Started in 2013 by Storytellers Hope Lewis and Phyllis Blackstone, the Muster is the annual party for all Maine storytellers, folks interested in storytelling and storytelling fans beyond our borders. Our purpose is to PRESERVE the stories of the past and ENJOY the stories of the present.
FRIDAY EVENING, SEPT. 13. 2019 (7:00-8:30) & SATURDAY, SEPT, 14 (9:30-4:00) at 61 Pleasant Street in Waterville, ME.
We know that conferences and gatherings of any kind are expensive. This is what we propose: Pay what you can for a day of storytelling information and inspiration, remembering that we have to pay rent for the facility, purchase food for lunch and breaks and pay for publicity and advertising. A suggested donation is $40 but if you must do less, do so. If you can do more, we appreciate it.
The 2019 Muster will highlight the Maine Historical Society which has a website entitled MY MAINE STORY. Folks will be invited to share their Maine stories on this website
The Muster is a time to celebrate and affirm storytellers. While there will be a beginning storytelling workshop, the emphasis will be on opportunities for telling stories and demonstrations of storytelling techniques. Storytelling may be demonstrated using puppets, music, photography, art, dance, quilting and reader's theater as well as traditional stand-alone storytelling.
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. 13, 2019. You may wish to come to the area the night before to support the storytelling concert.
For more information, contact Phyllis Blackstone, Coordinator at phyllis. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Jerry and Betty
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?