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October 2014
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1
  Donald Davis as Teller-in-Residence at Storytelling Live!
  Evening Storytelling Concert with Donald Davis
  Speak Up Spoken Word Open Mike Hosted by Storyteller Tony Toledo
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  Donald Davis as Teller-in-Residence at Storytelling Live!
3
  National Storytelling Festival
4
  National Storytelling Festival
5
  National Storytelling Festival
6
  OKC Tellers Guild Meeting
7
  Leeny Del Seamonds as Teller-in-Residence at Storytelling Live!
8
  Leeny Del Seamonds as Teller-in-Residence at Storytelling Live!
  Speak Up Spoken Word Open Mike Hosted by Storyteller Tony Toledo
9
  Leeny Del Seamonds as Teller-in-Residence at Storytelling Live!
10
  Leeny Del Seamonds as Teller-in-Residence at Storytelling Live!
  Kathryn Tucker Windham Alabama Tale-Tellin' Festival
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  Leeny Del Seamonds as Teller-in-Residence at Storytelling Live!
  Kathryn Tucker Windham Alabama Tale-Tellin' Festival
  Storytelling at Scandinavia House
  Osborne Heritage Days, 40th Annual
  Ghost Stories at Crown Hill Cemetery
12
  Osborne Heritage Days, 40th Annual
13
14
  Judith Black as Teller-in-Residence at Storytelling Live!
  Ozark Storyteller's monthly story swap
  Authentic Storytelling
15
  Judith Black as Teller-in-Residence at Storytelling Live!
  Speak Up Spoken Word Open Mike Hosted by Storyteller Tony Toledo
  Bringing the Stories Home: Jewish Tales From Poland
16
  Judith Black as Teller-in-Residence at Storytelling Live!
  Get a Taste of Storytelling
  Golden Story Circle
  Evening Storytelling Concert with Judith Black
17
  Judith Black as Teller-in-Residence at Storytelling Live!
  "Create Your Story" Writing and Performance Institute with Minton Sparks
  20th Forest Storytelling Festival
18
  Judith Black as Teller-in-Residence at Storytelling Live!
  20th Forest Storytelling Festival
  scare em
19
  20th Forest Storytelling Festival
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21
  Jennifer Munro as Teller-in-Residence at Storytelling Live!
22
  Jennifer Munro as Teller-in-Residence at Storytelling Live!
  Speak Up Spoken Word Open Mike Hosted by Storyteller Tony Toledo
23
  Jennifer Munro as Teller-in-Residence at Storytelling Live!
  Storied Wheels Book Launch
24
  Jennifer Munro as Teller-in-Residence at Storytelling Live!
  Storytelling Class Totally Tellable Tales (Weekend) Frank Boyd
  What I See, What I Can Change: Stories by Young Writers
25
  Jennifer Munro as Teller-in-Residence at Storytelling Live!
  Storytelling Class Totally Tellable Tales (Weekend) Frank Boyd
  15th Annual Taos Storytelling Festival
  Stories on Capitol Hill
  scare em
  Beyond the Voice: Storytelling Workshop
26
  Storytelling Class Totally Tellable Tales (Weekend) Frank Boyd
  Storytelling at the Provincetown Playhouse, NYC-The Aesthetics of Horror!
  Risky Business
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28
  Sheila Kay Adams as Teller-in-Residence at Storytelling Live!
29
  Sheila Kay Adams as Teller-in-Residence at Storytelling Live!
  Speak Up Spoken Word Open Mike Hosted by Storyteller Tony Toledo
30
  Sheila Kay Adams as Teller-in-Residence at Storytelling Live!
  Evening Storytelling Concert with Sheila Kay Adams
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  Sheila Kay Adams as Teller-in-Residence at Storytelling Live!
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Sep 29th, 2014 (Mon) -- Oct 2nd, 2014 (Thu)
  Donald Davis as Teller-in-Residence at Storytelling Live!
State: Tennessee

Donald Davis was born in a Southern Appalachian mountain world rich in stories, surrounded by a family of traditional storytellers who told him gentle fairy tales, simple and silly Jack tales, scary mountain lore, ancient Welsh and Scottish folktales, and most importantly, nourishing, true-to-life stories of his own neighbors and kin.
Featured at festivals throughout the U.S. and world, Davis is also known as a prolific author, producer of books and CDs, and as a guest host for NPR’s Good Evening. Davis is a recipient of the NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence and Lifetime Achievement awards.
“I could have listened all morning to Donald Davis … his stories often left listeners limp with laughter at the same time they struggled with a lump in the throat.” – New York Times

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

International Storytelling Center
110 W Main St
Jonesborough, TN 37659

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

Oct 1st, 2014 (Wed)
  Evening Storytelling Concert with Donald Davis
State: Tennessee

(Special Event on the National Storytelling Festival Grounds)
Stories I Almost Forgot to Tell
Spend an evening with Donald as he recalls some of his stories that were almost never told.

7:30 pm
$15

International Storytelling Center
110 W Main St
Jonesborough TN 37659

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

Oct 1st, 2014 (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

Oct 3rd, 2014 (Fri) -- Oct 5th, 2014 (Sun)
  National Storytelling Festival
State: Tennessee

Make plans now to attend the 42nd annual National Storytelling Festival,October 3-5, 2014 in historic Jonesborough, Tennessee! Held during the first full weekend in October each year, this world-renowned event celebrates storytelling at its most magical.

10:am-10pm Friday and Saturday, 10am-4:30 pm Sunday
Admission Varies

Downtown Jonesborough, Tennessee
(800)952-8392
customerservice@storytellingcenter.net
http://www.storytellingcenter.net

Oct 6th, 2014 (Mon)
  OKC Tellers Guild Meeting
State: Oklahoma

Discover, explore, and practice the art of storytelling in this fun group meeting the first Monday of the month (except for holidays) at Wesley United Methodist Church in Oklahoma City. All styles of telling and every genre of storytelling will be covered, special events planned to promote storytelling, and opportunities to practice and improve skills available to all. Attendees will be linked to events and organizations in the broader storytelling and arts community.

7 p.m.
Admission  Free

1401 NW 25th Street, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (NW 25th and Classen Blvd.)

405-307-0962
marilynahudson@yahoo.com
www.okctellers.blogspot.com

Oct 7th, 2014 (Tue) -- Oct 11th, 2014 (Sat)
  Leeny Del Seamonds as Teller-in-Residence at Storytelling Live!
State: Tennessee

With a face and voice that launched a thousand characters, Leeny Del Seamonds is an internationally acclaimed performer, coach, and multi award-winning recording artist. Her animated and uplifting tales and tunes reflect her love of people and desire to embrace life to its fullest.
From a prized television show to a village in Gengcun, China to the Comix Club in NYC to the Cayman Islands International Storytelling Festival, Del Seamonds encourages listeners to rejoice in human and cultural diversity and invites them to share in her Cuban-American sense of humor and joy of performing.
“Internationally acclaimed Leeny Del Seamonds is a natural entertainer whose multicultural stories and songs reflect her love of people.” – The Boston Globe

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

International Storytelling Center
110 W Main St
Jonesborough, TN 37659

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

Oct 8th, 2014 (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

Oct 10th, 2014 (Fri) -- Oct 11th, 2014 (Sat)
  Kathryn Tucker Windham Alabama Tale-Tellin' Festival
State: Alabama

Stories, music and more will bring laughter, suspense and melodies that warm the heart at the 36th annual Kathryn Tucker Windham Alabama Tale-Tellin’ Festival. Storytellers Suzi “Mama” Whaples, Lyn Ford and Michael Reno Harrell share the fun with the popular Dill Pickers comedy/music troupe. Sponsored by ArtsRevive, 3 Church St., the festival opens earlier this year with the Swappin’ Ground at 4:30 each evening and Tale-Tellin’ at 6:30. Come early, tell your stories and have supper. Music and stories vary each night. Admission is $15 per night for adults or $25 for both nights and $10 for students 12 and under or $15 for both nights. For more information, call 334-878-ARTS (2787), and look for updates on the ArtsRevive Facebook page. The ArtsRevive mailing address is P.O. Box 2548, Selma, AL USA 36702.

Swappin' Ground at 4:30 p.m. and Tale-Tellin' at 6:30 p.m. both evenings
  
Admission is $15 per night for adults or $25 for both nights and $10 for students 12 and under or $15 for both nights.

3 Church St., Selma, Alabama
334-878-2787
artsrevive@gmail.com
www.artsrevive.com

Oct 11th, 2014 (Sat)
  Storytelling at Scandinavia House
State: New York

Heroes, Heroines, Trickery and Laughter-- stories from Norway, Sweden and Iceland. Julia Morris and Ellen Shapiro tell Tales of gnomes, tricksters and mischief-making folk to open the fall storytelling season

11:00 AM
Admission free

Scandinavia House
58 Park Avenue, NYC, NY

212-260-3674
regina@reginaress.com
www.scandinaviahouse.org

Oct 11th, 2014 (Sat) -- Oct 12th, 2014 (Sun)
  Osborne Heritage Days, 40th Annual
State: Iowa

Patricia Coffie will tell in the one room schoolhouse, where she has told annually since 2005.
Dr. Dusty's Medicine Show will make its first appearance.
Pioneer demonstrations and old time food--including buffalo stew.

Saturday and Sunday 10 AM to 4 PM
Free

5 miles South of Elkader, Iowa on Hwy 13.

Abbey Harkrader
Clayton County Conservation Board
29862 Osborne Road
Elkader, IA 52043-8247

563-245-1516
abbey_claytonccb@yahoo.com
www.claytoncountyconservation.org/osborne.htm

Oct 11th, 2014 (Sat)
  Ghost Stories at Crown Hill Cemetery
State: Indiana

Join us among the headstones for a night of tales of the dead and the undead. Pack a picnic (or pick up dinner from a variety of food trucks at the event including the Gypsy Café, Groovy Guys Fries, and Scout's Treats Truck) and bring your cooler, lawn chairs and blanket. Don't forget a flashlight to help you find your way back to your hearse in the dark. Stories are appropriate for older children. Event will be held rain or shine.

7:30 -10 p.m.
$5 for children ages 5 - 12, $20 for adults, $50 for families living under one roof

Crown Hill Cemetery
3400 Boulevard Place
Indianapolis, IN 46208

317-576-9848
Ellen@storytellingarts.org
http://www.storytellingarts.org/113.html

Oct 14th, 2014 (Tue) -- Oct 18th, 2014 (Sat)
  Judith Black as Teller-in-Residence at Storytelling Live!
State: Tennessee

Judith Black has been a creator and teller of tales for over 30 years. Retellings of history from new perspectives, familial dysfunction and the questionable joys of aging are all fodder for her tales. Her background in theater, early childhood development, political activism, and the wryly-observed life inform her work.
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

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

International Storytelling Center
110 W Main St
Jonesborough, TN 37659

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

Oct 14th, 2014 (Tue)
  Ozark Storyteller's monthly story swap
State: Arkansas

Ozark Storytellers will hold its monthly story swap in the White Oak Auditorium at the Ozark Folk Center. The auditorium is in the Administration Building at the center. Admission is free and all ages are welcome.

Tellers are invited to bring stories from their family, their personal history, tall tales or folk tales. We are an informal, family-friendly group; please keep that in mind when you choose your stories to share. The story swap will go in a round robin format, so everyone who wishes to gets a chance to share their tales.
Listeners are as welcome as tellers.

The Ozark Folk Center State Park was created in Mountain View, Arkansas to perpetuate the crafts, music and lore of the Ozark region. The unique stories of the area and its people are part of that lore. The Ozark Storytellers monthly story swaps are held the second Tuesday of every month at the center. Call Jeanette Larson at 870-269-3851 for more information.

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Admission free

White Oak Auditorium, Ozark Folk Center State Park, 1032 Park Avenue, Mountain View, Arkansas, 72560

870-213-5083
jenonthefarm@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/OzarkStorytellers

Oct 14th, 2014 (Tue)
  Authentic Storytelling
State: Tennessee


Authentic Storytelling is an up and coming storytelling event that welcomes tellers from all walks of life. The main focus of the event is personal stories and anecdotes, but tales of kind are welcomed. The purpose of Authentic Storytelling is to perpetrate the tradition of the oral narrative.

6:37
Admission Free

Authentic Coffee Company
1650 Highway 31W
Goodlettsville, TN 37202

615-419-3551
charlie@charliemccoin.com
http://www.charliemccoin.com/uploads/2/8/1/9/2819990/4005258.jpg?515

Oct 15th, 2014 (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

Oct 15th, 2014 (Wed)
  Bringing the Stories Home: Jewish Tales From Poland
State: Illinois

For Polish American Heritage Month, join award winning professional storyteller , Susan Stone, as she shares stories for adults from Jewish sources including folktales, and Chasidic stories, all given interesting and lively interpretations, lifted off the page with insight and skill, and put back into true oral tradition. Mystical, wise rebbes share the performance with the fools of Chelm, and wise women, too (inlcuding her Polish born Grandma). Enlightening, often funny or poignant, Susan's tales illuminate the human condition as her personal narratives weave throughout the program.In March, Susan performed this program in Warsaw and Lodz, Poland.
When Susan tells tales she opens her heart and, in turn, will open yours. National Jewish Book Award winner, and renowned folklorist Professor Howard Schwartz has said….
" In her hands the tales, no matter how ancient, come hauntingly alive, where every tale can be heard as if for the first time."

6:30pm
Admission free

Budlong Woods - Chicago Public Library
5630 N Lincoln Ave,
Chicago, IL 60659

(312) 747-4300
budlongwoods@chipublib.org
http://www.chipublib.org/locations/137

Oct 16th, 2014 (Thu)
  Get a Taste of Storytelling
State: Virginia

Gayle Turner, The Storytellers Channel’s Co-Founder, has been telling stories ever since he was old enough to piece together overheard conversations. He believes we live into the stories we tell ourselves. He tells stories to make sense of his life and to connect with others. He’s a son, a husband, a father, a pawpaw and a friend and when he’s not telling stories he’s most often listening to his mother, wife, daughters, grandson and friends tell their stories. He believes listening is one of the nicest things we can do for one another, so, he thanks you in advance for listening to him and looks forward to hearing your stories.

7:00
Admission Free

Culpeper County Library
271 Southgate Shopping Center
Culpeper, VA 22701

540.825.8691
skeller@cclva.org
www.cclva.org

Oct 16th, 2014 (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

Oct 16th, 2014 (Thu)
  Evening Storytelling Concert with Judith Black
State: Tennessee

WAR: Collierville TN 1863
Commissioned by the Morton Museum of Collierville History, WAR is the story of 17-year-old Hannah Jean Conrad and her family as they struggle with the realities of living under the Yankee occupation of their small Tennessee town.

7:30 pm
Admission  $15.00

International Storytelling Center
110 W Main St
Jonesborough, TN 37659

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

Oct 17th, 2014 (Fri)
  "Create Your Story" Writing and Performance Institute with Minton Sparks
State: Tennessee

Every one of us has a story about who we are. Some are wildly inspiring; other times, they are the very things that hold us back. Minton believes that tremendous value lies in locating yourself within a particular time and place in history. After all, many wonderful artistic pursuits are born out of autobiographies. This workshop offers you an opportunity to better discover who you are through exploring and listening deeply to your own story.

During this 3-hour writing and performance workshop, you will focus on the questions “Where are you from?” and “How does where you are from inform the definition of who you are?” while writing your own stories, exploring your family tree, studying storytelling techniques and learning from Minton's own work and experience. Minton will then guide you through using your stories to create various poems, pictures and performances.

No writing or performance experience necessary.

Space is limited to 20 participants. Please sign up by Friday, September 5th (September date), and Friday, October 17th (October date), so we can get a final count of participants. Register at www.mintonsparks.com/workshop.

1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Admission $125

Scarritt Bennett Center
1008 19th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37212

402-212-9137
maddison.sinclaire@gmail.com
www.mintonsparks.com/workshop

Oct 17th, 2014 (Fri) -- Oct 19th, 2014 (Sun)
  20th Forest Storytelling Festival
State: Washington

Friday, October 17, 12:30-3:30 Creativity Through Storytelling Workshop, 7:30PM performance
Saturday, October 18, 10:30-11:45AM Ah, the Mysteries Inside Us Workshop, 7:30PM performance
Sunday, October 19, 10AM Story to inspire

Peninsula College, Port Angeles, WA
www.clallamstorypeople.org

Oct 18th, 2014 (Sat)
  scare em
State: North Carolina

The High Country Yarnspinners will be telling stories. They will be so scary they will shake the leaves right off em trees.

2-4pm
Admission  $5

Todd Merchantile
Todd, NC

828-493-0567
mtntlc1.ts@gmail.com

Oct 21st, 2014 (Tue) -- Oct 25th, 2014 (Sat)
  Jennifer Munro as Teller-in-Residence at Storytelling Live!
State: Tennessee


Born in a small English village where children were seen, but never heard, Jennifer learned the important arts of listening and watching. Her keen observations of life have translated into a repertoire of personal stories that resonate with the frailty and resilience of the human experience.
Populated with memorable characters that spring vividly to life, her carefully crafted tales, delivered with a masterful sense of timing, take the listener on a roller coaster ride of emotions that elicit both laughter and tears. Her performance venues include the Alabama Tale Tellin’ Festival, the Nebraska Storytelling Festival, and the Illinois Storytelling Festival.
“The highlight of the entire morning was listening to your story. I sat back in my seat mesmerized by your every word. You captivated every person in that room.” – Madison School District, CT

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

International Storytelling Center
110 W Main St
Jonesborough TN 37659

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

Oct 22nd, 2014 (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

Oct 23rd, 2014 (Thu)
  Storied Wheels Book Launch
State: New Mexico

Rev those motors! Storied Wheels is the latest SOMOS collection of local writers’ memoirs, this time about encounters on the road, behind the wheel, and sometimes in the memorable back seat! Over sixty writers contributed their stories and photos, and many of them will be at Taos Mesa Brewery to share their tales. Come get your book, published just in time for the holidays. Discounts available for purchases of ten or more!

7 pm
Admission  Free

Taos Mesa Brewing
20 ABC Road
Taos, New Mexico 87529

575-758-0081
somos@somostaos.org
www.somostaos.org

Oct 24th, 2014 (Fri) -- Oct 26th, 2014 (Sun)
  Storytelling Class Totally Tellable Tales (Weekend) Frank Boyd
State: South Carolina

Appropriate for tellers and listeners of all levels, this class is especially designed for beginners who are curious about where to find good stories and the process of learning to tell them. Special emphasis is placed on story resources, selecting tales that are right for you, methods for preparing to tell, and creating a safe and trusting space to "take the leap of tell."

Admission: $334
John C. Campbell Folk School
1 Folk School Rd. Brasstown NC 28902
www.folkschool.org
828-837-2775
marketing@folkschool.org

Oct 24th, 2014 (Fri)
  What I See, What I Can Change: Stories by Young Writers
State: New Mexico

As part of the 15th Annual Storytelling Festival, the SOMOS Young Writers Program will share stories on the theme: "What I See, What I Can Change,' based upon a young writer's observations of their family, community, school, and friends with their hopes to make positive changes in their world. The Young Writers Program is a fun, free, extraordinarily meaningful way for youth to creatively exercise their storytelling voice in a supportive and collaborative environment.

7 pm
Admission  Free

Harwood Museum Arthur Bell Auditorium
238 Ledoux Street
Taos New Mexico 87571

575-758-0081
somos@somostaos.org
somostaos.org

Oct 25th, 2014 (Sat)
  15th Annual Taos Storytelling Festival
State: New Mexico

Since the year 2000, the Society of the Muse of the Southwest (SOMOS) has hosted an annual Storytelling Festival that is a feast for all ages. This year’s event features Antonio Rocha, Jerry Faires, and Francisco “Cisco” Guevara.

Rocha, a native of Brazil, has used his talents as a mime and storyteller to illustrate lessons from different aspects of life. Using the versatile yet simple nature of these art forms, he inspires audiences of all ages to activate their imagination through rich symbolism and imagery.
Cisco is a multi-generational New Mexican who came to Taos, he says, on the day he was born. His stories draw on his Hispanic and Indian heritage and are “outrageous, but true.” He guides white water raft trips on the Rio Grande and regales his adventurous passengers with stories of the wild.
Faires is a singer, songwriter, poet, storyteller, and silversmith who has lived in Northern New Mexico since 1968, and treasures every day of living in the “Great Wide Open.” A fourth-generation Texan, he has now more than seven decades of life to draw upon for his work, be it word, song, or silver.

7 pm
Admission $15.00

Taos Community Auditorium
133 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte
Taos, New Mexico

SOMOS @ 575-758-0081
somos@somostaos.org
somostaos.org

Oct 25th, 2014 (Sat)
  Stories on Capitol Hill
State: District of Columbia

Monthly storytelling guild in the nation's capitol. Meets every 4th Saturday of the month at 6:30PM
 
6:30PM
Stories Only: $10; Stories & Dinner: $20; NSN Members: FREE

317 E Street SE
Washington DC

202-547-4899
oyepalaver11@verizon.net
storiesoncapitolhill.wordpress.com

Oct 25th, 2014 (Sat)
  scare em
State: North Carolina

The High Country Yarnspinners will be telling stories. They will be so scary they will shake the leaves right off em trees.

2-4pm
Admission  $5

Todd Merchantile
Todd, NC

828-493-0567
mtntlc1.ts@gmail.com

Oct 25th, 2014 (Sat)
  Beyond the Voice: Storytelling Workshop
State: New Mexico

"Beyond the Voice" workshop by master storyteller Antonio Rocha will focus on individual creativity with the use of body language and mime techniques along to make the invisible visible, therefore creating atmosphere, character and seamless transitions. Studies prove that body language accounts to more than 70% of how we communicate, what we say has very little to do with it. This is a participatory session, filled with fun and movement in a safe environment. Your stories will never be the same.

1-5 pm
Admission $10

Taos Center for the Arts
133 Paseo del Pueblo Norte
Taos New Mexico 87571

575-758-0081
somos@somostaos.org
somostaos.org

Oct 26th, 2014 (Sun)
  Storytelling at the Provincetown Playhouse, NYC-The Aesthetics of Horror!
State: New York

The Aesthetics of Horror!---From Poe to personal, Gerald Fierst tells spookylicious and horrific tales to delight and fill you with fear and awe. Gerald has traveled the world gathering terrifying tales. From San Francisco in the ’60’s to the edge of a mile wide meteor crater in the black lava flow near Zuni, New Mexico, these stories will make you rethink what is real and what is unknown. He guarantees that you will scream at least once this afternoon. Will you take the dare? www.geraldfierst.com/ Appropriate for adults and children 10 and older

3:00 PM
Admission free

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

Oct 26th, 2014 (Sun)
  Risky Business
State: New York

Word Plays, now in its 8th season --
a shared experience between the audience and the performer, combining the intensity of a solo performer with the intimacy of a face-to-face conversation

“Risky Business”
with storytellers Alden (Joe) Doolittle, Bonnie Mion, Claire Nolan, Eliud Nieves, Janet Carter, Mary Murphy, Merideth Nieves, Micki Groper, Nancy Marie Payne, Sandy Schuman.

Videos of performers available at StoryCircleAtProctors.org/youtube

2 pm
Admission  $12

The Fenimore Gallery at Proctors, 432 State St., Schenectady, NY 12305
518-383-4620
kate@katedudding.com
StoryCircleAtProctors.org

Oct 28th, 2014 (Tue) -- Nov 1st, 2014 (Sat)
  Sheila Kay Adams as Teller-in-Residence at Storytelling Live!
State: Tennessee

Sheila Kay Adams shares stories from the small mountain community in Western North Carolina where she was born, and passes on the rich musical heritage of her ancestors. A banjo player and seventh generation ballad singer, she is also an author of several books and recordings.
Her many awards include the North Carolina Folklore Society’s Brown Hudson Award for the Preservation of NC Folklore, the Bascom Lamar Lunsford Award for the Preservation of Traditional Music, and the National Heritage Fellowship Award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Adams has performed across the nation and the British Isles, including appearances at the National Book and Smithsonian Folklife Festivals.
“Pure mountain magic.” – Life Magazine

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

International Storytelling Center
110 W Main St
Jonesborough TN, 37659

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

Oct 29th, 2014 (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

Oct 30th, 2014 (Thu)
  Evening Storytelling Concert with Sheila Kay Adams
State: Tennessee

Banjos, Ballads, and Bad Men
Sheila’s love of traditional Appalachian ballads and claw-hammer banjo, combined with her unique repertoire of stories, makes for a special not-to-be-missed concert.

7:30 pm
Admission  $15.00

International Storytelling Center
110 W Main St
Jonesborough TN 37659

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