Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Festival of Ghost Stories Coming up!

Do you dare go out in the dark to listen to spooky tales?
An ink-black night with jack-o'-lanterns and fresh cider set the stage for an evening of live storytelling beneath the stars. A Halloween-time tradition for over 30 years, the Festival of Ghost Stories features haunting tales of ghosts and horror that will tingle the spine. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, dress warmly, and avoid the chill ... as seasoned storytellers spin their tales in the dark.

Oct 22 2010
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Location: Bryan Park

Open to adults, teens, and older school age children. Not appropriate for younger children. In case of inclement weather, the Festival of Ghost Stories will be held at the Monroe County Public Library. For weather-related updates, call the Community Events Hotline at (812) 349-3754.

The Festival of Ghost Stories is a community partnership events sponsored by Bloomington Parks and Recreation, Bloomington Storytellers Guild, and Monroe County Public Library.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Get ready!

"Something horrible is coming this way...
creeping closer, day by day..."
I tell you, we'd all better have our ghost stories ready!
If you haven't talked with Stephanie about telling at the annual Festival of Ghost Stories, please get in touch with her!
We'll be auditioning on Thursday, October 14 in Room 1B of the Monroe County Main Library at 5:30pm. You can stay a while and hear all the “auditions” (very informal) or just drop in to tell your own tale.
(credit for the quote to Harve Zemach "The Judge")

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Annual Fall Picnic

We had a lovely evening for our gathering in Bryan Park - cool and pleasant.
Besides food and conversation we heard some stories about the Guild's past and a wonderful tale about a dinosaur cat. "Actually," the teller warned "it might be too scary."
It was just right!

Saturday, August 28, 2010


Gather together everyone!
It is time for our annual Ingathering Picnic and Story Swap!

Start the Storytelling Season on September 9th, 5:30, at Bryan Park.

Email the guild to RSVP and find out which shelter house - or check our Facebook Page!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The Story Speaks to Each One

Sometimes when you tell stories to a whole classroom (or a whole cafeteria) full of children, you focus on a face here or there and you wonder what the experience is like for that child.
Here it is: These pictures are from weekly storytelling sessions with a whole classroom of children.

Isn't it interesting that each child saw only two people?
There is only the individual listener and the storyteller....

and linking them, the story.