2017 MAINE STORYTELLING MUSTER

WHAT IS IT?

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. 

WHEN IS IT?

FRIDAY & SATURDAY, SEPT. 14-15, 2018 in Waterville, ME. 

MAINE HUMOR & WIT

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.  

MAINE HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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.  

WHAT WILL BE OFFERED?

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!

WHAT ELSE WILL HAPPEN?

YUMMY SNACKS & DELICIOUS LUNCH!  A final Storytelling Swap.  Time with old friends.  Meeting new friends.  

MUSTER CONTINUED

FUNDRAISING CONCERT

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.

COMMITTEE OF SEVEN

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 

MY REPERTOIRE OF STORIES

STORIES FOR CHILDREN

Tikki-Tikki Tembo

Legend of the Lady Slipper 

How the Stars Fell From the Sky 

Melinda Malice 

The Belly Button Monster 

Eat Your Peas Louise 

Three Butterflies 

Pepper Soup 

Caps For Sale 

Lion, Bear & Rabbit 

The Christmas Pint 

The Name of the Tree

SACRED STORIES OF FAITH

The Wooden Sword 

The Wooden Bowl

A Bridge Built 

Mount Battie Tower 

The Ruby 

Helllo, My Name Is...............

Tiger's Wisker 

Bundles of Worry & Blessings

Manna for You and Me 

Bring Me Your Poor, Your Hungry 

PERSONAL STORIES

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 

Three Gifts 

Only One Life 

What's in Your Cart?

Picnic At Bowdoin Pines 

Shake What Your Momma Gave You



STORIES FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

Monkey Misery 

Truth & Story 

First Strawberries 

Then Mosquitoes Came..........

The Man in the Moon & Sweet Potato Pie

Beaver & Turtle 

HEIRLOOM (Historical) STORIES

The 4-H Alaskan Cedar Tree 

Aroostook County Potato Harvest-Perspective of a Six-Year Old 

A Lumberjack's Joke 

The Precious Plaque

TEACHING STORIES

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?