Mother Lode Storytelling Guild Serving Tuolumne, Calaveras Counties Host of the biennial Sierra Story Winds Retreat
This guild regularly meets in both Tuolumne & Calaveras Counties. 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. Often, we have a monthly theme. Coaching & positive critique are available upon request. Food & drinks are available for purchase at Sonora Joes.
Would you like to be 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 January-September
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!
Thanks to Dovie Thomason, and all our sponsors and supporters, including Tuolumne County Arts and Columbia College. We also want to give a "shout out" to Chicken Ranch Rancheria Tribal Council for sponsoring Dovie's visits to Jamestown & Sonora Elementaries for school assemblies in early 2019.
Friday October 18, 2019: Story Slam ContestTellers Sign Up at 6:30 pm / Concert begins at 7 pm (Murphys Old School House, 60 Jones Street) Theme: "Mistakes Were Made" Featuring guest emcee, Tim Ereneta, Berkeley Favorite!! A Night of Laughter, Wild Ideas, & Insights CASH PRIZES Live Audience Panel of Judges Free Admission/Donations Accepted watch our facebook page for latest info
November 2019: Tellabration!
Stay Tuned! We are always working on community events.
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)