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Northeast Storyteller, Carol Birch

Our Mission

Northeast Storytelling is a  501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

OUR PURPOSE: To promote the development and appreciation of storytelling in the Northeast as a vehicle for entertainment, communication, education, personal expression, healing, and change.

OUR MISSION: To provide education, advocacy, opportunities, and support to storytellers, story listeners, and story lovers throughout the Northeast.

OUR VISION: A world in which all people value the power of storytelling to connect, inspire, and instill respect.

OUR VALUES: Authentic, creative, transformational, optimistic, inclusive, professional, inspiring

Stories make us more alive, more human, more courageous, more loving.  ~ Madeleine L'Engle

- Madeleine L'Engle

Northeast Storytelling Hub

Northeast Storytelling, through it's website, listserv, newsletter, and social media serves as a hub for storytelling events and information in the northeast. NEST also connects with related organizations for the shared purpose of expanding storytelling.

Northeast Storytelling Conference and Festival

Northeast Storytelling hosts the longest running storytelling conference in the northeast.  It attracts premier tellers from across the region and the country.

Brother Blue and Ruth Hill Award

Northeast Storytelling awards the Brother Blue and Ruth Hill Award annually to a recipient who has worked  to promote a broader understanding of the art of storytelling and to support  storytellers in the development of their art.

Our Team

Storyteller - Hope Lewis

Hope Lewis

Hope Lewis is a performance storyteller from Seal Cove, Maine. She retired from teaching and just couldn’t stay retired. She enjoys…

Lynn Schweikart

Lynn is a marketing communications specialist, copywriter and sole proprietor of LKS Creative Counsel.  She uses stories and storytelling to…
Storyteller - Jo Radner

Jo Radner

Jo is a storyteller that delights in eccentrics, believing that humor and gravity are good bedfellows.  She favors characters who shape…
NEST Treasurer - Pearl Lewis

Pearl Lewis

Pearl has a background in marketing and has served on various non-profit boards.  She loves to listen to a good story. As…
NEST Exec Dir - Deb Roe

Deb Roe


Deb began her journey with Northeast Storytelling in 2015.  Coming from a background in teaching and librarianship, she knows how powerful…

Volunteers are the soul of Northeast Storytelling.  In addition to our volunteer board, volunteers work on various committees throughout the year (finance, outreach, program planning, etc.) and assist with the many tasks related to the Sharing the Fire Conference and Festival.  Thank you to all of our volunteers!

STF 2018 Planning Volunteers

  • April Armstrong
  • Madelyn Folino
  • Jim Hawkins
  • Muriel Horowitz
  • Andrea Lovett
  • Joy Smith
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