Calendar

 

* This calendar lists only events that are open to the public.  Our member storytellers are frequently performing on other days in school systems and other locations not open to the public.  See the listing of available tellers for direct contact and booking information.

Storytelling Calendar

On Channel 16, Montgomery County, MD: Mondays, 9:15 pm; Tuesdays, 6:15 pm Ellouise Schoettler: “Stories in Time”; and 9 pm Weds: “Stories in Focus”: Ellouise Schoettler hosts a guest. The television shows – will go into repeats for several months because the building is undergoing major renovations and they will not be taping new programs during the renovations. If folks are interested,  Ellouise will be posting Channel 16 videos on her blog: ellouisestory.blogspot.com during the summer.

May 6 – Nov. 1, 2014, Now in its 13th season, Storytelling Live! – the International Storytelling Center’s renowned teller-in-residence (TIR) series – features a lineup of 26 nationally-known storytellers in Jonesborough, Tennessee – the storytelling capital of the world.  From May to November, a different artist appears each week in live matinee performances at the Center theater.  Special evening performances and children’s concerts are also presented.
Tickets are $12 for adults and $11 for seniors, students, and children under 18 years of age.  Season Tickets are also available for purchase.  Season Tickets are $175 and include entrance to one matinee performance each week – a 44% savings over regular adult admission!
(800) 952-8392 or (423) 913-1276.

SEPTEMBER

Tue, Sept. 2 10:00 a.m. Gary Lloyd, Stories at Strawberry Park, at MOSAIC in Merrifield VA.  All ages. Free. www.mosaicdistrict.com/events/stories-strawberry-park

Thurs, Sept 4, 7:30 p.m. The Grapevine Storytelling Series returns to Takoma Park Community Center! Hosted by Tim Livengood, 
with featured tellers Caren Neile and Anthony Burcher. Suggested donation of $10 per person at the door goes to the featured tellers.
7500 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912

Tue, Sept. 9, 10:00 a.m. Debbie Griffin tells Stories at Strawberry Park, at MOSAIC in Merrifield VA.  All ages. Free. www.mosaicdistrict.com/events/stories-strawberry-park

Fri. & Sat, Sept. 12-13, 3rd Annual Lititz Storytelling Festival, Lititz, Pennsylvania. The Festival has been named the 2014 Mid-Atlantic Regional Spotlight Event by the National Storytelling Network. Featured storytellers include: Philip Gulley, Tahira, Donald Davis, Kim Weitkamp, Bill Harley, Marie Winger, and Charles Kiernan. Free Story Swap, Saturday 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. For other event prices and more information on workshops and storytelling concerts: www.storypartners.net/home.html

Tues, Sept. 16, Ellouise Schoettler, Shawn Westfall, and Jessical Piscitelli Robinson, will appear in the Fall for the Book Festival Panel, George Mason U, Fairfax, VA  sponsored by Better Said Than Done. For more information on the festival: fallforthebook.org/

Also  10:00 a.m. Noa Baum tells Stories at Strawberry Park, at MOSAIC in Merrifield VA.  All ages. Free. www.mosaicdistrict.com/events/stories-strawberry-park

Wed, Sept. 17,   NEW TIME: 7:00 p.m., Jane Dorfman tells Scherazade Stories at Tales in the Village, Friendship Heights Village Community Center, Chevy Chase, 4433 South Park Dr, Chevy Chase, MD.  FREE.  Parking is limited.

Wed. Sept. 17, 9:00 p.m. StoryLeague, $150 Cash Prize for Funniest Story. Busboys and Poets 14/V (2021 14th St NW)  Pre-selected storytellers and Members get in for $10. Everyone else gets in for  $12 pre-sale, $15 at the door. 7 people get 7 minutes to tell a true, personal funny story on the theme “testy, testy.” 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 9/10 at 3 o’clock. Our judges will decide which stories they wish to hear and you’ll know by Friday 9/12 whether you are going on. Also: 1 other storyteller get selected randomly at the contest. Pre-selected storytellers will be strongly encouraged to do a phone coaching session for their story. Seating cannot be guaranteed for any ticket holder after 9:00. Line forms approx. 8:30 and doors open at 8:45. See photo/video/audio release on ticket page.  www.storyleague.org/events/testy-testy-150-cash-prize-for-funniest-story/

Thurs, Sept. 18, 8:00 p.m.  Miriam Nadel and Ellouise Schoettler tell tales about Reading, Writing, and Art, at a Better Said Than Done Storytelling Evening at the Auld Shebeen in Fairfax, VA. For more information:  www.bettersaidthandone.com/

Fri, September 19, 7:30 p.m., Ellouise Schoettler tells The Hello Girls at The Athenaeum, 923 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA  $10 www.visitalexandriava.com/listings/Athenaeum/3373/

Sat, Sept 20 – 7:30 pm STORYSWAP Storytellers and listeners are invited to the home of Jennifer Hine in Springfield for an evening of shared stories and potluck snacks. Free. Contact Jennifer at jennifereps@gmail.com for RSVPs & directions. Since she lives in a townhouse development, she warns that when visitor parking spaces are filled, later comers will need to park on the road outside the development. (Carpool?)

Monday, Sept  22 2014,  7pm    Megan Hicks performs “Paperman Jack”, a true story about Love, Loss and Art.  Megan is an artist and performer living in the Philadelphia area, and a quintessential Creative Mind.  Each session: Advance registration $10. $12 at the door.  Doors open 6:30  pm   CONTACT:  Fanny Crawford  (301) 730-1638 OR fanitsky@hotmail.com Unitarian Universalist Church of Hagerstown   13245 Cearfoss Pike, Hagerstown MD

Tue, Sept. 23, 10:00 a.m. Gary Lloyd tells Stories at Strawberry Park, MOSAIC in Merrifield VA.  All ages. Free. www.mosaicdistrict.com/events/stories-strawberry-park

Fri, Sept 27, Miriam Nadel tells tales on the theme Nature Calls: Stories about things you can’t ignore.  It’s a benefit for the Friends of Reston. For more information:  www.bettersaidthandone.com/

Sat, Sept. 28, 4:00-6:30 pm, 4th at 4 Storyfolk monthly meeting.  Contact Bellwoodey@gmail.com

Tue, Sept. 30, 10:00 a.m. Barbara Effron’s Storytime Express, Stories at Strawberry Park, MOSAIC in Merrifield VA.  All ages. Free. www.mosaicdistrict.com/events/stories-strawberry-park

OCTOBER

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   www.storytellingcenter.net/festival/

Sat, Oct 4,   Gary Lloyd tells  “Great Books and Great Libraries” at 2:00 pm 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!

Sat, Oct 4, times TBA, The Twinbrook Tellers tell October Tales at the Montgomery County, MD, Harvest Festival at the Agricultural Farm Park, Gaithersburg MD. Stories will include Native American, Harvest, and not-too-scary ghost stories. The festival is FREE, but there is a $10 per car parking fee, so plan to come in a carpool!

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

Sat, Oct 11,   Gary Lloyd tells  “Great Books and Great Libraries” at 2:00 pm 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!

Tues, Oct 14, 10:00 AM  Eve Burton tells Stories at Strawberry Park, MOSAIC in Merrifield VA.  All ages. Free. www.mosaicdistrict.com/events/stories-strawberry-park

Sat, Oct 18,   Gary Lloyd tells  “Great Books and Great Libraries” at 10:30 am 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!

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

Sat, Oct 25,   Gary Lloyd tells  “Great Books and Great Libraries” at 10:30 am 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!

Sun, Oct 26,  “Chilling Stories for a Dark Night” “Darkness comes early this year, join us for Halloween stories at 7:30 pm at The Washington Ethical Society,  7750 16th St. NW  -Washington, DC  20012 http://www.ethicalsociety.org/ $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.

Monday, Oct 27, 7pm  Ellouise Schoettler returns to UUCH to tell the little known and heretofore suppressed history of “The Hello Girls” - two hundred and thirty three female telephone operators flown from the United States to France in the dark days of  WW I to provide communication support for the beleaguered American troops.
Each session: Advance registration $10. $12 at the door.  Doors open 6:30 pm   CONTACT:  Fanny Crawford  (301) 730-1638 OR fanitsky@hotmail.com Unitarian Universalist Church of Hagerstown   13245 Cearfoss Pike, Hagerstown MD

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

NOVEMBER

Mon, Nov  3,   Gary Lloyd tells  “Great Books and Great Libraries” at 2:30 pm 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 AM  Arianna Ross tells Stories at Strawberry Park, MOSAIC in Merrifield VA.  All ages. Free. www.mosaicdistrict.com/events/stories-strawberry-park

Sat, Nov 8,   Gary Lloyd tells  “Great Books and Great Libraries” at 2:00 pm 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!

Tues, Nov 11, 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, Nov 18, 10:00  AM  Renee Brachfeld tells Stories at Strawberry Park, MOSAIC in Merrifield VA.  All ages. Free. www.mosaicdistrict.com/events/stories-strawberry-park

Sat, Nov. 22, Tellabration! Guilds and storytelling enthusiasts all around the globe will share their storytelling talents in concerts held in cities and towns to celebrate the art of storytelling. Locally, TELLABRATION!™ brings together each area’s most celebrated storytellers, to delight, captivate, and mesmerize audiences with their tales. Check VITG’s Oct/Nov calendar for local Tellabration events.

Sun, Nov. 23, Kevin Cordi workshop based on his book “Playing With Stories.” More info to come.

Tues, Nov 25, 10:00 AM  Merrillee Palllansch tells Stories at Strawberry Park, MOSAIC in Merrifield VA.  All ages. Free. www.mosaicdistrict.com/events/stories-strawberry-park

DECEMBER

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

Sat, Dec 6,   Gary Lloyd tells  “Great Books and Great Libraries” at 2:00 pm 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!

Tues, Dec 9, 10:00 AM  Arianna Ross tells Stories at Strawberry Park, MOSAIC in Merrifield VA.  All ages. Free. www.mosaicdistrict.com/events/stories-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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