Holiday Tales

Storytellers never take a holiday.  If our mouths are busy eating or singing or brushing our teeth, we are watching and listening and gathering the threads for a newly woven story.  The Winter holidays are absolutely the best time to pull together stories.  So much is going on!  We learn so much about our cultures and our families and ourselves in the way we handle all the hustle and bustle of this time of year. Keep your ears open for {Read More}

Story Circle – RELOCATED!

Due to a scheduling conflict,  Story Circle will be held at the home of Charles and Jolene Kiernan at 4458 Coffeetown Road, Schnecksville, PA, 18078 on November 7th.  Story Circle usually meets at Godfrey Daniels on the second Wednesday of each month, except August. There will be a pot luck meal at 6:30 pm.  Bring something delicious! The GREAT BOOK GIVEAWAY will happen during the potluck and after stories are shared.  The Guild’s collection of storytelling books and story collections {Read More}

Fright Night with Rob Aptaker and Judy England McCarthy

Halloween!!!!  The day of spirits and wailing demons has arrived.  Rob Aptaker and Judy England-McCarthy will keep families entertained with stories of the scary season on October 31st at the Emmaus Public Library, 11 East Main Street, Emmaus, PA 18049.  The frightful fun begins at 7 pm. This is the library’s Silly and Scary Tales event, suitable for all ages, (attention spans notwithstanding.)  Rob and Judy will not disappoint. Visit the Emmaus Public Library’s website for more details, or call {Read More}

Catasauqua Spooktacular with Karen Maurer and Denise McCormack

Will the horror never end???  On Monday, October 22nd, at the Public Library of Catasauqua, at 6 pm, Karen Maurer and Denise McCormack will share stories and scare listeners during the second annual Halloween Spooktacular  Expect chants, rants, songs, perhaps even gongs, tales and wails at this family oriented Fright Night event.   The first 20 minutes or so will be fairly tame fare but then….oh, then things get hairy and scary. The event is free and open to all ages.  {Read More}

Scared Silly with MaryAnn Paterniti and Robin Reichert

MaryAnn Paterniti and Robin Reichert kick off the Fright Night season with Scared Silly -a family scary story event on October 11th at the Parkland Community Library, 4422 Walbert Avenue, Allentown, PA 18103.  The scariness begins at 6:30 pm. This is a family oriented event.  The fright factor of the stories will get more intense as the evening goes on.  There will be stories for all everyone.  Expect chills up and down your spines and tickles in your funny bones. {Read More}

Story Circle

On October 10th at 7:30 pm, we will meet for out monthly Story Circle.  It’s October.  So bring your dark night tales and you bravest self.  Share stories of the season and listen to others tell their Fall and Fearful stories. This event is free to the public.  It takes place at Godfrey Daniels, 7 E. 4th St., Bethlehem, PA 18015.  Come early to hear Denise McCormack’s report on the National Storytelling Summit which will begin at 6 pm.  

National Storytelling Summit Report by Denise McCormack

Denise McCormack eports on this year’s National Storytelling Summit that took place in Kansas City, MO, in July.  Her report begins at 6 pm and will be held at Godfrey Daniels, 7 E. 4th St., Bethlehem, PA 18015.  Hear what the National Storytelling network is up to.  Find out what storytelling trends are making the rounds in other storytelling groups.  McCormack took part in the NSN’s Fringe event at the National Storytelling Summit and will tell about her experience there {Read More}

NJ Storytelling Festival 2018 – Robin, Ingrid, Denise, MaryAnn, Judy and MORE!

On Saturday, September 15th, storytellers from throughout New Jersey and the Tri-State area convene at Howell Living History Farm to regale visitors with a whole new crop of stories from noon – 6 pm, for the New Jersey Storytelling Festival. There is a free morning workshop for tellers and those interested in storytelling.  Registration for this event is required. Other events include; Story Slam noon – 1 pm; Lightening Round 5 pm.  Between 1 and 5 pm, there will be {Read More}

Story Circle – Join Us

People from all walks of life share stories and tales in a spoken word open mic atmosphere.

Changing Landscapes: a Writer’s Workshop to Connect Our Lives, Our Stories, Our World

The Nurture Nature Center of Easton, PA and writer and storyteller, Denise McCormack will presnet a writer’s workshop on September 1st from 1 – 3 pm.  This event will take place at The Nurture Nature Center, 518 Northampton Street, Easton, PA, 18042.  Registration is required. Participants will create personal stories based on their memories of favorite landscapes and on how those places have changed over the years.  Population growth, transportation innovations, climate changes, and new technologies are all forces that {Read More}