Storytelling Night

Storytelling Night provides community members opportunities to pitch their true stories, develop their storytelling skills with the guidance and support of experienced storytellers, and perform their stories live in downtown Livingston. 

 

Check back again soon for more information about our next storytelling night! 
About Elk River’s

storytelling night

One of Elk River Arts & Lectures’ newest programs, Storytelling Night features oral tradition. We are thrilled to be reaching new audiences with this program, which invites community members (not just writers) to pitch stories. Those selected work with program leaders to hone their storytelling skills before presenting in front of a supportive audience at the live Storytelling Night – free and open to the public.

 

Our first-ever event featured six local storytellers and an audience of 90! The fabulous tales and the terrific turnout made it clear that Park County has stories to share and that we want to hear from each other.

We are planning to make Storytelling Night a more regular occurrence. We aim to hold the event during “shoulder season,” a transitional time when locals get outside less and crave community more.

Past events

Fish Out of Water (April 2022)

Featuring: Raymond Ansotegui, Isabelle Carlhian, Carmen Dunn, Bill Grover, and Carl Sheehan 

View Fish Out of Water photos here

 

The Witching Hour (October 2022)

Featuring: Eric Berg, Megan Eubank, E.E. Mason, Anjabella Roseberry, Hannah Roseberry, and Teresa A. Lewis Watts 

View Witching Hour photos here 

Testimonials

“Community exchange, getting me out to dare to share, support, encouragement and feedback received in the process […] Thank you for a rewarding and empowering experience” -Storyteller Isabelle Carlhian

“I would do it again in a heartbeat!” -Storyteller Bill Grover

“So very brilliant and utterly enjoyable.” -Community member Facebook comment on April 2022 Storytelling Night

 

I just really enjoyed the entire process. It was a huge challenge for me, and I’m so glad I did it. The one-on-one coaching was extremely helpful to me!” –Storyteller Megan Eubank 

It is always good to push your comfort zone.” -Storyteller Eric Berg

 

“You have found something that is good for Livingston, good for society and good for bringing people together.” -Audience member Cliff David on October 2022 Storytelling Night