Storyteller Harlynne Geisler
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Click here to see listing of public shows in California and (occasionally) Illinois by individual teller Harlynne Geisler.


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Spring course about storytelling at NYU's School of Continuing and Professional Studies. (already started for 2002). The course is described at Eric Miller <emiller@SAS.UPENN.EDU> NYU (Continuing Studies) adjunct professor: Storytelling Studies

Central Park story season every summer <>, All of these are on Saturday mornings, from 11 a.m. until 12 noon Eastern (and all are free). The Statue will be easily accessible from the Park entrance at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue. Directions should be easily obtained at <>. The storytelling will happen come rain or come shine. Everything will be appropriate for children five years and up. As always, we ask that the children with parents or guardians.


John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, North Carolina, offers a series of classes. Call 1-800-365-5724 or visit for more information.
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Public Access T.V. Wacc. Amherst Ohio Stories, Who Tells, Who Listens. 30 minute program each week featuring storytelling and storytellers, members of the community with an interest in story. Each Program is shown twice a day for 7 days, possible viewing audience 40,000. Amherst, South Amherst and Amherst Township. Storytellers Needed. Call Donna Marie Kuczynski 440-988-2307. <>

Ongoing and Annual

every September Miami Valley Storytellers' Terrifying Tales and Tales and Tales. It takes place at Carriage Hill MetroPark Farm, 7800 Shull Road, in the Huber Heights area of Dayton. Tickets are $5.00 prior to the event and $7.00 at the door. Two children, ages 4-12, get in on one ticket. Cost of the workshop is an additional $10.00. For more information, tickets or workshop registration, you can call me at 513-867-1525 or email me at Rick Carson

Western Reserve Association for the Preservation and Perpetuation of Storytelling (WRAPPS) has a newsletter called The Wrapp-Up. Editor: Barb Sutton 440-327-3240.

OOPS (Ohio Order for the Preservation of Storytelling is looking for a newsletter editor and will soon have a website, they announced 4/02. 419-368-4248

Local tellers have been involved with storytelling at Sell's Christmas Tree and Reindeer Farm in Wakeman, Ohio. The second and third weekends in Oct. from 1-3pm stories of Halloween pumpkins and fall were told in a huge wigwam filled with school children sitting on bales of straw from the surrounding community. The 1st & 3rd weekends in Nov. stories were told in the same location about Thanksgiving. The 1st and 2nd weekends in Dec. tellers will tell Christmas stories in the same location. Each time there are two different tellers, so we use at least 8 different tellers giving opportunity to novice tellers. Donna Marie Kuczynski <>

last Sat. 11-noon Borders, Severence Shopping Center at Mayfield & Taylor, Cleveland

Second Saturday Storytelling For adults, families (aged 6 & up) Cleveland To tell in the Metroparks, Call Janelle, Rocky River Nature Center 9:30-5 Mon-Fri. at. 440-734-6660. In partnership with Cleveland Metro parks in the Cleveland Metro parks on the Second Saturday, every month-7:30 p.m. West side location Jan., Mar., July, Sept. & Nov. East side location Feb., Apr., Jun., Aug., Oct. Dec. location varies. No admission charge; audience has been built by word of mouth and flyers. Family groups numbers about 50. Donna Marie Kuczynski <> Janelle 440-734-6660 or 440-356-0910

Story Swap Lorain County Community College Abbe Road Elyria Ewing Center Room 120 4th Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Facilitator Donna Marie Kuczynski Average attendance 15-20 a good place to try new material ,ask questions about storytelling a nurturing group. 440-988-2307 to verify

Story Swap Mac's Backs paperbacks 1820 Coventry Road, Cleveland Heights 1st Tuesday of the month @ 7:30pm Facilitator John McMahon Average attendance 15 A good place to try new material, find out about storytelling A nurturing group Donna Marie Kuczynski <> 216-321-2665 to verify

Guidelines for the Storyteller of the Year Contest Call Donna Foster (614) 759 - 9407 email:

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