Here are some of our favorite links.

General Interest

  •– The National Storytelling Network is dedicated to advancing the art of storytelling – as a performing art, a process of cultural transformation, and more.  There are many resources here.
  • – The Festival, now in its 43rd year and acclaimed as one of the Top 100 Events in North America, has sparked a renaissance of storytelling across the country.
  • – Homepage for the Virginia Storytelling Alliance, Virginia’s Network for Storytelling Arts
  • – Sean Buvala’s comprehensive site for tellers and those who seek tellers.
  • – Story District is a program of Washington Storytellers Theatre which is funded in part by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. Story District was known as SpeakeasyDC* from 2005 through 2015. Prior to that, The Speakeasy, which began in 1997, was a monthly open mic storytelling series started by the Washington Storytellers Theatre (founded in 1991).
  • – Comprehensive arts calendar for the Fairfax, Virginia area.  Storytelling, dance, music, etc.
  • – This is a great source for stories. It has a huge themed list, maybe thousands of story titles, and many full text stories. It is a site that sells story-related stationary.Where to find the list “SOS Saving Our Stories,” scroll half way down the fist page to the peach colored box. Jackie Baldwin, whose page it is, also offers free web pages for tellers and will post business cards and brochures.
  • The Grapevine Storytelling Series – Monthly Storytelling performances and open mic at BusBoys & Poets 235 Carroll St NW, Takoma DC. Stories of all kinds.
  • Better Said Than Done – This local story group produces shows of personal stories monthly in northern Virginia and their website includes videos of stories told there.
  • Fairy Tale Lobby – The Fairy Tale Lobby features monthly discussions of fairy tales.
  • The Train Theater – Wonderful storytelling puppet show.


  • – Linda Goodman is a superb storyteller and published playwright, a lady of great humor and drama – you will learn much here!
  • – On Ellouise Schoettler’s blog you will find stories & videos about everyday life, personal memoir, family history, and storytelling… along with an opinion or two.
  • The Multicolored Diary – Csenge Zalka’s blog, mostly about traditional stories.
  • World of Stories – Simon Brooks’s blog about storytelling.