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. Not in Montgomery  County? Find her shows posted on ellouisestory.blogspot.com

APRIL

Tues, Apr. 1, 10:00 a.m. Noa Baum, Stories at Strawberry Park, MOSAIC in Merrifield VA.  All ages. Free. www.mosaicdistrict.com/events/stories-strawberry-park

Tue, Apr. 1, 10:30 a.m. Barbara Effron’s Storytime Express at PB & Jack. 9540 Main St, Fairfax VA 22031
703-865-7773

Tue, Apr. 1, 7:00 p.m. Laura J. Bobrow and The Bards of Loudoun, a small group of poets, will  be giving readings at the Rust Library in Leesburg, VA   Register online or call 703-777-0323.

Thur, Apr. 3, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Come Hear it at the Grapevine. Noa Baum hosts a new series of old-fashioned storytelling, sponsored by the City of Takoma Park Arts & Humanities Commission. Celebrate the timeless art of the bards with stories of all kinds. Truths and myths and everything in between!  Featured storytellers: Limor Shiponi, our special guest from Israel, and Walter Jones. $10 suggested donation at the door.  Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Ave., Takoma Park, MD

Sat, April 5—7:30 p.m. STORYSWAP Storytellers and listeners are invited to the home of Marc Young in Columbia for an evening of shared stories and potluck snacks. Free. RSVPs and directions  bshert951@hotmail.com 443-538-7899  Marc tells us that we will have some special visiting tellers – Antonio Rocha and Limor Shiponi.

Sat, Apr. 5, 7:00 p.m. It’s Complicated: Stories about the joys and oys of contemporary Jewish life. A fundraiser featuring a silent auction, raffle, festive food and drink, and a Stoop Storytelling show. Proceeds benefit educational programs at Bolton Street Synagogue. We’ll have stories about a blind date with Monica Lewinsky, a (very) memorable lightning strike, and one man’s struggle to be part of two tribes: Judaism and Orioles fans. Storytellers include Deborah Weiner, Lois Feinblatt, and more. Bolton Street Synagogue
212 W. Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore.  $50/person. Buy tickets at boltonstreetsynagogue.com

Tues, Apr. 8, 10:00 a.m. Renee Brachfeld, Stories at Strawberry Park, MOSAIC in Merrifield VA.  All ages. Free. www.mosaicdistrict.com/events/stories-strawberry-park

Fri, Apr. 11 – Sat, Apr. 12, Sounds of the Mountains: Music & Story Festival at Camp Bethel, Fincastle, VA. Storytellers include: Andy Offutt Irwin, David Novak, Ed Stivender, Donna Washington. Free on-site camping options are available. Contact us at 540-992-2940 to make arrangements.   www.soundsofthemountains.org/

Sat, Apr. 12, Chris Potts will be performing at the Govan’s Library Fairy Tale Ball in Baltimore, MD.

Tues, Apr. 15 10:00 a.m. Merrillee Pallansch, Stories at Strawberry Park, MOSAIC in Merrifield VA.  All ages. Free. www.mosaicdistrict.com/events/stories-strawberry-park

Tue, Apr. 15, 7:00 p.m. Laura J. Bobrow and The Bards of Loudoun, a small group of poets, will  be giving readings at the Cascades Library in Sterling, VA   Register online or call 703-444-3228.

Wed, Apr. 16, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Laura J. Bobrow will conduct a storytelling workshop at Cascades Library in  Sterling, VA  703-444-3228.

Wed, Apr. 16, 7:30 p.m., Jo Tyler will be the featured teller at Tales in the Village at the Friendship Heights Community Center, 4433 South Park Dr, Chevy Chase, MD.  FREE.  Parking is limited.

Wed, Apr. 16, Story League: Prize for Funniest Story. Busboys and Poets 14/V (2021 14th St NW) Storytellers have 7 minutes to tell a true, personal funny story on the theme “saucy”. No notes or props allowed. The Judges’ favorite will be announced at the end of the night and will receive a $150 Cash Prize. The audience will also select its favorite. Both winners go on to compete in Story League ALL-STARS (tournament) You must submit your 100-word story synopsis for a chance to compete. Deadline is Wednesday, April 9 at 3 o’clock. Three expert judges consider all story idea submissions and decide which stories they most wish to hear. You will be notified by Friday, April 11, whether you are guaranteed to go on. Also: 2 storytellers will be selected randomly at the contest. Pre-selected storytellers will be strongly encouraged to do a phone coaching session for their story. IMPORTANT: Seating cannot be guaranteed for any ticket holder after 9:00. Line forms approx. 8:30, doors open at 8:45. www.storyleague.org/events/saucy/

Tue, Apr. 22 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

Tue, Apr. 22  7:00 p.m. Dream Green for the Earth: Stories and songs for Earth Day. Barbara Effron’s Storytime Express at Kings Park Library. 9000 Burke Lake Rd.?Burke, VA. Preschool through School Age. 703-978-5600 or register online www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library

Tue, Apr. 24, 7:00 p.m. Laura J. Bobrow and The Bards of Loudoun, a small group of poets, will  be giving readings at the Ashburn Library in Ashburn, VA   Register online or call 703-737-8100.

Thur, Apr. 24, Doors open 7:30, Show, 8:00 p.m. Second Stoop: The All-Audience Show: Hair! Put your name in the hat to tell a 3-minute story on the theme of hair. $10 cover. The Windup Space, 12 W. North Ave, Baltimore. www.stoopstorytelling.com/shows/second

Fri, Apr. 25 – Sat, Apr. 26, Stone Soup Storytelling Festival, Woodruff, SC. The Stone Soup Storytelling Festival Featured tellers include Geraldine Buckley, Kim Weitkamp, Noa Baum, Linda Goodman, Cora Newcomb, and Darion McCloud. https://www.facebook.com/StoneSoupStorytellingFestival   stonesoupsc.com/

Sat, Apr. 26, The Southern Maryland Celtic Festival will be presenting their 36th year of music, story, games, clans, dance, and vendors at the Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum in Calvert County, MD. The drive is pleasant, the day at the fair is an opportunity to come tell a tale and play. Crafts and food; Breton, Cornish, Irish, Manx, Scots, and Welsh; all on display and celebrated. Storytelling runs from 10:30-4:30, tellers include Ming Diaz, Anna Singer, Mylinda Butterworth, Beth Ohlsson, Vince Kolman, Laura J. Bobrow, and Margaret Chatham.
www.cssm.org/events/festival/

Sat, Apr. 26, 12:30 registration, 1:00 p.m. Virginia Liars Contest, sponsored by the Shenandoah Storytelling Guild and VASA, held at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Waynesboro, VA. $20 entry fee; any liar, age 18 and up, first 12 will be taken. Listening is free and open to the public. For more information, call: 540-886-0075 or go to origin.library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1101516225458-220/Shenadoah+Liars+contest+2014.pdf

Sun, Apr. 27, 10:00 a.m. – House Concert: There Ain’t No CinderellaAdam Booth and Ellouise Schoettler.
Two NEW Stories, call Ellouise for information and RSVP 301-367-9323

Sun, Apr. 27, 1:00-2:00 p.m. The Twinbrook Tellers will be telling Tales of Magic and Adventure at The Celebration of the International Day of the Book in Kensington, MD. The festival runs from 11 – 4 p.m. Teen poets from the Exodus Poetry Workshop, led by Eve Burton (leader of the Twinbrook Tellers), will be reading original poetry from 3:30 – 4:00 p.m. www.dayofthebook.com/

Sun, Apr. 27, 1:00 – 4:30 p.m. The Stoop, workshop: The Art and Craft of True, Personal Storytelling Bolton Street Synagogue, 212 W. Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore. Advanced registration, $45. $50 at door.  Space is limited. aprilstorytellingworkshop.brownpapertickets.com

Sun, Apr. 27, 4:00-6:30 p.m., 4th at 4 Storyfolk monthly meeting.  Contact Bellwoodey@gmail.com

Tues, Apr. 29 10:00 a.m. Gary Lloyd, Stories at Strawberry Park, MOSAIC in Merrifield VA.  All ages. Free. www.mosaicdistrict.com/events/stories-strawberry-park

Wed, Apr. 30, doors 6:30 p.m., show at 7. Story League: Seven 7-minute, laugh-rich true stories by some of DC’s funniest people, presented in association with LYGO DC. Luck’s got Nothing to Do with It. Location: Bier Baron,1523 22nd St NW, Washington, DC Note: Bier Baron is accessible, simply ask a staff member to let you in the side door and up the elevator to the performance space. www.storyleague.org/events/funny-7-seven-7-minute-stories-by-d-c-s-funniest-people/

MAY

Tue, May 1, Tickets go on sale for Things That Scare Me: A show by Stoop Storytellers, presented in partnership with Howard Community College at the Columbia Festival for the Arts. The show will be: Tue, June 24, 7:30 p.m. Studio Theatre, The Horowitz Center at Howard Community College.Tickets, $15. columbiafestival.com.   *May still need two storytellers for this show! Email info@stoopstorytelling.com with ideas.

Thur, May 1, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Come Hear it at the Grapevine. Noa Baum hosts a new series of old-fashioned storytelling, sponsored by the City of Takoma Park Arts & Humanities Commission. Celebrate the timeless art of the bards with stories of all kinds. Truths and myths and everything in between!  Featured storytellers: Laura J. Bobrow, Gary Lloyd, and Janice Curtis Greene.  $10 suggested donation at the door.  Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Ave., Takoma Park, MD

Fri, May 2, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Ellouise Schoettler will present Your Story is Your Legacy during the ninth annual ATHENA Award Tea at the Brooke Grove Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Seating is limited; make reservations early.  bgf.org/news/ellouise-shoettler-to-perform-at-prestigious-athena-award-tea

Sun, May 4, 2:00 p.m. A Land Twice Promised. Israeli storyteller Noa Baum began a heartfelt dialogue with a Palestinian woman while living in the US. She weaves together their memories, and their mothers’ stories, to create a moving testimony that illuminates the complex and contradictory history and emotions surrounding Jerusalem, for Israelis and Palestinians alike. West End Synagogue 190 Amsterdam Avenue, New York City, NY 10023 FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Information and reservations: www.uwsIsrael.org (after April 4, 2014)

Mon, May 5, 2:00 p.m. A Land Twice Promised. Israeli storyteller Noa Baum began a heartfelt dialogue with a Palestinian woman while living in the US. She weaves together their memories, and their mothers’ stories, to create a moving testimony that illuminates the complex and contradictory history and emotions surrounding Jerusalem, for Israelis and Palestinians alike. Congregation Dorshei Tzedek, 60 Highland Street, West Newton, MA FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. dorsheitzedek.org/node/33784

Tues, May 6 10:00 a.m. Renee Brachfeld, Stories at Strawberry Park, MOSAIC in Merrifield VA.  All ages. Free. www.mosaicdistrict.com/events/stories-strawberry-park

Tues, May 13 10:00 a.m. Merrillee Pallansch, Stories at Strawberry Park, MOSAIC in Merrifield VA.  All ages. Free. www.mosaicdistrict.com/events/stories-strawberry-park

Tues, May 13, 10:30 a.m. Barbara Effron’s Storytime Express at PB & Jack. 9540 Main St, Fairfax VA
703-865-7773

Sat, May 17—7:30 p.m.  STORYSWAP Storytellers, listeners and people teetering on the brink are invited to the home of Bob and Renana Rovinsky in Northwest DC for an evening of shared stories and potluck kosher snacks. Free. Call 202-237-1036 for RSVPs and directions.

Tues, May 20, 10:00 a.m. Barbara Effron, Stories at Strawberry Park, MOSAIC in Merrifield VA.  All ages. Free. www.mosaicdistrict.com/events/stories-strawberry-park

Tues, May 20 – June 17, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.,
The Art of Storytelling Class, 5-session Storytelling Workshop at Live and Learn Bethesda. We all have stories to tell. We tell to remember who we are. Develop the art and craft of storytelling:   in this dynamic hands-on course. As we create a community of tellers and listeners you will learn how to bring a story to life, explore your creativity, develop your own storytelling voice and improve your presentation and communication skills. Please note our focus is NOT on writing memoir! However, the interactive speaking and listening activities promise to support and enhance your writing. 4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda, Maryland. Second Floor.  301-740-6150 www.liveandlearnbethesda.org

Wed, Apr. 16, 7:30 p.m., Tales in the Village at the Friendship Heights Community Center. Featured teller TBA.  4433 South Park Dr, Chevy Chase, MD.  FREE.  Parking is limited.

Wed, May 21, Story League: Prize for Funniest Story. Busboys and Poets 14/V (2021 14th St NW) Storytellers have 7 minutes to tell a true, personal funny story on the theme “shady”. No notes or props allowed. The Judges’ favorite will be announced at the end of the night and will receive a $150 Cash Prize. The audience will also select its favorite. Both winners go on to compete in Story League ALL-STARS (tournament) You must submit your 100-word story synopsis for a chance to compete. Deadline is Wednesday, May 14 at 3 o’clock. Three expert judges consider all story idea submissions and decide which stories they most wish to hear. You will be notified by Friday, May 16, whether you are guaranteed to go on. Also: 2 storytellers will be selected randomly at the contest. Pre-selected storytellers will be strongly encouraged to do a phone coaching session for their story. IMPORTANT: Seating cannot be guaranteed for any ticket holder after 9:00. Line forms approx. 8:30 and doors open at 8:45. www.storyleague.org/events/shady/

Tues, May 27, 10:00 a.m. Gary Lloyd, Stories at Strawberry Park, MOSAIC in Merrifield VA.  All ages. Free. www.mosaicdistrict.com/events/stories-strawberry-park

Sun, May 25, 4:00-6:30 p.m., 4th at 4 Storyfolk monthly meeting.  Contact Bellwoodey@gmail.com

Fri, May 30 – Sun, June 1, America’s Best Storytellers: A Festival of Storytelling, Richmond, VA: Donald Davis, Barbara McBride Smith, Rex Ellis,  plus VASA members Sheila Arnold & Denise Bennett. TheBestStorytellers.com

GLEN ECHO FOLK FESTIVAL

Sat, May 31 – Sun, June 1, 34th Annual Washington Folk Festival at Glen Echo Park, MD. The festival is open Noon – 7:00 p.m. both days.

Storytelling in the Puppet Company Theater:

1:45 to 6:30 on Sat. Storytellers include: Anne Sheldon, Bill Mayhew, Laura J. Bobrow, Ming Diaz, Margaret Chatham, Noa Baum, Michael Fleming, Merrilee Pallansch, Tim Livengood

1:45 – 6:00 on Sun. Storytellers include: Zoe Sagalow,  Rueyfen Harmon, Twinbrook Tellers, Baba Jamal Koram, Barbara Effron, Bob Rovinsky, Penelope Fleming, Jennifer Hine, Gary Lloyd

There will also be storytelling on the Yurt Stage, times TBA. Yurt storytellers include  Geraldine Buckley and Janice Curtis Greene on Sat., Renee Brachfeld and Charles Bearfighter Reddoor Sun.    http://fsgw.org/myorgnet/public.php

JUNE

Tues, June 3 10:00 a.m. Arianna Ross, Stories at Strawberry Park, MOSAIC in Merrifield VA.  All ages. Free. www.mosaicdistrict.com/events/stories-strawberry-park

June 5, 7:30 p.m..  THE GRAPEVINE, old-fashioned storytelling of truth and myths and everything between. Host Tim Livengood welcomes featured tellers Adam Booth and Susan Gordon.  Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Avenue.  Suggested donation $10 to support the storytellers.  THIS IS THE FINAL SHOW OF SPRING but the Grapevine sprouts anew in the Fall!

Sat, June 14, 7:30 p.m.  STORYSWAP Storytellers whether professional, amateur, or just starting out, and  listeners of all levels of expertise are invited to the home of Harold & Becky Feld in Silver Spring for an evening of shared stories and potluck kosher snacks. Free. For directions and RSVPs contact haroldjfeld@gmail.com before Friday, June 13. (No contact available on Saturday/Sabbath.)

 

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