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STORYTELLING CALENDAR

On Channel 16, Montgomery County, MD: Mon, 9:15 p.m.; Tues, 6:15 p.m. Ellouise Schoettler: Stories in Time; and 9:00 p.m. Wed: Stories in Focus: Ellouise Schoettler hosts a guest. Videos are available to watch on the website: mmctv.org and Ellouise will be posting Channel 16 videos on her blog: ellouisestory.blogspot.com

OCTOBER

Wed, Oct 1, 7:30 p.m. Donald Davis, Pre-Festival Storytelling Event, Jonesborough, TN. $15.  www.storytellingcenter.net/festival/special-events/wednesday-night-concert-donald-davis/

Thurs, Oct 2, 7:30 p.m. The Grapevine Storytelling Series at the Takoma Park Community Center. hosted by Noa Baum, with featured tellers Les Schaffer, Chris Potts, and Elizabeth McCain. Suggested donation of $10 per person at the door goes to the featured tellers. 7500 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912

Fri, Oct 3 – Sun, Oct 5, 42nd annual National Storytelling Festival, Jonesborough TN   While you’re at the Festival, sign up for Swappin’ Ground, where anyone can tell a story up to 10 minutes long! Sign up at the Festival Headquarters, located in the Christopher Taylor Log Cabin in downtown Jonesborough. Swappin’ Ground is open throughout the Festival weekend. Join the fun! www.storytellingcenter.net/festival/

Sat, Oct 4, 2:00 p.m. Gary Lloyd tells  Great Books and Great Libraries at the Centreville Library.  This is in celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Fairfax County Public Library and is for all ages.  Free.  Location is 14200 St. Germaine Drive, Centreville, VA 20121.   Phone 703-830-2223 for reservations.   It will remind you why we all love going to the library!

Sun, Oct, 5, Better Said than Done, Spotlight on You: Telling the story of your life You know you want to learn to become a better storyteller! Here’s your chance. This is a half-day workshop where you will learn structure, character building, and how to win the audience over, through our teacher’s method of storytelling coaching. For storytellers of all levels. Students should come with an idea for a story and will leave with a story ready to tell. $75. www.bettersaidthandone.com/classlist/

Tues, Oct 7, 10:00 a.m. Debbie Griffin, Stories at Strawberry Park, MOSAIC in Merrifield VA.  All ages. Free. mosaicdistrict.com/events/event/stories-from-strawberry-park/

Tues, Oct. 7, 10:45 a.m. Barbara Effron’s Storytime Express at PB & Jack   www.pbandjack.com/

Sat, Oct 11, 2:00 p.m. Gary Lloyd tells  Great Books and Great Libraries at the Lorton  Library.  This is in celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Fairfax County Public Library and is for all ages.  Free.  Location is 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton, VA 22079.   Phone 703-339-7393  for reservations.   It will remind you why we all love going to the library!

Sat, Oct 11—7:30 pm  VITG  STORYSWAP Storytellers of all levels of expertise and story listeners are invited to the home of Bill and Maren Mayhew in Beltsville, MD, for an evening of shared stories and potluck snacks. Free. Call 301-595-7920 or email billmayhew@comcast.net for RSVPs and directions.  (have you been to their new house?)

Tues, Oct 14, 10:00 a.m. The Twinbrook Tellers, Stories at Strawberry Park, MOSAIC in Merrifield VA.  All ages. Free. mosaicdistrict.com/events/event/stories-from-strawberry-park/

Tue, Oct. 14, 8:00p.m. Speakeasy DC, Do-Gooders Gone Bad: Stories about trying to do the right thing, but getting it wrong. The show will feature a mix of eight to ten first-timer storytellers and regulars, who will take the stage to share their twist on the night’s theme. If you have a story to tell on this theme, pitch it to us! If your story is selected, you’ll have a rehearsal and the support of our most senior coach, Stephanie Garibaldi.  Only patrons age 21 or older may enter *Note* – seating is first-come-first-served. Arriving before 7:15 increases your chances of getting a seat. You may bring food in, but no outside beverages. We often have the DC BBQ Bus parked out front.  www.speakeasydc.com/events/item/do-gooders

Wed, Oct. 15,  7:30 p.m.  Tales in the Village – The Oldest Tales We Know , An Evening of Traditional Tales. Cricket Parmelee and Anne Sheldon, featured tellers. Friendship Heights Village Community Center, 4433 S. Park Drive, Chevy Chase, MD.  Free.

Wed, Oct 15, 9:00 p.m. Story League: Terrifying $150 Cash Prize for Funniest Story.  Busboys and Poets 14/V (2021 14th St NW)
7 people get 7 minutes to tell a true, personal funny story on the theme “terrifying.” No notes or props allowed. Judges’ funniest receives a $150 Cash Prize. The audience also selects its funniest. Both winners go on to Story League ALL-STARS 9, where the prize jumps to $300! And they’re also featured on our podcast, Story League WINNERS. Submit a 100-word story pitch here. Deadline is Wednesday 10/8 at 3 o’clock. Our judges will decide which stories they wish to hear and you’ll know by Friday 10/10 whether you are going on. Also: 1 other storyteller gets selected randomly at the contest. Pre-selected storytellers will be strongly encouraged to do a phone coaching session for their story. IMPORTANT NOTE: Pre-selected storytellers and Members get in for $10. Everyone else gets in for $12. www.storyleague.org

Fri, Oct 17 – Sun, Oct 19, Weekend storytelling intensive with Antonio Rocha. We will explore an array of expressive techniques during the morning sessions and apply them to group coaching sessions in the afternoons.  Antonio will teach how to create eloquent moments with movement and/or sound during transitions, creating atmosphere and moving the story forward while staying connected to its essence. The workshop will also cover sound effects, establishing atmosphere with your eyes and simple mime illusions. Held at the home of Marc Young, Columbia, MD. Registration is $250 per person. Enrollment is limited to 10 participants. For information and registration email: talespinner951@gmail.com

Sat, Oct 18, 10:30 a.m. Gary Lloyd tells  Great Books and Great Libraries at the Richard Byrd  Library.  This is in celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Fairfax County Public Library and is for all ages.  Free.  Location is 7250 Commerce St., Springfield, Va. 22150.   Phone 703-452-3831 for reservations.   It will remind you why we all love going to the library!

Mon, Oct. 20, 6:30 p.m. Spooky Stories at Beltsville Library. Beltsville’s own gifted teller Bill Mayhew and other members of Voices in the Glen storytelling guild, including Eve Burton and Tim Livengood, lead us on a spine-tingling journey into the after-dark hours. For families, including children, ages five years and older. Light refreshments provided by Friends of the Beltsville Branch Library. For more information, visit or call Beltsville Branch: 301-937-0294. www.pgcmls.info/node/5529

Mon, Oct. 20, 7:00 p.m. Cocktails and live music by Eureka Birds; 8 p.m., Show
The Stoop: That’s incredible!: Stories about aliens, mystical experiences, and other strange-but-true happenings. CENTERSTAGE, 700 N. Calvert Street, Baltimore, MD 21202  Advance Tickets Recommended  4-show season ticket, $70, Single ticket, $20   All seats General Admission  www.stoopstorytelling.com/ or call 410-332-0033

Tues, Oct 21, 10:00 a.m. Gary Lloyd, Stories at Strawberry Park, MOSAIC in Merrifield VA.  All ages. Free. mosaicdistrict.com/events/event/stories-from-strawberry-park/

Sat, Oct 25,   10:30 a.m. Gary Lloyd tells Great Books and Great Libraries at the Martha Washington  Library.  This is in celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Fairfax County Public Library and is for all ages.  Free.  Location is 6614 Ft. Hunt Rd., Alexandria, Va. 22307.   Phone 703-768-6700 for reservations.   It will remind you why we all love going to the library!

Sat, Oct. 25, 4:00-6:30 pm, 4th at 4 Storyfolk monthly meeting.  Contact Bellwoodey@gmail.com

Sat, Oct. 25, 6:30 p.m. Storytelling on Capitol Hill. Stories Only: $10; Stories & Dinner: $20; NSN Members: FREE. 317 E Street SE, Washington DC
202-547-4899    oyepalaver11@verizon.net storiesoncapitolhill.wordpress.com

Sat, Oct. 25, 7:00 p.m. (doors at 6:00) Better Said than Done, A Night at the Improv, a clash of Titans! Improv meets storytelling in this unique show where everyone has to think on their toes!   The Auld Shebeen, 3971 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, VA. Tickets $10 each

Sun, Oct 26,  7:30 pm  Chilling Stories for a Dark Night Darkness comes early this year, join us for  Halloween stories. The Washington Ethical Society
7750 16th St. NW  -  Washington, DC  20012 www.ethicalsociety.org/ Storytellers include:  Margaret Chatham, Jane Dorfman, Merrillee Pallansch, Starr Kopper, Bill Mayhew, Anne Sheldon  $10 for adults and $7 for FSGW members.  Call 301 654-5818 for more info.  For adults and children who can listen like adults.  Street parking. Sponsored by Voices-in-the-Glen and Folklore Society of Greater Washington.

Tues, Oct 28, 10:00 a.m. Jane Dorfman, Stories at Strawberry Park, MOSAIC in Merrifield VA.  All ages. Free. mosaicdistrict.com/events/event/stories-from-strawberry-park/

NOVEMBER

Sat, Nov. 1, time TBA, Glenna Ohlms will be telling stories at the Heritage Festival at Prince William Forest Park in Triangle, Virginia.  The festival runs from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Admission to the park that day will be $5  per vehicle. There will be a variety of family activities.  The festival will be held at Cabin Camp Three. More info should soon be available on the Prince William Forest Park website.  www.nps.gov/prwi/index.htm

Mon, Nov.  3,  2:30 p.m. Gary Lloyd tells  Great Books and Great Libraries at the Oakton Library.  This is in celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Fairfax County Public Library and is for all ages.  Free.  Location is 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton, Va. 22124.   Phone 703-242-4017  for reservations.   It will remind you why we all love going to the library!

Tues, Nov. 4, 10:00 a.m. Arianna Ross, Stories at Strawberry Park, MOSAIC in Merrifield VA.  All ages. Free. mosaicdistrict.com/events/event/stories-from-strawberry-park/

Tues, Nov, 4,  7:00 p.m.  Ellouise Schoettler  presents The Hello Girls , The Athenaeum, 201 Prince Street,  Alexandria VA  $10.00

Thurs, Nov. 6, 7:30 p.m. The Grapevine Storytelling Series at the Takoma Park Community Center. hosted by Tim Livengood, with featured tellers Denise Bennett and Megan Hicks. Suggested donation of $10 per person at the door goes to the featured tellers. 7500 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912

Sat, Nov 8,  2:00 p.m. Gary Lloyd tells  Great Books and Great Libraries at the Fairfax Regional Library.  This is in celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Fairfax County Public Library and is for all ages.  Free.  Location is 10360 North St., Fairfax, Va. 22030.   Phone 703-293-2104  for reservations.   It will remind you why we all love going to the library!

Sat, Nov. 8, Show at 7:00 p.m. (doors at 6:00)  Story League Sings First Person Arts.  Most of us secretly want to be rock stars. That’s the spirit behind Story League Sings, where performers each get to tell an outrageously funny story from their own lives, and then rip karaoke-style into a well-known song that’s also a joke on the story. Who knew these comedic storytellers could actually (kind of) sing? Featuring performers from Washington DC’s Story League and some Philly favorites too, plus a troupe of sassy background singers and dancers.  Underground Arts, 200 Callowhill St, Philadelphia, PA 19107.  COST $22  www.storyleague.org

Sun, Nov. 9, 3 p.m. Plan in advance: Elaine Muray will be performing at the Provincetown Playhouse Storytelling Series in NYC. Address is 133 MacDougal Street, NYC in the Village.  For more information, go to steinhardt.nyu.edu/music/edtheatre/programs/storytelling

Sun, Nov. 9, 4:00-6:00 p.m. Bob Rovinsky will be telling Jewish stories at the Hill Center  921 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, DC.  For more information contact the Jewish Study Center or the Hill Havurah.

Tues, Nov. 11, 10:00 a.m. Barbara Effron, Stories at Strawberry Park, MOSAIC in Merrifield VA.  All ages. Free. mosaicdistrict.com/events/event/stories-from-strawberry-park/

Tues, Nov. 11, 8:00 p.m. Speakeasy DC Swan Song: Stories about farewells & final acts. Like all of our shows it will feature a mix of eight to ten first-timer storytellers and regulars, who will take the stage to share their twist on the night’s theme. If you have a story to tell on this theme, pitch it to us! If you’re story is selected, you’ll have a rehearsal and the support of our most senior coach, Stephanie Garibaldi.
Only patrons age 21 or older may enter
*Note* – seating is first-come-first-served. Arriving before 7:15 increases your chances of getting a seat. You may bring food in, but no outside beverages. We often have the DC BBQ Bus parked out front. www.speakeasydc.com/events/item/swan-song

Sat, Nov 15—7:30 pm  VITG  STORYSWAP Storytellers of all levels of expertise and story listeners are invited to the home of Michael Fleming in Fairfax, VA, for an evening of shared stories and potluck snacks. Free.  Email mafleming29@gmail.com for RSVPs and directions.

Tues, Nov. 18, 10:00 a.m. Renee Brachfeld, Stories at Strawberry Park, MOSAIC in Merrifield VA.  All ages. Free. mosaicdistrict.com/events/event/stories-from-strawberry-park/

Wed, Nov. 19,  7:30 p.m. Tales in the Village -  The Hello Girls told by Ellousie Schoettler, Friendship Heights Village Community Center, 4433 S Park Drive, Chevy Chase, MD  FREE

Sat, Nov. 22, 6:30 p.m. Storytelling on Capitol Hill. Stories Only: $10; Stories & Dinner: $20; NSN Members: FREE. 317 E Street SE, Washington DC
202-547-4899    oyepalaver11@verizon.net storiesoncapitolhill.wordpress.com

Sat, Nov. 22 TELLABRATION DAY   NSN Calendar lists telabration events in Pittsburgh PA, Philadelphia PA, and Portsmouth VA. None closer.  www.storynet.org/events/calendar.php?showCat=a|2

Sun, November 23rd, 2-5 p.m.  Kevin Cordi presents an intensive workshop: Playing with Stories:  Story Crafting for Storytellers, Writers,  and Other Imaginative Thinkers. This highly interactive intensive will demonstrate how to use play and process drama as a method to improve story structure.  In this work we will demonstrate, model, and practice story crafting. It is not designed for developed stories, but instead for stories you wish to revisit and re-imagine.  Participants will have the opportunity to engage in the restructuring process to work on his or her story.  Kevin will mediate the stories and show how a co-constructive process can build new direction for story awareness and development.  We will learn to be an imaginative thinker together. This is normally a $300 workshop, but Kevin is offering us the special price of $50.  At the home of Barbara Effron in Annandale, VA. Registration is limited to 15 participants.  To ensure a space, please send a $50 check to:
Kevin Cordi, Permission 2 Play intensive   2570 Glenmawr Ave, Columbus Ohio 43202    We may have people sign up at the event but mailing a check will ensure a space. For more information contact Miriam Nadel at mhnadel@alum.mit.edu

Mon, Nov. 24, 7:30 p.m. Story League All Stars: Tournament 10 – Theme TBA www.storyleague.org

Tues, Nov. 25, 10:00 a.m. Merrillee Pallansch, Stories at Strawberry Park, MOSAIC in Merrifield VA.  All ages. Free. mosaicdistrict.com/events/event/stories-from-strawberry-park/

DECEMBER

Tues, Dec. 2, 10:00 a.m. Jane Dorfman, Stories at Strawberry Park, MOSAIC in Merrifield VA.  All ages. Free. mosaicdistrict.com/events/event/stories-from-strawberry-park/

Thurs, Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m. The Grapevine Storytelling Series at the Takoma Park Community Center. hosted by Noa Baum, with featured tellers Renée Brachfeld, Mark Novak, and Granny Sue. Suggested donation of $10 per person at the door goes to the featured tellers. 7500 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912

Sat, Dec 6,  2:00 p.m. Gary Lloyd tells  Great Books and Great Libraries at the Herndon Library.  This is in celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Fairfax County Public Library and is for all ages.  Free.  Location is 768 Center St., Herndon, Va. 20170.   Phone 703-464-6565 for reservations.   It will remind you why we all love going to the library!

Sat, Dec 6, 7:30 pm  VITG  STORYSWAP Storytellers of all levels of expertise and story listeners are invited to the home of Tim Livengood in Columbia, MD, for an evening of shared stories and potluck snacks. Free.  Email timtales@verizon.net for RSVPs and directions.

Sat. Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m.. Penelope Fleming performs in A Celtic Christmas With Our Appalachian Cousins. Sherwood Community Center, 3740 Old Lee Hwy, Fairfax, VA 22030.

Tues, Dec. 9, 10:00 a.m. Arianna Ross, Stories at Strawberry Park, MOSAIC in Merrifield VA.  All ages. Free. mosaicdistrict.com/events/event/stories-from-strawberry-park/

Tues, Dec 16, 10:00 AM  Merrillee Pallansch tells Stories at Strawberry Park, MOSAIC in Merrifield VA.  All ages. Free. www.mosaicdistrict.com/events/stories-strawberry-park

Tues, Dec 23, 10:00 AM  Barbara Effron tells Stories at Strawberry Park, MOSAIC in Merrifield VA.  All ages. Free. www.mosaicdistrict.com/events/stories-strawberry-park

Tues, Dec 30, 10:00 AM  Gary Lloyd tells Stories at Strawberry Park, MOSAIC in Merrifield VA.  All ages. Free. www.mosaicdistrict.com/events/stories-strawberry-park

 

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