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 without a $10 fee.

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

4 Women Telling is back with a bountiful selection of personal and folk tales for a season bright with color, merry with music, and abundant with tastes and smells to be savored.
Join Sarah Beth Nelson, Storyteller Erin Jay Elizabeth Matson and me (all WISTGET-ers and Wisconsin tellers!) for A Harvest of Stories, virtually, on Saturday Nov 6th!

Two-part workshop, Saturday October 2nd and Saturday October 9th. Madison, WI
Sharing the Gathering: Wild Foods from Harvest to Table with Traditional Storytelling
In collaboration with someone I greatly admire, Andy Gricevich of What Got Gathered, we will celebrate fall as we were meant to – foraging and processing in community with story guiding our way! More details and tickets here. Cost $100 with discounts if you bring a friend/partner and for teens, and kids. Find it on Facebook.

Friday-Sunday, Oct 15th – 17th, Whitewater, WI
The Inaugural Whitewater Storytelling Festival
All ages welcome – different sessions are geared for different ages including adults only sessions, family sessions, a children’s tent, and workshops! More information and tickets here.   Find it on Facebook.

Saturday Oct 30th, Workshop 10:00 AM –  Noon, Concert 1:00 – 2:00, Virtual
Inspire: Building Community and Empathy through Storytelling Games and One Pitcher A Dozen Glasses with Northlands Storytelling Network
Workshop: Geared for adults – all levels of storytelling skill will benefit as well as non-storytellers. This workshop focuses on empathy and building empathy with an opportunity for story building, but it is not focused on developing stories. Concert: Explore inadequacy through the lenses of motherhood and womanhood, and hope to discover adequacy. Poignant, funny, thought-provoking. More information and tickets here, discount for Northlands members.  Find it on Facebook.

November 6th Women Telling: A Harvest of Stories
Virtual: More details in the coming weeks, but please put us on your calendar!

A Storytelling TELLABRATION!™ Backyard Wonders to Wilderness Adventures! Stories appropriate for ages 11+.

Thursday, November 18 at 7PM CST

Register here beginning November 1.

Stories (for ages 11+) might be folktales or perhaps a personal story of some moment when the teller was awed by a waterfall, had no words to explain the beauty of aurora borealis, encountered a wild animal… or reluctantly went on a first time ever camping trip with friends and decided they wanted to do this again.

These stories will inspire listeners to imagine beautiful birds, wonderful animals, interesting plants, and awe-inspiring scenery. You will wish you were there with the storyteller. These are stories that will help folks experience the outdoors through storytelling. Stories that will help you get ready to have a nature connection of your own the next time you are outside, whether it is in the city, in the woods, in your backyard, in the wilderness or in your house with your plants.

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 sharing 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.
July 23-24, 2021 The La Crosse Storytelling Festival is both live and VIRTUAL. Tickets are available at But if you are not able to attend live, you can watch all the fun from your couch! The button for the live stream is on the main page of our web site  Donations are welcome and appreciated; there’s a button for that too!! This year we are featuring: KEVIN KLING, KIM WEITKAMP, AND BIL LEPP! It will be great. Please pass this email on to any story lovers or newbees that you know! SEE YOU AT THE FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND—JULY 23, 24.