Welcome to Storytellers of San Diego

An affiliate of the National Storytelling Network. Link to NSN


Festival2018 Save the Date: 8th Annual Storytelling Festival, March 17th, Encinitas Library, 10:00am - 6:00pm. Storytelling concerts, workshops, and open mic for children, families and adults. FREE

Event poster .pdf

Tellabration Tellabration 2017, "Uncharted."

Thanks to all the people who came out to share in the magic of the evening. If you missed it or want to relive the remarkable stories the links below are to the Youtube videos.
Thanks to Patti Christensen and Richard

"After the Earthquake," a personal experience story of the recent earthquake in Mexico City by David Schmidt

"The Fisherlad and the Mermaid's Ring," a folktale from Scotland told with her special flair by Marilyn McPhie

"A Sailor's Hands," an except from Eric George Tauber's " The Adventures of Johnny Campbell Upon the High Seas," taking place upon the Star of India

"Two Cowries," an original surf story by JIm Dieckmann celebrating the surf stoke of the early 1960"s

"A Silent Night," and " And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda," two moving ballads sung acapella by Pamela Reinagel about the sacrifices of soldiers during WWI

Tellabration is a registered trademark of The National Storytelling Network, http://www.tellabration.org/

Article on Storytelling featuring Marilyn McPhie and Storytellers of San Diego, San Diego Home and Garden,  November 2017  

Link to .pdf


Thank you to the 2017 Festival sponsors

Please patronize throughout the year and mention the Storytelling Festival
Platinum Level
    San Diego County Libraries
    Friends of the Encinitas Library
    City of Encinitas: Mizel Family Foundation
    LaJolla Kiwanis
    Arts for Learning, San Diego
    Point Loma Credit Union
    North Country Credit Union
    Carla McMullen

Gold Level
    Coast Hwy Traders
    Sprouts Markets
    Trader Joe's
    SoCal Queen
    Barnes and Noble, Mira Mesa
    Twigs by Teri
    St. Tropez Bistro
    San Diego Family Magazine
    Michael Mufson

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Donate to the Storytellers of San Diego

A Paypal account is not required to make a donation online. Checks are also accepted: mail to: Jim Dieckmann, 3406 Elliott St., San Diego 92106

Storytellers of San Diego is a 501 (C)3 nonprofit corporation. Your donations are tax deductible to the extent of current tax laws

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

MISSION STATEMENT: To promote the art of oral storytelling, support and inspire storytellers, and serve as a resource for storytelling enthusiasts in the San Diego area.

Annual Membership drive is open to all storytellers and storytelling enthusiasts. $20 per year. Jaunary is the time to pay 2018 dues

Download membership form (contains benefits of membership, organizational goals, and payment instructions)

  • To increase awareness of and appreciation for storytelling as an art form in a variety of settings: entertainment venues, educational institutions, health 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, story swaps, 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. 

The Storytellers of San Diego has brought the art of storytelling to children and adults in San Diego County for over 35 years. We welcome all newcomers. Contact Marilyn McPhie for more information on the organization.