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]

 

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]
Monthy Meeting at 2335 Tamiami Trail N, Suite 206, Naples, FL 34103
Website: JoelYing.com/nsg

 

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]

 

Orlando Story Club

Orlando, FL

About: Quarterly storytelling series that features a different theme and partner charity each event. Everyone is invited to throw their name in a hat for a chance to tell a story. Ten participants are chosen from the hat. Stories must be no longer than 5 minutes in length, told without notes, and must connect with the theme.

Website: orlandostoryclub.com

Contact: Danielle Ziss, (321) 247-1930, [email protected]

 

Safety Harbor Writers and Poets

Safety Harbor, FL

Contact: Laura Kepner  President
Phone: (727) 269-9719
Email: [email protected]  [email protected]
Website: http://safetyharborwritersandpoets.com/

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 (Orlando Area)

Contact: Madeline L Pots, Phone: 321-439-6020, 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],

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1493423577607608/

 

Tale Tellers of St. Augustine

St. Augustine, FL

Contact: Kathy Kniery, Historian, kk[email protected], 386-385-3600

President: Sallie O’Hara, [email protected]

Website: www.taletellers.org

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/taletellers/

Meetings: 2nd Monday 7:00 pm

 

Tamiami Tale Tellers

Fort Myers, FL

Website: tttellers.org
Contact: Marilyn Graham, [email protected] or [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

Greater Tampa Bay Area

Contact: Maureen Belote, 727-736-6466, [email protected]
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TampaBayStorytellersGuild/

 

Tampa Hillsborough County

Storytelling Festival

Tampa, FL

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