Storytelling Organizations and Associations

This is a listing of storytelling organizations with an online presence.  This list is a compilation of sites obtained  from several search engines, and various sites' links lists. The summaries are edited versions of those obtained from the previous sources, unless otherwise noted.  A few sites have been personally reviewed by the Storybook Lady and are noted as such.  If you know of a site which should be added, please contact us with the hyperlink  and a short summery. If your site is already on this list, please feel free to contact us with additional information or a revised summery.  This story is being updated on a continual basis, so please return for further chapters in the serial.


United States 

Other Regional Organizations


United States



National Storytelling Membership Association

116 1/2 West Main Street
Jonesborough, Tennessee 37659
800-525-4514 or 423/913-8201
fax: 423/753-9331

Storynet is the online presence for the newly reorganized National Storytelling Membership Association. This national organization for storytellers in United States sponsors the National Storytelling Festival, the National Storytelling Conference and Tellebration! Storynet gives you all the details.

One highlight is the National Storytelling Directory.
If you need to find a storyteller for your event, this is an excellent starting point.

The most useful feature of the site is an extensive links directory. There are several categories children's sites, story collections, storytelling resources and their own list of other recommended sites with good links.


California Indian Storytelling Association

The home page for The California Indian Storytelling Association has goals of the organization, upcoming events, membership information, and the newsletter.


Fox Valley Folklore Society

The Fox Valley Folklore Society homepage features events, links, storytellers, and organizations in Chicago and nationally.



Florida Storytelling Association

The Florida Storytelling Association
1630 Oleander Place
Bartow, Florida 33830
(941) 533-7469

The major event sponsored by FSA has always been the annual Storytelling Camp. .They also sponsor the Suwannee River Storytelling Festival and the  Florida Citrus Storytelling Festival. This web site contains information about these events and other storytelling festivals throughout Florida. It contains a page listing several local storytelling organizations and a concise list of some of the top storytelling sites on the web.   


Jonesborough Storytellers Guild

The Jonesborough Storytellers Guild home page has storytellers’ pages, stories, events listings, and favorite links.


League for the Advancement of New England Storytelling (LANES)

LANES is the Northeastern regional organization for storytelling. Chartered to promote the art and appreciation of storytelling, LANES is a non-profit membership organization with member storytellers and story fans throughout the New England states and upstate New York. LANES sponsors the Sharing the Fire storytelling conference annually in March, and publishes The museletter and the New England Directory of Storytelling, among its many activities.


Miami Storytellers Guild

The Miami Storytellers Guild provides links to storytellers online, other resources available on the Internet, and upcoming events.


Storytelling Association of Alta California

The Storytelling Association of Alta California site  has information about events, tellers, classes, and festivals in Northern California and the San Francisco Bay Area.


WHEEL Council

The WHEEL Council’s home page reflects its belief in using storytelling to solve everyday social problems and contains storytelling resources.




Other Regional Organizations



Storybok Lady Review Australian Storytelling

Australian Storytelling Guild (New South Wales) Inc.
Patron: Bryce Courtenay
PO Box 76, 
Pendle Hill, New South Wales 2145,
Phone/Fax: (02) 9636 2727 or (02) 9977 0331,

This site showcases Australian storytellers& stories, with interviews & articles about storytelling, listings of storytellers and regional guilds events as well as many other features and links.

Norwegian Association of Storytelling

The Norwegian Association of Storytelling offers links to storytelling resources, addresses of Norwegian storytellers, and other storytelling information.


Queensland Storytelling Guild, Inc.

This home page for the Queensland Storytelling Guild Inc., features links to Queensland tellers, events, sites, and information.



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