* 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.
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
Sat, Mar. 1, 10:30 a.m. Barbara Effron’s Storytime Express at The Literacy Council of Northern Virginia’s and Gary Lloyd’s “Once Upon A Dragon” at 12:30 at the 8th annual Reading: A Family Affair (RAFA), a family event that celebrates books through performance art, and which brought more than 720 individuals together last year – a record turnout! Last year, contributions at the door, along with sponsor Verizon, helped LCNV raise over $15,000 in support of LCNV adult learners! Free – See more at: www.lcnv.org/events#sthash.9ksNZ8tQ.dpuf Literacy Council of Northern Virginia, 2855 Annandale Road, Falls Church, VA 22042
Sat, Mar. 1, 11-3:30, Better Said than Done workshop: Spotlight on You, Telling the Story of your Life. $75/$90 with lunch. www.bettersaidthandone.com/classes/
Tues, Mar. 4, 10:00 a.m. Merrillee Pallansch, Stories at MOSAIC. Go to the Angelika Lounge in Strawberry Park and look for a sign indicating in which theater the performance will be held. MOSAIC in Merrifield VA. All ages. Free. www.mosaicdistrict.com/events/storiesstrawberry-park
Wed, Mar. 5, 8:30 pm, Speakeasy DC, Outliers and Mavericks: Stories about Defying Conventions and Challenging the Status Quo. DCJCC 1529 16th St, NW, DC. www.speakeasydc.com/events/item/outliers
Thurs, Mar. 6, 7:00 pm, Takoma Park Community Center, second storytelling program in the “We are Takoma” arts program. Tim Livengood gets the ball rolling for an open-mike night of storytelling. 7500 Maple Avenue Takoma Park, MD 20912
Fri. – Sun, Mar. 7-9, 18th Annual Azalea Storytelling Festival featuring Bill Harley, Michael Reno Harrell, Megan Hicks and Barbara McBride Smith. Lagrange, GA. www.lagrange.edu/events/azalea/index.html
Sat, Mar. 8, 11:00 – 3:30 Better Said than Done: Your Business Story: Crafting your Company Tale. $75/$90 with lunch. www.bettersaidthandone.com/classes/
Sat, Mar. 8, 7:00 pm. VITG STORYSWAP Storytellers and listeners are invited to the home of Penelope Fleming in Annandale, VA for an evening of shared stories and potluck snacks. Free. RSVPs and directions: 703-508-7971 or firstname.lastname@example.org Just wanted to let everyone know that if you are planning to attend the swap this upcoming Saturday, please do get in touch with me (preferably by email) for directions, as our family moved in August so we are no longer at the Montgomery Street address in Annandale but rather in Fairfax instead. You’ll need to contact me by 8:00 or 9:00 a.m. on Sat. morning because I’m not a homebody and will not likely check email during the rest of the day–Arwyn & I are likely to be out on the town then. :)
Tues, Mar. 11, 10:00 a.m. Gary Lloyd, Stories at MOSAIC. Go to the Angelika Lounge in Strawberry Park and look for a sign indicating in which theater the performance will be held. MOSAIC in Merrifield VA. All ages. Free. www.mosaicdistrict.com/events/storiesstrawberry-park
Tue, Mar. 11, 8:00 pm, Speakeasy DC, Unprecedented: Stories about Breaking Ground, Pioneering or Being New. 2009 8th St, NW, DC. Seating is first-come-firstserved. Arriving before 7:15 increases your chances of getting a seat. www.speakeasydc.com/events/item/unprecedented
Sat., Mar. 15, 2014, 9 am to 9 pm, The First Annual Culpeper Tells Storytelling Festival will be held in Culpeper, VA at the renowned State Theater. (tinyurl.com/lpvpl6j) The Storytellers are Ed Stivender, Kim Weitkamp, Linda Goodman. and Sheila Arnold.The Festival is sponsored by many partners. You can get a special rate at the Holiday Inn with the code “storyteller” (call only). Also, the Virginia Storytelling Association (VASA) will hold its Annual Spring Gathering in Culpeper over this same weekend, and the Gathering registration fee includes the Festival (see vastorytelling.org) For more information contact: Elizabeth Hensley, Technical Services & Collection Development Coordinator, Culpeper County Library, 271 Southgate Shopping Center, Culpeper, Virginia 22701 540-825-8691 email@example.com
Tues, Mar. 18, 10:00 a.m. Debbie Griffin, Stories at MOSAIC. Go to the Angelika Lounge in Strawberry Park and look for a sign indicating in which theater the performance will be held. MOSAIC in Merrifield VA. All ages. Free. www.mosaicdistrict.com/events/storiesstrawberry-park
Wed, Mar. 19, 7:30 pm, Ellouise Schoettler 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.
Sun, Mar. 23, 4:00-6:30 pm, 4th at 4 Storyfolk monthly meeting. Contact Bellwoodey@gmail.com
Tues, Mar. 25, 10:00 a.m. Arianna Ross, Stories at MOSAIC. Go to the Angelika Lounge in Strawberry Park and look for a sign indicating in which theater the performance will be held. MOSAIC in Merrifield VA. All ages. Free. www.mosaicdistrict.com/events/storiesstrawberry-park
Sat, Mar. 29, 6:45 pm, Miriam Nadel and Barbara Effron’s Storytime Express with Better Said Than Done. Into the Woods: Stories of Camping, Hiking, and the Wild Life .The Nature House. located at: Walker Nature Education Center 11450 Glade Drive, Reston, VA 20191 (703) 476-9689
Mon, Mar. 31, 7:00 pm, Chuck Kleymeyer will be talking about and signing his new storytelling fiction book—YESHU: A Novel for the Open-Hearted, at Arlington Central Library, at 1015 N. Quincy St. in Arlington (near the Virginia Square metro stop). This is a book by, for, and about storytellers.
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. Take a look at www.cssm.org/events/festival/ for more details. If you want to perform a story, contact Mingdiaz@hotmail.com or call him at 240-298-3996 before 1 March to get a picture and bio into the program.
Sun, Apr. 27, 11-4, Celebration of the International Day of the Book, Kensington, MD. The Twinbrook Tellers will be telling tales, time TBA. www.dayofthebook.com/