What we're about

We are storytellers in Silicon Valley who are dedicated to making storytelling a vital part of our community. We seek to improve our oral storytelling and listening skills through workshops, classes, story-swaps, and mentoring. Join us and put your own spin on this exciting ancient craft! Our events target adults; however some events will be open to school-age children accompanied by an adult. This group is an extension of 'South Bay Storytellers and Listeners' with connections and support from: 'EarthLight' (a local non-profit group telling the story of our home planet), and the 'Storytelling Association of California' (a non-profit membership organization dedicated to promoting storytelling as a living art form). Checkout these sites: www.southbaystorytellers.com; www.earthlight.org; www.storysaac.org.

Upcoming events (5+)

Winter Workshops & Swaps

Palo Alto Friends Meetinghouse

$40.00

The Southbay Storytellers and Listeners once again brings you the Winter Workshop and Swap. Registration form at http://www.southbaystorytellers.com/workshops-2019.pdf This year it’s on Saturday, February 9, from 9 am to 4 pm at the Palo Alto Friends Meetinghouse. [957 Colorado Ave. Palo Alto] We ask $40 for the day, including meals, and we offer scholarships for those who ask. Storytellers, actors, teachers, librarians, parents, grandparents, salespeople, writers, even kids with good attention spans, and anyone interested in storytelling are all welcome. Complete your registration and have some coffee, tea, or juice with fruit and breads, starting at 8:45 am. The program begins and ends with swaps. In the morning put your name in the hat to tell a 5-minute story with MAGIC. In the afternoon, your name may be drawn for a 5-minute story on “A Lesson I Learned the Hard Way.” The 90-minute morning workshop leader is John Weaver from the Menlo Park Library staff. He will show us ways to involve even the youngest participants in our storytelling. John Weaver is so experienced with young audiences, that we can all learn something useful from him. After a sandwich bar lunch [including vegetarian and gluten free options], you can shop the Earthlight story store for books, CDs, games, and puppets, or just catch up with the fascinating folks who come to this event. At 1:00, Moth tellers, Corey Rosen and Jeff Hanson, lead a 90-minute workshop on shaping a personal story for performance at The Moth or similar venues. Stories from our lives are a rich source of inspiration, but we often need help “pruning” to keep our story focused. After the closing swap, we thank the Quakers for letting us use their space by putting the chairs back and cleaning up after ourselves.

Monthly meeting SouthBay Storytellers & Listeners

Los Altos United Methodist Church (LAUMC)

SouthBay Storytellers and Listeners meet the second Sunday of every Month at 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Garden Room 3. We spent the time swapping stories. You can be a teller or a listener. All stories need listeners. You don't ever have to tell a story but most people usually find they do have a story to tell. The tellers tell from many sources. We welcome tellers and listeners of all ages. However the meeting is not for toddlers.

Monthly meeting SouthBay Storytellers & Listeners

Los Altos United Methodist Church (LAUMC)

SouthBay Storytellers and Listeners meet the second Sunday of every Month at 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Garden Room 3. We spent the time swapping stories. You can be a teller or a listener. All stories need listeners. You don't ever have to tell a story but most people usually find they do have a story to tell. The tellers tell from many sources. We welcome tellers and listeners of all ages. However the meeting is not for toddlers.

Monthly meeting SouthBay Storytellers & Listeners

Los Altos United Methodist Church (LAUMC)

SouthBay Storytellers and Listeners meet the second Sunday of every Month at 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Garden Room 3. We spent the time swapping stories. You can be a teller or a listener. All stories need listeners. You don't ever have to tell a story but most people usually find they do have a story to tell. The tellers tell from many sources. We welcome tellers and listeners of all ages. However the meeting is not for toddlers.

Past events (118)

Monthly meeting SouthBay Storytellers & Listeners

Los Altos United Methodist Church (LAUMC)

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