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.

AUGUST

Sat, Aug. 2 – If you want to laugh yourself silly and swallow down a tear or two, come to The Andy Offutt Irwin 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

Sat. & Sun, Aug.2 – 3, The Andy Offutt Irwin Workshop. The 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
For more information, please contact Susan Gordon at susanekg@gmail.com or at (301) 401 – 2446

Tues, 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

Tues, Aug. 12, 10:00 a.m. Gary Lloyd tells  Stories at Strawberry Park, MOSAIC in Merrifield VA.  All ages. Free. www.mosaicdistrict.com/events/stories-strawberry-park

Sat, Aug 16,  7:30 PM 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.

Mon, Aug. 18, 7:30 pm – 9 p.m. Storyfest II Pyramid Atlantic Art Center   $10.00   What’s your story?  Share it with the world or at least a room of complete strangers! All storytellers are limited to a five minute story.  The audience and a team of judges will vote to determine who has the best story! First Prize is the official “Storyfest II” t-shirt printed by hand at Pyramid Atlantic by the Executive Director Jose Dominguez.  It’s 100% cotton and 100% awesome. Interested in telling your story?  Buy a ticket today then email jdominguez@pyramid-atlantic.org to get your name on the list.

Tues, Aug. 19, 10:00 a.m. Arianna Ross, Stories at Strawberry Park, MOSAIC in Merrifield VA.  All ages. Free. www.mosaicdistrict.com/events/stories-strawberry-park

Wed, Aug. 20, 9:00 p.m. Story League, $150 Cash Prize for Funniest Story. Busboys and Poets 14/V (2021 14th St NW) Pre-selected storytellers and Members get in for $10. Everyone else gets in for $12 pre-sale, $15 at the door. Storytellers get 7 minutes to tell a true, personal funny story on the theme “trashy.” No notes or props allowed. Judges’ funniest receives a $150 Cash Prize. The audience also selects its funniest. Both winners go on to Story League ALL-STARS 9, where the prize jumps to $300! And they’re also featured on our podcast, Story League WINNERS. Submit a 100-word story pitch here. Deadline is Wednesday 8/13 at 3 o’clock. Our judges will decide which stories they wish to hear and you’ll know by Friday, 7/11, whether you are going on. Also: 1 other storyteller get selected randomly at the contest. Pre-selected storytellers will be strongly encouraged to do a phone coaching session for their story. Seating cannot be guaranteed for any ticket holder after 9:00. Line forms approx. 8:30 and doors open at 8:45. See photo/video/audio release on ticket page.  www.storyleague.org/events/tasty/

Sat, Aug. 24, 4:00-6:30 pm, 4th at 4 Storyfolk monthly meeting.  Contact Bellwoodey@gmail.com

Tue, Aug 26, 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

Tues, Aug. 26, 6-8 p.m., Glenna Ohlms will be telling a variety of stories at Harris Pavilion in Old Town Manassas.  It’s the last program in the summer Take Out Tuesdays series. All the programs are free and open to the public.  harrispavilion.com/cgi-bin/calendar.pl?calendar=harrisp&month=8

Sat. & Sun, Aug. 30-31, show times TBA, The Twinbrook Tellers will be performing Tales of the Time at the Brookeville, MD, Bicentennial Commemoration of the War of 1812, when Brookeville was Capital for a Day. THIS IS A ONCE IN 200-YEARS EVENT!  Don’t miss it! Come see the kids in full costume, made by themselves (with parental assistance and under the guidance of costume designer, Louise Capon). The event is free. For more information: uscapitalforaday.org/

SEPTEMBER

Tue, Sept. 2 10:00 a.m. Gary Lloyd, Stories at Strawberry Park, at MOSAIC in Merrifield VA.  All ages. Free. www.mosaicdistrict.com/events/stories-strawberry-park

Thurs, Sept 4, 7:30 p.m. The Grapevine Storytelling Series returns to Takoma Park Community Center! Hosted by Tim Livengood, 
with featured tellers Caren Neile and Anthony Burcher. Suggested donation of $10 per person at the door goes to the featured tellers.
7500 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912

Tue, Sept. 9, 10:00 a.m. Debbie Griffin tells Stories at Strawberry Park, at MOSAIC in Merrifield VA.  All ages. Free. www.mosaicdistrict.com/events/stories-strawberry-park

Fri. & Sat, Sept. 12-13, 3rd Annual Lititz Storytelling Festival, Lititz, Pennsylvania. The Festival has been named the 2014 Mid-Atlantic Regional Spotlight Event by the National Storytelling Network. Featured storytellers include: Philip Gulley, Tahira, Donald Davis, Kim Weitkamp, Bill Harley, Marie Winger, and Charles Kiernan. Free Story Swap, Saturday 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. For other event prices and more information on workshops and storytelling concerts: www.storypartners.net/home.html

Tues, Sept. 16, Ellouise Schoettler, Shawn Westfall, and Jessical Piscitelli Robinson, will appear in the Fall for the Book Festival Panel, George Mason U, Fairfax, VA  sponsored by Better Said Than Done. For more information on the festival: fallforthebook.org/

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

Wed, Sept. 17,   NEW TIME: 7:00 p.m., Jane Dorfman tells Scherazade Stories at Tales in the Village, Friendship Heights Village Community Center, Chevy Chase, 4433 South Park Dr, Chevy Chase, MD.  FREE.  Parking is limited.

Wed. Sept. 17, 9:00 p.m. StoryLeague, $150 Cash Prize for Funniest Story. Busboys and Poets 14/V (2021 14th St NW)  Pre-selected storytellers and Members get in for $10. Everyone else gets in for  $12 pre-sale, $15 at the door. 7 people get 7 minutes to tell a true, personal funny story on the theme “testy, testy.” No notes or props allowed. Judges’ funniest receives a $150 Cash Prize. The audience also selects its funniest. Both winners go on to Story League ALL-STARS 9, where the prize jumps to $300! And they’re also featured on our podcast, Story League WINNERS. Submit a 100-word story pitch here. Deadline is Wednesday 9/10 at 3 o’clock. Our judges will decide which stories they wish to hear and you’ll know by Friday 9/12 whether you are going on. Also: 1 other storyteller get selected randomly at the contest. Pre-selected storytellers will be strongly encouraged to do a phone coaching session for their story. Seating cannot be guaranteed for any ticket holder after 9:00. Line forms approx. 8:30 and doors open at 8:45. See photo/video/audio release on ticket page.  www.storyleague.org/events/testy-testy-150-cash-prize-for-funniest-story/

Thurs, Sept. 18, 8:00 p.m.  Miriam Nadel and Ellouise Schoettler tell tales about Reading, Writing, and Art, at a Better Said Than Done Storytelling Evening at the Auld Shebeen in Fairfax, VA. For more information:  www.bettersaidthandone.com/

Fri, September 19, 7:30 p.m., Ellouise Schoettler tells The Hello Girls at The Athenaeum, 923 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA  $10 www.visitalexandriava.com/listings/Athenaeum/3373/

Sat, Sept 20 – 7:30 pm STORYSWAP Storytellers and listeners are invited to the home of Jennifer Hine in Springfield for an evening of shared stories and potluck snacks. Free. Contact Jennifer at jennifereps@gmail.com for RSVPs & directions. Since she lives in a townhouse development, she warns that when visitor parking spaces are filled, later comers will need to park on the road outside the development. (Carpool?)

Tue, Sept. 23, 10:00 a.m. Gary Lloyd tells Stories at Strawberry Park, MOSAIC in Merrifield VA.  All ages. Free. www.mosaicdistrict.com/events/stories-strawberry-park

Fri, Sept 27, Miriam Nadel tells tales on the theme Nature Calls: Stories about things you can’t ignore.  It’s a benefit for the Friends of Reston. For more information:  www.bettersaidthandone.com/

Sat, Sept. 28, 4:00-6:30 pm, 4th at 4 Storyfolk monthly meeting.  Contact Bellwoodey@gmail.com

Tue, Sept. 30, 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

 

OCTOBER

Thurs, Oct 2, 7:30 p.m. The Grapevine Storytelling Series at the Takoma Park Community Center. hosted by Noa Baum, with featured tellers Les Schaffer, Chris Potts, and Elizabeth McCain. Suggested donation of $10 per person at the door goes to the featured tellers. 7500 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912

Fri, Oct 3 – Sun, Oct 5, 42nd annual National Storytelling Festival, Jonesborough TN   www.storytellingcenter.net/festival/

Sat, Oct 4, times TBA, The Twinbrook Tellers tell October Tales at the Montgomery County, MD, Harvest Festival at the Agricultural Farm Park, Gaithersburg MD. Stories will include Native American, Harvest, and not-too-scary ghost stories. The festival is FREE, but there is a $10 per car parking fee, so plan to come in a carpool!

Tues, Oct 7, 10:00 AM Debbie Griffin tells Stories at Strawberry Park, MOSAIC in Merrifield VA.  All ages. Free. www.mosaicdistrict.com/events/stories-strawberry-park

Tues, Oct 14, 10:00 AM  Eve Burton tells Stories at Strawberry Park, MOSAIC in Merrifield VA.  All ages. Free. www.mosaicdistrict.com/events/stories-strawberry-park

Tues, Oct 21, 10:00 AM  Gary Lloyd tells Stories at Strawberry Park, MOSAIC in Merrifield VA.  All ages. Free. www.mosaicdistrict.com/events/stories-strawberry-park

Tues, Oct 28, 10:00 AM  Jane Dorfman tells Stories at Strawberry Park, MOSAIC in Merrifield VA.  All ages. Free. www.mosaicdistrict.com/events/stories-strawberry-park

NOVEMBER

Tues, Nov 4, 10:00 AM  Arianna Ross tells Stories at Strawberry Park, MOSAIC in Merrifield VA.  All ages. Free. www.mosaicdistrict.com/events/stories-strawberry-park

Tues, Nov 11, 10:00 AM  Barbara Effron tells Stories at Strawberry Park, MOSAIC in Merrifield VA.  All ages. Free. www.mosaicdistrict.com/events/stories-strawberry-park

Tues, Nov 18, 10:00  AM  Renee Brachfeld tells Stories at Strawberry Park, MOSAIC in Merrifield VA.  All ages. Free. www.mosaicdistrict.com/events/stories-strawberry-park

Sat, Nov. 22, Tellabration! Guilds and storytelling enthusiasts all around the globe will share their storytelling talents in concerts held in cities and towns to celebrate the art of storytelling. Locally, TELLABRATION!™ brings together each area’s most celebrated storytellers, to delight, captivate, and mesmerize audiences with their tales. Check VITG’s Oct/Nov calendar for local Tellabration events.

Sun, Nov. 23, Kevin Cordi workshop based on his book “Playing With Stories.” More info to come.

Tues, Nov 25, 10:00 AM  Merrillee Palllansch tells Stories at Strawberry Park, MOSAIC in Merrifield VA.  All ages. Free. www.mosaicdistrict.com/events/stories-strawberry-park

DECEMBER

Tues, Dec 2, 10:00 AM  Jane Dorfman tells Stories at Strawberry Park, MOSAIC in Merrifield VA.  All ages. Free. www.mosaicdistrict.com/events/stories-strawberry-park

Tues, Dec 9, 10:00 AM  Arianna Ross tells Stories at Strawberry Park, MOSAIC in Merrifield VA.  All ages. Free. www.mosaicdistrict.com/events/stories-strawberry-park

Tues, Dec 16, 10:00 AM  Merrillee Pallansch tells Stories at Strawberry Park, MOSAIC in Merrifield VA.  All ages. Free. www.mosaicdistrict.com/events/stories-strawberry-park

Tues, Dec 23, 10:00 AM  Barbara Effron tells Stories at Strawberry Park, MOSAIC in Merrifield VA.  All ages. Free. www.mosaicdistrict.com/events/stories-strawberry-park

Tues, Dec 30, 10:00 AM  Gary Lloyd tells Stories at Strawberry Park, MOSAIC in Merrifield VA.  All ages. Free. www.mosaicdistrict.com/events/stories-strawberry-park

 

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