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November 2014
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  Sheila Kay Adams as Teller-in-Residence at Storytelling Live!
  CT Storytelling First Annual Extravaganza
  Youth Tellabration - Senola
  scare em
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  Stories to Nourish Your Soul
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  OKC Tellers Guild Meeting
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  Speak Up Spoken Word Open Mike Hosted by Storyteller Tony Toledo
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  The Grapevine in Takoma Park
7
  Sneem Storytelling Festival
  Tell-A-Bration at the Tecumseh Center for the Arts
  Tellabration-Peachtree City
  Muskegon- Tellabration - a night of storytelling
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  Sneem Storytelling Festival
  Tellabration! A night of storytelling
  A Night of Storytelling
  Storytelling at Scandinavia House
  Creativity Workshop: Encouraging Your Creativity Through Writing, Storytelling & Emily Dickinson
9
  Sneem Storytelling Festival
  Storytelling at the Provincetown Playhouse-A Moveable Feast of Story
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  Tellebration - Columbus
  Ozark Storyteller's monthly story swap
12
  Monona Public Library's TELLABRATION!: A Celebration of Storytelling
  Speak Up Spoken Word Open Mike Hosted by Storyteller Tony Toledo
13
  Round the World Stories
  Michael Lang's bandcamp folk tales
14
  Tellabration! with Spellbinders
  Ozark Storytellers Gathering
15
  Ozark Storytellers Gathering
  Tellabration! An Evening of Storytelling
  Storytellers of San Diego Present Tellabration!
  The Los Altos Library Storytelling Festival
  Rabbit Box Storytelling Workshop
  Tellabration 2014 For Grownups
  15th Annual Tellabration!
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  Ozark Storytellers Gathering
  Rabbit Box Storytelling Workshop
  Chico Tellabration!
  Storytellers Mosaic Annual "Tellabration - The Long and Winding Road of Stories"
  19th Annual Tellabration - Bridging the Divide
  Tellabration! - Yorktown
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  Speak Up Spoken Word Open Mike Hosted by Storyteller Tony Toledo
20
  Golden Story Circle
  Get a Taste of Storytelling
21
  TELLEBRATION hosted by the Seattle Storytellers Guild
  Tellabration! A Celebration of Family Stories
  Knoxville Tellabration! 2014
22
  TELLABRATION! 2014
  TELLABRATION! - Albuquerque
  Tellabration- an evening of Stories
  Fireside Storytelling and Fall Food Tasting
  Rowayton Tellabration!
  
  Tellabration!
  Tellabration - Houston
  Tellabration
  Tellebration - Fort Myers
  True Confessions
  Stories on Capitol Hill
  Canyon Stories: Tellabration! - Fort Payne
  Historic Winnsboro, SC's Tellabration
  TELLABRATION CELEBRATION (Exeter)
  Celebrate the Aesthetics of Diversity
  Tellabration 2014 in Philadelphia
  
  Inland Valley Tellebration
  "Strings & Stories"
  Tellabration!t 2014 - Portland
  Tellabration - Anchorage
  Gatlinburg Tellabration! 2014
  Tellebration in Northfield, MA
  Madison County, Florida's 1st Annual Tellabration!
  Tellabration! 2014 - Concord
  Tellabration - Pittsburgh
  Twin Cities Tellabration!
  Down by the Riverside: A Tellabration! of Peace
  Tellabration - Boone
  Tellabration at Tamarack
  Catch Our Tales!
  Salem Tellabration
  TELLABRATION! at the STATION
  Chickasaw Nation Youth Tellebration
  Tuckahoe Tellabration 2014
  Story Tell-A-Bration!
  Theatre-in-the-Making presents Stories Alive!
  Friendship, Family, and Foolishness- Stories from Around the World
  TELLABRATION! - Claremont
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  Tellabration! 18th Annual Celebration of Stories
  Tellabration! 2014
  Tellabration! 2014 - Asheville
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  Speak Up Spoken Word Open Mike Hosted by Storyteller Tony Toledo
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  Tellebration! (Olympia)
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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

Nov 1st, 2014 (Sat)
  CT Storytelling First Annual Extravaganza
State: Connecticut

To be held at CT College in New London Ct. This first ever special event and fundraiser will be highlighted with a "ROAST" of Peg O'Sullivan retiring artistic director of the CT Storytelling Festival. 11 a.m. for the luncheon and program, silent and live auction and raffles.

Save the date for a great afternoon in Connecticut. More details to be posted on our website soon.

11 a.m.
Admission $35.00

Connecticut College
270 Mohegan Ave
New London , CT. 06320

860-439-2764
csc@conncoll.edu
www.connstorycenter.org

Nov 1st, 2014 (Sat)
  Youth Tellabration - Senola
State: Georgia

The annual Youth Tellabration for the south side of Atlanta, Georgia will be held at the Senoia Branch Library in Senoia, Georgia on November 1, 2014 at 2:00 pm. Folks are invited to take time from sightseeing about the filming of "The Walking Dead" in Senoia and enjoy an afternoon storytelling concert from skilled youth storytellers. Youth ages 5-12 from the surrounding counties will be the tellers. The Senoia Branch Library is part of the Coweta County Library System in Georgia. The Librarian is Ms. Marie Vielot and the storytelling instructor is Ms. Anne Wallace.

2:00-4:00 pm
Admission  free

Senoia Branch Library
148 Pylant Street
Senoia, GA 30276

770-599-3537
anne50w@aol.com
cowt.ent.wirisi.net

Nov 1st, 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

Nov 2nd, 2014 (Sun)
  Stories to Nourish Your Soul
State: New York

Story Sunday, a storytelling dinner series for adults, now in its 16th season, presents the 111th Story Sunday:
Stories to Nourish Your Soul with nationally known, award winning storytellers Eshu Bumpus and Motoko.
Videos available at http://youtu.be/Op812igsFNg and http://youtu.be/kEn-6bVRfbI

5 pm
$32 for newcomers, $35 for others (includes entertainment, a three-course meal, coffee/tea, tax and tip)

The Glen Sanders Mansion, 1 Glen Ave., Scotia, 12302
518-384-1700
kate@katedudding.com
www.storysunday.org

Nov 3rd, 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

Nov 5th, 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

Nov 6th, 2014 (Thu)
  The Grapevine in Takoma Park
State: Maryland

Old-fashioned newfangled storytelling, featuring storytellers Denise Bennett and Megan Hicks, hosted by Tim Livengood. Celebrate the timeless art of the bards with stories of all kinds — truths and myths and everything in between! Sponsored by the City of Takoma Park Arts & Humanities Commission.

7:30–8:30 PM
free ($10 donation suggested)

Takoma Park Community Center
7500 Maple Ave.
Takoma Park, MD 20912

443-535-3185
timtales@verizon.net
https://www.facebook.com/GrapevineStorytelling

Nov 7th, 2014 (Fri) -- Nov 9th, 2014 (Sun)
  Sneem Storytelling Festival

The third annual gathering of storytellers in the small Irish village of Sneem, in the heart of the RIng of Kerry. This three day event can be proceeded by a short tour of some of the historic places in the southern part of Ireland, led by Batt Burns, complimented by the spoken history, mythology and religious backgrounds using stories and literature to help develop a deeper understanding of the country and it's people.

Tour available from Dublin starting the Sunday prior to the Festival.
Sneem, County Kerry, Ireland
battburns@yahoo.com
www.sneemstorytellingfestival.com

Nov 7th, 2014 (Fri)
  Tell-A-Bration at the Tecumseh Center for the Arts
State: Michigan

Join us at the Tecumseh Center for the Arts as we host our first Tell-A-Bration! Corrine Stavish (2014 International Storytellers Convention host) is our emcee for the evening; she will share some of her own stories and we will open the stage up to those in the audience that would like to share their own stories. This family friendly event will feature stories of 5 minutes or less that should be appropriate for all ages.

We will invite our audience will vote for their favorite storytellers and we have a few special prizes to award our winners. This inaugural event is sponsored by the Friends of the Tecumseh Center for the Arts.

7:30 pm
Admission $5.00

Tecumseh Center for the Arts
400 N. Maumee Street
Tecumseh, Michigan 49286

517-423-6617
slim@tecumseh.mi.us
www.thetca.org

Nov 7th, 2014 (Fri)
  Tellabration-Peachtree City
State: Georgia

The annual Tellabration jointly sponsored by the Peachtree City Friends of the Library and the Southern Crescent Storytellers will be held on Saturday, November 7, 2014 at 2:00 pm in the Floy Farr Room of the Peachtree City Library, a member of the Fayette County, GA Library System.
This year's special program will be stories told by long time residents of Fayette County and local storytellers. All are invited to learn about the county through the magic of stories.

2:00-4:00 pm
Admission  free

Peachtree City Library
201 Willow Bend Road
Peachtree City, GA 30266

770-631-2520
anne50w@aol.com
www.peachtree-city.org/library/

Nov 7th, 2014 (Fri)
  Muskegon- Tellabration - a night of storytelling
State: Michigan

You are invited to an extraordinary evening of Tellabration! - a night of storytelling! This event is celebrated around the world each November.

Please join the Muskegon Yarnspinners for their 4th annual Tellabration! - A celebration of storytelling for audiences 12 years old thru adult. These stories will entertain you, humor you, and stay with you long after the evening is over.

7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
$5.00 per person ($15.00 for families)

Muskegon Museum of Art
296 West Webster Avenue
Muskegon, Michigan 49440

Ned at 231-755-2383
carteredwin93@yahoo.com
www.yarnspinnersmuskegon.blogspot.com

Nov 8th, 2014 (Sat)
  Tellabration! A night of storytelling
State: Washington

Tellabration! A night of storytelling, is dedicated to celebrating the art of storytelling. Featured tellers are from the Mt. Tahoma Storytelling Guild.

7:30pm
Admission  $5

Antique Sandwich Company, 5102 N. Pearl St., Tacoma, WA 98407
253-983-9114
karendrum@hotmail.com

Nov 8th, 2014 (Sat)
  A Night of Storytelling
State: Washington

Tellabration! A night of storytelling. Local tellers of the Mt. Tahoma Storytelling Guild will offer a selection of stories that will appeal to storytelling fans ages 10 and older.

7:30 pm
Admission  $5

Antique Sandwich Company, 5102 N. Peal St., Tacoma, WA 98407
253-983-9114
karendrum@hotmail.com

Nov 8th, 2014 (Sat)
  Storytelling at Scandinavia House
State: New York

A feisty bride, some hidden huldufólk , and a “Most Incredible Thing”
Regina Ress and Ron Sopyla join forces to tell tales from Denmark, Norway and Iceland.

11:00 AM
Admissionfree

Scandinavia House
58 Park Avenue, NYC, NY

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

Nov 8th, 2014 (Sat)
  Creativity Workshop: Encouraging Your Creativity Through Writing, Storytelling & Emily Dickinson
State: Massachusetts

Participants will be using creativity in several ways: writing, telling and listening. Storytelling will come forth from short sparks, which draw forth a memory. We will write from prompts generated by Jay and since we are writing on the spot in an impromptu fashion. Jay will tell a few brief scenes of Emily Dickinson's life, we'll read a few of her poems and be inspired by the way she uses words, rhythms and brushstrokes, i.e. startling phrases such as "a nervous star" or a "flying attitude".

9AM - 3PM
Admission  $125

Marshfield, MA
781-837-0962
jay@ocallahan.com
www.ocallahan.com

Nov 9th, 2014 (Sun)
  Storytelling at the Provincetown Playhouse-A Moveable Feast of Story
State: New York

A Moveable Feast of Story---Elaine Muray's unique approach to storytelling incorporates mime and masks, swaths of cloth, and a command of sound and voice that create rich, memorable characters. A jaguar growls, a horse approaches and rears, a Maori warrior fends off a monster. Having trained with some of the masters in physical theatre, including the legendary Tony Montanaro, Elaine’s performances breathe new life into the old stories. The program includes traditional and personal stories particularly tuned for this magical time of the year. embodiedvoicestoryarts.com
Appropriate for adults and children 8 and older

3:00 PM
Admission free

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

Nov 11th, 2014 (Tue)
  Tellebration - Columbus
State: Ohio

Produced by the Storytellers of Central Ohio
8 of Ohio's best
The 18th year for SOCO
It will be held at the Ohio Historical Society

7-9pm
5 dollars for all

Ohio Historical Museum
121 Velma Ave
Columbus, OH 43215

740-412-1496
jirish@ohiohills.com
socotales.org

Nov 11th, 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

Nov 12th, 2014 (Wed)
  Monona Public Library's TELLABRATION!: A Celebration of Storytelling
State: Wisconsin

Guilds and storytelling enthusiasts all around the globe will share their storytelling talents in concerts held in cities and towns to celebrate the art of storytelling. Locally, TELLABRATION! brings together celebrated storytellers, as well as local tellers, to delight, captivate, and mesmerize audiences with their tales.

3 concerts from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM on Nov. 12, 2014.
Featured tellers TBA.
Sponsored by The Friends of Monona Public Library.

4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Free

Monona Public Library
1000 Nichols Rd. Madison, 53716

(608) 222-6127
karen@mononalibrary.org
http://engagedpatrons.org/EventsExtended.cfm?SiteID=6247&EventID=222206&PK=

Nov 12th, 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

Nov 13th, 2014 (Thu)
  Round the World Stories
State: New Hampshire

This event will take place at the Pittsfield Elementary School and Feature Michael Lang, a life time story teller and member of the both the Seacoast Storytelling Guild and the New Hampshire Storytelling. Michael will tell the first in his series of Rabbit King stories as well as the traditional African Folktale favorite, Abiyoyo. Michael will accompany his stories with some musical elements including his guitar and a gimbay drum. He will ask for some audience participation. We look forward to starting our annual Tellabration tradition with such a fine artist.

3:30-4:30 pm
Admission  Free

Pittsfield Elementary School
34 Bow Street
Pittsfield, NH 03263

603-435-8406
Librarydirector.jcl@gmail.com
http://www.josiahcarpenterlibrary.org/special-events.html

Nov 13th, 2014 (Thu)
  Michael Lang's bandcamp folk tales
State: New Hampshire

Michael Lang's bandcamp folk tales
Pittsfield elementary School 3:30 -4:30. Call Josiah Carpenter Library for more details @ 603-435-8406

3:30-4:30 pm
Admission Free

Pittsfield, NH
Librarydirector.jcl@gmail.com

Nov 14th, 2014 (Fri)
  Tellabration! with Spellbinders
State: Colorado

Join the Broomfield Spellbinders for an evening of stories. Seven tellers from the local Spellbinders Chapters will share a variety of tales crafted for adults and older children. The "price" of admission, a non-perishable food item will be donated to Broomfield FISH, a local human services agency.

7:00-8:30 p.m.
Admission A non-perishable food item

Mamie Doud Eisenhower Library
3 Community Park Road
Broomfield, Colorado
303-988-9099
judyrags13@comcast.net

Nov 14th, 2014 (Fri) -- Nov 16th, 2014 (Sun)
  Ozark Storytellers Gathering
State: Arkansas

The Ozark Storytellers Gathering includes workshops with storytellers Dakota Russell and Molly Postlewait; a live broadcast of stories by Tales From the South; a Storytelling Competition and daytime performances.

Dakota Russell is known for his Ozark Witchmaster character and other bits of hill history that he brings to life. Following the writings of Vance Randolph, Dakota brings the history of the Ozarks forward to today’s audiences. He will be teaching workshops on how to develop characters; acting for storytellers; and how to tell scary stories.

Molly Postlewait has brought many strong women of history to life. Her portrayal of Carry A. Nation, advocate of the temperance movement, is inspiring. Likewise, her stories of her own childhood on the Gasaconde River in southern Missouri will keep you spellbound. Molly will be teaching workshops on finding and refining the stories in your own life - without offending your relatives.

The Ozark Storytellers Storytelling Competition is from 7 to 9 p.m. on November 14, 2014 at the White Oak Theater in the Ozark Folk Center State Park Administration Building. Admission is free. There is a $100 prize for the winning story, chosen by the audience. There is no cost to compete, but you must be registered before 5 p.m. on November 14. The winner will perform in Tales from the South in the White Oak Theater on Saturday, November 15 from 4-8 p.m.

7-9 p.m. Friday, November 14;
9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday, November 15;
8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Sunday, November 16
Admission  $60 for workshop

Ozark Folk Center State Park, 1032 Park Avenue, Mountain View, Arkansas 72560
870-269-3851
jenonthefarm@gmail.com
http://ozarkfolkcenter.com/events/?isofc=1&id=2026

Nov 15th, 2014 (Sat)
  Tellabration! An Evening of Storytelling
State: Tennessee

The Cleveland (TN) Storytelling Guild will present Tellabration! An Evening of Storytelling on Friday, November 15, 2014, at First Presbyterian Church, 433 North Ocoee St. in historic downtown Cleveland, Tennessee. Stories begin at 7:00. Admission is free, but donations gladly accepted.

7:00 PM
Admission Free

First Presbyterian Church, 433 North Ocoee St. in Cleveland, TN
Judy Baker (423)479-7887
tellone@bellsouth.net
www.tennesseetellers.org

Nov 15th, 2014 (Sat)
  Storytellers of San Diego Present Tellabration!
State: California

9 of San Diego's most dynamic Tellers promise to beguile, amuse and touch your heart. Music, laughter and free cake!
7-9PM Saturday, November 15 2324 Miller Ave Escondido, Ca
760-716-3614 for more info

7-9pm
$15.00 donation

2324 Miller Ave Escondido, Ca
Chalice UU Congregation

760-716-3614
AuntLi-Anne@storytellersofsandiego.org

Nov 15th, 2014 (Sat)
  The Los Altos Library Storytelling Festival
State: California

Save the Ugly Duckling: Keep Oral Storytelling Alive in Los Altos Presents: The Los Altos Library Storytelling Festival
Chair: Enid Davis, Commissioner, Los Altos Library
Special Storytellers: Erica Lann Clark and Willy Claflin with other wonderful local tellers as well

11 AM - 4 PM
Admission Free, ages 4+

The Los Altos Library, 13 S. San Antonio Rd., Los Altos, CA
650 948-5971
enid@storyfriends.org

Nov 15th, 2014 (Sat) -- Nov 16th, 2014 (Sun)
  Rabbit Box Storytelling Workshop
State: Georgia

Join us for an intimate Rabbit Box workshop to explore and shape your own story in a fun, low-pressure environment.

Nov 15th 11:00a - 2:30p and Nov 16th 4:00p - 6:00p
Admission  $60

1280 Prince Avenue, Athens Georgia 30606
(706)206-0291
marci@rabbitbox.org
https://www.facebook.com/events/382644095219704/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

Nov 15th, 2014 (Sat)
  Tellabration 2014 For Grownups
State: Ohio

The Storytellers of Central Ohio (SOCO) will present “Tellabration 2014 For Grownups”. Tellabration is a world-wide annual event celebrating the art of storytelling. SOCO’s Tellabration is presented in conjunction with the National Storytelling Network (www.tellabration.org) and hundreds of other groups.
For this event a grownup is considered to be someone who can comprehend and appreciate a 90 minute concert of diverse and entertaining stories.
The talented SOCO tellers have been entertaining people for over 20 years. Be a friend and bring a friend to SOCO’s Tellabration 2013 on November 16th.

The doors will open at 7:00 pm and the program will begin at 7:30 pm
All tickets are $5.00

The Ohio Historical Center Auditorium, I-71 and 17th Ave., Columbus, Ohio.
Frank McGarvey at (614) 268-0532
frankmcgarvey@sbcglobal.net
http://www.socotales.org

Nov 15th, 2014 (Sat)
  15th Annual Tellabration!
State: New York

Members of the Black Dirt Storytelling Guild host their 15th Annual Tellabration! at the Florida Public Library in Orange County, New York. Our theme is Transformations. Founding members Madelyn Folino, Anne Hanson and Eileen Stelljes will tell stories, as well as guest tellers Kate Prendergast, a midwife who has traveled the world birthing babies, poet and carpenter Jim Kenny, teacher and ASL signer Brian Slevin, audience favorite school librarian Pam Schembri, LANES tale teller Lorraine Hartin-Gelardi and IT expert and actor Ian Murphy. A family show for all ages, school age and up. Traditional potluck supper follows the show for tellers and their families. To attend, register online at floridapubliclibrary.org and click on Event Calendar.

2 - 4:30 p.m.
Admission  One canned or packaged item per person for the Florida Food Pantry

Florida Public Library, 4 Cohen Circle, Florida, NY 10921
845-651-7659
mfolino@rcls.org
www.floridapubliclibrary.org

Nov 16th, 2014 (Sun)
  Chico Tellabration!
State: California

Chico’s very first National Storytelling Network event “Tellabration!” will occur at the Chico Women’s Club this November. The event is a celebration of storytelling in our local community, and a benefit for the 6th Street Center for Homeless Youth in Chico. Doors open at 5pm, dinner catered by Spice of Life will be served at 5:15-6:30pm. Local storytellers Rosemary Quinn, Baba Kauna, Kyle Bowen and more, along with special guest performer Eileen Hanna from Eugene, OR., will be performing at 7pm. The theme is “Fall Tales: Stories of Transition and Transformation”. At 8:30 local band Michelin Embers will perform. Sierra Nevada beer and wine will be available for purchase. Event Tickets are available to purchase at The Used Bookstore downtown and Magnolia Gift & Garden. $20 Dinner & Show, $10 just the show. All proceeds go to the 6th street center in support of runaway and homeless youth in our communi ty.

Sponsored by the Chico Women’s Club, Chico News & Review, Sierra Nevada, Butte County Office of Education, and Youth for Change. Come and celebrate together the diverse and inspiring stories of the Chico community!

For more information please contact Celine O’Malley, Organizer, at celine.omalley@gmail.com. Or call Jennifer Barzey at the 6th Street Center, (530) 894-8008.

Doors Open 5pm, Dinner Served 5:15-6:30pm, Storytelling Concert 7pm, Michelin Embers Band 8:30pm
Admission  $20 Dinner & Concert, or $10 Concert, Children 10 and under Free

Chico Women's Club
592 E 3rd St, Chico, CA 95928

(530) 513-1571
celine.omalley@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/559472510865050/?ref=br_tf

Nov 16th, 2014 (Sun)
  Storytellers Mosaic Annual "Tellabration - The Long and Winding Road of Stories"
State: New Jersey

Come join us for our annual "Tellabration". Members will share stories of all types - folk tales, tall tales, humorous, historical, true/personal. Stories will be told individually and in groups. Audience members from last year and our springtime "Birthday" event have told us how much they enjoyed the stories, the atmosphere, the goodwill and the spirit of the gathering. Come, bring a friend(s), find out more about storytelling - you may decide that you'd like to join our group! Refreshments will be served. The Belmar Arts Council is a beautiful space and we very much appreciate their hospitality.

2:00
Admission  $5 donation to the Belmar Arts Council

608 River Road, Belmar, NJ 07719
If you are traveling south on Hwy 35, make a left onto 8th Avenue, * a left onto Main St. and a left onto 7th Avenue, the Arts Council will be on the corner of 7th Ave and River Road. If you are traveling north on Hwy 35, make a right onto 8th Avenue and follow the instructions above *.

732-361-3245
storytellers.mosaic@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/StorytellersMosaic

Nov 16th, 2014 (Sun)
  19th Annual Tellabration - Bridging the Divide
State: New York

Storytellers Janet Carter, Carol Connolly, Kate Dudding, Margaret French, Christy Keegan, Jeannine Laverty, Eileen Egan Mack, Eliud Nieves, Nancy Marie Payne and Joe Peck share extraordinary stories about disparate people being drawn together. Emcee: Sandy Schuman.

Videos of many of the storytellers can be viewed at http://storycircleatproctors.org/tellabration.shtml

2 pm
Admission $12 adults; $10 newcomers. $8 groups; $6 students.

The GE Theatre, Proctors, 432 State St., Schenectady, NY
518-383-4620
kate@storycircleatproctors.org
http://storycircleatproctors.org/tellabration.shtml

Nov 16th, 2014 (Sun)
  Tellabration! - Yorktown
State: Virginia

Williamsburg Weavers of the Word Collaborative are sponsoring Tellabration with the following tellers:
Shel Browder, Anthony Burcher, Gillian Dawson, Judith Onesty, Les Schaffer, Donna Will, and two members of the youth troup Story Warriors.

2:30pm
Free, open to the public

Yorktown Library
8500 George Washington Memorial Highway
Yorktown, VA 23692

Yorktown Library: 757-890-5207
Gillian Dawson: singdance@widomaker.com

Nov 19th, 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

Nov 20th, 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

Nov 20th, 2014 (Thu)
  Get a Taste of Storytelling
State: Virginia

Donna Will, will present her stories on Thursday, November 20 at 7 pm. Donna describes herself as a flatlander who tells mountain stories, a short woman who tells tall tales, and a real person who tells fairy stories. For our program in Culpeper she will be sharing a local legend from Middlesex County, where she resides, a couple of folk tales, a story about a cousin who is a force of nature, and one tall tale about her cooking abilities. Or lack thereof.

7:00 p.m.
free
Culpeper County Library, 271 Southgate Shopping Center, Culpeper, VA 22701

540.825.8691
skeller@cclva.org
www.cclva.org

Nov 21st, 2014 (Fri)
  TELLEBRATION hosted by the Seattle Storytellers Guild
State: Washington

Join us for our annual, world-wide celebration of storytelling with Margaret Mead MacDonald, award wining teller, and author of 60 books and audios on storytelling. She has traveled the world, and taught storytelling at U.W. and beyond.

Our other outstanding guest, Tom Rawson, is a renowned folksinger, recording artist, storyteller, and banjo player in the tradition of Pete Seeger. Tom will tell and share lively, meaningful, and humorous songs and tales, with audience participation.

7:30-9:30 PM
Requested donation: $10.00 or $5.00 for Guild Members.

Haller Lake Community Club
12579 Densmore Ave N
Seattle, WA
Normwilltell@gmx.com
http://3882b0.pancakeapps.com/ssg/events/event-3990.html

Nov 21st, 2014 (Fri)
  Tellabration! A Celebration of Family Stories
State: Oklahoma

7-9 PM
$10

Theater Bartlesville
312 S Dewey Ave
Bartlesville OK 74003
918-333-7390

Nov 21st, 2014 (Fri)
  Knoxville Tellabration! 2014
State: Tennessee

Family Friendly! MC: Susan Fulbright. Tellers: Jim Eastin, Jean Davidson, Jeanette Stevens, Janice Brooks-Headrick, Millie Sieber.

7 pm
Donations Gratefully Accepted

Fellowship Hall, Graystone Presbyterian, 139 Woodlawn, Knoxville, TN 37920. From Chapman Hwy, one block on left.

865-429-1783
cuznjan@juno.com
www.smokymountaintellers.org

Nov 22nd, 2014 (Sat)
  TELLABRATION! 2014
State: Wisconsin

The 24th annual NIGHT OF STORYTELLING FOR GROWN-UPS
Featured tellers for 2014:
Ruth Maschmeier, Kay Weeden, Tom Clark, Bonnie Hady, Asya Brukhovetsky, and Bob Jensen

TELLABRATION is a worldwide storytelling event coordinated by the National Storytelling Network and produced locally. It celebrates the art of storytelling and links storytelling enthusiasts on the same weekend around the globe.

Milwaukee Area Story Tellers (M.A.S.T.) has been hosting this event since 1990!
Co-sponsored by Organic Arts

More information contact: Jean-Andrew at jastorylore@gmail.com / 414-962-4425

Mount Mary University
2900 N Menomonee River Pkwy, Milwaukee, WI 53222

92ND and Burleigh – enter parking lot off of 92nd St. (a.k.a. Swan Blvd)
Follow the sidewalk to the central archway and turn left into the building.
Well-lit parking lot / security / handicap accessible / greeters to direct you.

Nov 22nd, 2014 (Sat)
  TELLABRATION! - Albuquerque
State: New Mexico

Join us for an enchanting evening of stories. Albuqerque’s annual Celebration of Storytelling...TELLABRATION! Brought to you by STNM (Storytellers of New Mexico). With storytellers Mary Ellen Gonzales, Regina Ress, Matilde Machiavello, Sandra Hareld, and Phyllis Bergman. The stories are sure to delight and enchant story lovers and listeners age 7 and older.

7 to 9 p.m.
FREE

The Adobe Theater
9813 4th St. NW.
Albuquerque, NM

505-890-7075
liz@storyconnection.com
newmexicostorytellers.og

Nov 22nd, 2014 (Sat)
  Tellabration- an evening of Stories
State: Nebraska

Join us for an evening of stories told by the Omaha Organization for the Purpose of Storytelling storytellers.

7:00 pm
Admission  Free

Elmwood Tower
801 South 52 Street
Omaha, Nebraska
https://www.facebook.com/OOPS.NE

Nov 22nd, 2014 (Sat)
  Fireside Storytelling and Fall Food Tasting
State: Ohio

Space is limited at this exciting event. Original storytelling and soul food dinner, this years event with fall food tasting will be just as exciting and maybe more so. A glowing fire, great stories featuring Mama Neal, great food, great fellowship, door prizes and cookbook with stories included to take home; wow! what an evening. My family room will accommodate 25 people. Please text me at 614 353 2909 to register by Wednesday, November 19, 2914 for this event hosted by Bettye 'Mama' Neal

6:30 pm
$ 15.00

6530 Hearthstone Avenue
Columbus, Ohio. 43229

(614) 353-2909
bmamaneal@gmail.com

Nov 22nd, 2014 (Sat)
  Rowayton Tellabration!
State: Connecticut

The Connecticut Storytelling Center presents an evening of storytelling for grown-ups. Stories will range from historical to sentimental, from scary to side-splitting!
Featured tellers are: Andre Keitt, Elisabeth Gattullo Marrocolla, Dee Saffery, Bill Wright, plus a student teller from Kensico School in Valhalla, NY, along with musician (and former state troubadour), Mike Kachuba and emcee Glenn Harper.

8:00 PM
$10 in advance- $15 at the door

United Church of Rowayton
210 Rowayton Ave
Norwalk, CT 06853

Judy Petersen 203 359 9239
TStoryTickets@gmail.com
http://www.connstorycenter.org/tellabration

Nov 22nd, 2014 (Sat)
 
State: New Hampshire

TELLABRATION!™ The Worldwide Event of Storytelling Across six continents. Guilds and storytelling enthusiasts all around the globe will share their storytelling talents in concerts held in cities and towns to celebrate the art of storytelling. Locally, TELLABRATION!™ brings together each area’s most celebrated storytellers, to delight, captivate, and mesmerize audiences with their tales.

Open to the Public ~ Anyone old enough to enjoy an hour and a half of listening is welcome!

Tellers: Roxie Zwicker, Debra Ballou, Mike Lang, Mark Chamberlain, and Papa Joe

2 PM
Requested Donation: $5.00 ~ 1/2 of all proceeds to benefit: Seacoast Family Promise (www.sfpnh.org/)

Exeter UU Church, 12 Elm St, Exeter, NH (www.exeteruu.org/)
603.749.9634
deb@debraballou.com
http://seacoaststorytellersnh.com/

Nov 22nd, 2014 (Sat)
  Tellabration!
State: North Carolina

Surry County Storytelling Guild (NC) will host Tellabration! on Saturday, November 22 at 7 p.m. at the Mount Airy Public Library. We have some new tellers on the schedule as well as some seasoned veterans. This is a free event and all are welcome.

7 p.m.
Admission Free

Mt. Airy Public Library, 145 Rockford Street, Mount Airy, NC 27030
336.351.3806 or 336.789.5108
potluck@surry.net

Nov 22nd, 2014 (Sat)
  Tellabration - Houston
State: Texas

The Houston Storytellers Guild is Hosting their annual Tellabration at The Black Labrador(English Pub). Call to reserve your spot at this fun and free event. You buy your own meal and beverages, while a number of attendees tell their stories. Stories must be family friendly. So join the 50 or 60 friendliest folks in Texas for a big ole story sharing evening Saturday, November 22nd 6pm-9pm.

6-9pm
Free

The Black Labrador
4100 Montrose Blvd.
Houston, Texas

713-816-3795
hsginfo@HoustonStorytellers.org
www.HoustonStorytellers.org

Nov 22nd, 2014 (Sat)
  Tellabration
State: North Carolina

Join the North Carolina Estuarium for an afternoon of entertainment from some of Eastern North Carolina's best storytellers.

1:00 p.m.

North Carolina Estuarium
223 East Water Street
Washington, NC 27889

252-948-0000
tmstroud@embarqmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/865383326813492/

Nov 22nd, 2014 (Sat)
  Tellebration - Fort Myers
State: Florida

The Tamiami Tale Tellers present Tellabration for Southwest Florida!

2:00 - 4:00 PM
Free

Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road
Fort Myers, FL 33919

239-533-4000

Nov 22nd, 2014 (Sat)
  True Confessions
State: Florida

The Storytellers of Central Florida proudly presents True Confessions, an NSN Tellabration event. One by one, the most outstanding storytellers of the area will take the stage and skillfully reveal the secret moments of their lives that were sometimes humorous, sometimes serious, often unexpected and ultimately life changing.

The setting for the concert is the beautiful Lowndes Shakespeare Center in Orlando, known for bringing fine theatrical performances to the community.

7:30 p.m.
Admission $10.00 in advance, $12.00 at the door.

The Lowndes Shakespeare Center
812 East Rollins Street
Orlando, FL 32803

407-721-1999
RobinsTales@gmail.com
www.storytellerscf.org

Nov 22nd, 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

Nov 22nd, 2014 (Sat)
  Canyon Stories: Tellabration! - Fort Payne
State: Alabama

Do dogs talk? Do you believe in fairies? Are trees magical? How do other nations celebrate the holidays? What is it like to grow up in the south? Do you remember persimmons, rock candy and five cent deposit bottles? Have you ever been on a "possum" hunt? Why should we soar with the eagles? Let our Tessellation Tellers mesmerize you and take you on a journey of stories! Joining us this year are tellers: Finn Bille, Joe Estes, Danny Turner, Lee Piskorz, Jenny Whitman, Karen Kennedy and Renee Morrison (aka "Midnight the Coonhound"). This storytelling event is in conjunction with the Little River Canyon's Native American Heritage Weekend.

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm   
Free (Donations Welcome)

4322 Little River Trail NE, Fort Payne, Alabama 35967
Located between Mile Markers 14 & 15 on AL Hwy 35 within the Little River Canyon National Preserve

256-782-5697
rmorrison@jsu.edu
www.canyoncenter.org

Nov 22nd, 2014 (Sat)
  Historic Winnsboro, SC's Tellabration
State: South Carolina

Members of the South Carolina Storytelling Network will be telling old tales, tall tales and Lies to help the Pinetree Playhouse repair their roof. Producer for this event is Frances Lee, O'Neal.

7:00pm-9:00pm
Admission  $12.00

Pine Tree Playhouse
230 S Congress St.
Winnsboro, SC 29180

803-635-3027
Francesleeoneal@gmail.com

Nov 22nd, 2014 (Sat)
  TELLABRATION CELEBRATION (Exeter)
State: New Hampshire

Please join The Seacoast Storytellers Guild at The First Unitarian Society of Exeter at 7:00p.m. We are joining with many other guilds to celebrate the nationwide storytelling event. Listen as this talented group of seacoast area storytellers bring folk, fairy, and original stories to life.
This family friendly event is free and open to the public.

7:00p.m.-8:30p.m.
Free donations gladly accepted

First Unitarian Society of Exeter
12 Elm Street
Exeter, New Hampshire

debraballou@aol.com

Nov 22nd, 2014 (Sat)
  Celebrate the Aesthetics of Diversity
State: Virginia

Atumpan-The Talking Drums, Via Goode, and Martha Cole are tellers who will engage museum* patrons with interactive stories to address disability awareness, ethnic cultural diversity, and shared power through material/political means as we Celebrate the Aesthetics of Diversity. There's lots of family friendly fun as they present tough material in a tame way for all ages. *general museum admission fees apply

11:30am-2:30pm
$11 adults, $10 children for museum admission

Children's Museum of VA
221 High St.
Portsmouth, VA 23704

(757)672-3022
info@CoreytheTalentedBlindGuy.com
www.CoreytheTalentedBlindGuy.com

Nov 22nd, 2014 (Sat)
  Tellabration 2014 in Philadelphia
State: Pennsylvania

Tellabration returns to the Parrish Hall of the Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, at 8000 St. Martin's Lane in Chestnut Hill. This year's theme is "Who Would've Guessed: Tales of Mystery and Humor." Seven skilled storytellers will present personal stories, poetry and folk tales - all aimed at an adult audience.

2PM to 4 PM
Admission $15

Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, 8000 St. Martins Lane at Willow Grove Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118

215-247-3823
dennis.strain09@gmail.com
patchworkstorytelling.org

Nov 22nd, 2014 (Sat)
 
State: Florida

Broward County Storytelling Guild's TELLABRATION!™

8 PM
Free

Broward County Storytelling Guild's TELLABRATION!™
Hawthorn Village Hall, 7101 E. Tropical Way, Plantation, FL 33317

954.583.0705
gotojo@bellsouth.net

Nov 22nd, 2014 (Sat)
  Inland Valley Tellebration
State: California

The Inland Valley Storytellers will host their 12th Annual Tellebration concert at the Claremont Folk Music Center (220 Yale Avenue, Claremont, 909-624-2928). This year the featured tellers will be: Angela Lloyd, Karen Rae Kraut, John St. Clair, Nick Smith, Ron Chick, Ron Evans, Adrien Lowery, and Penelope Mann

Doors open at 6:30 and the show starts at 7:00pm. Tickets are $10:00 each. Get there early for best seats. Last year was sold out by 7:00 PM. Treats will be served after the show.

7:00pm
$10.00

220 Yale Avenue, Claremont
909-624-2928
john@inlandstorytellers.org
www.inlandstorytellers.org

Nov 22nd, 2014 (Sat)
  "Strings & Stories"
State: South Carolina

Martha Reed Johnson and Jess Willis will host the first annual "Strings & Stories" Tellebration event in Florence, SC held at the Clay Pot Coffee Shop on Dargon Street - home of the monthly "Story Swap". Feature teller, Linda Goodman, will be joined by our local "Swap" gang and members of the Southeast Bluegrass Association. An open mic opportunity will be available on first come first serve basis. Great food, beverages, music, stories and fun! Music starts at 6:00, stories at 7:00 - come early and enjoy the fun!!

6:00 - 9:00pm
Admission free

The Clay Pot Coffee Shop
Dargon St.
Florence, SC

(843) 992-0556
martha@marthareedjohnson.com
https://www.facebook.com/StorySwap

Nov 22nd, 2014 (Sat)
  Tellabration!t 2014 - Portland
State: Oregon

We are delighted to announce that this years featured Tellabration!™ teller is in nationally known and loved teller, MaryGayDucey. MaryGay travels the country teaching and telling stories through performances and workshops, then returns home to the children who know her best as their librarian.

MaryGay grew up in New Orleans and moved to Berkeley in 1967. The Bay Area’s shifting social landscape and New Orleans sense of play have created an artist who relishes diversity and honors the importance of stories in family life. Her performances of contemporary and traditional tales have been described as full of wit, but aimed directly at the heart. Named one of Berkeley’s Distinguished Women, MaryGay has told stories from the Smithsonian Institution to San Quentin and has appeared at the National Storytelling Festival and on Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.

8 pm - 10pm
Admission $15

First Unitarian Church sanctuary, 1211 SW 12th Avenue, Portland, Oregon.
503-858-7176
president@portlandstorytellers.org
http://www.firstunitarianportland.org

Nov 22nd, 2014 (Sat)
  Tellabration - Anchorage
State: Alaska

The Storytellers Guild of Anchorage will be presenting the annual Tellabration for the 15th consecutive year in the auditorium of the Anchorage Fine Arts Museum. In keeping with the 100th Birthday of Anchorage, this year our theme will be stories related to the centennial. Tellers will be members of the Guild and their guests.

7:00 p.m.
Tellabration is always free but contributions are appreciated.

The Anchorage Fine Arts Museum
121 West Seventh Avenue
Anchorage, Alaska

(907) 346-1781
ishka@gci.net
storytellersguildofanchorage.com

Nov 22nd, 2014 (Sat)
  Gatlinburg Tellabration! 2014
State: Tennessee

TELLABRATION! 2014, A Celebration of Storytelling! Smoky Mountain Storytellers perform live tales for the whole family on Saturday, November 22 from 2-4 pm at Sweet Fanny Adams, (Light #3) 461 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN. 37738. Parking across the street or park free at GatlinburgVisitors Center, take the 50c Trolley. Fundraiser.

STORYTELLERS: EmCee: Janice Brooks-Headrick TELLERS: Kathleen Mavournin, Stephen Fulbright, Susan Fulbright, Millie Sieber, Lew Bolton. (See bios at end)
All performers are members of National Storytelling Network, Jonesborough, TN, Volunteer State Tellers, Nashville, and Smoky Mountain Storytellers Association, Knoxville. All are non-profit organizations registered in Tennessee.

2-4 pm
$7 at door, $5 for seniors, students and groups.

Sweet Fanny Adams, (Light #3) 461 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN. 37738. Parking across the street or park free at Gatlinburg Visitors Center, take the 50c Trolley.

865-429-1783
cuznjan@juno.com
www.smokymountaintellers.org

Nov 22nd, 2014 (Sat)
  Tellebration in Northfield, MA
State: Massachusetts

We are excited to once again bring Tellebration to our community. This year, Onaumi Jean Moss will once again join us, along with Davis Bates, on a return engagement and Chris Fontaine, new to the program. We will also have music provided by Patter Field and Ted Thornton, local folk singers. The event will take place at the Dickinson Memorial Library, on Main Street Northfield, from 7-9, with a chance to meet the tellers at a lovely reception put on by the Friends of the Library. Come be transported and entertained by these wonderful tellers and musicians!

7pm-9pm
Admission free

Dickinson Memorial Library
115 Main Street
Northfield, MA 01360
413-498-2455
Dickinson Memorial Library dmemlib@gmail.com

Nov 22nd, 2014 (Sat)
  Madison County, Florida's 1st Annual Tellabration!
State: Florida

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Let the NSN "Tellabration!" begin. The international event will manifest itself locally at the "Heartspace" building on O'Toole's Herb Farm - Madison. Stories from near and far will be celebrated. Featured tellers include Robyn Rennick, L. Schuyler Ford, and more. Come one, come all!

2:00 - 3:30 PM EST
$5 Donation - Portion of proceeds go to Madison Youth Ranch

O'Toole's Herb Farm at the "Heartspace"
305 NE Artemesia Trail
Madison, Florida

Call Wanda (850) 973.8813 office (850) 933.7422 cell
wv0308@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/1st-Annual-Madison-County-Florida-Tellabration

Nov 22nd, 2014 (Sat)
  Tellabration! 2014 - Concord
State: New Hampshire

Listen as eight amazing NH storytellers share tales of wonder & wisdom! Peter Brodeur, Mike Lang, Sue McPhee, Sharon Wood, Angela Klingler, Kim Hart, Lauretta Phillips & Simon Brooks. Produced by George Radcliffe. All are welcome.

Stories begin at 7:30 pm, end about 9 pm
Admission  Cash & Cans accepted for The Friendly Kitchen

NH Technical Institute Library
31 College Drive
Concord, NH 03301

George Radcliffe (603) 746-2824
gradcliffe@mcttelecom.com
http://cnhsg.net/tellabration.html

Nov 22nd, 2014 (Sat)
  Tellabration - Pittsburgh
State: Pennsylvania

The StorySwap Guild of Pittsburgh will present, Golden Stories For Our Silver Anniversary at The annual Tellabration


7:30 p.m.
Admission is free but donations will be accepted

Church of the Ascension
4729 Ellsworth Avenue
Pittsburgh (Oakland) PA 15213

501-253-4656
stastells@gmail.com
Www.storyswap.org

Nov 22nd, 2014 (Sat)
  Twin Cities Tellabration!
State: Minnesota

Cheap Theatre is hosting a Tellebration! event on Saturday, November 22.

Tellabration! is an international day of storytelling celebrated world-wide on or near the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Cheap Theatre, in association with the National Storytelling Network, is inviting you to come tell, listen, and enjoy an afternoon filled with story in the Black Forest banquet space.

Sign-up starts at 12:30 PM and the Open Tell is from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Anyone can tell - simply sign up between 12:30 PM and 1:00 PM and you will be given a 10 minute slot. If you are interested in participating, but don’t have a story to tell, consider hosting. You can sign-up to host between 12:30 and 1 PM for a ½ hour time slot from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM.

This event is FREE. You will not need a ticket and donations will not be solicited. If you wish to express your appreciation to the Black Forest Restaurant for donating the space, please consider purchasing some of the fine food and beverages they have available.

We hope you will join us!

12:30pm-4:00pm   
FREE and open to all!

Black Forest Festsaal Banquet Space
9 East 26th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55404, USA

651-649-1757
richard@tales-from-another-stage.com
http://www.talesfromanotherstage.org/news-current-happenings/

Nov 22nd, 2014 (Sat)
  Down by the Riverside: A Tellabration! of Peace
State: Tennessee

For millennia, stories have taught people how to live together in harmony, if we only listen. From ancient philosophers to modern day theorists, peace has been promoted, discussed, and scoffed. No matter the era, peace is the cure for suffering and pain in the world.
The Jonesborough Storytellers Guild presents Down by the Riverside: A Tellabration! of Peace. Stories from the oral tradition, history and personal experience will bring home the benefits of peace over conflict whether between countries, individuals or within oneself. As we enter the holiday season, join us for a respite from the flurry of shopping, decorating and cooking. Tickets are a bargain at $5. Contact Delanna Reed 423-943-6782 for information.

7:30 PM
Admission  $5.00

International Storytelling Center
116 W. Main. St.
Jonesborough, TN 37659

423-943-6782
reeddk@etsu.edu

Nov 22nd, 2014 (Sat)
  Tellabration - Boone
State: North Carolina

High Country yarnspinners gather in Boone NC. There will be Jack tales, ghost stories and much more.

2:00 pm
Admission $5

Watauga Arts Center
Boone, NC
828-493-0567
mtntlc1.ts@gmail.com

Nov 22nd, 2014 (Sat)
  Tellabration at Tamarack
State: West Virginia

Five tellers will regale attendees with stories of the Appalachian area, with stories ranging from deep mining to the antics of students in the classroom. Sue Atkinson will emcee for the evening. Included in the program are Fred Powers noted for his mining stories, Susanna Holstein, better known as Granny Sue, John Wyatt, the Appalachian who plays guitar, sings ballads of the mountains and entertains with stories of life in the mountains. Terry Farley brings humor to the classroom as well as the stage, and William Scott Hill stretches the truth to the unbelievable.

5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Admission Free

Tamarack
Beckley West Virginia
304-253-3054
mcmillid@yahoo.com

Nov 22nd, 2014 (Sat)
  Catch Our Tales!
State: Pennsylvania

The Fifteenth Annual StoryWorks Storytelling Guild
presents Tellabration!
Catch Our Tales!
Join us for an evening of tellers that will delight, captivate and transport you into the world of story.

7:00p.m.
Tellabration! is always free

Newlonsburg Presbyterian Church
4600 Old William Penn Highway
Murrysville, PA 15668

724.454.5755
marshajwong@gmail.com

Nov 22nd, 2014 (Sat)
  Salem Tellabration
State: Virginia

Celebrate Tellabration in Salem, VA from 3 - 5 pm at the Salem Public Library. This program in conjunction with Virginia Storytelling Alliance's (VASA) "Meet Virginia Tellers Day - Roanoke Area" will feature local and state tellers: Leisa Thompson (Salem), Hettie Barnes (Roanoke), Gayle Turner & Les Shaffer (Richmond), Louise Tuccarione (Lynchburg) and some surprise and guest tellers, hopefully to include a High School Forensics Storytelling Participant from the 2014 Forensics State Championship team from Salem High School. Joan Swift (Staunton) will be the Emcee for the evening.

3 - 5 pm
FREE

Salem Public Library, 28 E. Main Street, Salem, VA

757-725-1398
sheilaarnold39@aol.com
https://www.facebook.com/VAStorytelling

Nov 22nd, 2014 (Sat)
  TELLABRATION! at the STATION
State: Florida

The Tampa Bay Storytellers' Guild will hold their annual TELLABRATION! on

Park Station
5851 Park Blvd. (where RR crosses) Pinellas Park, FL

Tickets $5 or 5/$20
Talented regional tellers
Family-friendly storytelling for grown-ups

Silent Auction
Refreshments available
Tickets/info: 727-647-8057
Proceeds benefit the Tampa Bay Storytellers’ Guild and
Pinellas Park/Gateway Chamber of Commerce
Buy tickets online at http://pinellasparkchamber.com

Maureen@StorytellerMaureenB.com
www.tampabaystorytellers.org

Nov 22nd, 2014 (Sat)
  Chickasaw Nation Youth Tellebration
State: Oklahoma

The Chickasaw Nation Division of Arts and Humanities will host the inaugural Chickasaw Nation Youth Tellebration Story Concert. T The Tellebration storytellers will be Chickasaw Youth who participated in the Chickasaw Youth Storytelling Workshop.

1:00 pm
Admission  Free

Chickasaw Nation Arts and Humanities
201 N. Broadway
Ada, OK 74820

580-272-5520
lorie.robins@chickasaw.net

Nov 22nd, 2014 (Sat)
  Tuckahoe Tellabration 2014
State: New York

Join us for a morning family friendly stories with guest storytellers including Jonathan Kruk, Lauren McClelland Mendoza, Lorraine Hartin- Gelardi, Ellen Kaplan, Tata Canueles and Zahra Baird.

11am
Free

Tuckahoe Public Library
71 Columbus Avenue
Tuckahoe, NY 10707

914-961-2121
storyteller29@gmail.com
www.tuckahoelibrary.org

Nov 22nd, 2014 (Sat)
  Story Tell-A-Bration!
State: Indiana

Please join the Northwest Indiana Storytelling Guild for an evening of stories told around the world. We will awaken your imaginations and tickle your funny bone with some of the storyteller's favorite tales.

6:00-8:00 pm
Admission  No Charge

The Residences at Deer Creek
401 E. U.S. #30
Schererville, IN 46375

(219) 864-0700 or (219) 707-6810
chorgash@residencesatdeercreek.com

Nov 22nd, 2014 (Sat)
  Theatre-in-the-Making presents Stories Alive!
State: New Mexico

Theatre-in-the-Making's youth ensemble brings new and well-known stories from page to stage! Folktales, fables, nursery rhymes and fairy tales are transformed playfully to be relevant to young and old. Stories Alive is sure to be a delight for all ages.

ABC Library is hosting a series of free storytelling events for families the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Guilds and storytelling enthusiasts all around the globe will share their storytelling talents in concerts held in cities and towns to celebrate the art of storytelling. Locally, TELLABRATION!™ brings together each area’s most celebrated storytellers, to delight, captivate, and mesmerize audiences with their tales.

10:30 a.m.
Admission  Free

Main Library
501 Copper Ave. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

505-768-5141
mainlibrary@cabq.gov
http://abclibrary.org/mainlibrary

Nov 22nd, 2014 (Sat)
  Friendship, Family, and Foolishness- Stories from Around the World
State: New Mexico

Kick off the holiday season with nationally renowned storyteller Regina Ress as she presents a rollicking program of stories from around the world that celebrate friendship, family and foolishness. This interactive program is fun for the whole family.

ABC Library is hosting a series of free storytelling events for families the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Guilds and storytelling enthusiasts all around the globe will share their storytelling talents in concerts held in cities and towns to celebrate the art of storytelling. Locally, TELLABRATION!™ brings together each area’s most celebrated storytellers, to delight, captivate, and mesmerize audiences with their tales.

1 p.m.
Admission  Free

Cherry Hills Library
6901 Barstow NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111

505-857-8321
cherryhills@cabq.gov
abclibrary.org/cherryhills

Nov 22nd, 2014 (Sat)
  TELLABRATION! - Claremont
State: California

An international night of storytelling. We often assume that storytelling is only for children, but this ancient art form integrates stories and folk tales that appeal to adults as well.

7:30pm (doors 7:00)
Admission  $10
FOLK MUSIC CENTER 220 YALE AVE. CLAREMONT, CA.

(909)624-2928
info@folkmusiccenter.com
http://folkmusiccenter.com/

Nov 23rd, 2014 (Sun)
  Tellabration! 18th Annual Celebration of Stories
State: Illinois

The Chicago Storytelling Guild produces its 18th Tellabration! Nationally and regionally acclaimed story artists and musicians grace two programs during the day and evening. Family stories in the afternoon are highly interactive as children sing, move and respond to the multi-cultural artists who bring diverse stories alive in a large comfortable setting.

We are ushered into The Evening Adult Story Concert by the drumming of Nancy and Barry Schultz. Mama Edie welcomes us with her engaging story style accompanied on shekere. Megan Wells, who received three standing ovations at Jonesborough, brings her exquisite style to both stages as does Anne Shimojima. Other artists include: Vickie Elberfeld, whose quirky mind always intrigues, Baba Tony and Kucha interweaving drumming and telling, Janet Thompson, Carol Kerman, Scott Whitehair, producer of This Much is True, performs personal stories with Stephanie, Kathryn Gauthier, musician, artist and teller will have us singing and dancing, Margaret Burk, Velma Gladney, Dolores Gordon, Jeff Solotoroff, Kate Slighton, members of the Chicago Guild and Judith Heineman, producer of Tellabration! round out the program.

Browse artists' work, jewelry and other items for sale that support the work of the Chicago guild during intermission. For Reservations, Information or to Volunteer, please contact Judith Heineman.

3-5pm, Family Stories; 7-9:30pm, Stories for Grown-ups
Admission  $5.00

The Experimental Station
6100 S. Blackstone - Enter from Dorchester, Ample street parking
Chicago, Illinois 60637

312- 925-0439
Juhestories@aol.com
www.storytelling.org/guilds

Nov 23rd, 2014 (Sun)
  Tellabration! 2014
State: Maryland


Baltimore's 19th Annual Tellabration will take place on Sunday, November 23 at Irvine Nature Center in Owings Mills, Maryland. There will be 2 stages: Adult and Family Stories from 2PM-5PM, and children's stories from 2:30-4:30. Beautiful crafts , yummy refreshments for sale. A Southern Appalachian Band will play during intermission. The event is free, but donations are welcome to help support this event. The theme this year is Strong Women.

2:00PM-5:00PM
Free-Donations welcome

Irvine Nature Center
11201 Garrison Forest Road
Owings Mills, MD 21117

410-366-1082 or 443-929-0042
tellabration@bfms.org
www.bfms.org

Nov 23rd, 2014 (Sun)
  Tellabration! 2014 - Asheville
State: North Carolina

For the seventeenth year Asheville Storytelling Circle hosts Tellabration!, the international celebration of storytelling at the Folk Art Center. The event is sponsored in partnership with the Southern Highlands Craft Guild and the National Storytelling Network.

The outstanding and diverse line-up showcases a nationally known favorite, MINTON SPARKS, from Nashville, TN. Fusing music, poetry, and an intoxicating gift for storytelling Sparks, a National Storytelling Festival veteran, paints word pictures of the rural South that put you square in the middle of the people and places she knows like the back of her hand. The program also includes outstanding Asheville Storytelling Circle tellers Pete Koschnick, Zane Chait, Daphne Darcy, and MC Karen-eve Bayne.

Tickets available first-come, first-serve at the door on the day of the event. Tickets reserved in advance by telephone must be picked up by 2:30 PM.

Asheville Storytelling Circle is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Proceeds enable storytelling events and activities in the WNC area.

3:00 PM
General Admission: $10.

Folk Art Center, Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville, NC
Directions: From Interstate 40 East: Take Exit 55 to Highway 70. Turn left and go about one mile to the Blue Ridge Parkway. Go underneat the Parkway and exit right onto the Parkway entrance ramp. At the stop sign, turn left (north) onton the Parkway. Go approximately one-half mile and the Folk Art Center is on the left.

828-667-4227 or 828-274-1123
StoryBuff@aol.com
http://www.southernhighlandguild.org

Nov 26th, 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

Nov 28th, 2014 (Fri)
  Tellebration! (Olympia)
State: Washington

Guests in town for the holiday weekend?
Looking for an unique form of entertainment?
Enjoy a warm evening of electic stories from the members of the South Sound Story Guid. With several tellerssharing there talents, there will be stories and styles to suit nearly every taste.
A great way to share time with family after that stuffed Turkey weekend!

6:30 pm
$10 suggested donation

Traditions Cafe and Folk Art
300 5th Av SW
Olympia, WA

360-878-0838
backroadsteller@gmail.com
southsoundstory.org