This is a great place to start "learning my craft." Here are 3 other suggestions: Use the search box to find towns near yours. (You're the only one from Massapequa Park, but we've tons of NYers, and possibly some in your area.) Here's a link to National Storytelling Network's NY groups as NSN is another good resource with members and local groups all over the U.S. Also you need to know about an excellent New England regional resource, LANES, and you're even just in time, if you can make it, for their annual Sharing the Fire conference. It's right on their homepage and you'll definitely find it worthwhile.