Upcoming Storytelling Events in Wisconsin

If you wish to have a Storytelling event posted here, please send an email to with the following-
Date, Title of Event, Location. Fee to attend. Link for more information. Contact information. No pictures will be posted.


“Due to COVID-19 there may be restrictions on listed events or storytellers availability. Check with specific contact person.”

October 27, 2020; November 24, 2020: Story Circle-Stories for Grown Ups. Story Arts of Minnesota on-line Story Circle. A free open-mic program with tellers sharing 7 minute stories.  You are invited to tell too. Contact our website (
7:00-8:00 p.m. Free. On-line.
Contact: 952-657-5354 /

TELLABRATION!™ Free. Online. Registration information is available at or contact or by calling the Monona Public Library at 608-222-6127.

  • Tuesday, November 17 at 9:30am Master Storyteller, historic character interpreter and teaching artist, Sheila Arnold. On Zoom & streaming to Facebook.

  • Thursday, November 19 at 4:30pm Duke Otherwise, Kay Weeden, Karen Wendt. On Zoom & streaming to Facebook.

  • Saturday, November 21 starting at 10:30am  Award-winning multicultural, multilingual storytelling family Sadarri Saskill & Amber Volmar Saskill; storyteller Kay Elmsley Weeden; Youth Services Coordinator Karen Wendt; Wisconsin Master Naturalist Deborah Proctor; and musicians Duke Otherwise and Jim Gill. Pre-recorded and available for 24 hours from Monona Public Library website Tellabration page.

2021 Wisconsin Storytellers’ Get-together (WISTGET) – An annual gathering of Wisconsin tellers actively engaged in the art and practice of storytelling, the Wisconsin Storytellers’ Get-Together is an informal gathering for storytellers to share stories, ideas & resources. It’s a chance for networking, mutual support and being re-energized for storytelling in whatever form we practice it. Join in and swap some tales! Join us for a day of connecting, telling and listening to stories. Contact: Kathryn Prestidge <> 

M.A.S.T. (Milwaukee Area Story Tellers) Guild — Mount Mary University, 92nd & Burleigh, Milwaukee “bell tower building”, Rm. 247 — parking lot off 92nd St.( Swan Blvd. ) — contact Jean-Andrew 414-962-4425 /   — INFORMAL CIRCLE to share and practice stories. NEW FOLKS WELCOME

Ex Fabula events strengthen community bonds by creating spaces in the Greater Milwaukee area where people can connect over true, personal stories. No props, no notes – just the elements of “Story. Stage. You”. At monthly StorySlams, you can come just to listen – or, if you have a story that fits the night’s theme, throw your name in the hat for a chance to take the stage. At public workshops led by our experienced storytelling coaches, you can discover, structure, and share your stories in a friendly, small group setting. Dates and more information available at

W.O.W. (Washington Ozaukee Wordsmiths) guild meets 10:00 am the 2nd Thurs. at West
Bend Libr. Contact Ruth at

Bluff Country Tale Spinners Storytelling Guild – Meets the second Thursday of every month
7:00-8:30 pm Contact:

Madison Story Slam – third Saturday of every month. See themes and other details at  our

LaCrosse Storytelling Festival – held annually. Wisconsin’s own!

Northlands Storytelling Network – a regional storytelling organization. Conference in

National Storytelling Network – annual festival in Jonesborough, TN; national conference, and

One Community, Many Voices – The One Community, Many Voices initiative collects stories from people who live and work in Monona WI and shares them with the entire community!

More details and updates on storytelling events can be found at Wisconsin’s Storytelling

Connections to tellers in parts of Wisconsin not listed may be had by contacting:
National Storytelling Network
Wis. State Liaison