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Storytelling Presenters


Storytelling Presenters

This group is for those of us who like to hire storytellers and feature them as performers on our stages or in our venues.

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Discussion Forum

"A World of Storytelling" Radio Station

Started by Don 'Buck P' Creacy Aug 18, 2011.

Fees for storytellers? 1 Reply

Started by Gwen Bonilla. Last reply by Kate Norgate Nov 2, 2010.

art of storytelling and art

Started by Helewise/Karen Standal Feb 15, 2009.

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Comment by Rachmiel Tobesman on November 15, 2011 at 11:07am

The Tales of Faith Storytelling Conference is now soliciting workshop proposals. If you would like to present a workshop, please send a one-page outline by February 22, 2012 to the Conference Chair at or Tales of Faith Storytelling Conference, P.O. Box 21549, Pikesville, MD 21282. Feel free to append supporting material, such as brochures or resumes. Presenters receive free Conference Registration, and invaluable regional exposure.



Comment by Rachmiel Tobesman on October 25, 2011 at 5:55pm

Last night meeting of the Jewish Committee on Scouting it was decided to have a story concert as a fundraiser. A synagogue has offered its building free as a venue. Would anyone be interested in telling. Date will be sometime in the Spring 2012.

Comment by Rachmiel Tobesman on February 18, 2011 at 3:13pm
There are tellers available that are affordable, you just have to look. What kind of tellers are you looking for?
Comment by David Sidwell on February 18, 2011 at 12:34pm
Okay, so it seems to me that professional storytellers are kind of a closed system. There are local tellers, and then there are national tellers. Are there any in between? How does one find tellers we can afford who are developing a reputation?
Comment by Rachmiel Tobesman on August 24, 2010 at 3:35pm
just posted a short story, Prayer - A Matter of Life and Death, on the Story Tour Blog
Comment by David Sidwell on June 25, 2009 at 8:29am
Hey all, we're seeking to bring in Dovie Thomason (or some other Native American storyteller) for Tellabration in November. Any of you presenters interested in "sharing" her? I think we can get a reduced cost if we give her a tour around the state with gigs.
Comment by Camela Giraud on October 13, 2008 at 2:34pm
Thanks, David. I like the idea of the stories taking many shapes--performance, visual art, writing, audio/podcast style
I'll have a look at the articles. I am also researching some of the ideas from Story Corps. I got some great leads at our local bookstore about interesting locals too. Fun.
Comment by David Sidwell on October 13, 2008 at 2:22pm
Hi Camela,

Sounds like a fun project! I've done similar projects, and they've all been very worthwhile and exciting. There are a few articles here that you might find helpful:

But you can also remember that students can collect "informal" oral histories by interviewing folks and taking notes rather than using tape recorders. There are a lot of things you can do with the stories once collected. They can make plays, pantomimes, songs, dances and more from them. Some of my students had fun making "Broadway-style musicals" from stories they had collected. Just make sure to honor the stories that are collected; in my book such stories are sacred. Good luck!
Comment by David Sidwell on October 13, 2008 at 2:18pm
This is a message from Camela Giraud to all members of Storytelling Presenters on Professional Storyteller!:

I work in high school that is working on planning a class trip this January. I have encouraged (and convinced) my colleagues to instead plan a cool learning experience/expedition locally. I am interested in story telling and want my students to find and tell the story of elders in our community. I am hoping to infuse some enthusiasm in the students by having inspiring elders come and tell autobiographical stories as well as participate in the process of helping students capture and tell stories themselves. Any ideas or leads? This is my first stop.
Comment by Brian "Fox" Ellis on October 11, 2008 at 10:13am
I think these kinds of 'local field trips' into the community's history is a great idea. Kudos to you Camela! This is a big focus of my work as a performer and historian. I love to collect local histories and then turn around and share them with my community. There are some simple tips and lesson plans on my web page:
And this is a section of my new book due out later this fall, "Content Area Reading Wiritng and Storytelling" I hope this is helpful. Good Luck!

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