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 – 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

Storytelling Retreat this weekend in N.E.Oklahoma

Jan 25 – Jan 26, 2013 Come listen to renowned storytellers and immerse yourself into the art of storytelling. Mention that you are attending the storyteller retreat and receive a discounted room rate. There is no charge to listen to the storytellers, and hot chocolate and cookies will be provided at no charge.Call for more information 918-772-2046 Sequoyah State Park & Lodge; Hulbert, OK

Tellabration – THIS weekend in Oklahoma, Nov. 17 & 18!

Nov. 17 Apache Tellabration
Clarke-Hobart Building, Apache, 7:00 p.m.
Storytelling and a youth singing group.

Nov. 17 Old Angus Barn (south of Seminole)
Featuring Teresa Black and Sky Shivers!
Gather at the campfire 6:30 PM, bring lawn chairs and a blanket!
Contact: Phillip Harjo at,
405-398-4310 or 405-380-3633.

Cordell Tellabration
Integris Village Retirement Center, 701 E. 12th Street, near intersection of Crider Road and E. 14th Street. 4:00p.m.
Featured tellers include Chester Weems, Molly Lemmons, Loralee Cooley, Straw (LaVerne) Berry, and Ed Cooley.

2013 Saturday June 8th – Ghost Story Tellers – submissions

If you are interested in telling a ghost story at the Saturday night Ghost Tales concert at our 2013 festival June 8, please consider submitting your story to the festival committee. Details:

1. You must be a current TT member.
2. The story must be no more than 12-minutes long.
3. The story must be submitted on a cassette or a CD.
4. Deadline: November 15, 2012

Get your scary story groove on!

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We would love to hear your story! (And be scared by it!)