This guild regularly meets in both Tuolumne and Calaveras Counties. Often, we have a monthly theme. Come join us for a chance to listen and to tell stories. Planning to tell? Keep your story to 7 minutes or less. Design a good beginning, middle and ending. Coaching & positive critique are available upon request. If you'd like to be a part of the Mother Lode Storytelling Guild's Steering Committee, please contact us! We meet about once a month to work on upcoming events. Membership is free, as the guild is supported by donations at events and by community sponsorships.
4PM to 6PM every third Saturday almost every month
Sonora Joe’s Coffee Shop 140 S. Washington St., Sonora, CA
CALAVERAS COUNTY Story Swap
4PM to 6PM every-other last Sunday Jan-Mar-May-July-Sept-Nov
Manzanita Arts Emporium 1211 S. Main Street, Angels Camp CA
People from all walks of life and backgrounds are invited to come together to connect through the sharing of personal stories in a safe, supportive environment free from pressure, judgment, or a cover charge (although donations for to fund scholarships and local telling events gratefully accepted). Anything goes, from your life story to what you saw on the bus last week. Family stories, funny stories, heartbreaking stories, folk tales, traditional stories, or fiction. Anything you want to share, if they speak to you. Everyone has a story to tell, and we want to hear yours!
Thanks to everyone who put together another successful weekend of storytelling at the 2018 Sierra Story Winds Weekend
The Spirit Survives: The Indian Boarding School Experience Then and Now Thursday, March 14, 2019 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm at Dogwood Forum, Columbia College Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/events/346624096062714/
15th For Adults Ears Only: An Evening with Native American Storyteller Dovie Thomason Friday, March 15, 2019 from 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm at The Rose Room of The Historic Sonora Inn Hotel, 160 S Washington St, Sonora, CA Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/events/329320077706175/
Stay Tuned - we are always working on community events watch our facebook page for latest info!
Do you live or work in Amador County? We'd love some help to organize storytelling event in your area! If you are interested in helping to plan something, let us know!
Looking for a storyteller? We are happy to to refer you to our fabulous tellers, to share stories for your organization or private gathering!
Beautiful Pinecrest Lake, Tuolumne County (photos taken 2016-2017)