SOOSF is drawing near, June 7-8 is just around the corner!

Friday afternoon we will have a workshop with Tim Tingle, Coloring with words, creating effective images with storytelling; writing and telling 130-3 PM, prior to our annual general session membership meeting @ 4PM.  The Auction and vendor booths will be open in the afternoon, as well.  Join us for telling, listening and education we will be preserving and promoting the oral tradition of storytelling! Join us in Seminole next month! Image


Spirit of Oklahoma Festival is less than Three weeks away!

The Territory Tellers have many good friends, who help fund our festival!
A shout out goes to:
Connie and Barbara Fisher
Pat and Steve Kardaleff
Liz Parker
Tony Hardman
Tall Grass Tellers – Bartlesville
Valerie Kimble
Chester Weems
Darla L’Allier

If we did not list your support contact Territory Tellers and let us know! Contact our treasurer Paulette Geeslin via our website @

We will see you all in June for the festival!

New storytelling Guild Kansas & festival information

According to Doug Bennett, instructor and storyteller, we are trying to preserve the art of the oral tradition, in Kansas. There are plans in the works for the formation of a Southeast Kansas Storytelling Guild. The purpose for this storytelling guild is to give support to storytellers by offering a venue to create and tell stories, to teach others how to create and tell stories and to produce storytelling events in and around southeast Kansas.

Anyone over 18 interested in being a part of the storytelling guild may call Bennett at 620-308-5305 or

More Kansas information
April 26 & 27, 2013 will be the 20th annual Kansas Storytelling Festival!

Spirit of Oklahoma Storytelling Festival Schedule June 7-8

Our festival spotlight tellers will tell prior to the Tim Tingle concert on both nights.
Friday night’s Oklahoma spotlight tellers are: Liz Parker, Teresa Black and Fred Peters.
Saturday night tellers will be Jeanette Harjo, Greg Rodges and Tony Hardman

Friday, June 7
1:00 p.m. Registration and Silent Auction begins
1:30 p.m. – 3.00 p.m. Greg Rodger’s workshop – Coloring with words
4:00-5:00 p.m. General Membership meeting
6:30 p.m. Pre-Concert Music, Gary Parent
7:00 p.m. Spotlight Story Concert: Tim Tingle, Teresa Black, Liz Parker, and Fred Peters
9:30 p.m. Ghost Tales with Tim Tingle, Kareth Bodman Moore, Nancy Lenhart Matthews, Kathryn Thurman, and emcee Paulette Geeslin
Saturday, June 8
8:30 a.m. Registration
9:45-10:45 am. Table-Telling 9:45-10:45 a.m. Mini Concert
11:00-Noon Story Swap and Mini Concert
Noon-1:30 p.m. Lunch and Vendor Area
1:45-2:45 p.m. Table-Telling and Story Concert
3:00 p.m. Silent Auction ends
3:00-4:00 p.m. Story Swap and Mini Concert
4:00-5:00 p.m. Social Hour with refreshments
6:30 p.m. Kathryn Thurman’s World Music Pre-Concert
7:00 p.m. Spotlight Story Concert: Tim Tingle, Tony Hardman, Jeanette Harjo, and Greg Rodgers
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Spirit of Oklahoma Storytelling Festival – Springfest sponsorship drive

There was a festival planning meeting this past weekend for our Spirit of Oklahoma Storytelling Festival in Seminole, this coming June, we have sorted out the details. The musical styling of Gary Parent and Kathy Thurman will start our concerts each night!
We have a workshop, storyswaps, story concerts, ghost tales, music and more June 7-8. We are looking for sponsorship donations to supplement the costs of the festival. We have had three members jump on board thus far with our printing and advertising costs. A shout out goes to Valerie Kimble, Elizabeth Ellis and Chester Weems – our flyers are on their way this weekend to the Texas festival, and an advertisement isin the Texas festival handout for us.
We are looking for Friday night sponsorship for our spotlight concert and ghost tales sessions. We also are looking for monies to supplement the events on Saturday. Please think about your partnership with storytelling, and help make our festival a success this year.

Kansas – Pittsburg Storytelling Festival – April 6, 2013

Regional tellers – free admission

This is a one day event starting at 10am at the Pittsburg Public Library in Pittsburg, KS. It will feature 6 regional professional storytellers. Each teller will start at the top of the hour with a one hour lunch break from noon to 1:00. Bring a lunch if you’d like to visit with the tellers. Last teller is at 4:00. This is our first story fest. This is a free open to the public event.

10:00am to 5:00pm
Admission free

Pittsburg Public Library
308 N Walnut (corner of 4th and Walnut)
Pittsburg, KS 66762