Overview of STF 2017

Plimoth Plantation

Plimoth Plantation


Historic Plymouth

Historic Plymouth

 Sharing the Fire

The Northeast Storytelling Conference

“Voices Across Borders: Creating Connections”

March 24 – 26, 2017 • Plymouth, MA

Save the date!  Sharing the Fire 2017 will be held in Plymouth, MA at the Hotel 1620 from March 24 – 26, 2017. Come early and stay late. Enjoy all that this historic waterfront town has to offer.  Learn more about the destination here.



About the Conference:

Sharing the Fire (STF) – the Northeast Storytelling Conference is the place to come to experience the best tellers in the Northeast. The general public is invited to storytelling concerts. For storytellers and those interested in learning how to tell stories, the weekend of workshops provides unmatched professional and personal development opportunities.


Conference Theme:

Voices Across Borders: Creating Connections

Barriers, real or imagined, separate us by nationality, culture, race, age, sex, ability, language, finances, and more. This conference will explore the many ways stories can reach across borders, help people listen to others, and make powerful changes possible.



2015headshot-xy-236x300Our keynote speaker this year is Sue O’Halloran.  Her life’s work has focused on social justice, particularly in the areas of diversity, race relations, and community-building.  On these matters she has written books, consulted to Fortune 500 companies, designed curricula and trained hundreds of teachers and teaching artists, appeared on national television and radio, produced the JustStories and Stories Connect Us All Festivals, and created resources including the RaceBridges Studio.  Positive, funny, brave, profound — Sue O’Halloran is out to change the world, using stories. To learn more about Sue, visit her website http://susanohalloran.com/.


Thank you to the many volunteers and the sponsors who made STF 2016 possible.    If you would like to volunteer or help sponsor the 2017 conference, please contact Deb Roe at lanesdirector@gmail.com