November 18, 2017


Welcome to TELLABRATION!™, a night of storytelling celebrated world-wide on or about the third Saturday in November.


Guilds and storytelling enthusiasts all around the globe will share their storytelling talents in concerts held in cities and towns to celebrate the art of storytelling. Locally, TELLABRATION!™ brings together each area’s most celebrated storytellers, to delight, captivate, and mesmerize audiences with their stories. It creates a network of storytelling enthusiasts bonded together in spirit at the same time and on the same weekend.


Anyone can independently produce a TELLABRATION!™, a National Storytelling Network trademarked event: storytelling organizations and centers, schools, libraries, colleges, museums, performing-arts centers, story-swap groups, story enthusiasts, and others. Originally envisioned as an evening of storytelling for adults, our members have expanded the scope of the celebration over the years and across the world.

It’s not only a great way to celebrate storytelling, but an important opportunity to reach out to all those story enthusiasts who are not yet NSN members.


Please see the Producers link for a few simple things that NSN asks when you celebrate this wonderful, world-wide storytelling gathering with us.


Use the links at the left to learn more about producing your own TELLABRATION!™ event!


To find a TELLABRATION!™ near you, click here and search the month of November by your region or state.




Have the Talk of a Lifetime


One of NSN’s corporate sponsors, the Funeral and Memorial Information Council (FAMIC), has created a national public service effort encouraging families to have conversations about life and what matters most. An effort that obviously invites the use of storytelling.

We hope NSN members and FAMIC members will explore ways to partner through the Have the Talk of a Lifetime with storytelling events and performances. Here’s more information from FAMIC about the event:



Sharing stories with those who matter most isn’t just important today; it will be especially significant when it’s time to commemorate a life. These discussions can help families make important decisions about how they wish to remember and honor the lives of their loved ones. Sharing memories, traditions and stories is important to this effort. There are a range of workbooks and discussion guides and materials available at for NSN members and all families to make use of in starting these important conversations.

In addition, FAMIC and its members will celebrate Have the Talk of a Lifetime Month this November. This celebration includes a series of events and recognition dates, including some NSN Tellabrations!tm. Visit and use the Find Your Talk of a Lifetime Expert tool on the home page to locate a FAMIC member in your area to reach out to on planning a Tellabration/Have the Talk of a Lifetime event.