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2018 Calendar           Note: Performances in blue are open to the public.

Writer’s Exchange – Watermark University at The Fountains at Millbrook – twice monthly

Making Books that Tease Your Brain and Challenge Your Creativity – Dutchess Day School After-School Program – Jan. – March

Feb. 4th - Peace Concert – Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Poughkeepsie, NY

Feb. 5-16 - Fairy Tale Residency – Arthur S. May Intermediate School, Poughkeepsie, NY

February 10th @ 7:00 PM 

Seanachie Evenings - The Rambling House

Irish American Heritage Museum, 370 Broadway, Albany, NY

$5:00 Museum members, $10:00 others


March 19th – Early Headstart, Kingston, NY

March 20th - World Storytelling Day Celebration – The Landings, Poughkeepsie, NY


March 27th @ 7:30

Tea and Tales – After the Ball

The Franklin Studio, 366 Central Street, Franklin, NH 03235 (603) 671-7018


Playing with Paper - Dutchess Day School After-School Program – April – June


April 21stNew Voices @ Stone Soup Storytelling Festival

Various Venues - Woodruff, SC 29388


April 23rd - Story Café with Karen Chase, Seekonk, MA


April 27-28

Emcee for Connecticut Storytelling Festival

Connecticut College, New London, CT


May 7th – Colonial Days - Alden Place Elementary School, Millbrook, NY

May 18  & June 12 – P.A.R.P. Storytelling at Mt. Marion Elementary School, Saugerties, NY


May 21 @ 7:30  - Seanachie Nights “Into the Faerie Realm”

Bull Feeney’s Pub, Portland, ME  


May 24th @ 7:00

Enchanted Spring: Tales of Magic and Transformation with Mary Platt

Friends Meeting, Hooker Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY


May 31st – Early Headstart, Kingston, NY


June 2nd @ 10:30

Super Saturday – Once Upon a Time

Kingston Public Library, 55 Franklin Street, Kingston, NY


June 7th – Bard Nursery School, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY


Sat. July 6th

Preserving History through Imagination and Story

"The Honour of One is the Honour of All" Storytellers of Canada Conference 2018

Peterborough, Ontario, Canada


Aug. 6-10

Making Books that Fly, Fold, Pop & Twist

Special Studies - Chautauqua Institute

Chautauqua, NY


August 23rd

Timberlock, Adirondack Mountain Resort


Sept. 22, 2:00

Black Dirt Storytelling Festival featuring Lorraine Hartin-Gelardi and others

Seward Senior Center (next to the Library), 4 Cohen Circle, Florida, NY


Oct. 6-8, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Secrets in the Garden Fairy Program for Families

Children and families are invited to uncover Locust Grove’s secrets on this enchanted walk through the gardens. Begin your quest with a storytelling performance by Lorraine Hartin-Gelardi. Follow the clues and see if you can discover the secret nooks and crannies where magical fairy houses nestle in the woodlands and gardens of Locust Grove. Saturday, Sunday and Monday October 6, 7, and 8. 11am – 3pm (arrive by 2pm to complete the hunt!). $8/person, kids under 4 are free. No reservations required.

Locust Grove Historic Estate, 2683 South Road, Poughkeepsie, NY  12601

Oct. 15, 7:00 pm

“So … You Want to Hear a Story?”

Join us for a free evening of story for grown-ups! Spoken word artists Karen Sangaline Pillsworth and Lorraine Hartin-Gelardi will tickle your funny bone and warm your heart with true first person narratives and imaginative traditional tales.


Aspiring tale-tellers and writers: Meet with us at intermission for a discussion of future story slams and workshops. We hope to see you there!


Rough Draft Bar and Books, 82 John Street, Kingston, NY


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