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Sep
21
7:30 PM19:30

Bill Torrey

Bill Torrey: Cutting Remarks

Contact: Main Street Landing

Join Master Storyteller, Woodsman and Author Bill Torrey as he weaves together true, hilarious, heartwarming and sometimes heart wrenching stories of his life. The NPR Moth Mainstage Performer and Four-Time Moth StorySlam Winner will take you on a jaunt through the real Vermont. Listen to a sixth generation native who grew up close to the land and worked in the woods for forty years. Stories of loyal friends and tolerated family, middle school dances and mean teachers, tall trees and devoted dogs.

Doors open at 6:45 pm. Refreshments and books are available for purchase.

Tickets are $12.50 in advance and $15 at the door.

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Sep
28
7:30 PM19:30

Bill Torrey

Bill Torrey: Cutting Remarks

Contact: Town Hall Theater

Tickets are $10-$20 plus fees.

Sixth generation Vermonter, and four time NPR Moth Story Slam winner, Bill Torrey recently retired from logging with most of his sanity and darn near all his fingers and toes. Join us for an evening of storytelling about living and working in the forests of Vermont. 

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Oct
5
7:30 PM19:30

Bill Torrey

Bill Torrey: Cutting Remarks

Contact: Next Stage Arts

Tickets $12.50-$15

Join Master Storyteller, Woodsman and Author Bill Torrey as he weaves together true, hilarious, heartwarming and sometimes heart wrenching stories of his life. The NPR Moth Mainstage Performer and Four-Time Moth StorySlam Winner will take you on a jaunt through the real Vermont. Listen to a sixth generation native who grew up close to the land and worked in the woods for forty years. Stories of loyal friends and tolerated family, middle school dances and mean teachers, tall trees and devoted dogs.

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Oct
13
3:00 PM15:00

Bill Torrey

Bill Torrey: Cutting Remarks

Contact: Highland Center for the Arts

Join master storyteller, woodsman and author Bill Torrey as he weaves together true, hilarious, heartwarming and sometimes heart-wrenching stories of his life. The NPR Moth Mainstage Performer and Four-Time Moth Story Slam Winner will take you on a jaunt through the real Vermont. A sixth-generation native who grew up close to the land and worked in the woods for forty years, Torrey weaves the stories of loyal friends and tolerated family, middle school dances and mean teachers, tall trees and devoted dogs.

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Sep
12
7:00 PM19:00

The Mudroom - Breaking the Rules

AVA Gallery’s quarterly story-telling series, The Mudroom, presents the theme “Breaking the Rules,” brought to life as five or six pre-selected individuals will share personal accounts of their experiences of this theme.

This live-storytelling event offers an opportunity to meet new people, enjoy a fun evening with live music, and connect with friends.

Cost: $7.50 for members; $10 or general public; $20 at the door (limited availability). Purchase tickets online.

Contact: AVA Gallery

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Jun
13
6:30 PM18:30

The Mudroom - What I Did for Money

Live storytelling at the AVA Gallery and Art Center. This quarter's theme, "What I Did for Money," will be brought to life as five or six pre-selected individuals share personal accounts of what this theme means to them.

Starting at 6:30 pm, delicious Asian food by Pon will be available for purchase before the performance. Music will be provided by the band Concrete and Shea. Storytelling begins at 7:00 pm.

Cost: Advance tickets are available online at $7.50 for members; $10 for non-members; tickets at the door are $20.00 and sold as space permits. Tickets for the general public will be available on May 13.

Contact: AVA Gallery

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Apr
4
7:30 PM19:30

The Telling Project

  • Keene State College, Redfern Arts Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Follow local military veterans and family members on a journey as they shape their experiences into a powerful stage performance with the help of The Telling Project , a national performing arts nonprofit that uses theater and storytelling as a tool to deepen civilian understanding of the military experience.

This event includes adult subject matter and may not be suitable for children ages 12 and under.

Contact: Keene State College

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Mar
14
6:30 PM18:30

The Mudroom - Under the Influence

Live storytelling at the AVA Gallery and Art Center. This evening’s theme, Under the Influence, will be brought to life as six pre-selected individuals share personal accounts of their experiences of this theme.

Delicious Asian food by Pon will be available for purchase before the performance. Music will be provide by the band Never Too Late.

The doors open for food, beverages, and music at 6.30 pm.

Cost: $7.50 (members), $10 (non-members) in advance; $20 at the door. Limit two tickets per person. AVA members can purchase tickets beginning January 14. Tickets for the general public go on sale February 14.

ContactAVA Gallery

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Mar
10
3:00 PM15:00

Immigration Stories

Join us for an afternoon of storytelling. Immigrant storytellers will share their experiences coming to and living in the US. The event is by donation. All proceeds will go to support the immigrant support fund of the Upper Valley Refugee Working Group.

United Valley Interfaith Project is committed to working for justice by building relationships and grassroots power in New Hampshire and Vermont.

Long Story Short is a small Upper Valley group of storytellers and story lovers. We believe everyone has a story to tell and deserves an audience.

Contact: uvlongstoryshort@gmail.com

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Dec
13
6:30 PM18:30

The Mudroom - Holiday Disasters

Live storytelling at the AVA Gallery and Art Center. This quarter's theme, "Holiday Disasters," will be brought to life as six pre-selected individuals will share personal accounts of their experiences with this theme. Delicious Asian food by Pon will be available for purchase before the performance. Music will be provided by the band Never Too Late.

If you would like to tell a story at this or any other Mudroom, please send a story summary that contains the beginning, a sentence or two about the plot, and the ending. Please email your submissions to mudroom@avagallery.org.

Cost: Tickets for the general public go on sale November 13. Advance tickets are available online at $7.50 for members; $10 for non-members;  tickets at the door are $20.00 and sold as space permits.

Contact: AVA Gallery

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Oct
25
7:00 PM19:00

Live Storytelling with Ethan Hubbard

Join us at the Highland Center for the Arts in Greensboro, Vermont, for a live storytelling event with Ethan Hubbard, in conjunction with his exhibition: “Driving the Back Roads: In Search of Old-Time Vermonters” (on display through December 2)

Ethan will share stories about the people he met and photographed—with a rolling slideshow of images as a backdrop.

Contact: Vermont Folklife Center

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Sep
16
2:00 PM14:00

Keeping the Faith - Sisters of the Story

With the recent uptick of hateful and vitriolic language in this country since the 2016 election, Rohina Malik, a Muslim woman and storyteller, wanted to create a project to demonstrate peace and commonalities between us all. She approached Susan Stone who is a Jewish woman and storyteller and Kim Schultz, who identifies as a Christian woman and storyteller with an idea: what if we all told stories from our faiths with the goal of bringing people together and showing peace, curiosity and similarities amongst the faiths.

Each storyteller tells three stories inspired by their personal faith journey. We are often joined by a cultural musical storyteller, Lucia Thomas, on violin, oud and guitar.

This event will be held in the Spotlight Cafe at the Capitol Center for the Arts.

Cost: $10

Reservations: Buy tickets via the CCA website

Contact: Capitol Center for the Arts

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Sep
13
6:30 PM18:30

The Mudroom - Life and Death

Live storytelling at the AVA Gallery and Art Center. This evening’s theme, "Life and Death," will be brought to life as six pre-selected individuals will share personal accounts of what this theme means to them. Open to the public, (ages 18 and over).

Delicious Asian food by Pon will be available for purchase before the performance at 6:30 pm. Storytelling begins at 7:00 pm.

Cost: Advance tickets may be purchased on-line at $7.50 for members and $10 for non-members. Tickets at the door are $20.00 and sold as space permits.

Contact: AVA Gallery

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Jul
29
9:00 AM09:00

Bookstock Literary Festival

Bookstock 2018, Woodstock's annual literary festival, is celebrating its 10th consecutive year July 27 to 29 with a superlative array of prominent authors, artists, performers, and teachers.

Headliners of this 10th edition include Richard Russo, Robert Pinsky, Alexander Chee, and Ezzedine Choukri Fishere.

Besides its 30+ presenters, Bookstock includes a huge used book sale and a vintage book sale. Publishers and authors gather in a spacious tent to display their publications and talk to participants about their work.

The Artistree Gallery in nearby South Pomfret stages UNBOUND, an exhibit of artist creations inspired by books. At different venues, workshops are led by talented authors dealing with writing and poetry. Also on the program are a poetry slam and a literary brunch at a local restaurant.

Sunday schedule

9:00 am to 2:00 pm

  • Vintage book sale, Norman Williams Public Library
  • Used book sale, The Green

10:00 to 10:40 am

11:00 am to 4:00 pm

11:00 to 11:40 am

  • Amy Traverso: The Apple Lover's Cookbook, Bentley's Restaurant

12:00 to 12:40 pm

  • Bill Torrey: Storytelling, Norman Williams Public Library

1:00 to 1:40 pm

  • Michael Caduto: The Garden of Wisdom: Earth Tales from the Middle East, Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park

2:00 to 4:00 pm

  • Jay Craven: Wetwear, film screening at Artistree's The Grange Theatre
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Jun
14
6:30 PM18:30

The Mudroom - The Longest Day

The Mudroom, an exciting initiative modeled after NPR’s The Moth Radio Hour, will hold its next session on Thursday, June 14, 2018 in AVA’s Main Galleries. This live, storytelling event offers an opportunity to meet new people, enjoy a fun evening with live music, and connect with friends.

The evening’s theme The Longest Day will be brought to life as six pre-selected individuals will share personal accounts of what this theme means to them. Open to the public (ages 18 and over). Delicious Asian food by Pon will be available for purchase before the performance.

If you would like to tell a story at this or any other Mudroom, please send a story summary that contains the beginning, a sentence or two about the plot, and the ending by May 25. Please email your submissions to mudroom@avagallery.org.

Cost: Advance tickets may be purchased on-line at $7.50 for members and $10 for non-members. Tickets at the door are $20.00 and sold as space permits.

Contact: AVA Gallery

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Apr
10
6:30 PM18:30

The Moth at ArtsRiot

The Moth: Caught

"Prepare a five-minute story about finding yourself in a sticky situation. Pockets emptied to reveal contraband, the release of a hidden booby trap, all eyes in the lecture hall on you, in the wrong place at the wrong time. Tell us a tale about getting nabbed or weighing the cost of living with a guilty conscience. Can you ever really get away with it?"

Stories begin at 7:30 pm. All ages.

Cost: $10. Tickets are available one week before the show, at 3:00 pm. Purchase your tickets at themoth.org. Tickets are only available online and tickets are not available at the door. Note: Tickets to Moth events sell out very quickly, typically within 5 to 10 minutes.

Contact: ArtsRiot

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Apr
7
2:00 PM14:00

Storytelling Festival

  • New Hampshire Institute of Art, Emma B. French Auditiorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for our second annual Storytelling Festival! This community event is a great way for you to share your work or hear the great work of others. Writers, storytellers, illustrators, graphic novelists, and creatives working in a wide variety of other media, professional or amateur, are invited to participate in this Moth Radio Hour-style event. The stories can be true or embellished. Each presenter will be limited to five minutes.

How to Submit: Those interested in participating should send a brief description of their story to membership@nhia.edu by March 17, 2017. Those with images accompanying their story should submit their image files along with the outline of their story for review.

Contact: New Hampshire Institute of Art

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Mar
15
6:30 PM18:30

The Mudroom - The First Time

Live storytelling at the AVA Gallery and Art Center. This quarter's theme, "The First Time," will be brought to life as six pre-selected individuals will share personal accounts of what this theme means to them. Open to the public (21 and over); refreshments will be available.

If you would like to tell a story at this or any other Mudroom, please send a story summary that contains the beginning, a sentence or two about the plot, and the ending. Please email your submissions to mudroom@avagallery.org.

Cost: Advance tickets are available online at $7.50 for members; $10 for non-members;  tickets at the door are $20.00 and sold as space permits.

Contact: AVA Gallery

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Mar
13
6:30 PM18:30

The Moth

The Moth-Tests.

"Prepare a five-minute story about being put through the ringer. From "How do I look in these pants?" to "How do you calculate velocity?" Failing, excelling, and setting the curve. Testing your knowledge, your loyalty, or your last nerve. Regale with tales of examination and qualification."

Contact: ArtsRiot

Doors open at 6:30 pm and stories begin at 7:30 pm. All ages. $10.

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Feb
24
6:00 PM18:00

Manchester - Story Slam!

Back by popular demand! Fans of The Moth; True Stories Told Live, you'll love this event!  Join us for an evening of storytelling presented by The Rumpus! and Northshire Bookstore as some of our areas best storytellers come together for a night of entertainment.

Registration: This event is free but space may be limited and reservations are appreciated. Please email tdavies@northshire.com to reserve your space.

Contact: Northshire Bookstore

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Feb
15
6:00 PM18:00

Three Minute Fiction Slam (New Hampshire Writer's Project)

Join us for The New Hampshire Writer's Project's Three Minute Fiction Slam!

Writers take turns presenting original flash fiction pieces of no more than three minutes in length when read aloud. After each writer is done, judges give verbal feedback and secretly record a numeric score. Regional winners are invited to participate in the Three Minute Fiction Slam state finals. The ultimate winner gets free entrance to Writers' Day 2018 on Thursday, March 8.

Registration: To register, email Anne at stoveman@roadrunner.com .

Contact: White Birch Books

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Feb
13
6:30 PM18:30

The Moth: Love Hurts

The Moth: Love Hurts

Contact: ArtsRiot

Doors open at 6:30pm. Stories begin at 7:30pm. All ages, $10.

"Prepare a five-minute tale about a love that made you go OUCH. The agony of deferred love! The misery of good love, gone bad! The anguish of one-way love! Bring stories of your heart, kicked to the curb by the people or places or things you love...or used to love. Love that "Hurts So Good" also welcome.

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Feb
10
10:00 AM10:00

Michael Caduto

Come celebrate the publication of a new book by Upper Valley author Michael J. Caduto, The Garden of Wisdom: Earth Tales from the Middle East. During this free family program Michael will present storytelling, music (sing-along) and a brief visual feast of photos showing the animals, plants and landscapes of the Middle East. Michael will sign books for purchase following the event.

Contact: Artistree

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Dec
14
6:30 PM18:30

The Mudroom - Guilty Pleasure

Live storytelling at the AVA Gallery and Art Center. This quarter's theme, "Guilty Pleasure," will be brought to life as six pre-selected individuals will share personal accounts of what this theme means to them. Open to the public (21 and over); refreshments will be available.

Cost: Advance tickets are available online at $7.50 for members; $10 for non-members;  tickets at the door are $20.00 and sold as space permits.

Tickets are currently SOLD OUT. Call (603) 448-3117 to add your name to the waiting list.

Contact: AVA Gallery

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Dec
5
6:30 PM18:30

The Moth:Dirt

"Prepare a five-minute story about dirt. Squalor, smut, filth, muck and mire! Dig it, dish it, spread it, hose it off. Dirt cheap, dirt poor, treated like dirt. Listen as gardeners and gossips share dirty tidbits and all the filthy details. Talk Dirty to Us."

Doors open at 6:30 PM. Stories begin at 7:30 PM. All ages. $10.

Purchase your tickets at themoth.org. Tickets go on sale ONE WEEK before the event at 3PM. Tickets are only available online and tickets ARE NOT available at the door.

Contact: ArtsRiot

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Nov
5
7:00 PM19:00

Paul Doiron at the Cold River Radio Show

The Cold River Radio Show is a quintessential old-time radio show featuring exclusively New England based artists, performers, authors and storytellers. We’re selling tickets at the store and we’ll be selling books at the show for Maine author Paul Doiron, who will be talking about his new book, The Poacher’s Son.

Doors open at 6:30 pm, show starts at 7:00 pm.

This event will be held at Theater in the Woods.

Cost: Tickets are $25 on sale at White Bird Books, or call (602) 356-200

Contact: White Birch Books

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Oct
27
6:00 PM18:00

Live Storytelling with Ethan Hubbard

Join us for a live storytelling event with Ethan Hubbard, in conjunction with his new exhibition - Driving the Back Roads: In Search of Old-Time Vermonters. Ethan will share stories about the people he met and photographed--with a rolling slideshow of images as a backdrop. The event is free and we will be serving complimentary food and drinks as well.

Contact: Vermont Folklife Center

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Oct
26
8:00 PM20:00

Extempo - Live Storytelling

Now in its eighth year, extempo is Vermont's most popular live storytelling series. At each event (approximately monthly), local raconteurs—many of whom you will recognize as your friends and neighbors—get on stage and regale the audience with their short-format, first-person, true stories delivered without notes or reading. Often about half of the participants are veteran storytellers, and half are newcomers trying it for the first or second time. Sign up in advance if you want to give it a try...or just come listen.

Cost: $5

The event will take place at Bridgeside Books in Waterbury, Vermont.

Contact: Extempo

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