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July 2014
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1
  Andy Offutt Irwin as Teller-in-Residence at Storytelling Live!
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  Andy Offutt Irwin as Teller-in-Residence at Storytelling Live!
  Speak Up Spoken Word Open Mike Hosted by Storyteller Tony Toledo
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  Andy Offutt Irwin as Teller-in-Residence at Storytelling Live!
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  Andy Offutt Irwin as Teller-in-Residence at Storytelling Live!
5
  Andy Offutt Irwin as Teller-in-Residence at Storytelling Live!
  Stories on Asheville's Front Porch Kaleidoscope: Celebrating Diversity
6
  Storytelling Class • The Storyteller’s Compass (Sun-Fri) • David Novak
7
  Storytelling Class • The Storyteller’s Compass (Sun-Fri) • David Novak
  OKC Tellers Guild Meeting
8
  Storytelling Class • The Storyteller’s Compass (Sun-Fri) • David Novak
  Ozark Storyteller's monthly story swap
  The Story Space featuring Jim LaChapelle
  Ed Stivender as Teller-in-Residence at Storytelling Live!
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  Storytelling Class • The Storyteller’s Compass (Sun-Fri) • David Novak
  Ed Stivender as Teller-in-Residence at Storytelling Live!
  Speak Up Spoken Word Open Mike Hosted by Storyteller Tony Toledo
10
  Storytelling Class • The Storyteller’s Compass (Sun-Fri) • David Novak
  Ed Stivender as Teller-in-Residence at Storytelling Live!
  Evening Storytelling Concert with Ed Stivender
11
  Storytelling Class • The Storyteller’s Compass (Sun-Fri) • David Novak
  Ed Stivender as Teller-in-Residence at Storytelling Live!
12
  Ed Stivender as Teller-in-Residence at Storytelling Live!
  Second Saturday Storytelling
  Stories on Asheville's Front Porch Kaleidoscope: Celebrating Diversity
13
  Storytelling Class • Folktales & Fables: Rewritten and Renewed! (Intergenrational) • Faye Wooden
14
  Storytelling Class • Folktales & Fables: Rewritten and Renewed! (Intergenrational) • Faye Wooden
15
  Storytelling Class • Folktales & Fables: Rewritten and Renewed! (Intergenrational) • Faye Wooden
  Izzi Tooinsky as Teller-in-Residence at Storytelling Live!
16
  Storytelling Class • Folktales & Fables: Rewritten and Renewed! (Intergenrational) • Faye Wooden
  Izzi Tooinsky as Teller-in-Residence at Storytelling Live!
  Speak Up Spoken Word Open Mike Hosted by Storyteller Tony Toledo
17
  Storytelling Class • Folktales & Fables: Rewritten and Renewed! (Intergenrational) • Faye Wooden
  Izzi Tooinsky as Teller-in-Residence at Storytelling Live!
18
  Storytelling Class • Folktales & Fables: Rewritten and Renewed! (Intergenrational) • Faye Wooden
  Izzi Tooinsky as Teller-in-Residence at Storytelling Live!
  PowellsWood Garden Storytelling Festival
19
  Storytelling Class • Folktales & Fables: Rewritten and Renewed! (Intergenrational) • Faye Wooden
  Izzi Tooinsky as Teller-in-Residence at Storytelling Live!
  PowellsWood Garden Storytelling Festival
  Stories on Asheville's Front Porch Kaleidoscope: Celebrating Diversity
  Children's Storytelling Concert with Izzi Tooinsky
  "Fear Itself" at Kansas City Fringe Festival
20
  "Fear Itself" at Kansas City Fringe Festival
21
  "Fear Itself" at Kansas City Fringe Festival
22
  David Holt as Teller-in-Residence at Storytelling Live!
23
  David Holt as Teller-in-Residence at Storytelling Live!
  YES & SHE Pre-Conference
  Speak Up Spoken Word Open Mike Hosted by Storyteller Tony Toledo
24
  David Holt as Teller-in-Residence at Storytelling Live!
  National Storytelling Conference - Fire & Light
  "Fear Itself" at Kansas City Fringe Festival
25
  David Holt as Teller-in-Residence at Storytelling Live!
  National Storytelling Conference - Fire & Light
  Summer 2014 Nashville Writing and Performance Retreat with Minton Sparks
26
  David Holt as Teller-in-Residence at Storytelling Live!
  National Storytelling Conference - Fire & Light
  Summer 2014 Nashville Writing and Performance Retreat with Minton Sparks
  Stories on Asheville's Front Porch Kaleidoscope: Celebrating Diversity
  Stories on Capitol Hill
  "Fear Itself" at Kansas City Fringe Festival
27
  National Storytelling Conference - Fire & Light
  Summer 2014 Nashville Writing and Performance Retreat with Minton Sparks
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  Corinne Stavish as Teller-in-Residence at Storytelling Live!
30
  Corinne Stavish as Teller-in-Residence at Storytelling Live!
  Speak Up Spoken Word Open Mike Hosted by Storyteller Tony Toledo
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  Corinne Stavish as Teller-in-Residence at Storytelling Live!
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Jul 1st, 2014 (Tue) -- Jul 5th, 2014 (Sat)
  Andy Offutt Irwin as Teller-in-Residence at Storytelling Live!
State: Tennessee

With a manic, Silly Putty voice, astonishing mouth noises, heart-filled stories, and arguably the greatest whistle in the world, Andy Offutt Irwin is equal parts mischievous schoolboy and the Marx Brothers, peppered with a touch of the Southern balladeer. He is particularly known for relating the adventures of his eighty-five year-old Aunt Marguerite Van Camp, MD.
Irwin has recorded multiple award-winning CDs, and is the recipient of the NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence award.

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

International Storytelling Center
110 West Main Street
Jonesborough, TN 37659

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

Jul 2nd, 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

Jul 5th, 2014 (Sat)
  Stories on Asheville's Front Porch Kaleidoscope: Celebrating Diversity
State: North Carolina

Kick Off- June 26 Bobby Norfolk three time Emmy Award Winner Multicultural Stories to promote understanding and a unified community
July 5- Latino Day- in memory of activist Russell Boston Hilliard, Sr. Sarah Nunez and Victor Paladino, Althea Gonzalez, Carolina Silicia, Sandra Garcia
July 12-Tim Lowry and Shanita Jackson- Southern Stories
July 19- Community Day- Howard Hanger of Jubilee, Emoke B'Racz of Malaprops, Rzeza of Rezaz Mediterranean Restaurant, Hector Diaz of Salsa and Modesto Restaurants
July 26- Story in Hula and word- Asheville Storytelling Circle

10:30 AM- 11:45
Admission Free, Rain or Shine

Pack Place- Two South Pack Square on Biltmore Avenue. Enter under the Diana Wortham marquee.
Asheville, North Carolina
828-450-5462
sarahlarso@gmail.com (Asheville Storytelling Circle event)
www.packplace.org

Jul 6th, 2014 (Sun) -- Jul 11th, 2014 (Fri)
  Storytelling Class • The Storyteller’s Compass (Sun-Fri) • David Novak
State: South Carolina

The Storytellers' Compass uses conversation to create a mosaic of stories and ideas. Beginning with personal reminiscences, students "play" hexagonal cards representing the stories they share. As the conversation evolves, the cards form a unique pattern of stories which are discussed for their relationships and inherent values. Story constellations are created using the initial cards and adding stories from world cultures. Gain a deeper understanding of your own living body of text and a method for organizing a thematically integrated composition. All levels welcome.

Admission: $532
John C. Campbell Folk School
1 Folk School Rd. Brasstown NC 28902
828-837-2775
marketing@folkschool.org
www.folkschool.org

Jul 7th, 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

Jul 8th, 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

Jul 8th, 2014 (Tue)
  The Story Space featuring Jim LaChapelle
State: Massachusetts

Travel to Medieval times and magical kingdoms with unusually entertaining and endearing raconteur, Jim LaChapelle. Plus, inspired by Kevin Brooks, a first-ever personal tale of Funeral Day mayhem called “Follow That Bobcat”!

The Story Space is the World's longest-running and only weekly Storytelling Venue!
Every Tuesday Night at 7:00pm -- Open telling (8-minute time limit) followed by a Feature. Long-time tellers, and those new to storytelling alike, will find this ideal place to sharpen their skills and try out new material before an audience that truly listens.

$5.00 requested donation.

7:00 - 9:30pm 
Free (Donations gratefully accepted).

The Out of the Blue Gallery, 106 Prospect St., Cambridge, MA
info@storyspace.org
http://www.storyspace.org

Jul 8th, 2014 (Tue) -- Jul 12th, 2014 (Sat)
  Ed Stivender as Teller-in-Residence at Storytelling Live!
State: Tennessee

Since first appearing at the National Storytelling Festival in 1980, Ed Stivender has toured the world presenting his one-man shows in Austria, Ireland, New Zealand, Indonesia, and in festivals across the U.S. Best known for his witty improvisations and original interpretations of classic material, he engages his audience in a participatory dance of wisdom, whimsy and surprise.
The author of two books of coming-of-age stories, his writing has appeared inReader’s Digest, Catholic Digest, and Chicken Soup for the Romantic Soul. Stivender, an NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence award recipient, is also an award-winning Philadelphia Mummer.
“The Robin Williams of Storytelling.” —Miami Herald

2:00 pm Tuesday - Staurday
Admission $12 adults $11 seniors and adults

International Storytelling Center
110 West Main Street
Jonesborough, TN 37659

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

Jul 9th, 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

Jul 10th, 2014 (Thu)
  Evening Storytelling Concert with Ed Stivender
State: Tennessee

Once Upon a Planet
Accompanying himself on banjo and harmonica, Ed tells stories from diverse cultures around the world.

7:30 pm
Admission $15.00

International Storytelling Center
110 West Main Street
Jonesborough, TN 37659

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

Jul 12th, 2014 (Sat)
  Second Saturday Storytelling
State: Ohio


Date(s) of Event   
July 12, 2014
Title of Event   

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Featured program and story swap. Featured: The Hassanali Family Storytellers share stories of Birbal, an advisor to the court of Akbar in ancient Persia. Like Aesop, Nesruddin Hodja, and Johnny Appleseed, Birbal was a real person who affected the lives of others through his wise and clever words. After refreshments, share a tale during the story swap.

7:30 - 9 p.m.
Admission  Free -- donations welcome

Look About Lodge, Miles Road, one mile east of SOM Center Road in Bentleyville, Ohio, in the South Chagrin Reservation of Cleveland Metroparks. (Maps available at clevelandmetroparks.com)

440-476-6646
janellereardon@icloud.com
clevelandmetroparks.com

Jul 12th, 2014 (Sat)
  Stories on Asheville's Front Porch Kaleidoscope: Celebrating Diversity
State: North Carolina

Kick Off- June 26 Bobby Norfolk three time Emmy Award Winner Multicultural Stories to promote understanding and a unified community
July 5- Latino Day- in memory of activist Russell Boston Hilliard, Sr. Sarah Nunez and Victor Paladino, Althea Gonzalez, Carolina Silicia, Sandra Garcia
July 12-Tim Lowry and Shanita Jackson- Southern Stories
July 19- Community Day- Howard Hanger of Jubilee, Emoke B'Racz of Malaprops, Rzeza of Rezaz Mediterranean Restaurant, Hector Diaz of Salsa and Modesto Restaurants
July 26- Story in Hula and word- Asheville Storytelling Circle

10:30 AM- 11:45
Admission Free, Rain or Shine

Pack Place- Two South Pack Square on Biltmore Avenue. Enter under the Diana Wortham marquee.
Asheville, North Carolina
828-450-5462
sarahlarso@gmail.com (Asheville Storytelling Circle event)
www.packplace.org

Jul 13th, 2014 (Sun) -- Jul 19th, 2014 (Sat)
  Storytelling Class • Folktales & Fables: Rewritten and Renewed! (Intergenrational) • Faye Wooden
State: South Carolina

Have fun using fables and folktales to write and tell your family stories. Imagine crafting your own family stories using fable and folktale characters - some well known, and some that you'll discover in class. As a family group, put your heads together and write a story as a gift for the rest of your family, and also gain storytelling tips and techniques to entertain them with the tale at your next gathering. Everyone is welcome - no experience necessary! PLEASE NOTE: This class is for 12-17 year olds to attend with a parent, grandparent, or guardian -- 1 youth per 1 adult. IF VIEWING THIS CLASS ONLINE, we ask that you call the office to register at 1-800-365-5724 (Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. EST.) Youths will receive a $100 discount on tuition.

Admission: $594
John C. Campbell Folk School
1 Folk School Rd. Brasstown NC 28902
www.folkschool.org
828-837-2775
marketing@folkschool.org

Jul 15th, 2014 (Tue) -- Jul 19th, 2014 (Sat)
  Izzi Tooinsky as Teller-in-Residence at Storytelling Live!
State: Tennessee

From the Australian outback to the inner cities of America, Izzi Tooinsky has traveled the world for over 30 years, collecting innumerable legendary tales. Dynamic, charming and hilarious, he masterfully enhances each international tale with his creative integration of the art of juggling.
His performances include the San Juan Capistrano Storytelling Festival, the Warana Festival in Australia, and the Gisborn Folk Festival in New Zealand.
“Izzi proved to be probably the most popular international solo artist in our history, drawing enormous crowds wherever he appeared.” – Warana Festival, Brisbane, Australia

2:00 Tuesday - Saturday
Admission $12 adults $11 seniors and students

International Storytelling Center
110 West Main Street
Jonesborough, TN 37659

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

Jul 16th, 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

Jul 18th, 2014 (Fri) -- Jul 19th, 2014 (Sat)
  PowellsWood Garden Storytelling Festival
State: Washington

Telling in a jewel-like garden. Four tents simultaneous tellings.
Donald Davis, Diane Ferlatte, Angela Lloyd, Barbara McBride-Smith, Ed Stivender.
Workshops Friday with Diane Ferlatte and Ed Stivender, plus Tea with the Tellers.

9-5 Friday; 10-5 Saturday
Admission Saturday Adults $15; Friday workshops:Ferlatte $60; Stivender $55

430 South Dash Point Road, Federal WAY, Washington   
253-529-1620
powellswood@gmail.com; mrm@margaretreadmacdonald.com
www.powellswood.org/festival

Jul 19th, 2014 (Sat)
  Stories on Asheville's Front Porch Kaleidoscope: Celebrating Diversity
State: North Carolina

Kick Off- June 26 Bobby Norfolk three time Emmy Award Winner Multicultural Stories to promote understanding and a unified community
July 5- Latino Day- in memory of activist Russell Boston Hilliard, Sr. Sarah Nunez and Victor Paladino, Althea Gonzalez, Carolina Silicia, Sandra Garcia
July 12-Tim Lowry and Shanita Jackson- Southern Stories
July 19- Community Day- Howard Hanger of Jubilee, Emoke B'Racz of Malaprops, Rzeza of Rezaz Mediterranean Restaurant, Hector Diaz of Salsa and Modesto Restaurants
July 26- Story in Hula and word- Asheville Storytelling Circle

10:30 AM- 11:45
Admission Free, Rain or Shine

Pack Place- Two South Pack Square on Biltmore Avenue. Enter under the Diana Wortham marquee.
Asheville, North Carolina
828-450-5462
sarahlarso@gmail.com (Asheville Storytelling Circle event)
www.packplace.org

Jul 19th, 2014 (Sat)
  Children's Storytelling Concert with Izzi Tooinsky
State: Tennessee

Join in the adventure, fun and juggling with Izzi Tooinsky, the Wild Man!

10:30 am
Admission  $5.00

International Storytelling Center
110 West Main Street
Jonesborough, TN 37659

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

Jul 19th, 2014 (Sat) -- Jul 21st, 2014 (Mon)
  "Fear Itself" at Kansas City Fringe Festival
State: Kansas

Mike Speller escorts you into the shadows of four classic horror stories during this one-hour show. You should only suffer the classic horror effects--goosebumps, adrenalin rush, and the need to change your underwear.

July 19 @ 9:30 p.m.; 7/20 @ 3:00p.m.; 7/21@9:30 p.m.; 7/24 @ 8:00 p.m.; 7/26 @ 4:30 p.m.
Admission $10 + $5 Fringe button

Westport Coffee House, 4010 Pennsylvania
Kansas City, MO

815-727-2529
nicknameproductions@earthlink.net
www.kcfringe.org

Jul 22nd, 2014 (Tue) -- Jul 26th, 2014 (Sat)
  David Holt as Teller-in-Residence at Storytelling Live!
State: Tennessee

Four-time Grammy award winner David Holt is a musician, storyteller, historian, television host and entertainer dedicated to performing and preserving traditional American music and stories.
Holt plays ten acoustic instruments, including banjo, slide guitar, harmonica, bones, spoons and jaw harp, has released numerous recordings of traditional mountain music and southern folktales, and is well known for his work in multiple television and radio series. He was a musician in the filmO Brother, Where Art Thou? The U.S. State Department has sponsored Holt’s performances as a musical ambassador to such diverse lands as Nepal, Thailand, South America and Africa. Holt is an NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence award recipient.

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

International Storytelling Center
110 West Main Street
Jonesborough, TN 37659

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

Jul 23rd, 2014 (Wed)
  YES & SHE Pre-Conference
State: Arizona

Changing the World One Story at a Time: The always robust YES! pre-conference day presents a variety of interactive workshops and activities for ADULTS and YOUTH. Featuring Margaret Read MacDonald, Jennifer & Nathaniel Whitman, and many more.

Time(s)  all day
Admission  varies

Hilton Phoenix/Mesa, 1011 West Holmes Ave, Mesa, AZ 85210; Phone: 1-480-833-5555
800-525-4514, ext. 303
stenson.stories@gmail.com
http://www.storynet.org/conference/sig-preconference.html

Jul 23rd, 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

Jul 24th, 2014 (Thu) -- Jul 27th, 2014 (Sun)
  National Storytelling Conference - Fire & Light
State: Arizona

Keynotes, workshops, fringes, swaps, concerts, showcases, etc. Join us in the Valley of the Sun at the 2014 National Storytelling Conference for education and inspiration through the Fire & Light of story.

Time(s)  vary
Admission  varies

Hilton Phoenix/Mesa, 1011 West Holmes Ave, Mesa, AZ 85210
1-800-525-4514, ext. 303
karin@storynet.org
www.storynet.org/conference

Jul 24th, 2014 (Thu)
  "Fear Itself" at Kansas City Fringe Festival
State: Kansas

Mike Speller escorts you into the shadows of four classic horror stories during this one-hour show. You should only suffer the classic horror effects--goosebumps, adrenalin rush, and the need to change your underwear.

July 19 @ 9:30 p.m.; 7/20 @ 3:00p.m.; 7/21@9:30 p.m.; 7/24 @ 8:00 p.m.; 7/26 @ 4:30 p.m.
Admission $10 + $5 Fringe button

Westport Coffee House, 4010 Pennsylvania
Kansas City, MO

815-727-2529
nicknameproductions@earthlink.net
www.kcfringe.org

Jul 25th, 2014 (Fri) -- Jul 27th, 2014 (Sun)
  Summer 2014 Nashville Writing and Performance Retreat with Minton Sparks
State: Tennessee

Come join our three-day writing and performing workshop July 25-27, in Nashville, Tennessee.
Each day we will address a different topic:
-Friday evening we discover the people and place you come from and how that place impacts the art of writing.
-Saturday we will look at all the various languages we speak and how to use that potent tool in our writing. Saturday night one of Nashville’s premier songwriters will perform for the group.
-Sunday morning yoga will be offered before we begin to perform our work in a very nurturing environment.

The retreat takes places at the beautiful Scarritt Bennett campus in the middle of Nashville.

Minton Sparks is an internationally known spoken word artist, novelist, storyteller, and performance artist. She has performed as part of the American Songbook Series at Lincoln Center (NYC) and at the Jonesborough National Storytelling Festival. She has been featured on NPR's All Things Considered and BBC's Bob Harris Show, and shared the stage with Punch Brothers, Rosanne Cash, Ben Folds, and John Prine, to name a few.

Sign up at www.mintonsparks.com/workshop by Wednesday, June 25th. Email Maddison at maddison.sinclaire@gmail.com with any questions or if you would like more information.

Scarritt Bennett Center
1008 19th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37212

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

Jul 26th, 2014 (Sat)
  Stories on Asheville's Front Porch Kaleidoscope: Celebrating Diversity
State: North Carolina

Kick Off- June 26 Bobby Norfolk three time Emmy Award Winner Multicultural Stories to promote understanding and a unified community
July 5- Latino Day- in memory of activist Russell Boston Hilliard, Sr. Sarah Nunez and Victor Paladino, Althea Gonzalez, Carolina Silicia, Sandra Garcia
July 12-Tim Lowry and Shanita Jackson- Southern Stories
July 19- Community Day- Howard Hanger of Jubilee, Emoke B'Racz of Malaprops, Rzeza of Rezaz Mediterranean Restaurant, Hector Diaz of Salsa and Modesto Restaurants
July 26- Story in Hula and word- Asheville Storytelling Circle

10:30 AM- 11:45
Admission Free, Rain or Shine

Pack Place- Two South Pack Square on Biltmore Avenue. Enter under the Diana Wortham marquee.
Asheville, North Carolina
828-450-5462
sarahlarso@gmail.com (Asheville Storytelling Circle event)
www.packplace.org

Jul 26th, 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

Jul 26th, 2014 (Sat)
  "Fear Itself" at Kansas City Fringe Festival
State: Kansas

Mike Speller escorts you into the shadows of four classic horror stories during this one-hour show. You should only suffer the classic horror effects--goosebumps, adrenalin rush, and the need to change your underwear.

July 19 @ 9:30 p.m.; 7/20 @ 3:00p.m.; 7/21@9:30 p.m.; 7/24 @ 8:00 p.m.; 7/26 @ 4:30 p.m.
Admission $10 + $5 Fringe button

Westport Coffee House, 4010 Pennsylvania
Kansas City, MO

815-727-2529
nicknameproductions@earthlink.net
www.kcfringe.org

Jul 29th, 2014 (Tue) -- Aug 2nd, 2014 (Sat)
  Corinne Stavish as Teller-in-Residence at Storytelling Live!
State: Tennessee

Acclaimed as “mesmerizing … capturing the hearts and minds of audiences,” Corinne Stavish specializes in personal narratives and biblical interpretative tales that are warm and witty, powerful and poignant, and enhanced by a varied performing style. A provocative workshop presenter, she has been a keynote speaker at the National Storytelling Conference; was a Detroit Jewish Woman Artist of the Year; has 4 award-winning CDs; and contributed to Chicken Soup for the Jewish Soul and The Storyteller’s Companion to the Bible.
Stavish is a professor in humanities at Lawrence Technological University and sits on the board of governors of the International Storytelling Center.

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

International Storytelling Center
110 West Main Street
Jonesborough, TN 37659

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

Jul 30th, 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