Storytelling Events

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Recurring Events:

Tea & Tales: An Evening of Lively Storytelling
Second Thursdays of the Month
Oct 2016 to May 2017
6pm to 8pm
Location: Brambles Tea House
$28 (includes tax and gratuity)
Reservations required 239-262-7894.
Prior events have been sold out! RSVP early.
Enjoy tea, food, and stories with Storytellers of the Round Table: Rhonda Brazina, Tashahara Jallad, Mary Lou Williams, Dr. Joel Ying, and guests.
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Tamiami Tale Tellers
Third Thursdays of the Month
7pm to 9pm
Join us in Ft Myers.
For more information, click here.

Naples Storytelling Guild
Fourth Thursdays of the Month
(No meeting November, Happy Thanksgiving!)
7pm to 9pm
Location: Office of Dr. Joel Ying, MD
2335 Tamiami Trail N, Suite 206, Naples, FL 34103
Calling all Storytellers and Story-listeners. Join our circle of friends to tell and hear stories.
For more information, click here.

The Elephant: Storytelling Performance Showcase (2nd annual encore) - "Stories You'll Never Forget"
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
7pm to 9pm
Location: Alliance for the Arts
Box Office: (239) 939-2787
An encore performance of the Naples show comes to Ft. Myers for the 2nd annual storytelling performance showcase.

The Elephant: Storytelling Performance Showcase (3rd annual) - "Stories You'll Never Forget"
Monday, April 23, 2018
7pm to 9pm
Location: Sugden Theatre (Tobye Hall)
Box Office: (239) 263-7990
Storytelling comes back to Sugden Theatre for the 3rd year in a row with new stories.


StorySlam Naples: An Evening of Storytelling (at the office of Dr. Joel)
August 7, 2015. Thank you to all our storytellers and our audience. We had fifty people show up!
Storytellers (left to right): Mary Lou Williams, Lisa Leonhardt, Joel Ying (wearing the lamp behind him), Dwight Elam, Marilyn Graham, Gryn Phiri, R. Sunde, Rhonda Brazina, Tashahara Jallad.

StorySlam Naples: Fri Dec 4th, 2015, was a huge success (at office of Dr. Joel). Looking forward to more storytelling from our tellers: Tashahara Jallad, Marilyn Graham, Lisa Leonhardt, Mary Lou Williams, Rhonda Brazina, Dwight Elam, Robert David, Pam Minton, Joel Ying

StorySlam Naples: Fri Mar 4th, 2016, brought even more new tellers. (Office of Dr. Joel.) Thank you to all our tellers: Lisa Leonhardt, Christopher Pritchard, Tashahara Jallad, Marilyn Graham, Mary Lou Williams, Joel Ying, Pam Minton, Christine Dike, Robert David, Leonor Reales, Eduardo Sosa

StorySlam Naples: Mon Apr 4th, 2016, we moved to the big stage on Fifth Avenue at Sugden Theatre (Tobye Hall). Thank you to all our emcee Scott J. Vail, and all our tellers: Mary Lou Williams, Tashahara Jallad, Dwight Elam, Robert David, Rhonda Brazina, Keith Connes, Lisa Leonhardt, Joel Ying, Pam Minton, Marilyn Graham. It was a huge success with a full theatre.

StorySwap Naples: Wed Aug 24th, 2016. Local storytellers came and put their names in the hat. Names were drawn at random. Emcee: Dr. Joel. Storytellers of the Round Table were the judges to pick the top 4, and the audience picked the winner by their applause. 1st Place: Howard Silverman with "The Dollop", 2nd Place: Robert David with "The A/C", 3rd Place: Dwight Elam, 4th Place: Rob Fulton. Congratulations!

Naples Storytelling Guild: Thu Aug 25th, 2016. 7pm - 9pm. The first inaugural meeting of our local guild. We had a great showing. Storytellers and Story-Listeners welcome! Sit in our circle and share your stories in this supportive and fun environment to improve our stories and practice telling. Future meetings are planned for Fourth Thursdays of the Month.

Wed Jan 25, 2017 - StorySlam: An Evening of Storytelling … an encore performance at Alliance for the Arts in Ft. Myers gets a SOLD-OUT audience of 130+. Thank you to our emcee Scott J. Vail and all our tellers: Mary Lou Williams, Dwight Elam, Robert David, Rhonda Brazina, Keith Connes, Lisa Leonhardt, Joel Ying, Pam Minton, Marilyn Graham. Read more about the event.

Fri Mar 3rd, 2017. The Little Elephant: An  Evening of Storytelling. Office of Dr. Joel. This season, we get a new name! Like the elephant, our stories are unforgettable. Next month, The Elephant with new stories goes to the BIG Theatre! Thank you to all our tellers: Joel Ying, Lisa Leonhardt, Mary Lou Williams, Phyllis May, Roland Jones, Tashahara Jallad, Leonor Reales, Robert David, Pam Minton, Christopher Pritchard, Dwight Elam

Mon Apr 3rd, 2017. The Elephant: Stories You'll Never Forget - Storytelling Performance Showcase. Returned to the Sugden Theatre (Tobye Hall) for our 2nd annual appearance. The show was SOLD OUT. Gratitude to a fantastic audience. Thank you to all our tellers: Terry Babb, Mark Beland, Rhonda Brazina, Robert David, Dwight Elam, Marilyn Graham, Tashahara Jallad, Lisa Leonhardt, Howard Silverman, Mary Lou Williams, Joel Ying. And our emcee: Rob Glessner.