We are a group of storytellers and story-lovers who present programs and support the art of storytelling in Western Maine for audiences of all ages.

Our mission is to engage the western Maine area in storytelling and folk arts and the celebration of regional narrative arts by disseminating information and knowledge, teaching storytelling strategies, and presenting excellent performances.

Our regional group, the Western Order of Dedicated Storytellers (WOODS), meets monthly in Farmington and always welcomes seasoned tellers, new tellers and listeners.  For more information about this and other storytelling groups and venues in Maine, see Upcoming Events – and check back frequently to see what’s new.

In 2011, 2012 and 2013 WMS presented an annual festival spotlighting not only renowned professional storytellers, but also “good talkers” in our region.  Since then we have also produced individual storytelling events and workshops throughout the year at local theaters, restaurants, campfires, nursing homes, historical societies and libraries. We now also produce the television series Telling Tales: Western Maine’s Storyplace. Be sure to click on the link for the details.

To request a storytelling program or workshop, go to Program Requests.