Welcome to Storytellers of San Diego

An affiliate of the National Storytelling Network. Link to NSN

Support storytelling in San Diego by joining Storytellers of San Diego.

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

Benefits of Membership:
• Discounted admission at Storytellers of San Diego sponsored events
• Free listing on SSD website for storytellers
• Eligible for consideration as featured teller at SSD sponsored events
• May use SSD email list (currently 600 recipients) for storytelling promotion
(approved messages only)
• Access to SSD organizational discount when joining National Storytelling
Network and attending NSN conference
• Membership is not required to attend SSD meetings or vote at the annual meeting

$20 annually, payable in January

Join: by mail: Send a check for $20 to Charles Johnson, 730 McLain St., Escondido, CA 92027
Include email address. You will receive a confirmation email from the SSD Treasurer. Retain email as proof of membership for admission discounts.

By PayPal: (with credit card, you do not need to be a member of PayPay) Use link

Reserve the date: 4th Annual all-day, free San Diego Storytelling Festival, April 26th, 2014 at the Encinitas Public Library

    Donations are needed to stage the free festival for children and adults. Please consider a donation via PayPal. You do not need a PayPal account to donate. SSD is a 501(C)(3) charitable organization, and your donation is tax deductible

2014 Sponsors: THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT                 

Chinaberry, Coral Tree Farms, Costco, Friends of the Encinitas Library, Kiwanis Club of LaJolla, San Diego Guild of Puppetry, Sea Salt Candy Company, SOCAL Queen, Sprouts Farmers Market, Trader Joe's, United States Åutomobile Association

Jessica Baris  Jessica Baris outstanding interview in UT San Diego, March 22, 2014

Link to article

3rd Annual San Diego Storytelling Festival a Rousing Success.

Link to slide show of photos by Michael Fish (Download .zip file)
Link to photo collage #1 by Michael Fish
Link to photo collage #2 by Michael Fish

Many thanks to the Encinitas Community Library, the City of Encinitas, the Storytellers of San Diego, Festival sponsors and the hundreds of story enthusiasts who made the 3rd Annual San Diego Storytelling Festival a huge success. See you next year!

A premier California Storytelling Festival

Link to SSD Wiki for minutes of Board meetings and organizational documents. Instructions on joining Wiki are on the splash page.

Latest webcasts and video links of Storytellers of San Diego


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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.

  • 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, storyswaps, 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.

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The Storytellers of San Diego has functioned as a loosely-knit storytelling community since 1981. Many of our tellers have been here since then bringing story programs to the San Diego community. We welcome all newcomers. Contact Marilyn McPhie for more information on the organization.