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.

Fri, May 30- Sun, June 29.  Jon Spelman will be performing his storytelling show “The Prostate Diaries” at Theatre J at the DC washingtondcjcc.org/center-for-arts/theater-j/on-stage/13-14-season/the-prostate-dialogues/JCC

JUNE

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

Thur, June 5, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Come Hear it at the Grapevine. Tim Livengood and Noa Baum host 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: Adam Booth and Susan Gordon! $10 suggested donation at the door.  Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Ave., Takoma Park, MD.  This is the final one of this season. The Grapevine will return in the fall, on Thursday, September 4. Stock up on happy story memories on June 5, to carry you through all the dry days of summer.

Thur, June 5 – Mon, June 16, Sigana International Storytelling , Nairobi, Kenya www.zamaleoact.org/projects/sisf-2014

Sat June 7 & Sun, June 8, Kevin Allison of RISK! Leads Next Story Camp. For this Story Camp, there will be an hour of pure instruction first, with an emphasis on FUNNY. Then, each camper will tell a short (3 minutes, give or take) storyette and receive feedback, followed by open Q&A with this legend of live true storytelling! Note: All 3 sessions are the same; please simply pick 1.
Regular price: $75 / Members: $50 SESSION 1, Sat. 6/7, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.; SESSION 2, Sat. 6/7, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.; SESSION 3, Sun. 6/8, 12 noon – 2 p.m.  MAXIMUM 10 CAMPERS PER SESSION Location: Mt. Pleasant Main Street, 3213 Mt. Pleasant St. NW, 2nd Floor. (Not handicapped accessible).

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

Sat, June 14, American Traditions storytelling tent at the 7th annual Juneteenth Festival, at Watkins Regional Park. This year’s theme is Emancipation; Our Own Journey. Participants are encouraged to prepare original stories that explore issues of personal freedom, growth and development. Stories must be family friendly and no longer than five minutes in length. The tent schedule will be facilitated by master storytellers and poets, and will be videotaped for the Juneteenth festival archive. The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Arts and Cultural Heritage Division is searching for amateur storytellers of all ages to participate.  www.pgparks.com/Juneteenth.htm For more information, please contact Chelsea M. Reynolds at  chelsea.mitchell@pgparks.com.

Tues, June 17 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

Sat, June 21—7:30 pm  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 no later than 6/12.

Sun, June 22, 4:00-6:30 pm, 4th at 4 Storyfolk monthly meeting.  Contact Bellwoodey@gmail.com

Mon, June 23, 7:00 p.m. Gary Lloyd kicks off the Storytelling Series, a program in which master storytellers delight with stories and share valuable tips and skills for improving your storytelling.  Shirlington Branch Library, 4200 Campbell Ave, Arlington VA    703.228.6545

Tues, June 24 10:00 a.m. Debbie Griffin, Stories at Strawberry Park, MOSAIC in Merrifield VA.  All ages. Free. www.mosaicdistrict.com/events/stories-strawberry-park

Wed, June 25, 7:00 p.m. Jennifer Hine will be the second teller in the Storytelling Series, a program in which master storytellers delight with stories and share valuable tips and skills for improving your storytelling. Shirlington Branch Library, 4200 Campbell Ave, Arlington VA,  703-228-6545

Fri, June 27, 7:30 p.m. Story League All-Stars Tournament. Winners of Story League contests STICKY, SAUCY, SHADY, and STINKY compete with all-new funny stories. Cash Prize: $300. Theme TBA. U Street Music Hall.  Tickets are available for $15 online up till 1 hr before show (i.e. 6:30 Friday), with a fee; but you can also purchase cash tickets at UHall (no fee) any night they’re open, and at the door that night unless we sell out early.  https://www.facebook.com/events/588243261249842/

Sat, June 28 – Better Said Than Done, storytelling show:  Father, Daughter, Mother, Son: stories about family. www.bettersaidthandone.com/upcoming-shows/

Sunday, June 29, 1-3 PM: Chocolate Delights—Morning, Noon, and Night; An Innovative Culinary Adventure All About Chocolate! Featuring Laura Schultz, Gary Lloyd, and You. Foodways instructor Laura Schultz cooks up delectables featuring chocolate while teaching its lore and legend. Story-teller Gary Lloyd will share unique chocolate-covered fairytales that melt in your ears, not on your hands! All in the state-of-the-art kitchen in the Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave., SE, DC. FSGW members, $18, non-members $22. Learn more about Laura at www.abundancewellnesscoaching.com. For more info or to arrange car-pooling, contact food@fsgw.org

Mon, June 30, 7:00 p.m. Margaret Chatham will be the third teller in the Storytelling Series, a program in which master storytellers delight with stories and share valuable tips and skills for improving your storytelling. Shirlington Branch Library,   4200 Campbell Ave, Arlington VA    703.228.6545

JULY

Tues, July 1, 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, July 2, The final session of the Storytelling Series at Shirlington Branch Library. Come with the new skills you’ve acquired, listening to the master storytellers, and a good story to tell. (Stories will be limited to five minutes and must be staff approved)  4200 Campbell Ave, Arlington VA    703.228.6545

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

Ellouise Schoettler in The 9th Annual Capital Fringe Festival presents  The Hello Girls: A Little Known Story of WWI

Thursday, July 10 , 7:30 pm
Saturday, July 12 , Noon
Tuesday, July 15 , 8:15 pm
Wednesday, July 16 , 7:45 pm
Sunday, July 20 , 5:30 pm
Saturday, July 26 , 8:15 p.m.

Caos on F - a charming and air-conditioned art gallery on F Street – which is a perfect intimate space for THE HELLO GIRLS.

923 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20004  Tickets: capitalfringe.org or by call 866-811-4111  More information: Ellouise Schoettler – 301-367-9323   ellouise9112@aol.com

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

Fri, July 18 – Sun, July 20, 29th annual Sierra Storytelling Festival, Nevada City, CA. sierrastorytellingfestival.org/

Sat, July 19—7:30 pm  STORYSWAP Storytellers of all sorts and story listeners as well are invited to the home of Margaret Chatham in Falls Church for an evening of shared stories and potluck snacks. Free. For directions and RSVPs call 703-698-5456 or email margaret.chatham@verizon.net

Tues, July 22, 10:00 a.m. Debbie Griffin, Stories at Strawberry Park, MOSAIC in Merrifield VA.  All ages. Free. www.mosaicdistrict.com/events/stories-strawberry-park

July 24-27, Noa Baum will be presenting her new show: Impossible to Translate But I’ll Try at the National Storytelling Conference, Fire & Light. Valley of the Sun, Phoenix/Mesa AZ  www.storynet.org/conference/

July 26 – Better Said Than Done, storytelling show:  Oh What a Night: stories about darkness, dates, and nights to remember.
www.bettersaidthandone.com/upcoming-shows/

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

Mon, Jul 28 , 7 p.m. Jane Dorfman spins tales from the Arabian Nights. Spend a warm summer evening finding out why these wonderful stories have withstood the tests of time. Advance registration for each session $10. $12 at the door.  Doors open 6:30 pm  CONTACT: Fanny Crawford (301) 730-1638 OR fanitsky@hotmail.com LOCATION : Unitarian Universalist Church Of Hagerstown  13245 Cearfoss Pike  UUCH is one mile west of Interstate 81 exit 7B. Exit sign says 58 West. Cearfoss Pike is also called Salem Ave in Hagerstown and Rt. 58 outside the city limits. Driving west on Cearfoss Pike, the church will be on your right just past Hoffman Meats and just before the Hagerstown Youth Soccer Field. The UUCH driveway is to the left of the Martin House, (2 level red brick farmhouse) where some church activities are held. Stories in the Round will meet in the church sanctuary (one level white frame building) behind and slightly to the right of the Martin House.  PARKING is available in 2 parking lots, one behind the church sanctuary and one along the driveway.

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

AUGUST

Sat/Sun, Aug 2 – 3  Andy Offut Irwin workshop will be limited to ten participants.  Bring a story you want to work on or come and discover a story to  tell through Andy’s story prompts and observations. ! The cost of the workshop is $250.00 for the weekend. Please send a $75.00 nonrefundable check to hold your place in the workshop. Make the check payable to Andy Offutt Irwin and send it to ! Susan Gordon, 4092 East Hyatt Rd. Ijamsville, MD 21754 ! And, if you want to laugh yourself silly and swallow down a tear or two, come to the House Concert on Saturday evening, August 2nd. ! The cost of the house concert is $20.00. ! For more information, please contact Susan Gordon at susanekg@gmail.com or at (301) 401 – 2446

Aug. 5, 10:00 a.m. The Twinbrook Tellers, Stories at Strawberry Park, MOSAIC in Merrifield VA.  All ages. Free.
www.mosaicdistrict.com/events/stories-strawberry-park

Sat, Aug. 16—7:30 pm  STORYSWAP Storytellers whether professional, amateur, or just starting out, and  listeners of all levels of expertise are invited to the home of Eve Burton in Gaithersburg for an evening of shared stories and potluck snacks. If the weather is clement, we’ll gather around the outside fire. Free. For directions and RSVPs contact ebnineteen@hotmail.com or call 240-543-0444.

Tales in the Village at Friendship Heights is on vacation for the summer. It will resume in the fall.

LOOKING AHEAD

Fri, Oct 3 – Sun, Oct 5, 42nd annual National Storytelling Festival, Jonesborough TN

www.storytellingcenter.net/festival/

 

 

 

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