wins. Booth teaches Appalachian studies at Shepherd University and is the founder of the monthly Speak Story Series in Shepherdstown.

“Better than Netflix.” – Leadership Jefferson

2-3 p.m., Tues-Sat
Admission  $12-Adults, $11-Seniors, Students, and Children under 18

International Storytelling Center
100 W. Main Street
Jonesborough, TN 37659

1-800-952-8392
customerservice@storytellingcenter.net
http://www.storytellingcenter.net/events/storytelling-live/

May 20th, 2016 (Fri) -- May 21st, 2016 (Sat)
  University of North Alabama Front Porch Storytelling Festival
State: Alabama

Join us for our 6th Annual UNA Front Porch Storytelling Festival, May 20-21, 2016, in Florence, AL. This year’s tellers include: Donald Davis, Bil Lepp, Minton Sparks, Tim Lowry, Dolores Hydock, Geraldine Buckley, Rev. Robert B. Jones and Walt Aldridge. Weekend passes are ONLY $25.00! We will have special evening performances by Three on a String and The Dill Pickers. There will also be numerous pre festival events including an Evening with Donald Davis, the Singing River Songwriters’ Round, a screening of Kathryn, The Story of a Teller, a screening of the Muscle Shoals Documentary, Shoals historic tours and Shoals music tours. More information can be found at www.una.edu/storytelling.

9am- 10pm
Admission Single Day Pass: $15, Weekend Pass: $25

University of North Alabama Campus
One Harrison Plaza
Florence, AL 35632

205-765-4297
dkchaffin@una.edu
www.una.edu/storytelling

May 23rd, 2016 (Mon)
  Story Circles with Jan Turner
State: Georgia

Presented by Remembering Forward: Stories in Motion. Story Circles focus on true, personal stories for grown-ups. Discover your innate talent as a storyteller or just come and listen! You will:

Find the meaning in the stories of your life.
Draw on memories, cultural images and sensory experiences.
Gain confidence by practicing your stories in a relaxed, supportive atmosphere.
Learn how to connect with listeners in a meaningful way.

Story Circles are open to the public; drop-ins welcome!

7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Admission Suggested donation $5

Thrive Integrative Medicine, 2080 Prince Ave., Athens, GA 30606.
706-850-0851
janturner111@yahoo.com
thrivespace.net

May 24th, 2016 (Tue) -- May 28th, 2016 (Sat)
  Dolores Hydock as Teller-In-Residence at International Storytelling Center
State: Tennessee

Storyteller and actress Dolores Hydock fills the stage with a swirl of characters in her funny, affectionate stories about family fireworks, true love, turnip greens, and other peculiarities of everyday life. In addition to her personal stories, her award-winning adaptations of medieval adventures, literary classics, and oral histories make literature and history come alive for 21st century story lovers.

Hydock’s original, one-person plays have been featured at the Terrific New Theatre in Birmingham, and she is a frequent guest artist for the Birmingham Museum of Art and the Alabama Humanities Foundation.

“Dolores’ stories are funny and touching, smart and insightful, personal and universal.” – The Birmingham News

2-3 p.m., Tues-Sat
Admission  $12-Adults, $11-Seniors, Students, and Children under 18

International Storytelling Center
100 W. Main Street
Jonesborough, TN 37659

1-800-952-8392
customerservice@storytellingcenter.net
http://www.storytellingcenter.net/events/storytelling-live/