Storytelling Groups

“Storytelling Groups (also called Guilds or Circles) meet to support the art and craft of oral storytelling in their local areas. Many guilds meet informally to swap stories, others have more formal meetings, and many also host formal events. From story-listeners to beginners to seasoned storytellers, the guilds also provide networking and social time. Some are free and others have a membership fee. All are dedicated to promoting storytelling and their local storytellers. Contact a group near you for more details.”


Bay Storytellers

Panama City, FL

Contact: Pat Nease, [email protected], 850-871-0165
Meeting 2nd Tuesday 6 PM, Bay County Library


Big Bend Storytellers’ Circle

Tallahassee Area

Contact L. Schuyler Ford, [email protected], 203-241-7644
Currently meeting every 3 weeks, so dates vary.
We’re on Facebook!


Delray Storytelling Guild

Delray Beach, FL

Contact: Vera Fried, Phone: 561-637-8893, Email: [email protected]


Miami Dade Storytellers

Miami, FL

Contact: Sheri Friedman, Phone: 305-794-0329, Email: [email protected] 

Mt. Dora Storytelling Guild

Mt. Dora, FL

Contact: Jimmie Wilson, Phone: 352-483-9961, Email: [email protected]


Naples Storytelling Guild

Naples, FL

Contact: Joel Ying, Phone (239) 200-6796, Email: [email protected],

Meeting 4th Thursday 7pm at 2335 Tamiami Trail N, Suite 206, Naples, FL 34103

NorthSide Storytelling League

Jacksonville, FL

Contact: Mary Webster, Email: [email protected]

Ocali Storytelling Guild

Ocala, FL

Contact: Jack Copeland, 352-694-3350, [email protected]
or Jessica McCune, 352-895-9340, [email protected]


Safety Harbor Writers and Poets

Safety Harbor, FL

Contact: Laura Kepner  President

Phone: (727) 269-9719

Email: [email protected]  [email protected]


About: A group to encourage, inspire and help fellow writers and poets along the path toward their writing goals.Safety Harbor Art and Music Center


Sandcastle Storytellers

Lake Helen, FL

Contact: Sherril/Peter Giachetti, 386-789-4259, [email protected]
Meeting every Saturday 6:00PM at Boston Gourmet Coffee Shop, Deland


Storytellers of Central Florida

Winter Park, FL

Contact: Autumn Huff Garick, Phone: 407-497-4767, Email: [email protected]

Meeting 1st Tuesday 7 PM at Winter Park Public Library


Storytellers of Old Tampa Bay

St. Petersburg, FL

Contact: Ross Tarr, Phone: 727-418-5578, Email: [email protected],

Storytellers of Old Tampa Bay, Facebook Page:

Saturday Morning Storytelling Facebook Site:

Open Mic event page:


Tale Tellers of St. Augustine

St. Augustine, FL

Meeting 2nd Monday 7:00PM


Tamiami Tale Tellers

Fort Myers, FL

Contact: Marilyn Graham, [email protected]
Meeting 3rd Thursday 7 PM at The Brookdale College Parkway, 8351 College Parkway, Fort Myers
All meetings are free and open to the public for tellers and listeners.


Tampa Bay Storytellers Guild

Tampa, FL

Please check our website for dates and events, or contact Maureen Belote.

Contact: Maureen Belote, 727-736-6466, [email protected]
Facebook page:


Tampa Hillsborough County

Storytelling Festival

Tampa, FL

Jody Wren – Friends of Storytelling, Phone: 813-334-7891, Email: [email protected]