Welcome to Storytellers of San Diego

An affiliate of the National Storytelling Network. Link to NSN

Steve Sanfield  With great sadness we inform the storytelling public of the passing of one of the true legends of the American Storytelling Renaissance, Steve Sanfield.

Poet, author, storyteller, and founder of the Sierra Storytelling Festival, Steve is remembered by all as a shining light of insight and humor. "A Natural Man: True Story of John Henry," and "The Adventures of High John the Conqueror," are Steve's published works of great interest to storytellers. Link to obituary

5th Annual San Diego Storytelling Festival, Saturday, March 21st, 2015, Encinitas Library, 10:00am-6:00pm

Best FREE Southern California Storytelling Festival for children, families and adults returns to the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Dr, Encinitas. information: Marilyn McPhie: email Phone: (858) 484-1325 Link to 2015 program

Food Truck for 2015 will be DK Local Kitchen
Fresh, market-driven menu with affordable soups, salads and sandwiches
Link to DKLocalKitchen website and menu

Buy tasty, healthy foods from "Tastefully Simple" and 30% supports the Festival    Link to "Tastefully Simple" fundraiser

Donate goods and services for the silent auction to support the Festival                 Link to donation form for silent auction

This FREE event is supported by donations from individuals, businesses, and local government. Please donate. Click the PayPal button to contribute. You do not need to be a member of PayPal to contribute.

The Storytellers of San Diego is a non-profit corporation of storytellers and storytelling enthusiasts dedicated to promoting storytelling as an art form in the San Diego area

Membership is open to all storytellers and storytelling enthusiasts, who support the goals of the organization. Link to goals           Link to Membership Application

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4th Annual Storytelling Festival was a huge success. Thanks to the storytellers, the audience, the Encinitas Public Library, and our sponsors. Link to sponsor list

SSD WIKI no longer exists. Organizational information is available on the Organize page link 

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  • To increase awareness of and appreciation for storytelling as an art form in a variety of settings: entertainment venues, educational institutions, heath care facilities, community organizations, non-profit organizations and for profit businesses.
  • To provide opportunities for participation in storytelling for all children and adults, from beginners to professionals, through classes, workshops, story swaps, concerts and storytelling festivals.
  • To encourage the use of storytelling to bring together diverse populations in the community and promote cross-cultural understanding.
  • To serve as a source of information on the art of storytelling and storytelling events in the San Diego area.

The Storytellers of San Diego has brought the art of storytelling to children and adults in San Diego County for over 30 years. We welcome all newcomers. Contact Marilyn McPhie for more information on the organization.