Storytelling Around the Country

Storytelling is making a huge resurgence across the country. Whether it’s in response to the physical walls that have been raised due to an increased reliability on technology, or just a general gumption to speak out, listen and reconnect, we’re happy to participate and help the movement grow. Below you will find information for other popular storytelling groups. Enjoy!

 


Arctic Entries
A live storytelling event in Anchorage, Alaska.

Arctic Entries is held once a month, Spetember through May at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Anchorage

 


Mudrooms
A live storytelling event in Juneau, AK.

Galley Tables was initially inspired by Mudrooms in Juneau, AK. Mudrooms is a monthly storytelling event that was modeled after Arctic Entries in Anchorage.




Stoops Storytelling Series
A live storytelling event in Baltimore, Maryland.

The Stoop Storytelling Series was the inspiration behind Arctic Entries. This storytelling event is performed in Baltimore, MD. It follows the same format that Arctic Entries and Mudrooms follows: one theme, seven people, seven minutes. One addition that Stoops employs is three minute impromptu stories from audience members.



Nearly Normal Alaskan Tales
Tom Cosgrove’s personal website.

Tom Cosgrove is passionate about storytelling. Tom provides a view of Alaska not often seen in Hollywood productions. Portrayals of personal experience, his family-friendly tales explore Tom’s “Nearly Normal” Alaskan life. According to Tom, storytelling is “compelling, touching and non-electronic. It’s what you’ve been missing.”

 


Ishmael Hope
Local Alaska Native and storyteller Ishmael Hope’s personal website.

Ishmael explores Tlingit history and culture through storytelling. “While you don’t lose indigenous languages, what happens after colonization is you lose master storytellers,” Ishmael said in an article in the Capital City Weekly, Southeast Alaska’s weekly newspaper.

 


This American Life
Public Radio International’s hour-long storytelling show.

This American Life is a weekly broadcasted radio show, typically featuring three or four stories on one particular theme. The website features audio recordings and plenty of additional information.

 


The Moth
A live storytelling event in New York City.

The Moth is a broadcasted live storytelling event in NYC. The Moth won a Peabody Award in 2011, and received the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions. The Moth Radio Hour is programmed on more than 250 public radio stations across the country.