January 24-26: Florida Storytelling Festival. Mount Dora. Impromptu Telling: Fred Powers. Please note: dates and times are placeholders. Visit FSF website for more information.
By the Heart from the Heart: Biblical Storytelling for the 21st Century. Hosted by Shepherd’s Spring, Outdoor Ministry Center, 16869 Taylor’s Landing Rd., Sharpsburg, MD 21782. 9:00-3:00. Presenter: Rev. Robert Alley, Church of the Brethren minister. $50 registration includes lunch. Information: Judith Clister: email@example.com or 304-223-8193.
Portrayal of Virgin Mary and seasonal music. Women for Christ Christmas Luncheon. 11:45-2:00. Cumberland Country Club (Cumberland, MD). Reservations required. Katie and Otto Ross. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fred Powers will tell. Location: Tazewell, VA
Note: noon is a placeholder time. Please visit the HCOP website for more details.
Ohio Storytelling Network meeting. Findlay-Hancock County Public Library. 10:30-12:00. Presenter: Judi Tarowsky.
In October, Judi will perform with Towngate Theater of Oglebay institute in area schools during the theater's school series. She will tell in their production of "How Dog Became Man's Best Friend." At 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3 we will present this program at Towngate Theater in Wheeling.
Stories from guild members around the state: Stas from Shepherdstown, Katie from Ridgely, Jason from Morgantown, June from Fairmont, and Jo Ann from Independence. Location: Arthurdale (Preston County) Center Hall, 6PM. Some youth telling to follow in Open Mic. Please come out and support our tellers! $10/adult; $7/student. Questions? Contact Jo Ann at 304.216.3273 or email@example.com.
West Union, WV
Teller: Judi Tarowsky.
This workshop will be lead by Karen Vuranch as the 3rd in a series of workshops supported by the National Storytelling Network and the WVSG. Following sessions on learning how to support your telling, participants will be invited the opportunity to perform in an evening concert. Cost is $40. Consult our Workshops page for more information.
Area schools invited to this free event; sponsors are Main Street Bank and the Grand Vue Park Foundation. Tellers: Rich Knoblich, Dave Brauer, Mike Kubisek, Jo Ann Dadisman, James Froemel and Judi Tarowsky. Andrea Keller (Grave Creek Mound Archelological Site) is also presenting. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Storytelling in the Cook Chapel on Frostburg State’s campus on Saturday. Theme: Appalachian Diversity. Featured tellers: Adam Booth, Jo Ann Dadisman, Rich Knoblich, Mikalena Zuckett, and Katie and Otto Ross (Stories by the Score). Free performance. Contact email@example.com for more info.
Sept. 6-8 Judi Tarowsky will be one of the tellers at the Southern Ohio Storytelling Festival in Chillicothe, OH.
A special night of music and stories will be held in historic Kingwood (Preston Co) at the Community Arts Center on July 27. Doors open at 6:45 and the performance begins at 7:00 with the music of the New Diesel Trio, a blues/folksy local band of talented friends. They will weave their magic and prepare for some lying tales of WV (James is our member and a multiple winner of Vandalia's Big Liars) and PA (Kate is also a member of our guild and an award-winning liar of the 3-Rivers Storytelling Festival in Pittsburgh). Please support this late July event in at least one of these ways:
1. Attend the night by ordering a couple of tickets ($10/seat) from Jo Ann, either for yourself or for friends who deserve a gift from you.
2. Share this information with neighbors and family who love storytelling and road trips. Kingwood is just about 20 minutes from the interstate and has much to offer the walker who wants to eat at the historic Inn or stop by Monroe's for an early dinner.
3. Share this information on your social media in a condensed form.
The WVSG & friends will tell at the storytelling tent on Friday and Saturday.
FRIDAY, JUNE 22
12:00 Susanna Holstein
1:00 Kirk Judd
2:00 Judi Tarowsky
3:00 Katie and Otto Ross
4:00 OPEN MIC
Come sit a spell in the Oral Traditions Tent with seasoned teller Jo Ann Dadisman. Share a true tale, a bit of a yarn, a kernel for a story or a bit of writing you have been doing. All are welcome to listen and to share.
SATURDAY, JUNE 23
12:30 Natalie Sypolt
1:30 Janet Smart
2:30 Adam Booth
3:30 Sherrell Wigal
June 6, 7 p.m., I'm presenting a ghost story concert for adults at the Parkersburg Library..
June 2 is a special day for the Guild. We will meet at 10:00 at the Burnsville Library (middle of the state, very near to Flatwoods) for a storyswap. From 10:00-12:00 we will meet privately to discuss our stories, tell with an opportunity for brainstorming and feedback, and work through bumps and bubbles in our story or performance.
At noon we will break for a quick lunch. Bring a bag lunch or something to share. You may bring in drinks if they are in closed containers.
At 12:30 we will have an open telling, with folks having a chance to tell to librarians and the public. If we get enough who want to tell, we will put names in a hat. We will finish up at 2:00 or a bit later.
Following a short break, we will drive to Weston for an early dinner and annual guild meeting. We will be eating at Giovanni‘s restaurant: 451 US-33, Weston, WV 26452. At this time we will award the McWhorter Clock, and conduct the business for the year.
Please let Jo Ann know at firstname.lastname@example.org if you will be coming for the swap. We want everyone there!!!