Welcome to Storytellers of San Diego

An affiliate of the National Storytelling Network. Link to NSN

Support storytelling in San Diego by joining Storytellers of San Diego.

Membership is open to all storytellers and storytelling enthusiasts, who support the goals of the organization. Link to goals

Join: by mail: Send a check for $20 to Charles Johnson, 730 McLain St., Escondido, CA 92027
Include email address. You will receive a confirmation email from the SSD Treasurer. Retain email as proof of membership for admission discounts.

By PayPal: (with credit card, you do not need to be a member of PayPay) Use link

4th Annual Storytelling Festival a huge success. Thank to the storytellers, audience, Encinitas Public Library and our sponsors.

2014 Sponsors: THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT  (click name for website link)    


Platinum Level: Kiwanis Club of LaJolla, United States Ă…utomobile Association, Carolyn Funes

Gold Level: Chinaberry, Coral Tree Farm, Costco, Friends of the Encinitas Library,  San Diego Guild of Puppetry, Sea Salt Candy Company, SOCAL Queen, Sprouts Farmers Market, Trader Joe's

Jessica Baris  Jessica Baris outstanding interview in UT San Diego, March 22, 2014

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Link to SSD Wiki for minutes of Board meetings and organizational documents. Instructions on joining Wiki are on the splash page.

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The Storytellers of San Diego is a non-profit corporation of storytellers and storytelling enthusiasts dedicated to promoting storytelling as an art form in the San Diego area.

  • To increase awareness of and appreciation for storytelling as an art form in a variety of settings: entertainment venues, educational institutions, heath care facilities, community organizations, non-profit organizations and for profit businesses.
  • To provide opportunities for participation in storytelling for all children and adults, from beginners to professionals, through classes, workshops, storyswaps, concerts and storytelling festivals.
  • To encourage the use of storytelling to bring together diverse populations in the community and promote cross-cultural understanding.
  • To serve as a source of information on the art of storytelling and storytelling events in the San Diego area.

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The Storytellers of San Diego has functioned as a loosely-knit storytelling community since 1981. Many of our tellers have been here since then bringing story programs to the San Diego community. We welcome all newcomers. Contact Marilyn McPhie for more information on the organization.