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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

 

AUGUST

 

Sat, Aug. 1, 6:00 p.m. Story District Kick Off Party. Formerly Speakeasy DC. Town Danceboutique (home of our monthly show since Sept 2009). Must be 21+. Free with RSVP.

speakeasydc.com/events/item/story-district-kick-off-party

Sat, Aug. 1, 11:00a.m. – noon and 3:00 – 4:00 p.m., Virginia native, National Storytelling Network storyteller Mackenzie Vanover performs her original stories at the annual Virginia Highlands Festival.

Abingdon, VA 24210.  (276) 623-5266 www.vahighlandsfestival.org/

Tues, Aug 4, 10:00 a.m., Gary Lloyd, Stories at Strawberry Park, MOSAIC in Merrifield, Va.  FREE. ALL AGES.  mosaicdistrict.com/events/event/stories-from-strawberry-park

Fri, Aug.7 – Sat, Aug. 8, Three Rivers Storytelling Festival, featuring Connie Regan-Blake, Alton Chung, Lynn Ford and Jim May, as well as numerous local and regional storytellers. Full weekend: $15 Adults, $5 youth. Allison Park, PA  www.3rstf.org

Tues, Aug 11, 10:00 a.m., Gary Lloyd, Stories at Strawberry Park, MOSAIC in Merrifield, Va.  FREE. ALL AGES.  mosaicdistrict.com/events/event/stories-from-strawberry-park/

Tues, Aug. 11, 8:00 p.m. Story District, Emotional Overload: Stories About Being Drunk with Power, Mad with Love, or High on Life. Town Dance Boutique, DC.  speakeasydc.com/shows

Sat, Aug. 15, 9:30 a.m. Forest of Wake Storytelling Festival. Featuring professional storytellers Alan Hoal, Ron Jones, Pamela Alberda and Henry Vogel, the Forest of Wake Storytelling Festival will be held at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre for the Arts in downtown Wake Forest.

The day-long festivities begin at 9:30 a.m. with main stage performers, workshops, and an open mic session and end with an evening concert featuring performances by all four storytellers. $15 full festival concert pass.

www.wakeforestnc.gov/forest-of-wake-storytelling-festival.aspx

Sat, Aug. 15—7:30 pm  STORYSWAP Storytellers whether beginners or old hands (old voices?) and story listeners are invited to the home of Tim Livengood in Columbia, MD for an evening of shared tales and potluck snacks. Free.

RSVPs and directions:    410-997-095       timtales@verizon.net

Sat, Aug 15, Deadline to enter the National Storytelling Festival’s next Best Story Slammer. Anyone’s welcome to apply – all you need is a little bit of courage and a true, five-minute story that suits this year’s theme, THANKS A LOT. Six will be selected to tell at the festival and will receive tickets. PRIZES: 1st
$300; 2nd $150; 3d $50. For details: www.storytellingcenter.net/festival/special-events/story-slam

Tues, Aug 18, 10:00 a.m.  Eve Burton and the Twinbrook Tellers, Stories at Strawberry Park, MOSAIC in Merrifield, Va.  FREE. ALL AGES  mosaicdistrict.com/events/event/stories-from-strawberry-park/

Sun, Aug. 23, 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.   Diane 410-979-8150 or Barbara 410-252-1438. storytelling@bfms.org www.bfms.org/Fourth-at-Four.php

Mon, Aug 24, 7:00 p.m. Stories in the Round features Love Notes by Ellouise Schoettler, the premiere performance of  a one-widow show as a funny and moving narrative of a 57-year marriage traversing the peaks and valleys of the marriage vow.

Spoiler alert:  It’s not a clean break. These are not children’s stories but children 12 years and older accompanied by parent are welcome to attend. $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Doors open at 6:30 a.m. Unitarian Universalist Church of Hagerstown.

For more information, contact Fanny Crawford  301-730-1638  fanitsky@hotmail.com

Tues, Aug 25, 10:00 am  Debbie Griffin, Stories at Strawberry Park, MOSAIC in Merrifield, Va.  FREE ALL AGES  mosaicdistrict.com/events/event/stories-from-strawberry-park/

Sat, Aug. 29, Storytelling in the Big Red Barn and Barn Dance. 4:00 – 6:00   Storytelling featuring Laura Bobrow, Fannie Crawford, Lydia Hadfield and Spoken Word poetry with Ian Kantor.

Break for Dinner – Potluck, bring a picnic we have plenty of space in and around the barn to enjoy the landscape.  Tasty food will be available to purchase too.   7:00 – 8:00  Barn Dance & storytelling with Slim Harrison and the Sunnyland Band

8:00 – 9:00  Metz Brothers Band and the 29ers Band    Foxhaven Farm, Jefferson MD    $10.  Register at joann@foxhavenfarm.org bit.ly/1VGtaB3

Sat, Aug. 29, Better Said than Done, Choose Your Own Adventure. Details to come: www.bettersaidthandone.com/upcoming-shows

 

SEPTEMBER

Tues, Sept. 1, 10:00 a.m. Barbara Effron’s Storytime Express, Stories at Strawberry Park,  MOSAIC in Merrifield VA.  ALL AGES. FREE. mosaicdistrict.com/events/event/stories-from-strawberry-park/

Wed, Sept 2 – Sat, Sept. 5, 26th Annual Timpanogos Storytelling Conference and Festival,    Mount Timpanogos Park, Orem, UT timpfest.org/events/2015-timpanogos-storytelling-festival

Tues, Sept. 8, 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, Sept. 8, 8:00 p.m. Story District, Catfished: Stories about things that aren’t as they seem. Town Dance Boutique, DC.  speakeasydc.com/shows

Tues, Sept 8 – Sat, Sept. 12, 2:00 p.m. each day, Ellouise Schoettler will be Teller in Residence at the International Storytelling Center in Mary B. Martin Storytelling Hall. Tickets $12 for adults, $11 for seniors, students, and children under 18 years of age.

For tickets or more information, or to request a brochure, call (800) 952-8392 or (423) 913-1276 www.storytellingcenter.net/events/storytelling-live/matinee-performances

Wed, Sept. 9, 7:30 p.m. The Grapevine kicks off  a new season with Shirleta Settles and Jon Spelman. Featured tellers will be followed by a half hour of open mike, so bring a 5-minute story to enrich the experience for all. $10 donation requested at the door, 100% going to our featured tellers. “Like” The Grapevine on Facebook at GrapevineStorytelling. Details: 301-587-3558, grapevinetakoma@gmail.com

Fri. – Sat, Sept. 11-12, 2015 4th annual Lititz Storytelling Festival with Philip Gulley, Dovey Thompson, Ed Stivender, and Daniel Morden.   Storytelling Concerts, Fri. and Sat, 7 p.m., Sat, 2 p.m.

Storytelling Workshops: Sat. 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.    StorySwap, Sat, 11:30 am – 12:30 p.m.     Tickets on Sale Now Adult Weekend Pass $45;  Student Weekend Pass $20; Single Adult Admission $15; Single Student Admission $5;

Workshop $10. Warwick Middle School Auditorium, in Lititz, PA.    www.storypartners.net/

Saturday, September 12, 7:00 p.m. gather, 7:30 telling starts. Jane Dorfman telling Stories from the 1001 Arabian Nights. Rose Valley Storytelling House Concert #10Media, Pennsylvania. Free parking;

short walk to the Moylan-Rose Valley train station. Complimentary light refreshments. Suggested donation: $15   More information: 540.371-6775     or email   meganhicks1@verizon.net

Tues, Sept. 15, 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/

Fri, Sept 18, 9:00 p.m. Story League Fall Championship at Black Cat DC, 1811 14th Street NW, Washington, DC. $500 Cash Prize for Funniest Story! Audience Picks the Winner!

Top Comedy Story Performers from All Over Will Compete! Tickets on sale soon. Check www.storyleague.org for details

Sat, Sept. 19, Better Said than Done, Where there’s Smoke there’s Fire. At the Nature House in Reston.  Details to come    www.bettersaidthandone.com/upcoming-shows

Tues, Sept. 22, 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/

Fri, Sept. 25 – Sat, Sept 26, The Heart of North Carolina Storytelling Festival.  Featuring National tellers Michael Reno Harrell, Donna Washington and Linda Goodman, also regional tellers Vicky Town, Ray Mendenhall and Naomi Faw. Sponsored by NCSG, Greensboro City Arts and Triad Storytelling Exchange.  Also featuring a Story Slam, Youth Storytelling, Workshops and Teacher Workshops.  Greensboro Historical Museum. Call 704.568.9389 or www.ncstoryguild.org/events.html

Sat, Sept 26—7:30 pm  STORYSWAP Storytellers whether beginners or old hands (old voices?) and story listeners are invited to the home of Barbara Effron in for an evening of shared tales and potluck snacks. Free. RSVPs and directions:  703-323-1783

storytimeexpress@hotmail.com

Sun, Sept. 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.

Diane 410-979-8150 or Barbara 410-252-1438. storytelling@bfms.org www.bfms.org/Fourth-at-Four.php

Mon, Sept 28, 7:00 p.m., doors open at 6:30, Stories in the Round, storytelling hosted by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Hagerstown. Featured storyteller TBA. $10 in advance and $12 at the door.

For more information, contact Fanny Crawford  301-730-1638  fanitsky@hotmail.com

Sun, Sept. 27 – Sun, Oct. 3, Fall for the Book Festival

All Fall for the Book events are free and open to the public. Events are held on George Mason University’s Fairfax, Virginia Campus and at select locations throughout Northern Virginia, DC, and Maryland.

fallforthebook.org/2015/06/30/planning-your-visit

Tues, Sept. 29, 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/

Sep 29 @ 12:00 – 1:15 pm. Better Said Than Done Storytellers Panel. Johnson Center Plaza, George Mason University. Part of the Fall for the Book Festival. fallforthebook.org/event/better-said-than-done-storytellers-panel/?instance_id=239

Wed, Sept. 30, Better Said than Done, Six Degrees of  Kevin Bacon, Fall for the Book Festival at the Old Shebeen. Details to come: www.bettersaidthandone.com/upcoming-shows

 

OCTOBER

Fri, Oct. 2-Sun, Oct 4. National Storytelling Festival, Jonesborough TN.  Featured tellers, New Voices include Noa Baum, Adam Booth, Mats Rehnman and Don White. For details: www.storytellingcenter.net/festival

Sat, Oct 3, Eve Burton and the Twinbrook Tellers will tell October Tales at the  24th Annual Montgomery County Harvest Festival. Festival runs 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. There are activities for all ages: corn maze, candle making, garden tours,

hay rides, sheep shearing, music and, of course, storytelling. Storytelling times TBA. www.montgomeryparks.org/calendar/index.php?eID=5259

Tues, Oct. 6, 10:00 a.m. Ariana Ross, Stories at Strawberry Park,  MOSAIC in Merrifield VA.  ALL AGES. FREE. mosaicdistrict.com/events/event/stories-from-strawberry-park/

Tues, Oct. 13, 10:00 a.m. Barbara Effron’s Storytime Express, Stories at Strawberry Park,  MOSAIC in Merrifield VA.  ALL AGES. FREE. mosaicdistrict.com/events/event/stories-from-strawberry-park/

Wed, Oct. 14, 7:30 p.m., The Grapevine. Featured tellers, Jason Nkwain and Laura Simms will, be followed by a half hour of open mike, so bring a 5-minute story to enrich the experience for all.

$10 donation requested at the door, 100% going to our featured tellers. Details: 301-587-3558. grapevinetakoma@gmail.com

Tues, Oct 20, 10:00 am  Renee Brachfeld, Stories at Strawberry Park, MOSAIC in Merrifield, Va.  FREE ALL AGES  mosaicdistrict.com/events/event/stories-from-strawberry-park/

Tues, Oct 27, 10:00 am  Gary Lloyd, Stories at Strawberry Park, MOSAIC in Merrifield, Va.  FREE ALL AGES  mosaicdistrict.com/events/event/stories-from-strawberry-park/

 

NOVEMBER

Tues, Nov 3, 10:00 am  Debbie Griffin, Stories at Strawberry Park, MOSAIC in Merrifield, Va.  FREE ALL AGES  mosaicdistrict.com/events/event/stories-from-strawberry-park/

Tues, Nov 10, 10:00 am  Renee Brachfeld, Stories at Strawberry Park, MOSAIC in Merrifield, Va.  FREE ALL AGES  mosaicdistrict.com/events/event/stories-from-strawberry-park/

Tues, Nov 17, 10:00 am  Merrillee Pallansch, Stories at Strawberry Park, MOSAIC in Merrifield, Va.  FREE ALL AGES  mosaicdistrict.com/events/event/stories-from-strawberry-park/

Tues, Nov 24, 10:00 am  Noa Baum, Stories at Strawberry Park, MOSAIC in Merrifield, Va.  FREE ALL AGES   mosaicdistrict.com/events/event/stories-from-strawberry-park/

 

DECEMBER

Tues, Dec 1, 10:00 am  Gary Lloyd, Stories at Strawberry Park, MOSAIC in Merrifield, Va.  FREE ALL AGES  mosaicdistrict.com/events/event/stories-from-strawberry-park/

Tues, Dec 8, 10:00 am  Barbara Effron, Stories at Strawberry Park, MOSAIC in Merrifield, Va.  FREE ALL AGES  mosaicdistrict.com/events/event/stories-from-strawberry-park/

Tues, Dec 15, 10:00 am  Eve Burton, Stories at Strawberry Park, MOSAIC in Merrifield, Va.  FREE ALL AGES   mosaicdistrict.com/events/event/stories-from-strawberry-park/

Tues, Dec 22, 10:00 am  Noa Baum, Stories at Strawberry Park, MOSAIC in Merrifield, Va.  FREE ALL AGES  mosaicdistrict.com/events/event/stories-from-strawberry-park/

Tues, Dec 29, 10:00 am  Debbie Griffin, Stories at Strawberry Park, MOSAIC in Merrifield, Va.  FREE ALL AGES  mosaicdistrict.com/events/event/stories-from-strawberry-park/

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

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