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  Speak Up Spoken Word Open Mike Hosted by Storyteller Tony Toledo
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  Storytelling at Scandinavia House
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  Rabbit Box Community Storytelling
  Spontaneous Combustion Storytelling: Tom & Sandy Farley
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  Speak Up Spoken Word Open Mike Hosted by Storyteller Tony Toledo
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  Storytelling at the Provincetown Playhouse, NYC
  Adi, Song of Agan: Epic Love Story from Borneo
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  Stories for the Moons of Long Nights
  Legends of the Celtic Harp told by Patrick Ball, Lisa Lynne and Aryeh Frankfurter
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  Speak Up Spoken Word Open Mike Hosted by Storyteller Tony Toledo
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  Golden Story Circle
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  Come Burn Through Your Story - Writing and Performance Retreat with Minton Sparks
  The Creativity Workshop in New York
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  Come Burn Through Your Story - Writing and Performance Retreat with Minton Sparks
  The Creativity Workshop in New York
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  Come Burn Through Your Story - Writing and Performance Retreat with Minton Sparks
  The Creativity Workshop in New York
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  The Creativity Workshop in New York
  19th Annual WSU Storytelling Festival
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  19th Annual WSU Storytelling Festival
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  19th Annual WSU Storytelling Festival
  Speak Up Spoken Word Open Mike Hosted by Storyteller Tony Toledo
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  The 7th Annual Celebration of Story: through Spoken Word and Music
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Feb 4th, 2015 (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

Feb 7th, 2015 (Sat)
  Storytelling at Scandinavia House
State: New York

Lu Ann Adams and Navida Stein tell The Three Billy Goats Gruff" & other Nimble Nordic Tales. Join these two terrific teller as they spin yarns of terrible trolls, a feisty fox and a bullying bear, the Norwegian Cinderella, Katie Woodencloak & an Emperor who may or may not be wearing new clothes.

11:00 AM
Admission  Free

Scandinavia House; 58 Park Avenue (near 38th St) NYC, NY
212.779.3587
regina@reginaress.com
scandinaviahouse.org

Feb 10th, 2015 (Tue)
  Rabbit Box Community Storytelling
State: Georgia

Join us for an evening of eight minute long true-to-life stories for adults told by local amateur storytellers, relating to the theme of the month. Contact us if you're interested in telling a story yourself!

7:00pm
Admission  $7.00

The Foundry (formerly The Melting Point) 295 East Dougherty Street, Athens, GA 30601
(706)410-0142
rabbitboxstories@gmail.com
www.rabbitbox.org

Feb 10th, 2015 (Tue)
  Spontaneous Combustion Storytelling: Tom & Sandy Farley
State: California

Tandem storytellers Tom & Sandy Farley will share tales with a French theme in their unique style, as part of the Livermore Public Library’s month of events celebrating “Livermore Reads Together.” Tom & Sandy Farley’s storytelling performances will be free & open to all, and suitable for a family audience.

4:00 p.m. (Civic Center); 6:00 p.m. (Springtown)
Admission  FREE

4:00 p.m.: Livermore Public Library, Civic Center, 1188 South Livermore Avenue, Livermore, California
6:00 p.m.: Livermore Public Library, Springtown, 998 Bluebell Drive, Livermore, California

925-373-5504
jnweaver@livermore.lib.ca.us
livermorelibrary.net

Feb 11th, 2015 (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

Feb 13th, 2015 (Fri)
  Storytelling at the Provincetown Playhouse, NYC
State: New York

Astounding adventures in exotic lands and extraordinary deeds by Heroines and Heroes, Demi-Gods and Goddesses: our Winter-Spring season brings ancient epics, some of the world’s oldest and best stories.
February 13, Regina Ress tells Adi, Song of Agan, an ancient epic from the rainforest of Borneo.
“Who is that person coming down the river? He is all one can desire! How white and shiny and big are the tiger teeth he wears in his ears!” For an unusual Valentine’s treat, Regina Ress tells the adventures of Agan Tadun Ngagtang Balang, epic hero from the Kelabit people of Borneo, as he ventures forth to seek a wife. We meet two pairs of lovers and a scheming comic witch who wants our hero. She doesn’t get him! www.reginaress.com

8:00 PM
Admission Free

The Provincetown Playhouse
133 MacDougal Street (near Washington Square in Greenwich Village)
New York, NY

212-260-3674
regina@reginaress.com
http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/music/edtheatre/programs/storytelling

Feb 13th, 2015 (Fri)
  Adi, Song of Agan: Epic Love Story from Borneo
State: New York

Who is that person coming down the river? He is all one can desire!
How white and shiny and big are the tiger teeth he wears in his ears!”
For an unusual Valentine’s treat, Regina Ress invites us to join epic hero Agan Tadun Ngagtang Balang who is called forth by a flying silver message stick to seek a wife. As we adventure with him through the rainforest, over mountains and down the river, we meet the magical Ngae Bird, two pairs of lovers and a scheming comic witch who lusts after our hero and wants him for herself. She doesn’t get him!

Regina Ress leads us into the world of the Dayak tribes of Borneo as she tells Adi Song of Agan, an extraordinary example of oral literature, one of the few pieces from the indigenous peoples of Borneo to be collected and translated into English. Agan, was collected in 1972 by American Carol Rubenstein when the “singer” of this old story came to chant it for two nights in the longhouse…and into Rubenstein’s tape recorder. Because of the disruption of the traditional life of this culture due to the massive logging of the forest along with a ban on singing imposed from outside religious authorities, it is unlikely that this piece, or much of the other oral literature of the region, is being learned and “sung” in Sarawak. As far as is known, Agan is no longer told in Borneo.

8:00 PM
Admission Free

The Provincetown Playhouse
133 MacDougal Street
New York City, NY

212-998-5867
regina@reginaress.com
http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/music/edtheatre/programs/storytelling

Feb 15th, 2015 (Sun)
  Stories for the Moons of Long Nights
State: New York

If you're one of those people who lingers in your car long after reaching a destination just to hear the end of Garrison Keillor's "The News from Lake Wobegon" or Ira Glass on "This American Life," then Story Sundays may be for you. Story Sundays is a long running storytelling dinner series for adults. Over 7,300 people have enjoyed our special banquets which combine splendid stories with fabulous food.

A program of traditional winter time tales and Native American music featuring drum, flute and vocals offered by Abenaki father & son storytellers Joseph and Jesse Bruchac.

Entrée Choices:
Chicken Parmesan; Baked Scrod; or Eggplant Parmesan.

5-8 pm
Admission $35 (includes entertainment, a three-course meal, coffee/tea, tax and tip)

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

Feb 15th, 2015 (Sun)
  Legends of the Celtic Harp told by Patrick Ball, Lisa Lynne and Aryeh Frankfurter
State: Indiana

Three of the premier Celtic harpers in the world take you on a joyous, dramatic, musical, and storytelling journey deep into the legends, magic, and fabled history of the Celtic harp. Patrick's stories are accompanied by Lisa Lynne and Aryeh Frankfurter playing the Irish bouzouki, mandolin, Swedisnyckelharpe, cittern and of course the Celtic harp.

7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
$20/Advanced, $25/Door, $15 students with high school or college ID

Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center
450 W. Ohio St
Indianapolis, IN 46202

317-576-9848
Ellen@storytellingarts.org
http://www.storytellingarts.org/99.html

Feb 18th, 2015 (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

Feb 19th, 2015 (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

Feb 20th, 2015 (Fri) -- Feb 22nd, 2015 (Sun)
  Come Burn Through Your Story - Writing and Performance Retreat with Minton Sparks
State: Tennessee

Minton Sparks’ Nashville Writing and Performance Institute is celebrating our 3rd year. We are responding to requests to extend our one-day workshop. Come join our three-day writing and performing workshop February 20-22, 2015, 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.

No writing or performance experience necessary. Space is limited. Please register at www.mintonsparks.com/workshop by Friday, February 13th, so we can get a final count of participants.

appx. 6 p.m. Friday, February 20 - appx. 1 p.m. Sunday, February 22
Admission $500

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

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

Feb 20th, 2015 (Fri) -- Feb 23rd, 2015 (Mon)
  The Creativity Workshop in New York
State: New York

The Creativity Workshop teaches individuals in all disciplines ways to develop their unique creativity  and use it in their lives and work. The Creativity Workshop achieves this through a specially designed series of techniques  in creative writing, memoir, free-form drawing, collage, and storytelling. The Workshop helps its participants to: tap into their innate creativity,  get over creative blocks,  use memories to spark the imagination, and develop a daily practice to accomplish these goals. 4 and 5 day classes (taught in English).

10 AM to 1 PM
Adelante Studios, New York, NY
+1.212.203.3252
admin@creativityworkshops.com
http://www.creativityworkshop.com/newyork.html

Feb 23rd, 2015 (Mon) -- Feb 25th, 2015 (Wed)
  19th Annual WSU Storytelling Festival
State: Washington

Three days of events in the Ogden, Utah area featuring five national storytellers (Kim & Reggie Harris, Syd Lieberman, Pippa White, and Lyn Ford), 35 regional storytellers , and 74 youth storytellers chosen from four local school districts. This event is sponsored by the Teacher Education Department at Weber State University. Please see our festival website for more details.

Admission  Free
Multiple locations in the Ogden, Utah area

801-626-7222
vincentbates@weber.edu
http://community.weber.edu/storytelling/

Feb 25th, 2015 (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

Feb 27th, 2015 (Fri)
  The 7th Annual Celebration of Story: through Spoken Word and Music
State: South Carolina

Clemson Area StoryTellers (CAST) and The Arts Center present the 7th Annual Celebration of Story: through Spoken Word and Music, February 27, 2015, The Arts Center, 212 Butler St., Clemson, SC. Tales to Tickle your Funny Bone and Warm Your Heart begin at 7:00 p.m., featuring storytellers Wendel Craker, Mary Anne Huggins, Judy Seeley, and Jennifer Simmons. Celtic music performed by Emerald Road (emeraldroadmusic.com). This family friendly event is FREE (donations accepted). Please bring a canned food item to benefit Clemson Community Care. Directions: explorearts.org.

7:00 p.m.   
FREE (donations accepted)

The Arts Center, 212 Butler St., Clemson, SC
(864) 855-6396
clemsonareastorytellers@yahoo.com
http://explorearts.org