Monday, December 5, 2011

Storytelling Events Dec 6th - 10th

December 6, 2011
Heart-to-Heart Storytellers
State: Tennessee

Date(s) of Event    
September 6, Oct 4, Nov 1, Dec 6,

Title of Event    
Heart-to-Heart Storytellers

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Heart to Heart Storytellers The club mission is to maintain an uplifting environment supportive of members, tellers and listeners, who desire to experience and/or learn the art and craft of storytelling. Discussions on how to write and tell stories are based on published workers of professional tellers, articles from NSN Storytelling magazines and workshops attended. Members tell stories from a multitude of sources. Members are encouraged to further develop their skills though coaching, which is optional. Sometimes a teller just wishes to get the story "out" without coaching.

1 pm - 2:30 pm   
FREE for guests. Membership $10.00 per year.   
Hendersonville First United Methodist Church 217 East Main Street
Hendersonville, TN 37075 
December 7, 2011
Speak Up Spoken Word Open Mike Hosted by Storyteller Tony Toledo
State: Massachusetts
Speak Up Spoken Word Open Mike is held every Wednesday at The Walnut Street Coffee Cafe, 157 Walnut Street, Lynn MA. It is hosted by storyteller Tony Toledo who gives every speaker a story and a lucky coin at the end of their words. We start at 7:30 pm till 10ish. Each person who wants to speak gets 5 minutes at the microphone. Tony stands up when all the sand in the five minute hour glass is done. At five and a half minutes he is walking toward the speaker. At 6 minutes he will slide his tongue in your ear. We are a free speech zone with a three word cussing minimum. Storytellers, poets, comedians,singers, community activists and just plain ranters are all welcome. Each week has a Featured Performer who goes on at 8:30 PM for half an hour. The hat is passed to get gas money so the feature can get home. See you at Speak Up.
Time(s) 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Admission Free, pass the hat for the feature.
Location - The Walnut Street Coffee Cafe, 157 Walnut Street, Lynn, MA 01905
Contact Phone 978-921-4628
Contact Email
Event Website
December 8, 2011
The Storytellers Cafe' Story Slam
State: Kentucky
A family vacation, a trip with dad to the hardware store, bathing the family dog – all stories. A canoe trip with friends, a battle with cancer, an afternoon cleaning out the garage – all stories. A wedding day, a funeral, a birthday party – all stories. We all love to share our stories and love hearing others.

Storytelling is an art. An art that needs to be shared. Stories are how we connect to one another, how we communicate. Weather you’re telling your story or listening to others’ it’s all about communicating and connecting. Join the fun every 2nd Thursday at Common Grounds Coffee House for the Storytellers Café. You’ll be inspired, I guarantee it.

For Storytellers Cafe' club information, visit

7:00 to 9:00 pm
Admission  Free 
Common Grounds Coffee House
343 E. High St.
Lexington, KY 40507   
December 9, 2011
State: Maine
MOOSE (Maine Organization Of Storytelling Enthusiasts) presents:
Tellabration 2011!
Hosted by Michael Parent
Tellers: Audry Mason, Meg Gillman, Jo Radner, Jean Armstrong, Pat Gardiner, Sarah Halford, Roland Watier, Katy Rydell
Admission $10
Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium
Monument Square, Portland, Maine 04101 
207-871-9439 Debb Freedman Debb Freedman
Monthly Ventura County, CA Storytelling Guild meeting
State: California
Ventura County Storytelling Guild meeting
The Ventura County Storytelling Guild mees on the 2nd Friday of the month from 6:30-8:45 p.m. at Proverbs Coffeehouse on the grounds of Peace Lutheran Church, 71 Loma Road, Camarillo. Occasionally there may be a conflict with the facility, so please write Elaine Muray at to reconfirm. All listeners and tellers welcome. Tellers should bring a 10-minute story to share if desired. $3-5 building use donation suggested.
6:30-9:00 p.m.
Donation of $3-$5.
71 Loma Road, Camarillo, CA 93003
Urban Tellers: It's All Relative
State: Oregon
What binds us as a family? The laughs? The arguments? The secrets? Find out on Friday, December 9th, when Portland Story Theater presents stories about family. Featuring:
Enrique E. Andrade, voice talent
Melanie Harmon, improv artist
Lori King, storyteller
Russell Young, photographer
Gina Lutes, dragon boat racer
Beth Weissman, artist
And special guest, Bill Hillman, an award winning essayist from Chicago and staff writer for the Criminal Class Press

Doors 7:00PM - Show 8:00PM
Admission $10 Advance - $15 Door
Advance Tickets online at Brown Paper Tickets

Hipbone Studio - 1847 EAST Burnside, Portland, OR 97212
"Hearing the Call: Claiming Your Story", a weekend workshop retreat on story, myth and journey
State: North Carolina
Everyone has a story to tell. Heeding the call of story launches us on a hero’s journey that is filled with wonders, guides and undiscovered gems, as well as tests, challenges and demons. Embracing the unfamiliar path can be daunting – and rewarding. And if you are at a crossroads, this might be the moment to be daring. In the claiming, creating, and living of our story, we can find courage to embark on a deeper, more authentic life.
This workshop retreat offers the opportunity to explore those stuck places in your life through myth, music and metaphor. By using story, music, art, poetry and guided imagery, you will have the opportunity to examine who you are and where you are going, and to embrace the story of your hero’s journey that lies within.
7:00 pm Friday evening though Saturday at 5:00 pm
Admission  $195 ($160 if paid in full by November 21, 2011)
December 9 - 10
December 10, 2011
Second Saturday Storytelling
State: Ohio
Enjoy traditional storytelling in the natural surroundings of Cleveland Metroparks on the second Saturday of most months. A venue for the best tellers from the Cleveland, Ohio area and beyond for over twelve years! Recently added: a story swap segment. After a featured teller/program and refreshments, share in a story swap with your own family-friendly stories. Ages: Adults and older students.
Time(s) 7:30 p.m.
Admission Free
Location -
CanalWay Visitor Center
E 49th St. Entrance
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Cuyahoga Hts, OH
Contact Phone 440-734-6660
Contact Email
Event Website

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