October 13, 2020

First Come, First Chosen Call for Storytellers

NSN North Central Region TellabrationTM Open House

Sunday, November 15, noon-8pm EST or 1-9pm CST

8 states are participating and, by random draw, Michigan has landed the noon to 1:00 pm Eastern or 1:00 to 2:00 pm Central slot.

We are looking for 5 tellers from Michigan, who each will have 8 minutes to share a story with friends, family, and colleagues across the North Central Region between noon and 1:00 pm on Sunday, November 15. (Yes, we’re serious about the time limit). Places on the line-up will be strictly first come first served. We are producing this as a voluntary community sharing event – no one will be paid. Are you not an NSN member? That’s OK – if there are slots available, we want to celebrate Michigan stories and storytellers with everyone! If you’d like to tell, please send an email to Jennifer.Pahl.Otto@gmail.com .

The sooner you sign up, the more likely it is that you get one of these sought-after slots! The deadline to sign up is November 1, but we will close sign-ups as soon as we get enough tellers.

This will be a free Zoom event with a maximum of 100 people at any one time. Audience members and tellers can come and go as long as there is room. Everyone participating, including tellers, MUST register here:


While this is a free event, we are asking those who attend to please make a voluntary donation to the National Storytelling Network. Did you know that TellabrationTM was originally designed as a fundraiser for the NSN? You can donate here:


Have you never joined NSN, or has your membership lapsed? Check out our website, see what’s going on, think about joining or renewing:


Lois Sprengnether Keel, NSN State Liaison, Michigan


Jennifer Pahl Otto, NSN Regional Director, North Central Region