Interested in the art of live storytelling? There may be a group of storytellers and story listeners in your area. These groups may promote and encourage storytelling as an art form in itself, or in the process of developing self-esteem, cultural awareness, and/or literacy.

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Alabama Storytelling Association
Statewide organization for people who love stories and storytelling, and a resource for educators, business and individuals to turn to for information about how to use story for their individual needs.
Black Storytellers Alliance
Non-profit 501(c)3 organization of storytellers, educators and community supporters of the oral tradition as practiced by African people in the Diaspora.
Blether Tay-Gither, Dundee Storytelling Group
Local charity and group of storytellers in Dundee, Scotland, who love sharing stories. Information about local storytelling events and workshops.
Bloomington (Indiana) Storytellers' Guild
Monthly meetings to share stories and plan events. Site lists upcoming events, membership and contact information.
California Indian Storytelling Association
Promoting the stories and culture of the indigenous people of the Americas. Membership information, events, festivals, and mailing list.
Community Storytellers
Community Storytellers is a Los Angeles area storyswap group that meets monthly.
Connecticut Storytelling Center
Annual festival, school programs, event calendar, membership directory, and newsletter. New London, Connecticut.
Detroit Storytelling Festival
The Detroit Story League began meeting in 1912 and has held an annual festival since 1988.
Dream Shapers
Non-profit organization providing artists and programs for children and their families. Member directory, event calendar, program information and testimonials. Los Angeles, California.
Fireside Story League
Volunteer storytelling league; includes photo gallery, event calendar, newsletter. Tacoma, Washington.
Healing Story Alliance
Network for storytellers, therapists, clergy, health care practitioners of all kinds, anyone who can see the benefit of story as a tool for healing. Stories, resources, articles, links. Special Interest Group of the National Storytelling Network.
Houston Storytellers Guild
Promoting the art and craft of storytelling in the Houston, Texas, area through performances and workshops.
Inland Valley Storytellers
Includes member profiles and local events. Most activities in Claremont, California.
Interfaith Story
Discussion group of the National Storytelling Network (USA), for storytellers and listeners who wish to share the wisdom tales/sacred stories from every spiritual tradition.
Jonesborough Storytellers Guild
Monthly meetings and weekly performances by professional and amateur tellers. Member directory, audio recordings, event listings, and workshop information. Jonesborough, TN.
Keepers Of The Culture, Inc. ("Khotsi")
Cultural arts organization perpetuating the African and African-American oral tradition. Member directory, meeting and event information, and photos. Philadelphia, PA.
Kentucky Storytelling Association
A non-profit membership organization whose mission is to develop on-going support and appreciation for storytelling in Kentucky.
LANES League for the Advancement of New England Storytelling
Member directory, event listings, news letter, mailing list, festival and conference information. New England and Upstate New York
Lehigh Valley Storytelling Guild
Monthly meeting for professional and amateur tellers, member directory, and event listings. Allentown/Bethlehem area, PA.
Michigan Storytelling
Up-to-date calendar and contact information of public storytelling events, courses, festivals and conferences featuring locations in Michigan or featuring Michigan storytellers.
National Association of Black Storytellers
Information on festivals, memberships, storytellers, history, and workshops.
National Storytelling Network
The web page of the National Storytelling Network, with links to its Festival, organization, and resources.
Network of Biblical Storytellers(NOBS)
Global organization encourages oral, written, and electronic forms of passing on stories from the Bible.
New Jersey Storytelling Network
Storytelling events, shows and projects. Includes directory of storytellers in New Jersey.
New Zealand Guild of Storytellers
Promoting storytelling and the oral literature of New Zealand. Regional listings of events and storytellers.
The North Carolina Storytelling Guild (NCSG)
Providing storytelling events, continuing education opportunities and advocacy for the art of the oral tradition throughout the state of North Carolina.
Northlands Storytelling Network
The largest regional storytelling organization in the United States, a community of storytellers and storylisteners throughout the upper Midwest (Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin).
O.O.P.S! - The Ohio Order for the Preservation of Storytelling
The networking agent and supporting organization for storytelling and storytellers in the State of Ohio. Holds annual Storytelling Conference, regional seminars and publishes a quarterly newsletter.
The Ottawa Storytellers
Promoting the art of storytelling in our community. The site lists events and resources for tellers and listeners. (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)
Pioneer Valley Folklore Society
Monthly song and story swap, Amherst, Massachusetts.
Portland Storytellers' Guild
Elevating the Art of Traditional Storytelling. Storyteller directory, upcoming events, newsletter. Portland, OR.
Rivertown Storytellers
Promoting excellence in storytelling, increasing public awareness of storytelling as an art form and an educational tool. Evansville, Indiana.
SAC - Storytelling Association of California
The Storytelling Association of California (SAAC) aims to be a regional voice for story listeners and storytellers.
Sandcastle Storytellers
Sandcastle Storytellers, Inc. is a not for profit storytelling club. We tell all types of stories for all ages. Everyone is welcome to come to our public meetings. (Florida).
The Scottish Storytelling Centre and Network
Includes stories, events, festivals, tours, and John Knox House.
Smoky Mountain Storytellers
A local organization supporting storytelling and tellers around Knoxville, Tennessee and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
The Society for Storytelling
Homepages for the UK Society for Storytelling, giving contact and membership details, publication and storytelling tapes lists, and society events.
South Coast Storyteller's Guild
Celebrating the oral tradition and developing student storytellers in Costa Mesa, California.
Southern Order of Storytellers
Atlanta, Georgia, based group of storytellers and listeners bring storytelling and listening back to their traditional place in the human community. Events, resources, and links.
Organization training volunteer storytellers to connect generations and build community.
Story Circle of the Capital District
A group of people who love stories. Find out about the storytelling guild and the storytelling events in the greater Albany, NY, US, area.
Story District
Venue and organization promoting storytelling in the metropolitan Washington DC area.
Storytellers of Central Ohio
For the members of the Storytellers of Central Ohio and all who love stories.
Storytellers Of Ireland - Aos Scéal Éireann - Two Shorten the Road
Established in 2003 to promote and foster the oral tradition of Storytelling throughout Ireland.
StoryTellers of the American Frontier
Program based in Atlanta, Georgia, for at-risk youth that build character through historical and cultural awareness. StoryTellers feature true stories of the African, Mexican and Native Americans who have been left out of the History books.
Storytellers School of Toronto
Supports creative work in the art of storytelling and the Toronto Storytelling Festival. Toronto, Canada.
The Storytellers' Guild of Anchorage
Guild sponsors Tellabration! and other storytelling events -- with the aim of inviting Anchorage residents to take part in the worldwide resurgence of interest in storytelling. The guild meets once a month and is open to all storytellers and aspiring storytellers who wish to grow in the practice of this art.
Storytelling Arts of Indiana
Promotes the art and use of storytelling in daily life through concerts, workshops, programs and other events.
Storytelling Center, Inc. of New York City
New York's premier storytelling organization, offering workshops, swaps and special events.
The Storytelling Guild of Australia (WA) Inc.
Celebrating the art and traditions of oral storytelling. Aims to be the definitive source of information regarding storytelling in Western Australia.
Storytelling Guild of Eastern Idaho
Promoting and providing storytelling in Eastern Idaho
Storytelling In Organizations
A Special Interest Group of the National Storytelling Network. Membership and conference information, newsletter, and articles.
Strawberry Fields Storytellers
New Storytelling Guild in Miami Florida area.
Tale Tellers of St. Augustine, Florida
Master Storytellers from the Nation's Oldest City perform at festivals, schools, libraries, and special events throughout Florida -- and beyond.
Tarrant Area Guild of Storytellers
Guild offering events and workshops in the Fort Worth TX area.
Tejas Storytelling Association
A non-profit organization that is dedicated to fostering the appreciation of storytelling of all facets through out the South Central Region.
Tellastory: Dallas Storytelling Guild
The guild celebrates the art, craft, and traditions of storytelling and works to keep the oral tradition alive through educational and public programs. Our website supports this mission.
Tennessee Tellers: The Cleveland Storytelling Guild
Membership information, events calendar, local tellers list, and links. Cleveland, Tennessee.
Traditional Arts Team
Runs events in the Midlands relating to traditional performing arts including storytelling, song, music and dance. Publishes the magazine, Folk Monthly.
Victoria Storytellers' Guild
Meets the third Monday of every month to tell and listen to stories.
Voices in the Glen
Non-profit organization for lovers of storytelling in the Washington D.C. area that seeks to promote the art of storytelling and the enjoyment of stories.
West Virginia Storytelling Guild
Supporting and promoting storytellers in West Virginia.
Wheel Council
"Wholistic Health, Education, and Empowerment for Life." Traditional and personal storytelling for children and adults, with the goals of building self-esteem, cultural pride, problem solving skills, and substance abuse prevention. Based in Evergreen, Colorado and Phoenix, Arizona.
Wisconsin Storytelling
Information and links to storytellers, guilds, and storytelling events in the Badger State.
Wisconsin Storytelling Guilds
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World Storytelling Institute (WSI)
Training in, performance of, and discussion about, forms of storytelling in Chennai, India. Host of the Chennai Storytelling Association (CSA) .
Youth Storytelling Projects
This site, run by Nationally known storyteller and teacher Kevin Cordi is the first national effort to enlist youth storytelling clubs and troupes for young kids of all ages. It includes advice, council, tips.
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October 22, 2016 at 7:45:07 UTC
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