Events

Welcome to the National Storytelling Network Events page, where you can find information about upcoming events hosted by NSN. Information on the most current events planned can be found by simply scrolling down this page. You can also find the link to the registration page here.

Looking to submit a proposal for one of NSN’s upcoming events? You’ve come to the right place! Click here to be taken to the submission area.

ANNOUNCING NSN’s Bold New Calendar of Events for 2021!

NSN announces a dynamic calendar of Virtual Events for 2021! YES! We will grow storytellers, share great tales, feature membership voices & voices from the world beyond to build a treasure chest for NSN’s secure future. NSN will produce monthly events in a variety of forms.

NSN’s 2021 CALENDAR – uPCOMING EVENTS
  • March 19th – 20th: Women’s Storytelling Festival in collaboration with Better Said Than Done. NSN is proud to be a part of the Women’s Storytelling Festival. We will be running the Story Slam, with the Theme “Fierce.” Individual Slam tickets are available now. If you want to tell a story, throw your name into the hat for the Story Slam. Full festival registration available at bettersaidthandone.com/womens-festival/.
  • April 9th-11th: Earth Up Weekend. We will feature Workshops, Performances, a Story Slam, Fringe Performances, a Master Class, Social Time, Panel Discussions, Showcases & School Programs. Applications Now Open! Visit our Earth Up Page for More Information on current open calls.
  • May 15th: Caught in a Bind (Slam + Fringe)
  • June 12th: Amplify (Slam + Fringe)
  • July 21st – 25th: NSN’s Connected Virtual Conference & Festival – Mark your calendars now! Applications coming soon.
  • August 21st: Hot (Slam + Fringe)
  • September 18th: Schooled (Slam + Fringe)
  • October 22nd: 24th – Spooked (Weekend)
  • November 13th: Stuffing (Slam + Fringe)
  • December 11th: Light (Slam + Fringe + Family Show)

Ready to register to attend one or more events? You can find the registration forms for all events with open registration by clicking the button below.

Submit a proposal

Click the section title below for more information on the event and to view the proposal submission form (if currently available).

SUBMIT A PROPOSAL FOR A WORKSHOP, MASTER CLASS, PANEL DISCUSSION OR PRESENTATION HERE:

SUBMIT A PROPOSAL FOR A SINGLE STORY OR A SPOTLIGHT (ENTIRE SHOW) HERE:

RULES:

  1. You will have 5 minutes to tell your story with a 30-second grace period. At six minutes, your story will be cut off. The audience will take the length of your story into account in their voting.
  2. Your story must be a true personal story that happened to you, related to the theme: FIERCE.
  3. You must also register for the Slam, either as a single ticketed event, or as part of a package deal.
  4. You must agree to have your story recorded, and give NSN the rights to use that story in the future.
  5. The winners, voted on by the audience will receive:
    First Place: $100
    Second Place: $50
    Third Place: $25

IF YOU WISH TO COMPETE:

You must REGISTER FOR THE SLAM (either on the NSN website or on the Better Said Than Done Website) and PUT YOUR NAME IN THE HAT. These are two separate processes. Please do both if you wish to compete.

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