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Wisconsin Storytelling Networks

Bluff Country Talespinners

BCTS meets the third Thursday of every month at 7:00 at Grounded Coffee Shop in La Crosse, WI. Serving the tri-state area (WI,MN,IA), we welcome both tellers and listeners. Bring your new stories, your old stories, the ones you are working on or just your storytelling ears. The BCTS is also the host of the La Crosse Storytelling Festival, the only storytelling festival in Wisconsin, Contacts are Terry Visger,, Sara Slayton,, and Teri Wachuta,

Madison Storytellers' Guild

The Madison Storytellers' Guild explores and promotes storytelling in the Madison area and beyond. The guild meets monthly (September through May) in members' homes, to exchange stories. Each year, members of the guild help to sponsor the Northlands Storytelling Conference and the Wisconsin Storytelling Get-Together. Individual guild members perform throughout the area and the Midwest. Membership is open to anyone interested in sharing stories. Contact: Susan Gilchrist, (608) 249-5030

M.A.S.T. (Milwaukee Area Story Tellers)

M.A.S.T. is a gathering of people interested in reviving the folk art of storytelling. We swap tales, polish our deliveries, and critique each other in the ancient tradition of a guild. Join us as we pass the story stick—come and tell, or come and listen! M.A.S.T. meets every third Friday of the month at 7:00pm at Mount Mary College in Milwaukee. Contact: Maggie Melvin, (414) 964-3231, Jean-Andrew Dickmann, (414) 962-4425, Art Beaudry, (414) 453-8617

Northlands Storytelling Network - ok

A charitable and educational organization in the Upper Midwest dedicated to encouraging and expanding storytelling in ways that allow all people to understand and share the benefits of this art. Annual Conference in Green Lake, WI the fourth weekend in April. Contact: Karen Wollscheid, Executive Director. 815-344-6435

W.O.W. (Washington-Ozaukee Wordsmiths)

Tellers in Washington County and Ozaukee County meet the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm at West Bend Community Memorial Library. Contact: Judy Farrow-Busack, (262) 334-7868,

W.H.A.T. (Waukesha's Homespun Artistic Taletellers)

W.H.A.T. meets every first Tuesday of the month at 7:00pm at Galilee Lutheran Church Meeting Hall, N24 W26430 Crestview Drive in Pewaukee. Contact: Lucia Dorneden, (414) 383-0303.