The guild's mission is to "promote the art of storytelling" and to provide a safe environment to practice and tell stories. The gathering time allows tellers a chance to share their stories. The time is for listeners to enjoy them.
WHERE: Concord, NH
WHEN: Second Tuesdays
Once a month, Fugitive Stories presents "Moth-inspired True Stories Told Live" — non-competitive storytelling events in Acton, Arlington, and Framingham.
WHERE: Acton, MA; Arlington, MA; Framingham, MA
In the years since its 2002 founding, the guild has promoted storytelling in Mt. Washington Valley and has used storytelling to fundraise for worthy causes. The Mountain Storytellers Guild has also hosted the Granite State Story Swap and continues to promote storytelling.
WHERE: Conway, NH
The New Hampshire Storytelling Alliance (NHSA) is a non-profit membership organization that promotes the oral tradition of storytelling in New Hampshire and beyond. NHSA produces the Granite State Story Swap, held the first Saturday in May at the Seacoast Science Center in Rye, NH, and The White Mountain Storytelling Festival, held the last weekend in September at Waterville Valley, NH.
WHERE: Rye, NH and Waterville Valley, NH
WHEN: May and September
Now Listen Here is a non-competitive live storytelling series. Shows include featured tellers, a featured musician, and an open mic for storytellers from the audience.
WHERE: Dorchester, MA
WHEN: Third Fridays
The Seacoast Storytellers provide a public venue in which tellers, professional and novice, share their skills and knowledge. Members range in age from grade-school to adult. Meetings are an opportunity for those who enjoy storytelling to share tales and listen to others.
WHERE: Portsmouth, NH
WHEN: First Wednesdays
SOUHEGAN STORYTELLING GUILD
Come practice telling your story to a friendly, supportive group of listeners. Or just come and listen to some interesting stories. The guild meets 6:50-8:30 p.m. at the Amherst Town Library.
WHERE: Amherst, NH
WHEN: First Tuesdays
South Shore Story Slams hosts story slams in which audience members can compete with true, 5-minute stories on the theme. Winners advance to higher levels of competition.
WHERE: New Bedford, MA; Jamaica Plain, MA
Story Club started in Chicago back in 2009. Its founder, Dana Norris, wanted to mix the spontaneity of an open mic with the experience of live theater. She created a forum for writers/performers to display their nonfiction storytelling prowess, whether memorized or read from the page. Shows are held at the Milky Way Lounge in Jamaica Plain.
WHERE: Jamaica Plain, MA
The Story Collider was founded in 2010 by Ben Lillie and Brian Wecht, two physicists who met at a storytelling show in Queens and quickly realized that they could do that too. Since then, The Story Collider has been bringing true, personal stories about science to life both through live shows and a weekly podcast.
WHERE: Cambridge, MA
WHEN: Every three months
Inspired by legendary storyteller Brother Blue, the Story Space is a community dedicated to making the world a better place through storytelling. Weekly meetings include a featured teller and open storytelling.
WHERE: Somerville, MA
WHEN: Every Tuesday
The Moth, founded in 1997, brings open mic storytelling competitions and curated mainstage shows to cities nationwide.
WHERE: Boston, MA; Cambridge, MA