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Canada Council for the Arts Grant for Storytelling

Hello! I'm pleased to announce that I have received a Canada Council for the Arts grant to produce a series of storytelling videos.

My project is "Baba Raisa's House: Ukrainian Soul Stories." I tell ancient legends and original stories. Please check out my ongoing video tales on Youtube, and on my new project…


Added by Reisa Stone on August 3, 2020 at 9:38pm — 3 Comments

"Old Father Williams - A Storytelling Man" Podcast - Guests Wanted!

I'm four episodes into the podcast & receiving great feedback from listeners. The podcast is on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartradio, & other platforms.  Each episode has an interview with a teller (local/regional) on how they became a teller, what types of stories they tell, & ask them to tell me a story. Most interviews I've released or scheduled have been with members of "Storytellers of New Mexico" (I live in Albuquerque), with the exception of Lois Keel, from this site.…


Added by George Allen Williams on October 17, 2019 at 2:43pm — 3 Comments

Baton Rouge area tellers request

Received this from Richard Brackin in Baton Rouge:


Added by Lois Sprengnether Keel (LoiS) on October 15, 2019 at 12:35pm — 2 Comments

Not Devil

MITZI .HORNS.ANGEL...NOT A DEVIL by Mark Antony Raines.

(You sit in front of me awaiting my judgement )Says the long white beard,long white haired ,yoga wearing being looking down at Mitzi a Female Jack Russell Dog unlucky to be born  with two horns on her head making her appearance like demon like.Mitzi give the being her cutiest stares and The being smiled and said(I shall remove your horns and you be replaced with small round halo looking marks on top of your cute head…


Added by Mark raines on August 12, 2019 at 5:07am — No Comments


A zombie apocalypse has broken out. Burt and Horror are the only survivors . Forced to work together with their set up camp in Holsworthy . The supplies they managed to gather are 13 kilos of Baked Beans and 05 litres of Tea. And the only way to defend themselves against the zombie a is a very big set of sticks made from fallen branches in the local woods near the camp  .                                                         

Bert debates with Horror about a cool…


Added by Mark raines on August 12, 2019 at 5:04am — No Comments

Upcoming Storytelling Podcast

I'm in the process of starting a storytelling podcast called "Old Father Williams - A Storytelling Man." The format's pretty simple: I interview a storyteller about how they became a teller, who (or what) their influences are, ask them to share a story, & then tell a story of my own. The definition of 'Storyteller' will be pretty broad, too, including writers, singers, poets, etc. I've got six interviews "in the can" so far, & am working with a local (Emmy winning!) musician…


Added by George Allen Williams on April 7, 2019 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Update on my play

It's been seven years since I began researching the play THE HARDER COURAGE, six years since I began writing it, and now it's finally reaching the top of the mountain. Last year it was a finalist in the Ashland New Plays Festival and was invited to be one of the inaugural plays on the Play4Keeps podcast site. This year it will be workshopped at Theatre33 in Salem, Ore., and after that I feel confident that I will have an even stronger play.

There are two storytellers in the play: The…


Added by Leslie Slape on April 7, 2019 at 9:31am — No Comments

All Saints Day

Once upon a time, Halloween & All Saints Day weren't just about costumes and parties and candy; they were about sweetly told family stories.

I am an Acadian ('Cajun,' or South Louisiana French American) by blood, earth , and disposition - my ancestors were Acadians, I was born within the culture, and I am blessed with a "joie de vie" personality. In my Cajun culture of South Louisiana (and many other cultures around the world, I have learned), late afternoon on 'All Hallow's Eve'…


Added by Storyteller Joe Paris on November 1, 2018 at 3:48pm — No Comments

Summer Coaching Special 2018



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Hi folks. It’s hot and dry in Arizona this August, after being…


Added by Sean Buvala on August 6, 2018 at 6:54pm — No Comments

The E.U. & You

When I posted my discussion about the E.U. copyright & internet decisions, this would have been a better title.  Now for the news & why we all should continue to pay attention.  (Please read the discussion to see why this affects the…


Added by Lois Sprengnether Keel (LoiS) on July 5, 2018 at 1:15pm — No Comments

Storytelling Tip: Where to Find Anecdotes

Sometimes the hardest part of how to create a story is being able to find the story starters. These anecdotes (and the little brother called the “float”) may at first seem hard to come by. Let me suggest to you a few things that you might use to find the bits and pieces of stories in your life.


Old photos are usually the first place that storytellers turn to when needing to get a story starter. This is true in both business and personal…


Added by Sean Buvala on June 25, 2018 at 1:40am — No Comments

Sydney International Storytelling Conference - Call for proposals

Dear Storytelling friends, It would be great to see you in Australia for our 2018 conference. Please pass on the information to others! ( Workshop proposals close soon)

Come to Sydney, Australia and join in with storytellers from different parts of the world to explore new and old ways of bringing oral storytelling to life. It will be a chance to play with ideas, develop skills, share the wisdom of the group as we are…


Added by Christine Carlton on January 13, 2018 at 6:43am — No Comments

Storytelling Appearance WV

Just finished a Storytelling appearance in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia. It was a rather satisfying experience. I had listeners come all the way from Sweden. That was rather satisfying. Delivered at least one of my original stories and that was rather well received.  

Added by David Woodruff on January 8, 2018 at 2:33pm — No Comments

Tis' the Season for Giving

Tis' the Season for Gifts in My Life

At Christmas one year, we began to talk Christmas gifts that were something clever—something with a worth more than dollars.

One of the best Christmases of those years included these gifts for me. My son, Chris, provided a blue fox ice scraper. My son, Dan, gave a small Wonder Woman action figure. I wore the “chicken god” just received from one of my nine bosses. There was an extravagantly wrapped jewel box package from my brother,…


Added by Patricia Coffie on December 1, 2017 at 3:11pm — No Comments

Life is a journey on a ship.

Life is like a ship; we are born in certain ports and travel to other ports. While traveling we met people on board. While stopping at the port, some stay, others disembark, and others come on board. Most times the travel is smooth; when storms appear, some slip off while others stay travel to the next port to disembark or continue travel. On and on…


Added by Bobbie Kinkead on November 6, 2017 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Recipes for a Whole Story Lifestyle

Check out my last article in an 8 article blog post series. I'd love to hear your thoughts on the entire series.

Added by Rivka Willick on September 5, 2017 at 9:23am — No Comments

Death of Professional Storyteller (network) Founder, Dianne de Las Casas

The storytelling world and especially those of us at Professional Storyteller are numb with surprise and grief over the loss of Dianne de Las Casas to a…


Added by Lois Sprengnether Keel (LoiS) on August 23, 2017 at 3:47pm — 12 Comments

SCAM! Fake member "Kate Kwame"

Dear storytellers,

A fake member under the username of "Kate Kwame" (

has recently joined and is trying to scam us. This is the original message they posted/commented on my profile:

Good Day,

How is everything with you, I picked interest on you after going through your short profile…


Added by Juliana Marín on July 4, 2017 at 6:24am — 2 Comments

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