Based on recommendations concerning the current novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, such as avoiding groups, storytelling with the Western Order of Dedicated Storytellers (WOODS) in Farmington is cancelled until further notice. Please check with the other storytelling guilds below regarding their status.
ONGOING STORYTELLING EVENTS
1st Friday of every month
(snow date on following Friday)
W.O.O.D.S. (Western Order of Dedicated Storytellers)
Meetings are held at Twice Sold Tales, 155 Main Street, Farmington. The guild is free and open to the public. Tellers and listeners are always welcome; no storytelling experience necessary — we happily mentor new storytellers! Coffee and goodies will be available for purchase from Twice Sold Tales. For more information about W.O.O.D.S. call Rob Lively at (207) 645-2982, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2nd Thursday of every month
B.A.S.S. (Brunswick Area Storytelling Society) meets in the Seminar room (2nd floor) of the Curtis Memorial Library, Pleasant St. Brunswick, ME. All who are interested in storytelling are welcome. Telling is optional. Listening is valued. For more information, contact Phyllis Blackstone at email@example.com.
1st Friday of most months
L.O.O.N.S. (Lovers Of Old & New Stories) nests in the central coast area, near Mount Desert Island, at the SPCA of Hancock County, 141 Bar Harbor Road, Trenton, ME, (207) 667-8088. New members and visitors welcome. For more information, call Hope at (207) 244-0265, or Jude at (207) 667-3101.
2nd Wednesday of every month
6:30 or 7:00-8:45 pm
M.O.O.S.E. (Maine Organization of Storytelling Enthusiasts) meets at the Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, in the Rines Auditorium. Come at 6:30 to sign up for your ten minutes of storytelling/spoken word and to meet other MOOSE. Open mic begins at 7:00; featured teller follows.
Formed in 2001, MOOSE has created a community in which storytellers and listeners can gather to support one another and to encourage the growth of the storytelling art throughout Maine.