Recommended Books

  • Ruth Sawyer, The Way of the Storyteller
  • Nancy Schimmel, Just Enough to Tell A Story
  • Anne Pellowski, The World of StorytellingThe Storytelling Vine
  • Diane Wolkstein, The Magic Orange Tree
  • Donald Davis, Telling Your Own Stories
  • Margaret Read MacDonald, The Storytellers Sourcebook
  • Doug Lipman, The Storytelling CoachImproving Your StorytellingStorytelling Games
  • Robin Moore, Creating a Family Storytelling TraditionAwakening the Hidden Storyteller

The National Storytelling Network
NSN, 132 Boone St. Suite #5, JONESBOROUGH, TN 37659 
800-525-4314 •

  • Festival in October
  • Workshops
  • Annual Congress
  • Quarterly Journal
  • Directory of Storytellers
  • Catalogue of Books, Tapes, Records, etc. 

Local Networking in NC

Louise Omoto Kessel – I put out a monthly email newsletter with local storytelling events listed. I’m also available for performances and workshops. 919-542-5599 

NC Storytellers Guild – The NCSG currently sponsors an annual storytelling festival in November of each year, as well as a Winter Workshop and Spring Retreat/Annual Meeting. Membership is $35/year for an individual and includes a subscription to the Journal of Tarheel Tellers, which comes out quarterly. Sylvia Payne, Membership Director, 1621 Nathanial Street, Newton, NC 28658

The Monti – The Monti is a Triangle area storytelling series that features people from the community telling PERSONAL stories. It started in 2008 and was an instant success!

Storytelling Groups

I know of two storytelling groups in the area. . . 

Durham group – contact Bill Friedman:

Wake Forest group – contact Claire Ramsey

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