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.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY, SEPT. 14-15, 2018 in Waterville, ME.
The 2018 theme is MAINE HUMORE & WIT. With a nod to Marshall Dodge and his compatriots in spreading Maine humor in Maine, New England and beyond, we'll enjoy the humor of the past, and giggle at the 21st century versions of Maine humor.
The 2018 Muster will again be 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.
If you are new to storytellibng we'll ease you into the storytelling world with gentle guidance. Come to expect some additional forms of storytelling like Reader's Theater, Puppetry, and Music. My favorite part will be MAKE LIKE A CHILD AND PLAY!
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. 14, 2018. You may wish to come to the area the night before to support the storytelling concert.
The 2018 Muster is being planned by a Committee of Seven. They are:
Phyllis Blackstone, Chair , Brunswick
Hope Lewis, LOONS, Seal Cove
Pearl Lewis, LOONS, Seal Cove
Susan Dries, MOOSE, Windham
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 Name of the Tree
The Wooden Sword
The Wooden Bowl
A Bridge Built
Mount Battie Tower
Helllo, My Name Is...............
Bundles of Worry & Blessings
Manna for You and Me
Bring Me Your Poor, Your Hungry
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
Beaver & Turtle
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 Student at the Next Desk
Teaching Alex, the Adult Student
Lucy--A Coachihng Story
Novice Teacher Meets Parents
Phonics--Do I Have to Teach it?