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  The Creativity Workshop in Florence, Spring
  THE GOLDEN THREAD: Finding Meaning in Traditional Tales
  Speak Up Spoken Word Open Mike Hosted by Storyteller Tony Toledo
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  Authentic Storytelling
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  Speak Up Spoken Word Open Mike Hosted by Storyteller Tony Toledo
  THE GOLDEN THREAD: Finding Meaning in Traditional Tales
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  extempo
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  Chesapeake Storytelling Festival - Sneak Preview
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  Storytelling at Scandinavia House
  Stories to call You Home told by Donald Davis
  Do Tell! Stories Under the Bell Tower, Storytelling Festival
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  What Most Children Need is a Good Listening To told by Donald Davis
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  Speak Up Spoken Word Open Mike Hosted by Storyteller Tony Toledo
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  Stone Soup Storytelling Festival
  Golden Story Circle
  Stone Soup Storytelling Festival
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  Stone Soup Storytelling Festival
  Stone Soup Storytelling Festival
  Tapestry of Tales: Tulsa's Storytelling Festival
  Sounds of the Mountains
  The Creativity Workshop in New York
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  Stone Soup Storytelling Festival
  Stone Soup Storytelling Festival
  Sounds of the Mountains
  The Creativity Workshop in New York
  Appalachian Roots Tribute
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  Stone Soup Storytelling Festival
  Stone Soup Storytelling Festival
  The Creativity Workshop in New York
  Common Ground Story Slam
  Storytelling at the Provincetown Playhouse: Gilgamesh
  Gilgamesh
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  The Creativity Workshop in New York
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  Speak Up Spoken Word Open Mike Hosted by Storyteller Tony Toledo
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  CT Storytelling Festival
  Bay Area Storytelling Festival
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  CT Storytelling Festival
  Bay Area Storytelling Festival
  "Come Burn Through Your Story" Writing Performance Institute with Minton Sparks
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  Bay Area Storytelling Festival
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  Speak Up Spoken Word Open Mike Hosted by Storyteller Tony Toledo
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Mar 26th, 2015 (Thu) -- Apr 1st, 2015 (Wed)
  The Creativity Workshop in Florence, Spring

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).

9 AM to 12.30 PM
Hotel Montebello, Florence, Italy
+1.212.203.3252
admin@creativityworkshops.com
http://www.creativityworkshop.com/florence-spring.html

Apr 1st, 2015 (Wed)
  THE GOLDEN THREAD: Finding Meaning in Traditional Tales
State: Massachusetts

Deepen your exploration of story with this five-session intensive.

Explore the roots of meaning in a fairytale and folktale of your choice using a rich variety of methods. Each week vocal, physical and image based exercises will lead workshop participants deeper into the heart of the tale - showing us ways we can unlock its meaning for ourselves and our audiences whether on stage, in the classroom or around the kitchen table. Workshop is limited to six participants. Open to all levels of experience.

This is a five-week intensive session. We will meet Wednesday evenings from 7:00-9:00 pm March 11th, March 18th, March 25th, April 1st, and April 8th. Tickets are for the entire series.

DIANE EDGECOMB - LIVINGMYTH.COM is the recipient of four national storytelling awards including the first ORACLE award for Storytelling Excellence in the Northeast, Diane has been a professional teller and workshop leader for over twenty years. Her unique approach to teaching, which combines her early theatre training with innovative techniques, has made Diane one of the most sought after workshop leaders in the country. She's been featured on NPR, at the International Storytelling Center, and the National Storytelling Festival.

7:00 to 9:00 pm
$150, Early Bird discount: $125 before March 1st

Dancing Tree Story Workshop #210 at Gorse Mill Studios
31 Thorpe Road
Needham, MA 02494

617-522-4335
dedge@livingmyth.com
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-golden-thread-finding-meaning-in-traditional-tales-tickets-15761113916

Apr 1st, 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

Apr 4th, 2015 (Sat)
  Authentic Storytelling
State: Tennessee

Come celebrate that spoken word! Authentic Storytelling is the second Tuesday of each month at the Authentic Coffee Company in Goodlettsville, Tennessee. Come out and tell tale, or just listen.
The evening begins with a few procured stories. The floor opens to the audience to share their stories. The only requirments are your story must be true, it must be clean, and it must contain a beginning, middle, and end with the end as close to the beginning as possible.

7:00
Admission  free

1650 Highway 31W
Goodlettsville, TN 37072

615-419-3551
charlie@charliemccoin.com
www.charliemccoin.com

Apr 8th, 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

Apr 8th, 2015 (Wed)
  THE GOLDEN THREAD: Finding Meaning in Traditional Tales
State: Massachusetts

Deepen your exploration of story with this five-session intensive.

Explore the roots of meaning in a fairytale and folktale of your choice using a rich variety of methods. Each week vocal, physical and image based exercises will lead workshop participants deeper into the heart of the tale - showing us ways we can unlock its meaning for ourselves and our audiences whether on stage, in the classroom or around the kitchen table. Workshop is limited to six participants. Open to all levels of experience.

This is a five-week intensive session. We will meet Wednesday evenings from 7:00-9:00 pm March 11th, March 18th, March 25th, April 1st, and April 8th. Tickets are for the entire series.

DIANE EDGECOMB - LIVINGMYTH.COM is the recipient of four national storytelling awards including the first ORACLE award for Storytelling Excellence in the Northeast, Diane has been a professional teller and workshop leader for over twenty years. Her unique approach to teaching, which combines her early theatre training with innovative techniques, has made Diane one of the most sought after workshop leaders in the country. She's been featured on NPR, at the International Storytelling Center, and the National Storytelling Festival.

7:00 to 9:00 pm
$150, Early Bird discount: $125 before March 1st

Dancing Tree Story Workshop #210 at Gorse Mill Studios
31 Thorpe Road
Needham, MA 02494

617-522-4335
dedge@livingmyth.com
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-golden-thread-finding-meaning-in-traditional-tales-tickets-15761113916

Apr 9th, 2015 (Thu)
  extempo
State: Vermont

Vermont's most popular live storytelling series is now in its sixth year! At each event, local raconteurs get on stage and regale the audience with their short-format, first-person, true stories delivered without notes or reading. extempo travels from community to community and takes place in a variety of venues: from bars, to bookstores, to barns! Often half the participants are veteran storytellers, and half are newcomers trying it for the first or second time. Sign up in advance, practice in advance, & come tell your story!

8:00pm
Admission $5

Bridgeside Books
29 Stowe St
Waterbury, VT

802-244-1441
storytelling@extempovt.com
www.extempovt.com

Apr 10th, 2015 (Fri)
  Chesapeake Storytelling Festival - Sneak Preview
State: Maryland

We are pleased to partner with Chesapeake College to bring the power of storytelling to Maryland's Eastern Shore. We welcome nationally acclaimed storytellers Tim Lowry and Geraldine Buckley as they give us a taste of the fun to come at the 3 day Festival planned for April 2016!

Tim has that engaging humor and southern charm that draws you into the story. He tells stories of the People, by the People, and for the People. He mixes stories of American History and Folklore with tales of growing up Baptist, teaching English to Russian immigrants, exciting road trips to Disney World, baseball, hotdogs, apple pie, and Chevrolet! According to storyteller “Paw Paw” Pinkerton, “Tim Lowry is a storyteller par excellence. Within seconds of starting his first story, he has the audience in his hand. He paints people and places with a clarity seldom seen or heard anymore. I was both amazed…and delighted!”

Maryland's own, Geraldine believes that good stories are a living gift. They bypass the head and lodge in the heart. She will provide an evening of mesmerizing stories and that are sure to sweep you away.

Proceeds benefit the 2016 Inaugural Chesapeake Storytelling Festival that will be held April 29- May 1, 2016.

7-9 pm
Admission  $45.00

Todd Performing Arts Center, Chesapeake College Route 50, Wye Mills, MD
410-758-2520
info@queenannescountyarts.com
www.queenannescountyarts.com

Apr 11th, 2015 (Sat)
  Storytelling at Scandinavia House
State: New York

Melissa Heckler and Therese Folks Plaire tell The Sea Nymph and other Water Tales.
For April, an hour of water stories from Sweden and other Scandinavian countries. From the rivers to the seas, there is magic in the Earth’s waters. Come join Melissa and Therese and experience this magic.

11:00 AM
Admission  Free

Scandinavia House
58 Park Avenue (near 38th Street)
New York, NY

212.779.3587
regina@reginaress.com
scandinaviahouse.org

Apr 11th, 2015 (Sat)
  Stories to call You Home told by Donald Davis
State: Indiana

Back by popular demand, Donald Davis takes us on a journey through his rural North Carolina mountain community, meeting friends, neighbors and family members along the way. He invites each listener to come along, to pull deep inside for one's own stories, to personally share and co-create the common experiences that celebrate the creative spirit. This performance is the annual benefit for Storytelling Arts of Indiana, Talk of the Town.

7:30 - 10 p.m.
$30/Advanced, $35/Door

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

317-576-9848
Ellen@storytellingarts.org
http://www.storytellingarts.org/111.html

Apr 11th, 2015 (Sat)
  Do Tell! Stories Under the Bell Tower, Storytelling Festival
State: Georgia

Storytelling is one of the most diverse and wonderful art forms that has existed since human life began. This about it… all of us tell stories: the stories of your day, the story of your life, workplace gossip, tragedies on the news. Stories are everywhere… and everywhere connecting people!
Join us for a day with nationally-known storytellers who will make you laugh, cry, and cheer as they tell hand-crafted stories about life, mystery, history, and legends.

10:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Admission Varies by event

Madison Morgan Cultural Center
434 S Main Street
Madison, GA 30650

706-342-4743
rarmistead@mmcc-arts.org
www.mmcc-arts.org

Apr 12th, 2015 (Sun)
  What Most Children Need is a Good Listening To told by Donald Davis
State: Indiana

Donald shares stories handed down to him by his grandmother in the mountains of North Carolina. Lucky listeners might also hear about his personal adventures through childhood with his brother, cousins, and colorful family members and neighbors. Donald Davis is a prolific recording artist and author and has published several books for children including "The Pig Who Went Home on Sunday" and "Jack and the Animals."

2 - 3 p.m.
Admission   
$5 for children ages 5 - 12, $10 for adults

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

317-576-9848
Ellen@storytellingarts.org
http://www.storytellingarts.org/102.html

Apr 15th, 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

Apr 16th, 2015 (Thu) -- Apr 19th, 2015 (Sun)
  Stone Soup Storytelling Festival
State: South Carolina

Come have a taste of our 2015 Recipe for Stone Soup!
The Official Storytelling Festival of South Carolina
Thursday evening, April 16, kick it off with the Soup'n'Story Gala- supper and stories.
Friday, April 17, Lunch ’n’ Laugh with Anthony Burcher and the Friday Night Special with Anthony Burcher and Diane Macklin. Top the evening off with Ghost Stories a la Stone Soup with Leeny Del Seamonds, Denise Bennett, Lona Bartlett, Faye Fulton with emcee Linda Goodman.
Saturday, April 18,Workshops on Storytelling and SC Curriculum Standards (Lona Bartlett) and Beginning Storytelling (Diane Macklin). Children's Stories at the Woodruff Library with Leeny Del Seamonds and Denise Bennett. Energize yourself ! Run or walk in our “Tortoise and the Hare” 5K.
New Voices- an inaugural event- begins at 11am. My Tale- the amateur competition- starts at 1pm. Another inaugural event- our SC Tall Tales and Liars Competition begins at 2:30pm.
Saturday culminates with Tell It All- the Grand Finale- all of our tellers will take the stage, including our amateur winners.
After it's over, there will be Time Well Spent- an After Party- a time to relax with the tellers and new friends with refreshing beverages and conversation and maybe share a story or two.
Sunday, April 19,join us at the First Presbyterian in Woodruff for Sunday Morning Sacred Stories with Denise Bennett- a time to contemplate the world in which we live.
These are just the highlights- there’s even more…add some spice to your life!

Main Street, Woodruff, South Carolina

864-706-5532
stonesoupkp@aol.com
www.stonesoupsc.com

On Facebook: Stone Soup Storytelling Festival

Apr 16th, 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

Apr 16th, 2015 (Thu) -- Apr 19th, 2015 (Sun)
  Stone Soup Storytelling Festival
State: South Carolina

Come have a taste of our 2015 Recipe for Stone Soup!
The Official Storytelling Festival of South Carolina
Thursday evening-kick it off with the Soup'n'Story Gala- supper and stories.
Friday- Lunch ’n’ Laugh with Anthony Burcher and the Friday Night Special with Anthony Burcher and Diane Macklin. Top the evening off with Ghost Stories a la Stone Soup with Leeny Del Seamonds, Denise Bennett, Lona Bartlett, Faye Fulton with emcee Linda Goodman.
Saturday- Workshops on Common Core (Lona Bartlett) and Beginning Storytelling (Diane Macklin). Children's Stories at the Woodruff Library with Leeny Del Seamonds and Darion McCloud.
Energize yourself ! Run or walk in our “Tortoise and the Hare” 5K.
New Voices- an inaugural event- begins at 11am. My Tale- the amateur competition- starts at 1pm. Another inaugural event- our SC Tall Tales and Liars Competition begins at 2:30pm.
Saturday culminates with Tell It All- the Grand Finale- all of our tellers will take the stage, including our amateur winners.
After it's over, there will be Time Well Spent- an After Party- a time to relax with the tellers and new friends with refreshing beverages and conversation and maybe share a story or two.
Sunday- join us at the First Presbyterian in Woodruff for Sunday Morning Sacred Stories with Denise Bennett- a time to contemplate the world in which we live.
These are just the highlights- there’s even more……..   

On Facebook: Stone Soup Storytelling Festival
Please check with us for scheduling updates and more information.

See Event Schedule
Varied Fees. Family Friendly pricing.

Woodruff, South Carolina
864-706-5532
stonesoupkp@aol.com
www.stonesoupsc.com

Apr 17th, 2015 (Fri)
  Tapestry of Tales: Tulsa's Storytelling Festival
State: Oklahoma

The second annual Tulsa Storytelling Festival will be April 17-18, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. and will feature some of the best national tellers in America. Liz Weir, world renowned Irish storyteller, from Northern Ireland - Reggie and Kim Harris, musicians and storytellers - Motoko, a Japanese teller - and Kevin Kling, a playwright and storyteller - all will be here for two evening "olios" (storytelling performances). A Family Day Event will be held on April 18 at 2 p.m. All events will be held at Boston Avenue United Methodist church in their Jubilee Center.

7:30 pm both evenings and Saturday Family Event 2:00 pm
Admission $15 each or $25 for both nights. Saturday Family Event $5 per person or $20 per family. Special group prices available.

Boston Avenue United Methodist Church
Jubilee Center
1301 S Boston Ave.
Tulsa, OK 741119

918-699-0127
info@tulsastorytellingfestival.com
www.tulsastorytellingfestival.com

Apr 17th, 2015 (Fri) -- Apr 18th, 2015 (Sat)
  Sounds of the Mountains
State: Virginia

14th annual storytelling festival - featuring Donald David, Dolores Hydock, Baba Jamal Koram, and Patrick Ball. Enjoy a Campfire with the tellers Friday night and a story slam Saturday evening. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwest Virginia. The Jefferson National Forest adjoins Camp's 470 acres of forests, streams, open meadows, and hiking trails. Conveniently located 5 miles off I-81 at exit 156, 10 miles north of Roanoke. A beautiful spring setting for a storytelling festival.

Friday evening, starting at 7:00 pm. Saturday 9:45 am to 9:15 pm
Admission varies - see website. Group rates for 12 or more.

Camp Bethel, 328 Bethel Road, Fincastle VA 24090
540-992-2940
http://www.soundsofthemountains.org

Apr 17th, 2015 (Fri) -- Apr 20th, 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).

10.30 AM to 1.30 PM
Adelante Studios, New York, NY
+1.212.203.3252
admin@creativityworkshops.com
www.creativityworkshop.com

Apr 18th, 2015 (Sat)
  Appalachian Roots Tribute
State: Tennessee

Presented by the Jonesborough Storytellers Guild, the Appalachian Roots Tribute honors the roots of storytelling in Appalachia through Jack Tales, balladry, legends and family stories and more. Lunch features traditional Appalachian fare.

A full day beginning at 8:30AM, Luncheon - noon, concert at 7PM.
Admission  $35 includes workshop sessions, luncheon and concert; just the concert - $10

McKinney Arts Center
401 Franklin Street
Jonesborough, Tennessee, 37659

423-268-1632 - Lori Olmstead, Chair
www.appalachianrootstribute.blogspot.com

Apr 19th, 2015 (Sun)
  Common Ground Story Slam
State: Kentucky

Gallery on the Square in downtown Franklin, Kentucky cordially invites you to a whopping good time as we present our February Common Ground Story Slam based on The Moth. Join our emcee, Tennesse's own Charlie McCoin, and special guest story teller Allen Dyer as they lead this month's storyteller on the theme, "Blunders." Come and listen, or take to the mike and tell your own favorite story about a memorable blunder. All stories must be true, must have a beginning, a middle and an end, and must relate somehow, (even tenuously!) to the theme. Five minute time limit guarantees you and the audience a great time and lots of stories for the evening.

6:30
Admission  $3

110 N. Main Street
Franklin, KY 42134

(270) 586-8055
email@galleryonthesquare.org
http://www.galleryonthesquare.org/index.html

Apr 19th, 2015 (Sun)
  Storytelling at the Provincetown Playhouse: Gilgamesh
State: New York

David Novak tells Gilgamesh
For 2,500 years it was the greatest story ever told. For another 2,500 years it was completely forgotten. The epic of Gilgamesh, from ancient Mesopotamia, returns to its roots as a spoken-word performance in an extraordinary rendering by renowned storyteller David Novak. “This story has something for everyone,” Novak says, “steamy seduction, monster-slaying, heavenly battles, and a grief-stricken hero’s quest. Although it is our oldest written epic, for thousands of years Gilgamesh was a great telling experience.” novateller.com

3:00 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

Apr 19th, 2015 (Sun)
  Gilgamesh
State: New York

For 2,500 years it was the greatest story ever told. For another 2,500 years it was completely forgotten. The epic of Gilgamesh, from ancient Mesopotamia, returns to its roots as a spoken-word performance in an extraordinary rendering by renowned storyteller David Novak. “This story has something for everyone,” Novak says, “steamy seduction, monster-slaying, heavenly battles, and a grief-stricken hero’s quest. Although it is our oldest written epic, for thousands of years Gilgamesh was a great telling experience.” novateller.com

3:00 PM
Admission  Free

The Provincetown Playhouse
133 MacDougal Street
New York City

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

Apr 22nd, 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

Apr 24th, 2015 (Fri) -- Apr 25th, 2015 (Sat)
  CT Storytelling Festival
State: Connecticut

34th Annual CT Storytelling Festival held on the Connecticut College campus in New London CT. David Novak is our headliner with features from; Donna Washington, Synia Carroll, Matthew Dicks, Linda Goodman, Leeny Del Seamonds, and Carolyn Stearns. Performances and workshops, Campus Slammer, Speak Up with Matthew Dicks, reception, Mid-Nine Cabaret.

Starts Friday at 7:30 p.m. Come for some, come for all!
Admission varies; see website

Crozier Hall, Connecticut College, 270 Mohegan Ave. New London, CT. 06320

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

Apr 24th, 2015 (Fri) -- Apr 26th, 2015 (Sun)
  Bay Area Storytelling Festival
State: California

Please join us for the 2015 Bay Area Storytelling Festival! We are pleased to announce this year’s line-up of national caliber story tellers. Tim Tingle is an Oklahoma Choctaw and an award-winning author and storyteller. His family experiences and interviews with fellow Choctaws are the basis for his most important writings. Clare Murphy uses the platform of story to create shows that are full of observational humor, social commentary, and epic journeys. Singer-songwriter Kate Campbell has an endearing, clear-water vocal delivery and an eloquent gift for storytelling. 

On Friday, we offer workshops for storytellers, and also bring professional tellers into local schools. On Saturday and Sunday we offer several performances for adults and older kids, a family program and more workshops. We are also hosting an invitational spoken word slam for local high school students.

Saturday 9:30 AM to 7:30 PM, and Sunday 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Adults: $15 for a single event to $75 for an all weekend pass; discounts for kids and seniors

Orinda Community Center, 28 Orinda Way, Orinda, CA
510-869-4946
info@bayareastorytelling.org
bayareastorytelling.org

Apr 25th, 2015 (Sat)
  "Come Burn Through Your Story" Writing Performance Institute with Minton Sparks
State: Tennessee

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

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

No writing or performance experience necessary. Space is limited. Please sign up at www.mintonsparks.com/workshop by Friday, April 17, so we can get a final count of participants.

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

1008 19th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37212

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

Apr 29th, 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