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Storytelling Calendar for February

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

Tues, Feb 2, 10:00 a.m. Merrillee Pallansch, Stories at Strawberry Park, MOSAIC in Merrifield VA.  During the winter, storytelling is inside the Angelika Theater.  ALL AGES. FREE. mosaicdistrict.com/events/event/stories-from-strawberry-park/

Weds, Feb. Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24 at 7:00 p.m. Bob Rovinsky will be teaching a course entitled A Storyteller Looks at Exodus at Adas Israel Congregation at Connecticut and Quebec Sts, NW in Washington DC under the auspices of the Jewish Study Center.  This four-week class will cover the basic themes of the book of Exodus using classic rabbinic, midrashic, and contemporary interpretations. The first session will introduce midrash, or text study through storytelling; the second week, we will look at the legends and themes of Exodus stories, including the Haggadah and Passover seder; the third week will focus on deeper studies using midrash, mystical tales, psychological and modernist themes; and the fourth week will offer other approaches to the stories of Exodus, including ways in which Exodus can speak to you and through you. For more information see www.jewishstudycenter.org/classes/index.html

Fri, Feb. 5- Sun, Feb.14, 4th Annual Chennai Storytelling Festival. The theme of the Chennai Storytelling Festival 2016 is “Storytelling for Communication” between cultures, between people, and within people. This includes topics such as: Travel. Tourism. Translation. “Journey” and “Path” as metaphors for life. Visiting other lands and worlds. Discovery and exploration of the other, and of the self. Chennai, India. www.afsnet.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=746174

Sat, Feb. 6, 10-5 p.m. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, Washington, DC. Elaine Muray will be performing the Tales of La Fontaine for Le Chandeleur Festival in all day performances.  For more information, visit:  secure.hillwoodmuseum.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=3596

February 6, noon to 6p.m.

Folklore Society of Greater Washington Mini-Fest

Storytelling hosted by Tim Livengood

Other tellers include

Jane Dorfman, Lauren Martino, Margaret Chatham, Janice Curtis Greene, Barbara Effron,
and the Twinbrook Tellers with Eve Burton
.

There may still be a couple spots open, so please save Tim’s life and volunteer! For more details, visit the FSGW website at fsgw.org, or contact Tim Livengood at 443-535-3185 or timtales@verizon.net

Mini-Fest is a fundraiser for the big festival at Glen Echo, so come, listen to good stories, hear some music, shop for crafts. Support FSGW so they can support storytelling! Go to the website to figure out entrance fees. fsgw.org/myorgnet/public.php

 

Tue, Feb. 9, 8:00 p.m. I Can’t Feel My Face: Stories about altered states and enlightenment. Part of Story District’s monthly storytelling series that takes place every 2nd Tuesday at Town Danceboutique. It will feature a mix of first-time storytellers and regulars who will take the stage to share their twist on the night’s theme with a 7-minute true story.  Pitch your story on the theme and be considered for the show (best to send at least six weeks prior to show date). If your story is selected, you’ll have a rehearsal and the support of senior coach, Stephanie Garibaldi. Tickets $15 + $2.50 fee. storydistrict.org/events/item/i-cant-feel-my-face

Wed,, Feb. 10, 7:00 p.m. Cocktails and live music from All Mighty Senators. 8:00 p.m. show. The Stoop Turns 10!: Stories about the awkward adventures of adolescence A special show to celebrate 10 years of Stoop! The Senator Theatre, 5904 York Rd. Baltimore.
Tickets, $20. All seats General Admission
**Please buy in advance — show will sell out! www.stoopstorytelling.com
Purchase Online or call 1-800-838-3006

Wed, Feb. 10, 7:30-9:00 p.m. The Grapevine is home for first-rate storytelling and storytellers of all styles. Hosted by Noa Baum, with featured tellers Baba Jamal Koram and Jim Gregory at Busboys and Poets in Takoma Park, 235 Carroll St NW, Washington, DC 20012. Food and drink available. Suggested donation of $10 per person goes to the featured tellers (feel free to donate more!).
“Like” The Grapevine on Facebook at GrapevineStorytelling. Details: 301-587-3558,  grapevinetakoma@gmail.com

Sat, Feb. 13, 5:30 p.m. Story District’s Sucker for Love: A Valentine’s Day Special. A unique and unforgettable way to spend Valentine’s Day – listening to heartfelt and hilarious true stories about loves found, lost, and imagined. Story District promises storytelling at its best with a cast of talented tellers including: Amanda Sapir, Annie Lipsitz, Cait Reilly, Keith Mellnick, Laura Feiveson, Michael Cotter, Morgan Givens, Nupur Mehta, and Sarah Weber. Directed by Stephanie Garibaldi and Mike Baireuther, who will also be our fearless host for the night. Lincoln Theatre 1215 U St NW Washington, D.C. $25. storydistrict.org/events/item/story-districts-sucker-for-love-2016

Tues, Feb. 16, 10:00 a.m. Eve Burton and the Twinbrook Tellers, Stories at Strawberry Park, MOSAIC in Merrifield VA.  During the winter, storytelling is inside the Angelika Theater. ALL AGES. FREE. mosaicdistrict.com/events/event/stories-from-strawberry-park/

Sat, Feb.20, 11 a.m.–Mary Riley Styles Library, Falls Church, Elaine Muray will be offering her movement-based tales from around the world. For more information,  www.fallschurchva.gov/743/Youth-Teen-Services

 

 

VITG STORYSWAP  

Sat, Feb. 20, 7:30 p.m.

You’re invited to home of Tim Livengood in Columbia to fight the February blues with a convivial evening of shared stories and potluck snacks. (Might there be some of Tim’s legendary fruity bread?) Free.

For RSVPs and directions,

email timtales@verizon.net or call 410-997-0950.

Sat, Feb. 27, Margaritaville: Stories about sunshine, drinks, and paradise at Better Said Than Done. For more info: www.bettersaidthandone.com/storytelling-shows/

Sat, Feb. 27, 7:00 p.m. The Ark’s 29th Annual Storytelling Festival featuring Kevin Kling, a Minneapolis storyteller & playwright whose commentaries have been heard on NPR’s show All Things Considered. The Ark, Ann Arbor MI  www.theark.org/shows-events/2016/feb/27/arks-29th-annual-storytelling-festival-featuring-kevin-kling

Sun, Feb. 28, 4th at 4 monthly meeting.
Seasoned and fledgling storytellers are invited to Join Fourth at Four Storyfolk to swap tales at 4 pm on the 4th Sunday of each month. This is an open, warm group of supportive storytellers, and listeners are always welcome. We also share potluck goodies at the break.
Pickersgill Retirement Community
615 Chestnut Avenue in Towson. MD 21204
Diane 410-979-8150 or Barbara 410-252-1438. storytelling@bfms.org
www.bfms.org/Fourth-at-Four.php

Storytelling Calendar for March

Tues, March 1, 10:00 a.m. Renee Brachfeld, Stories at Strawberry Park, MOSAIC in Merrifield VA.  During the winter, storytelling is inside the Angelika Theater. ALL AGES. FREE. mosaicdistrict.com/events/event/stories-from-strawberry-park/

 

VITG STORYSWAP  

Sat, March 5 – 7:30 p.m.

Bring your tale and your ears to the home of Margaret Chatham in Falls Church for an evening of shared stories and potluck snacks. Free. RSVPs and directions: Margaret.chatham@verizon.net

 

Sat, March 5, Better Said Than Done workshop Spotlight on You: Telling the Story of Your Life, $75. Reston. For more info:
www.bettersaidthandone.com/classlist/

Sun, March 6, 12:30-3:30 p.m. 10th CCM Annual Storytelling & World Music Festival. Treat the whole family to an afternoon of stories featuring Storyteller/Musician Tim Van Egmond. Known for his spell-binding talent and winning warmth. Joining Tim will be New Jersey storytellers Kathryn Weidener and Michelle Washington Wilson. Admission $6.  Morning workshop for educators. County College of Morris, Randolph, NJ. njstorynet.org/wpnjstory/events

Wed, March 9, 7:30-9:00 p.m. The Grapevine is home for first-rate storytelling and storytellers of all styles. Hosted by Tim Livengood, with featured tellers Michael Parent and Noa Baum at Busboys and Poets in Takoma Park, 235 Carroll St NW, Washington, DC 20012. Food and drink available. Suggested donation of $10 per person goes to the featured tellers (feel free to donate more!).
“Like” The Grapevine on Facebook at GrapevineStorytelling. Details: 301-587-3558,  grapevinetakoma@gmail.com

Fri & Sun, Mar. 11- 13, The Virginia Storytelling Alliance Gathering/Culpeper Storytelling Festival will take place in Culpeper. Margaret Chatham will be telling at the Friday evening showcase, 7-9 pm, honoring Ralph as an early VASA member.
www.facebook.com/events/1727188197492635/

Tues, March 15, 10:00 a.m. Noa Baum, Stories at Strawberry Park, MOSAIC in Merrifield VA.  During the winter, storytelling is inside the Angelika Theater. ALL AGES. FREE. mosaicdistrict.com/events/event/stories-from-strawberry-park/

Wed, March 23, 7:30 p.m.  Tales in the Village, “Celebrating the Irish.” Featured tellers Jane Dorfman and Moira Doughtery . Friendship Heights Village Community Center, 4433 S. Park Drive, Chevy Chase, MD.  Free.

Sat, March 26, You Choose the Adventure, the audience votes which direction the storytellers take at Better Said Than Done. For more info: www.bettersaidthandone.com/storytelling-shows/

Sun, March 27, 4th at 4 monthly meeting.
Seasoned and fledgling storytellers are invited to Join Fourth at Four Storyfolk to swap tales at 4 pm on the 4th Sunday of each month. This is an open, warm group of supportive storytellers, and listeners are always welcome. We also share potluck goodies at the break.
Pickersgill Retirement Community

615 Chestnut Avenue in Towson. MD 21204
Diane 410-979-8150 or Barbara 410-252-1438. storytelling@bfms.org
www.bfms.org/Fourth-at-Four.php

 

Looking Ahead

Tues, April 5, 10:00 a.m. Eve Burton and the Twinbrook Tellers, Stories at Strawberry Park, MOSAIC in Merrifield VA.  ALL AGES. FREE. mosaicdistrict.com/events/event/stories-from-strawberry-park/

 

VITG STORYSWAP

Sat, April 16–7:30 p.m.

Storytellers and listeners are invited to the home of Cricket Parmalee in Silver Spring for an evening of shared stories and potluck snacks. Free.

For RSVPs and directions,
email cricket1415@yahoo.com

Tues, April 19, 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/

July 21-24, 2016
NSN National Storytelling Conference 2016

“Spotlight on Storytelling”
Kansas City Marriott, Country Club Plaza
Kansas City, Missouri
www.storynet.org/conference

 

 

 


 

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