LOONS – Lovers Of Old & New Stories

Open to the Public
This small but mighty group of story aficionados meet monthly to share the joy of story. Traditional tales, personal stories, works in progress, and songs are our usual fare. We welcome all tellers, wannabe tellers, listeners, audience members, and hangers-on. We hope that you will join us in filling this time with stories, ideas, inspiration, knowledge and humor. We generally try to hold each performance to eight minutes, so that we have time for a variety. Sometimes, there may be longer pieces which we will accommodate with a little prior notice. Additional performances will be eagerly received on the spot whenever there is time. Remember, a story dies without a listener to hear it!

First Friday of every month
1:30 – 2:45 Performances
2:45 – 3:30 Discussion of plans, skills and opportunities
Community Room, SPCA of Hancock County Building
141 Bar Harbor Road, Trenton, Maine, (207) 667-8088

More Information:
Hope Lewis, 207-244-0265,
Jude Lamb, 207-667-3101,

MOOSE (Maine Organization of Storytelling Enthusiasts)

For Grown-Up Storytellers and Story Listeners
2nd Wednesday of every Month
6:30-9:00 pm
Rines Auditorium Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, ME

More Information:

The W.O.O.D.S. (Western Order of Dedicated Storytellers) Guild

All ages are welcome while most stories are enjoyed by adults.
Stories of all types and topics are welcome. All meetings are free and no dues are required to be a member of the guild.

3rd Thursday of every month
7:00 – 8:30 PM
Farmington Public Library, 117 Academy Street (enter from parking lot on High Street), Farmington, Maine

More Information: or 207-778-4662


Souhegan Storytelling Guild

Come practice telling your story to a friendly, supportive group of listeners. Or just come and listen to some interesting stories.

1st Tuesday of each month
6:50pm – 8:30pm
Amherst Town Library, 14 Main St., Amherst, NH.
(check at desk; rooms may change)

More information:
Contact: Richard Hart at (603) 673-5128 or

Mountain Storytellers Guild

A place for tellers to share their stories, a chance for listeners to enjoy them! All are welcome.

4th Monday of each month
6:30pm – 8:45pm
Conway Public Library, 15 Greenwood Ave, Conway, NH 03818

Contact: Matthew Krug at (603) 447-4340 or

Southern NH Storytelling Guild

Come practice telling your story to a friendly, supportive group of listeners. Or just come and listen to some interesting stories.

3rd Tuesday of each month
7:00pm – 8:50pm
Nashua Public Library, Library Media Center, 2 Court St., Nashua, NH
Contact: John Sanders at (603) 883-1505 or

CentralNewHampshireGuildCentral New Hampshire Storytelling Guild

A place for tellers to share their stories, a chance for listeners to enjoy them! All are welcome.

2nd Tuesday of each month
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Horseshoe Pond Place Senior Center, 26 Commercial St, Concord, NH

More Information:
Contact: Lauretta Phillips at 603-735-5965 or

Seacoast Storytellers Guild

Open to the public, including elementary school to adults. For beginner to professional storytellers

1st Wednesday of each month year round
6:30pm – 8:30pm
MacLeod Room, Portsmouth Public Library, 175 Parrott Ave., Portsmouth, NH
(check at desk; rooms may change)

More Information:
Contact: Debra Ballou at (603) 749-9634 or

Monadnock Storytelling Circle

Come practice telling your story to a friendly, supportive group of listeners. Or just come and listen to some interesting stories.

3rd Wednesday of each month
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Peterborough Town Library, 2 Concord Street, Peterborough, NH 03458
Contact: Chris Ekblom at


StoryCircleProctorsStory Circle of the Capital District

Open to the Public
At Pine Hills, we will have a topic for panel/roundtable discussion.

Date varies – check website
7:00 – 9:00 PM at William K. Sanford Public Library
6:15 – 9:00 PM at Pine Hills Library, small meeting room

More Information:
Claire Nolan, (518) 209- 6477,

Stories for Inquiring Minds

For Diverse tellers with stories for grownups

Every last Wednesday of the month
7:00 – 9:00 PM
Inquiring Mind Bookstore
Main & Partitions Sts., Saugerties, NY

More Information
Inquiring Mind Bookstore, 845-246-5775,
Janet Carter, 845-399-7730,

InterfaithStoryCirclesInterfaith Story Circle of the Dutchess County Interfaith Council

For Ages 13 and up
7 – 9 pm
Meetings are held once a month at various houses of worship in Dutchess County. Storytellers introduce the monthly theme by telling a traditional story and then facilitate a story circle where participants share stories from their personal experience or faith tradition. An annual Peace Concert: An Afternoon of Stories is held every February at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Poughkeepsie, NY.

More information/schedule: or

ChildrenAtWellChildren at the Well Youth Storytellers for Peace & Understanding (C@W)

A coached program for diverse groups of young people aged 11 to 18, in the Capital Region of NYS.

Participants meet with coaches on Sunday afternoons from January through April, and are part of various events year round. We assemble our group in the fall, and all of those kids are expected to attend each coaching session weekly from January to April. We have two end-of-session events that are open to the public; a story circle meeting and a final performance, usually on a Sunday afternoon in April or May.

More information:
Contact: Paula Weiss, Director,


Andover Story Guild

For members, but guests are welcome
The Andover Storytelling Guild meetings are working meetings, which means each of us (or most of us) tell for feedback or talk about a storytelling issue in their work or life.
There’s no feature and there’s no audience unless we are giving a concert. Guests Welcome!

More Information:
Susan Lenoe,


Boston Area Monthly Potluck & StorySwap…

This is one of the oldest Storytelling communities in the Country. It grew out of a storytelling event held on the Cambridge Common back in the summer of 1976, as part of the Bicentennial. Attendees had such a good time, they went out for dinner afterwards, and agreed to keep meeting on a monthly basis. Every month, usually on the first Sunday, the group meets at the home of a volunteer host, somewhere in the Boston area. After a hearty potluck dinner, the chairs are put in a circle, and the Storytelling begins. Depending on attendance, the time limit varies, but it’s usually at least 10 – 12 minutes. It is a warm, supportive environment for Tellers of all abilities, and feedback is by request only.

More information (or to get on the mailing list):


Pioneer Valley & Western Mass Storytelling Guild

We meet every month and more.  We have times to tell and/or listen to stories and other times to share stories for feedback.  Gatherings are held in public settings as well as private homes.

More Information:
Gail Herman, or Peg O’Sullivan,