Storyteller Harlynne Geisler


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NORTHERN CALIFORNIA (Corrections and additions should be sent to and

Sacramento Zoo Info:
last Thurs. of each month Sacramento Guild Member Storyswap, held at the International Hostel, 9th and H Streets, 7:30 half-hour workshops before each storyswap, (916-482-0669). No Storyswap during November and December. Annual liar's contest in April. Contact Judy Kinter, editor of their newsletter, The Golden Ball, 916.944.1503;
Second Thursdays of each month, Sacramento 7:30pm, International Hostel, 9th and H Streets, Performance Meetings (916-482-0669). Contact Judy Kinter, editor of their newsletter, The Golden Ball, 916.944.1503;

Sacramento: Aesop's Fablers, a Toastmasters' storytelling club, meets 1st Thurs 7pm at Ethel Hart Senior Ctr, 915 27th St. Arne Sampe 916.362.9013.

To truly know what is going on in northern California, subscribe to the quarterly Storyline Newsletter $20/yr. 510-525-1533. Some info at the Storytelling Assoc. of Alta CA sites: and the annual Bay Area Storytelling Festival

To find out about folklore classes at UC Berkeley and folklore-related events:

San Francisco 1st Sun. 6:30-8:30. Quaker Center, 65 ninth St. 415-626-3757. Storyswap.

Placerville - El Dorado Storytellers, meets the 2nd Sunday of the month at 2:00 pm in the Placerville Coffee House, 594 Main Street, Placerville. Call Patsy Thompson, 530-621-4154.

Fresno, Hanford, LeMoore, Visalia: Informal group.

Redding: Beginning group.

Hanford: Voices of the Valley Contact: Kevin Cordi, 209.587.0309. Meetings: 3rd Thursday in Hanford, at Wired Angels Coffee House. T. A. L. E. S. (Tellers and Lovers of Extraordinary Stories) Contact: Russell Swanagon, 805.772. 3968 Meetings: every 6-8 weeks.

Delta Wordweavers, storytellers around Contra Costa County sponsor a September Family Storytelling Festival and the November Tellabration! No mo. meetings. Cindy @ 925.753.5429, or Marian:

East of the Caldecott Tunnel Swap group. Helen Mortenson, Concord CA: 925-689-5138

Eureka: North Coast Storytellers, 3rd Thurs. 7pm, at The Ink People Center for the Arts, 12th & E, Eureka. Dan O'Gara, 707-677-3840.

Hayward Storytellers. Contact person is Gina Rose at 510-205-8606, and we meet from 7:30-9:30 at the Haward Arts Council at 22394 Foothil Blvd, Hayward, Ca. Please call before coming, as we usually meet the 2nd Thursdays of the month, but sometimes we change the week, and sometimes the venue.

Los Altos: Southbay Storytellers 2nd Suns at 7pm. Garden Room, United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena, Los Altos. Joy Swift, 650.494.1383.

Marin Swap Group Second Sunday Seven Seventeen pm Story Hour SSSSSH at CCC 2nd Sundays at 7:17 pm at the Community Congregational Church, 145 Rock Hill Dr., Tiburon. 2 hr Session Limit:- ends 9:30pm. Info (day): 415.461.8199. Donation requested. If you would like to receive a monthly email notice of the meetinig, send an email to: <>. Please include your name as well as your email address. On subject line please enter: "SSSSSH email list"

Mixed Bag Storytellers of Berkeley-Oakland. 1st Thurs: 7-9pm at the Claremont Branch Library, 2940 Benvenue (at Ashby), Berkeley. Kate: 510.525.1533;

Monterey - Monterey Bay Tale-spinners 1st Mondays, 7pm at Monterey Public Library, 625 Pacific St. Info: Pres. Ann Burk, 408-375-1378 or 831.375.1378 or Programs: Carol Collin, 831-649-8584.; Sec. Mary Zweig, 408-372-1292.

Napa Valley Storytellers 2nd Wed., 7:00 PM at the Napa City-County Library on Division, Vallejo. Pat Krenke, 707-255-7195.

Orinda. Contra Costa Tale Spinners. 4th Thur. 7pm Library, 24 Orinda Wy, Orinda Village. 925-372-7036

Palo Alto: Peninsula Story Guild, 3rd Mon., 7 pm. Palo Alto Children's Library, 1276 Harriet Ave. 650.329.2134.

San Francisco - 1st Sun., 6:30-8:30pm. All ages welcome. Quaker Center, 65 Ninth St, between Market and Mission Sts, San Francisco. Bring stories and cookies to share. More info: Ruth Fraser, 415-626-3757;

San Francisco - San Francisco Story League, 2nd Thurs. 10am-Noon, Golden Gate Park Senior Center, 6101 Fulton St, Pat Langdell. Call to verify: 415-564-8451.

San Jose. Story Tellers Organization Run by You (STORY). Willow Glen Book Store, 1330 Lincoln Avenue. Every Fourth Sunday 10 AM to Noon CONTACT: KRS Murthy (408)-464-3333 FREE

Santa Cruz Storytellers meet 2nd Sun. for dessert potluck at the home of Sunny and Rob Fish, 300 Tolak Road, Aptos. Dessert: 6:30; Storyswap, 7-9pm. 831.476.0864.

Santa Cruz Storyswappers 2nd Thur. 7pm Santa Cruz Library, 224 Church St. Harriet 831.457.2324, Erica 831.479.1874.

Sebastopol - North of the Bay Storytelling meets the last Sunday of each month in Sebastopol, 5024 Turner Rd. from 2-5 to tell stories and ask for critique. Please call Sally, 707-823-7437 for more information.

Stockton San Joaquin St. Guild. Dona Well 209.460.1809

Walnut Creek - Danville - Concord Group forming soon! Call for more details: Jim Eklund, 925-743-9824; Helen Mortensen, 925-689-5138.

Tiburon - Second Sun. Seven Seventeen Story Hour ** SSSSH at CCC ** 2nd Sun. at 7:17 pm at the Community Congregational Church, 145 Rock Hill Dr., Tiburon. 415-461-8199 (day) Donation requested.


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