Storyteller Harlynne Geisler
858-569-9399 storybag[a]


COLORADO ———————

Durango Flo Trujillo. 599-1273 Monthly swap in Durango. Info.:

Every Summer The Rocky Mountain Storytelling Festival, at Palmer Lake CO. Palmer Lake is a SMALL town on the plains side of the mountains, south of Denver, just a jog west of I-25. For details, visit"


Ongoing The Connecticut Storytelling Center is based at Connecticut College in New London. League for the Advancement of New England Storytelling (LANES) is the Northeastern regional organization for storytelling. Lists events throughout the New England states.
StoryNight at Borders Books and Music, hosted by Theresa McGoff Ferreira, last Wednesday of the month. 7:30pm open mic followed by featured teller at 8:45pm. At Borders, 54 Pavilions Dr., Manchester, CT. Call Theresa at (860) 763-5751.
Eastern CT Shoreline area: call Catherine Conant (860) 526-5895.
Fairfield County CT: Storytellers Anon, usually one Thursday a month at 7:30pm at Darien Library, Darien. Call Christine Ginsburg or Janet Davis at library: (203) 655-1234.
Manchester CT: Friends of the Word, monthly, 3rd Tuesdays at 7:30pm. Emanuel Lutheran Church (chapel) 60Church St,, Manchester CT. Chris Rothe (860) 871-0514, or Maude Carpenter (860) 649-5176,
Bridgeport CT area: Talewaggers of Housatonic Valley monthly weeknight potlucks Trumbull/Shelton, Monica Peterson (203) 926-0677 or Yvonne Wilkins (203) 261-7940.
Danbury CT area: Talewaggers of New Milford, 3rd Tuesdays, 8pm at New Milford public library. Sue Ford (860) 355-1191.
Hartford CT area: Hither & Yon Storytellers, 4th Mon. or Tues., 7pm, Ellie Toy (860) 651-6257.
New Haven/Guilford CT area: Took-A-Look Tellers, 3rd or 4th Thurs. potluck 6:30pm, Rita Hughes (203) 272-8677.
Northeastern CT area: NE CT Storytellers, one Wed. monthly, 7:30pm, Joy Child Care, Rte. 6, N. Windham. Hazel Smith (860) 455-0203 or Pat Boyd (860) 455-9792.
Wethersfield Public Library Open Mic!. Second Friday. 7-9 p.m.
April every year CONNECTICUT STORYTELLING FESTIVAL, Connecticut College, New London CT. Sponsored by Connecticut Storytelling Center. 860-439-2764
Oral Traditions Masters Program at Mitchell College, New London.

The Graduate Institute's Master of Arts in
Exploring the Power of the Spoken Word
An accredited master of arts program ~ The Graduate Institute is now
enrolling cohorts in New Haven, Hartford and Stamford, Conn. The program
is designed to explore areas of inquiry including:
· What is storytelling?
· How does storytelling open the doors to other societies, our
society, cultures, time, perspectives?
· How does language develop?
· What are the ways in which we can see into others worlds
through storytelling?
· How are stories the natural insight to identity?
· What is orality?
· How do we become readers and thinkers from language?
· How does language evolve?
Dynamic faculty and mentorship opportunities ~ Transdisciplinary dialogue
is facilitated by leaders in the fields of developmental psychology,
cultural anthropology, mythology, sociolinguistics and world literature.
Participants are required to work collegially with a mentor in their
Supportive cohort learning communities ~ The program is structured to
provide participants with a supporting learning community in which 10-18
adult learners study together, share knowledge, and engage in creative
dialogue for the duration of study.
One weekend a month, for 22 months ~ The program is designed for working
professionals. Classes are held one weekend a month during the academic
year in addition to one weeklong summer session. The program is completed
in less than two years.
Affordable ~ Tuition and fees are commesurate with the state higher
education tuition rates. The total cost of the program is $10,224.
Payment plans and loan opportunities are available.
For more information ~ Contact Jodie LaBombard, Director of Marketing &
Publicity at, or by calling 203-874-4252.
The Graduate Institute
701 North Street
Milford, CT 06460

DELAWARE ————————— League for the Advancement of New England Storytelling (LANES) is the Northeastern regional organization for storytelling. Lists events throughout the New England states.



2nd Monday St. Augustine, Tale Tellers of St. Augustine meeting & story swap 7 - 9 p.m. Call for location. 904-471-0179
Collier County, Seaside Story Spinners meets the second Tuesday of each month at the main branch of the Collier County Library on Central Ave. 7-9 p.m. 262-6853.
Fort Myers, Tamiami Tale Tellers meets 7-9 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at Grand Court, 8351 College Parkway. free. (941) 472-1781.
3rd Sunday of every month from 2-4 pm. Tampa Bay Storytelling Guild alternate between Hillsborough (Tampa) and Pinellas (St. Pete Clearwater, etc.) counties
Melbourne, Voices of Story Storytelling Guild meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month except December at the Community Room of Melbourne Square Mall from 7 to 9 p.m. Call Ada Forney at (321) 259-3822.
3rd Fri. 7 p.m. Home of Margaret Lawrence. Sandcastle Storytellers Swap & Critique. RSVP: 904-756-7908
Last Fri. Sandcastle Storytellers Meeting at 7 p.m.; swap at 7:30 p.m. Daytona. Barnes & Noble Bookstore, International Drive. 386-767-0435 Official website of Sandcastle Storytellers.
Every Sat. 7:30 p.m. Deland. Sandcastle Storytellers Open Mike. Boston Grommet Coffee Shoppe, New York Ave. 386-767-0435 The Miami Storytellers Guild provides links to storytellers online and upcoming events
Florida Storytelling Association

GEORGIA ————————

The Southern Order of Storytellers is a regional group of storytellers and story listeners, based in Atlanta.

March Athens. Stitching Stars Storytelling Festival.,

HAWAII —————————

Ongoing Honolulu, Hawai`i. Moonlight Storytellers of Oahu monthly storyswap. Free. Small, but friendly, visitors welcome. Swapping and a shortteaching session. 2nd Friday of the month, 7:00-10:00 pm (roughly). Call or e-mail Vicky Dworkin, (808) 262-2049, for meeting location, usually in Kaimuki.

Every October Talking Island Festival. Jeff Gere 808-738-0001

Robert Bela Wilhelm, Th.D. Host, Guide & Storyteller Inn of the Storytellers Tel. (301) 791-9153

IDAHO ————————

4th Tuesday of the month Idaho Falls Storytelling Guild of Eastern Idaho meeting, performance, and discussion. Barnes & Noble 7:00 p.m. 17th Street. Listeners are welcome. (208) 529-3276

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