Storyteller Harlynne Geisler
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City of Everett and greater Snohomish, King, Skagit, and Island Counties, Sunday mornings, 8-11 Pacific Time. Global Griot: stories and music from around the world KSER 90.7 fm available live online via RealAudio: Storytellers interested in promoting their work can submit recordings to the station: KSER Global Griot 2623 Wetmore Ave Everett, WA 98201. We welcome local storytellers, as well as tellers visiting our area from far away, to come into the studio and tell stories on the air. To arrange a live appearance, please call the station during the program (425) 303-9070, or email the hosts:


Seattle Second Friday Tellers Night Out Seattle Storytellers Guild presents featured teller, open mike, 7:00 pm, All for Kids Bookstore, 2900 NE Blakeley, (206) 621-8646,

Seattle Fourth Thursday Ravenna Third Place Seattle Storytellers Guild presents featured teller, open mike, 7:30 pm, 6505 20th Avenue NE, (206) 525-2347,

Seattle Fourth Monday Raintales Story Circle Share favorite stories, try out new ones and get to know other tellers of all levels in a supportive, informal setting, Queen Anne location, 7:00-9:00 p.m. Call Lenore Jackson at 206-284-2976

Bainbridge Island First Tuesday Bainbridge Island Frog Rock Story Circle 7:00 pm, 9702 Sands Avenue NE. Call 206-842-5293 (Alyson) or 206-842-4562 (Ed).

Bellingham Fourth Thursday Storytelling for Adults at Stuart's Coffee House, 1302 Bay Street. 8 pm. Hosted by Doug Banner 360-752-2024

Port Angeles Forest Storytelling Festival. Annually in the fall. For information on the Festival call Josephine Pederson at 360-457-3169 or Pat Peterson at 206-935-5308. e-mail
Tacoma The Fireside Story League

Forest Storytelling Festival Port Angeles. Annually in the fall. For information on the Festival call Josephine Pederson at 360-457-3169 or Pat Peterson at 206-935-5308. e-mail

NOTE No storytelling at Third Place Books for July and August.

Stories by the Sea Storytelling Festival. Every September. Newport Performing Arts Center, Newport, Oregon Stories by the Sea is a three day celebration of stories in a stunning setting overlooking the Pacific Ocean, lit at night by the Yaquina Head lighthouse. website: Contact: Rebecca Cohen, (541) 265-3109,



Washington Storytellers
Last weekend in June and first week in July every year: Music - Dance - Song - Food - Crafts -Storytelling - Work Demonstrations Smithsonian Folklife Festival On the National Mall, Washington, D.C.
Voices in the Glen Website

NEWS: Washington Storytellers will bring down the curtain at the end of this season (as of May 2006). Speakeasy, a WST progeny in which we take great pride, will continue to delight storylovers with its serendipitous mix of accomplished and fledging tellers, about which you can learn more at


WV Storytelling Guild On the first page is 'Granny Sue.' Then way down at the bottom is a way to connect to see more. Or contact Rich Knoblich-Storyteller of Humor Wheeling, WV 26003 304-232-6436
West Virginia Storytelling Guild web page
Augustsa Heritage Center, Davis & Elkins College, Elkins has occasional storytelling workshops, sometimes as part of other folk-related events. 1-800-624-3157


W.H.A.T. guild meeting every first Tuesday at Barbara Sanborn Public Library [Pewaukee], 7:00pm. Contact Sharon Vitek at (414) 691-3996.
McHenry Storytelling Guild meeting every first Tuesday at Family Alliance Building [Woodstock, IL], 7:00pm. For information, call (815) 337-0126.
M.A.S.T. guild meeting every third Friday at Mount Mary College [Milwaukee], 7:00pm. Contact Jean-Andrew Dickmann at (414) 327-1877.
Madison Storytellers' Guild meeting (every third Saturday, September through May) [Madison], 7:30pm. Contact Susan Gilchrist at (608) 249-5030 for meeting location.
monthly T.A.L.E.S. guild meeting [Racine], 2:30pm. Contact Barbara Heller at (414) 886-9381 for location.
Monthly: T.A.L.E.S. guild meeting [Kenosha area]. Contact Margie Sejbl at (847) 662-5823 or for meeting date, time and location.
[Appleton/Neenah/Menasha area]. The Northeast Wisconsin Tellers of Stories (NEWTS) meet quarterly on fifth Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. Call 920 833-7506 or e-mail to find the location.
Open Mike every fourth Sunday at the Old Corner Bookstore [Racine], 7:30pm. Contact Tom Clark at (414) 652-5194.
W.O.W. guild meeting every first Wednesday at West Bend Public Library [West Bend], 7:00pm. Contact Judy Farrow-Busack at (262) 334-7868 or (262) 253-7760.
Northwoods Storytelling Guild meeting (every third Thursday, May through October) at The Gateway Lodge [Land O'Lakes]. Contact Jo Paquette at (715) 547-3605 for meeting time. Links to tellers, guilds and storytelling events. Northlands Storytelling Network, regional storytelling organization for Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Michigan. Features details on Northlands' storytelling conference, held annually the last weekend in April.
Riverbend Storytelling Festival in Wisconsin


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