Children’s Storytelling Guild
SAM’s Children’s Storytelling Guild meets the fourth Thursday of each month. We share stories and receive feedback from the group. Anyone interested in telling stories to children is welcome to participate. If you are interested in attending, please contact Pam Schweitzer for location at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Salt of the Earth Storytelling Circle
SALT OF THE EARTH STORYTELLING CIRCLE is a safe, open and welcoming group of storytellers who invite others to grow in the art of sharing stories.
Come to tell, listen and learn with other tellers who enjoy sharing stories of faith, freedom, frivolity and healing. Together we explore telling Biblical stories, life journey stories, folktales, personal and literary stories.
Many of us try out stories at SALT before we perform for a larger audience. You can ask for help in crafting a new story or experiment with your rough story ideas. Others come to learn by listening to other seasoned tellers in the group. Musical instruments and poetry are encouraged and often included in our gathering times.
We meet on the third Sunday of each month from 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM at the Westminster Presbyterian Church. It is located downtown Minneapolis at
1200 Marquette Avenue. We gather in the Bates Room which is located on the first floor. Park your vehicle at metered street spaces for free on Sundays. If you prefer to off-street parking, you can pay to park close by at the Orchestra Hall's parking ramp. Enter the church through the northeast door located on 12th Street.
Although we meet at a Presbyterian Church, we are an ecumenical storytelling group. All church denominations and other people of heart are invited to step into our warm circle of fellowship.
For more information please feel free to contact:
Lynn Dosch 612-729-1865 or Pati Kachel 651-483-5804
The Black Storytellers Alliance
A non-profit 501c3A non-profit 501(c)3 organization of Master Storytellers, Educators and Community Supporters that provides training for those interested in using African-based storytelling methods to reach their audience. Sponsors the Signifyin’ and Testifyin’ Festival each September.
Asian Storytellers Alliance
Provides a supportive environment for storytellers from different Asian ethnic communities to come together across generations to practice their skills of storytelling. Contact David Zander (email@example.com) or Phuoc Tran (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Hosts monthly Story Slams and other regular events, along with running one of the country’s best Poetry Slam teams.
Many SAM members are also part of Northlands, the regional storytelling group for the upper midwest.
Northlands Storytelling Network
SAM members can get a discount on their membership to the national organization.
National Storytelling Network