Our next Center event: Freedom Stories at the Tubman Statue!

Mark Sunday June 9th (3:00 p.m.) on your calendar! We’ll be joining the African Folk Heritage Circle at the Harriet Tubman Statue in Manhattan (West 122nd Street, between St. Nicholas Avenue and Frederick Douglass Boulevard) — just three blocks of the celebrated Apollo Theatre — for an hour of stories in celebration of Tubman’s life and legacy.

Plus, the afternoon event is free to all. Check the details in our Calendar, and ‘get on board’ with us!

Storytelling at the Andersen Statue 2017
Image ©Philip David Morgan – Perennial Alice.

Come Back to the Statue for another Summer of Story!

The 2017 Central Park storytelling schedule is online! View the remaining dates now in our Calendar!

Penninah Schram is NSN’s 2017 Talking Leaves Winner!

Great news to share: New York’s own Penninah Schram is this year’s winner of the National Storytelling Network’s Talking Leaves award. This prize is presented to those NSN members ‘who have made outstanding contributions to the literary body of storytelling as authors, editors, or collectors.’ This year’s prize clearly recognizes the publication of Peninnah’s books of Jewish folktales and essays which focus on the Jewish oral tradition. Mazel Tov (congratulations)! (posted April 15th, 2017).

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Our Mission

The Storytelling Center is an organization devoted to promoting excellence in storytelling, to increasing public awareness of storytelling as an art form, and to providing opportunities for all people who are interested in storytelling — opportunities to share resources, learn skills, meet storytellers, and explore stories of enduring meaning.

In pursuit of these goals, it engages in a range of activities including but not limited to:

• workshops on the various aspects of the art of storytelling;
• online networking (including our website);
• meetings at which members can tell stories and hear other tellers; and
• special projects such as storytelling festivals, study and research projects, concerts by master storytellers, or any similar project that the Board feels relates to its statement of purpose.

Join Us as a Member!

If you'd like to become a member of the Storytelling Center, or renew your membership, please send a check or money order for $40.00 (US funds only) along with your contact information to:
Storytelling Center
c/o April Armstrong
5550 Fieldston Road, #4F
Bronx, New York 10471

Checks and money orders should be made payable to The Storytelling Center of New York City. Please do not send cash through the mail.
Please make sure to include your contact information so that we can send you a membership card.

Your membership dues will allow us to continue running storytelling performances, swaps, and workshops, and to keep planning the many other kinds of programs we’ve been organizing for the past thirty years.
Beginning this year, anyone who becomes a member of the Storytelling Center of New York City can schedule one coaching session with an experienced storyteller.

Thank you for your support of storytelling in New York!