Willy Claflin presents a mini-festival of song and story, from ancient ballads to ghost town blues; from tales of the Kraken to intergalactic poetry slams, with many unexpected stops along the way. Special guests include Mary Gay Ducey, guitarist extraordinaire Rick Higgs, and the 2015 Ruminant of the Year (to be announced).
Please help support the Storytelling Association of California, and join us for this celebration of stories and songs!
“Having been some days in preparation, a splendid time is guaranteed for all.” --John Lennon
Welcome to SAC!
We are the Storytelling Association of California, a non-profit membership organization dedicated to promoting storytelling as a living art form. SAC has something for everyone!
SAC is Now on Facebook!
We now have two Facebook pages!
A Group page for SAC Members and Friends at https://www.facebook.com/groups/152681024925954/ -- go there an join to be in on group discussions and sharings
A "Business" page at https://www.facebook.com/SAofCA -- go there and "Like" us! Also post upcoming storytelling events that you know of there.
SAC is Also on Meetup.com!
Join Meetup.com and find others with shared interests in your area! New friends and experiences await you. Join the SAC Meetup Group and you will get notices of swap groups that are posting events all around the Bay Area.
And if you are a member of SAC and a story swap leader/organizer, you can add your events to our Group -- send an email to Marian Ferrante for details on how to get started.
Hearth Tales Continues to
Support the Bay Area
We are very excited about the success of our Hearth Tales house concert series of fundraisers to raise awareness of and funds for the Bay Area Storytelling Festival. So far we have raised over $6,000! Thanks to our enthusiastic hosts, tellers, and contributors for their support.
Families, friends, neighbors, groups, gathered in living rooms, in gardens, parks, even at an authentic African mud hut!
The Hearth Tales program continues on, so if you want to host an event, we can help make that happen. Hosts now can direct the contributions collected for support of either BASF 2016 or for The Jenny Education Fund, proceeds of which are used to support storytelling events for youth in local schools and other venues. Contact one of the following individuals if you want to know more about how you can host a Hearth Tales event:
Ginger Sevilla firstname.lastname@example.org
Jean Ellisen email@example.com
Karin Werner firstname.lastname@example.org
IF YOU ARE A STORYTELLER... Welcome to our community. Browse this site to find storytelling events, classes, workshops, and storytelling festivals in the San Francisco Bay Area, Northern and Southern California. Looking for a place to tell and hear stories? Check out our story swap groups pages for an informal storytelling group near you.
IF YOU ARE SEEKING STORYTELLERS for your school, museum, group, organization or event, our members are as diverse as the stars in the sky. Peruse our "Find Storytellers" and contact our members to tell for your next engagement.
IF YOU ARE A FAN OF STORYTELLING... check out our Calendar of Events, subscribe to Storyline (our quarterly newsletter), attend our annual Bay Area Storytelling Festival, and JOIN SAC!!!
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