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 Linda Schuyler Ford, [email protected], 203-241-7644
First Sunday of each month,  3:30-5:00. Members are welcome to stay for a light supper and socializing afterward. Call for details.
We’re on Facebook!


FGCU Storytelling Club

Fort Myers, FL

Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) Registered Student Organization
Contact: Dr. Joel Ying, Email: [email protected]
Event Website:


Madison County Storytelling

Madison, FL

Hosting an annual festival. Contact: Wanda Violet, Email: [email protected]


Mt. Dora Storytelling Guild

Mt. Dora, FL

Contact: Bob and Melinda Joy Miller, Email: [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.


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


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: Jerry Smith, Phone: 740-503-4522, 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:


Tale Tellers of St. Augustine

St. Augustine, FL

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

President: Sallie O’Hara, [email protected]



Meetings: 2nd Monday 7:00 pm


Tamiami Tale Tellers

Fort Myers, FL

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].


Tampa Hillsborough County

Storytelling Festival

Tampa, FL

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