If you tell stories out loud, in front of an audience, whether around a campfire or in a classroom, at a board meeting, or in the car, you're a storyteller. Storytelling is part of the oral tradition. Tales are told-- which is why this category is part of the Performing Arts Directory. If you WRITE stories, you're a writer. Check out the Arts: Online Writing category. Yes, filmmakers and novelists and the creative folks in advertising are storytellers, too-- but they aren't performing artists. You'll find them listed elsewhere.
Interested in the art of live storytelling? There may be a group of storytellers and story listeners in your area. These groups may promote and encourage storytelling as an art form in itself, or in the process of developing self-esteem, cultural awareness, and/or literacy.
College programs, coursework, residencies, and workshops in the art of storytelling.
Please submit only sites for classes or programs teaching how to be a storyteller. If you are a professional storyteller who happens to teach, please submit under Arts:Performing Arts:Storytelling:Professional Storytellers. If your programs are for folklore, please submit them to Society/Folklore/Academic_Departments/.
Storytelling festivals bring storytellers from near and far together for a day or weekend of live performances.
This section is for performers available to hire.
Please format site titles as performer Last name, First Name.
Looking for a story to share? The Open Directory Project has many sections devoted to the written word. This category provides links to those areas, divided by topic.
This category does not accept submissions. Please look through the links provided to other sections of the directory to find an appropriate category for your site.