FYI: Upcoming...

1. Story Swap September 28, 2019

You are cordially invited to come to an event at the La Vale Library in La Vale, MD, on September 28, 2019,  sponsored by the West Virginia Storytelling Guild in conjunction with the Allegany County Public Library System. The story swap will begin at 10:00  and run until noon.  During this two hour time slot people who want to share a story with other storytelling enthusiasts have a chance to do so. Each story will be around 10 minutes. This part of the day is informal so that people who would like to try their hand at sharing a story with others, can do so in a nonthreatening way.  

Around noon the group will go to a nearby restaurant to have lunch together.

Starting at 2:00 PM tellers who wish to do so can share a 10 minute story at a free public event in the library. 

If you are interested in being part of this worthwhile event, please contact Katie Ross either by email ( or by phone (304-738-2338).

2. The next StorySwap is quickly approaching!!!!
Don't miss it! August StorySwap will be on August 10. Arrive 9:30-10:00 until 4:00. Lunch ordered in. Location: Home of Tom and Judi Tarowsky, 3633 Brightway St., Weirton, WV. Please RSVP Judi Tarowsky @

3. Time to share your storytelling schedule. Please give Jo Ann your fall telling schedule (Sept-Nov). Send to by Aug. 15.

4. The Folklife Center is requesting details about the Jane Gilchrist Memorial Concert. The date is Sept. 7 from 2:00-3:30 in the Folklife Center on Fairmont State University campus. Jo Ann needs to confirm those who have agreed to tell. Please let her know if you are still available. She has these names: Bill Hairston, June Riffle, Stas, Mikalena, Katie and Otto Ross. If you are free and willing to tell at this special event to honor Jane's memory and to support the partnership we have with the folklife center, please let her know at asap. Whose name is not listed but wants to share a tale? The title is Remembering Jane: Weaving Words of Comfort.