February 2 mta-pa conference, philadelphia, pa

Ed will present the “Science of Storytelling” Workshop for the Montessori Teachers of Pennsylvania at the Fontbonne Academy in Chestnut Hill.

February 25-27 Weber state university storytelling festival

Ed will participate in this wonderful family festival in Ogden, Utah. For information log onto

March 1-3 Azalea storytelling festival, lagrange, ga

Ed returns to this lovely festival co-sponsored by LaGrange College, the LaGrange Library and the Troup County Schools. or (706)882-9909.

april 12-13 Georgia Mountain storytelling festival, blairsville

Ed will join Dovie Thomasson, Adam Booth, Bobby Norfolk and Claudia Schmidt at the Union County Schools Fine Arts Center.

april 26-27 Kansas storytelling festival, downs, kansas

Ed returns to this flagship festival. Information at

June 20  Helen kate Furness library, Wallingford, pa 19086

Ed will perform for Family Audience at the “Universe of Stories” Kick-off Party. 7:00. Free.    100 N. Providence Rd, Wallingford, PA.  (610) 566-9331

July 30-August 3 Teller-in-residence, jonesborough, tennessee

At the International Storytelling Center Mary Martin Theatre Ed will perform daily at 2:00. 1-800-952-8392

August 17  Hans Christian Andersen statue, central park, N.y.

Ed will present Andersen’s little-known “There Is a Difference” and other folktales at the Statue near 5th Avenue and 74th Street. 11:00. Rain or Shine.  Free.



 March 1-3 2013  Azalea Storytelling Festival

Callaway Auditorium, LaGrange College, LaGrange, Georgia

(706) 882-9909

March 8-9 2013  Charleston Storytelling Festival, Charleston, South Carolina

22 Chatham Elementary School, Manoa, Pa

April 2013

26 East Bradford Elementary School, West Chester, Pa.

July 2013

July 13 2013 Kendal at Longwood

July 19-20 2013 Michigan Storytelling Festival, Flint, Michigan

August 2013            

August 12  2013 Brittany Estates Senior Center, Lansdale, PA

August 29-31 2013Timpanogos Storytelling Festival, Orem, Utah

September 2013

September 13-14 2013  Lititz Storytelling Festival, Lititz, Pennsylvania


September 26-28 2013 15th Annual Cave Run Festival, Morehead, Kentucky


October 2013

October 4-6 2013 National Storytelling FestivalJonesborough, TN


February  2014

February 8   Late Winter Storytelling Festival, Cleveland, Ohio

February 24-26  Weber State Storytelling Festival, Ogden, Utah

March 2014

March 15   Culpepper Tells, Culpepper, Virginia

April 2014

April 11-12   Sounds of The Mountains Storytelling Festival, Virginia

www.sounds of the

May 2014

May 17-18   Bay Area Storytelling Festival, Richmond, California

July 2014

July 7-13  International Storytelling Center, Jonesborough, Tennessee

July 17-19  Powells Wood Storytelling Festival, Washington

October 2014

October 3-5 National Storytelling Festival, Jonesborough, TN

Ed will serve as an MC.

October 23 Pennbrook Middle School, Gwynned Valley, PA

7th Grade Reading Night.


January 12-15 Timpanogos Storytelling Institute, Orem , Utah

Ed will appear in Utah schools, performing and giving Teacher Workshops.

March 6-8 Azalea Storytelling Festival, LaGrange, GA

Ed will MC this fine festival.

March 13-14  Lawrence Arts Center, LAwrence, Kansas

Ed will host the Free State Story Slam on Friday; present American Dreamers.

April 11 Do Tell! Stories Under the Bell tower, madison, ga

Ed will tell at the Morgan Cultural Center Theater.

May 18 New garden elementary school, chester county, pa

Ed will tell stories as part of Young Author's Day.

june 9-13 international storytelling center, jonesborough, tn

Ed will be the Teller-in-Residence at the Mary Martin Theater.

June 30-july 2 Worcester County Library System, Ocean City, Md

For more information, call (443) 235-5597.

september 11-12 Lititz storytelling festival, lititz, pa

Ed will perform on Friday and Saturday; present his comedy workshop on Saturday.

October 2-4 National Storytelling Festival, Jonesborough, tn

Ed sill be one of the emcees at this flagship festival.



January 19-23  Winter tales Storytelling Festival, Kearney, Nebraska

Ed will appear in the schools during the week; headline the festival on the weekend. For more information, call (308) 865-8556

February 13  Crosslands Retirement Community, Pennsylvania

Ed will perform at 7:30.

March 4-6  Azalea Storytelling Festival, LaGrange, georgia

Ed will perform with three other nationally-known tellers.  For more information, contact Barbara Knight at (706) 957-4253.

March 11-12  Vernal Storytelling Festival, Vernal, Utah

Ed will perform at the festival and an area school.  For more information, contact

March 16  Coopertown Elementary School, Bryn Mawr, PA.

Ed will perform three shows as part of "Young Writers' Day".

March 19  Rose valley storytelling house concert series, media, pa.

Ed will perform at this charming venue hosted by Storyteller Megan Hicks.  For more information, contact

April 12-13  Speak Stories Series, Shepherdstown, West Virginia

Ed will appear at this Tuesday Evening Storytelling Series for Adults.  For more information, contact Adam Booth at (304) 886-9481.

April 29-30  Chesapeake Storytelling Festival, Centreville, md

Ed will appear with other tellers at this charming Festival on the Delmarva Peninsula.  For more information, phone (410) 758-2520.

June 16  Kent county library, Dover, delaware

Ed will perform at 6:30 for Family Audience. For more information, (302) 698-6440.

july 18  Montgomery county library system summer program, pa

Ed will perform at the Palmyra Grace Church at 11:00 and the Annville Library at 2:00.  For more information call (717) 867-1802

July 20  Lower Providence Community Library, Eagleville, PA

Ed will perform at 6:30.  For more information, call (610) 666-6640

july 21-25  National Storytelling Conference, Kansas City, Mo

Ed will present a workshop called StoryLab: The Science Behind the Magic                        on Saturday July 24 at 3:45 at the Country Club Plaza Marriott Hotel   (800) 525-4514

July 27  Upper Dublin Public library, Fort Washington, PA

Ed will present a Family Show at 7:00 at 803 Loch Alsh Ave. (215) 628-8744

August 4  Sounds Under The Stars, Myrick Conservation Center, PA

Ed will present a Family Show at this outdoor venue in West Chester. (610) 793-2260

October 7-9 National storytelling festival, jonesborough, Tn

Ed will help emcee at this flagship Festival.  (800) 952-8392

October 27 Reading Night, Pennbrook Middle School, Gwynnedd, Pa

Ed will perform for the 7th Grade at this special Language Arts event.

November 29 Foulkeways Retirement Community, GwynnedD, PA

Ed will perform in the Community Room at 7:00.  Call (215) 283-7365


January 1 The Philadelphia Mummers' Parade 10:00

Ed will participate in this Traditional Performance Art Pageant for his 32nd time.

March 31 Chatsworth School, Manoa, PA

Ed will tell stories to students as part of Young Authors' Day

May 1 May Day Morris Dance, Philadelphia, PA 6:00am - ?

Ed will join the Kingsessing Men about town starting at Belmont Plateau at dawn.

April 28 - April 29 Sounds of the Mountains Storytelling Festival, VA

Ed will join Donald Davis, Dolores Hydock and others at Camp Bethel near Fincastle, in the Blue Ridge of Virginia.  For more information, call (540) 992-2940

May 13 - May 19 New Zealand Tour

Ed will center this tour of the South Island at Invercargill Southland Festival of the Arts. For more information, call (302) 947-9515.

June 26 - July 1 International Storytelling Center, Jonesborough, TN

Ed will serve as Teller-in-Residence with shows at 2:00 each day. 1-800-952-8392.

July 6 Harrington Public Library, 110 Center Street, Harrington, DE

Ed will perform an evening show for adults and older children. 1- (302) 398-4647.

August 1-3 Gloucester County libraries, ocean city Maryland area

August 1, 10:30 220 N. Main ; 2:00 Ocean Pines Branch, 11107 Cathell, Berlin, MD August 2, 10:30 10003 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD                                                     August 3, 10:30 307 N. Wash. Snow Hill ; 2:00 301Market, Pocomoke, MD                       For more information call (443) 235-5597.

August 10  Milton Public Library, Milton, Delaware

"The House That Jack Built", Family Storytelling at 10:30 am. 121 Union Street.

September 7-9 Timpanogos Storytelling Festival, Orem, Utah

 Ed will be pinch-hitting for Barbara McBride-Smith, with Davis, Lepp, Deedy, etc.

September 16Chesapeake Storytelling festival, wye mills, md

Utility Player Ed Stivender will be pinch-hitting for Tim Lowry, with Bil Lepp, Megan Hicks, Kim Weitkamp, and others at Chesapeake College.    (410)758-2520

September 22 Beaver Tales Storytelling Festival, Beaver, PA

Stories in schools during the day; Main Event at the Gazebo at 7:00.

September 28 - 30 Cave run storytelling festival, morehead, Kentucky

For more Information, go to

October 6-8 The National storytelling festival, Jonesborough, tn

Stivender, Davis, Lepp, May, Holt, Irwin, Stavish, Claflin, Holt, Goforth, Shimojima, Adams, Buckley, Tagaban, Wells, Ford, Schmidt, Juditz, King, Jonesborough Novelty String Band and the Courthouse Fringe....Yikes!

December 13  The Grapevine storytelling series, Washington D.C.

Ed will be appearing with Nestor Gomez at "Busboys and Poets Takoma" Café,          235 Carroll St NW.    $15.00. 7:30              Come early for Supper.  (202) 726-0856



March 10 Culpeper Tells Storytelling festival, Culpeper, va

For details go to

August 12-19  Timber Ridge Family and adult Dance Camp, W. Va

Ed will be telling stories and leading a storytelling workshop at this Country Dance and Song Society Camp in West Virginia.  For information:


Ed will present The Kingdom of Heaven is like a Party at 11:15.