Started in 2014 by Storytellers Hope Lewis and Phyllis Blackstone, the Muster is intended as an annual gathering of all Maine storytellers, folks interested in storytelling and visitors from other states and countries. The purpose is to provide an opportunity for storytellers to become acquainted, share information, swap stories and acquire some new insights along the way.
Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 10:00-2:00 at the Pleasant St. Methodist Church, 61 Pleasant St. Waterville, ME. Lunch is included.
The 2017 theme is MAINE STORIES, THEN & NOW. Bring a Maine story to swap. It can be historical or contemporary. It can be true or not so true. It can be about a place, person, event in Maine. It can be about your feelings about Maine.
The 2017 Muster is a collaborative event with the Maine Historical Society which has a website entitled MY MAINE STORY. Folks will be invited to share their Maine stories on this website.
Perhaps you have a great Maine story but need some help in shaping it into a tellable form. If you are a novice teller, there will be a workshop to help you. If you are a veteran teller, there will a small group coaching experience for you.
YUMMY SNACKS & DELICIOUS LUNCH! A final Storytelling Swap. Time with old friends. Meeting new friends.
Because we storytellers like to give to the communities where we gather, we will do a fundraiser concert for a local organization on Friday night, Sept. 15, 2017. You may wish to come to the area the night before to support the storytelling concert.
The 2017 Muster is being planned by a Committee of Seven. They are:
Phyllis Blackstone, Chair , Brunswick
Hope Lewis, LOONS, Seal Cove
Judy Loeven, WOODS, Farmington
Susan Dries, MOOSE, Windham
Grace Van Tobel, At-large, Waterville
Cathy Furness, At-large, Portland
Tilly Laskey, ME Historical Society, Portland
Legend of the Lady Slipper
How the Stars Fell From the Sky
The Belly Button Monster
Eat Your Peas Louise
Caps For Sale
Lion, Bear & Rabbit
The Christmas Pint
The Wooden Sword
The Wooden Bowl
A Bridge Built
Mount Battie Tower
Helllo, My Name Is...............
Bundles of Worry & Blessings
Upon the Occasion of Being Locked in an Antique Shop
Upon the Occasion of My Conception
Upon the Occasion of Being Propositioned in New Orleans
Upon the Occasion Of Being Sent to the Loony Bin
The Great Dixie-Cup Cover-Up
Only One Life
What's in Your Cart?
Picnic At Bowdoin Pines
Shake What Your Momma Gave You
Truth & Story
Then Mosquitoes Came..........
The Man in the Moon & Sweet Potato Pie
The 4-H Alaskan Cedar Tree
Aroostook County Potato Harvest-Perspective of a Six-Year Old
A Lumberjack's Joke
The Precious Plaque
Buddy, The First-Grader
Gertie Mae Johnson
Myth of the Three Nice Ladies
The Innocent Bystander
Teaching Alex, the Adult Student
Lucy--A Coaching Story
Novice Teacher Meets Parents
Phonics--Do I Have to Teach it?