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October 15-17: The Forest Storytelling Festival

Sam is thrilled to be featured at this year's Forest Storytelling Festival! Join Beth, Sam, Eva, Heather, and many more from the comfort of your own home! Get all nice and registered at this link: https://storytelling.regfox.com/forest-storytelling-festival

August 4: The Apple Seed welcomes Andy Offutt Irwin

 

Andy joined Sam in the studio for an evening of great stories and songs, prepared for broadcast on The Apple Seed, Sam's daily radio show. To listen to The Apple Seed, filled each day with all kinds of tales from all kinds of tellers, click here,

September 7: The Apple Seed welcomes Robert B. Jones

Robert joined Sam in the Apple Seed studio for an evening of great stories and songs, prepared for broadcast on The Apple Seed, Sam's daily radio show. To listen to The Apple Seed, filled each day with all kinds of tales from all kinds of tellers, click here,

June 4: The Apple Seed welcomes Kim Weitkamp

Kim Weitkamp joined Sam in the Apple Seed studio for an evening of great stories and songs, prepared for broadcast on The Apple Seed, Sam's daily radio show. To listen to The Apple Seed, filled each day with all kinds of tales from all kinds of tellers, click here,

April 12: Law Stories

For the last several years, Suzanne and I have served as consultants and workshop presenters for LawStories, a J. Reuben Clark Law School initiative that invites law students all over the country to compose and submit personal stories about their own interactions with the law. Historically, selected students are invited to Utah for a live performance of their stories, and for the recording and archive of the pieces by The Apple Seed, my daily show on BYUradio. The storytellers are uniformly terrific: articulate, thoughtful, and provocative.

On March 12, 2020, the live performance of these stories at BYU was set against the backdrop of the near constant pinging of our phones, blowing up with information about COVID-19. That performance would be the last live event in which any of us would participate for a long time.

Sharing that day with us was a film crew from the Law School Admissions Council, making a short film about the LawStories Initiative. We just learned that the film won an AVA Digital Award. There's a peek at this link.

Congratulations to Jennifer Brady and the other folks at LSAC, and to the great work of the LawStories team at BYU. I'm proud to play a part each year in giving these stories a public life.

March 11-14: The Stars at Night are Big and Bright

This week, the City of Denton Texas Storytelling Festival takes the (Zoom) stage, featuring Sam, along with Heather Forest, Donna Washington, Eth-Noh-Tec, and more than 60 other fantastic storytellers. Best of all, you can watch from wherever you happen to be! Visit tejasstorytelling.com for details!

March 6:  Tunes and Tales, Six Feet Apart

Sam will be performing with Kim Wietkamp, Paul Strickland, and Rachel Ann Harding (and Claire, the wonderful MC) in an online show organized by Six Feet Apart Productions. Six Feet Apart has packed the cyberworld with great storytelling shows since last March, filling the COVID-19 era with comfort, laughs, and great vibes. This show will be an evening filled with...well...comfort, laughs, and great vibes -- and MUSIC!) Deets at the link. Would love to see you there.

February 22: A Silver Anniversary for a Grand old Festival

Twenty-five years ago, Sam had my first storytelling gig. It was under the big tents on the lawn over a rainy weekend at Weber State University, at the very first annual WSU Storytelling Festival.  This year, the festival turns 25. Sam joins Ed Stivender, Motoko, Simon Brooks, and lots of other storytelling friends, young and old. It's all online, it's all free, and it all unfolds story by story over the next 25 days.

September 8: The Apple Seed welcomes Pippa White

Pippa joined Sam in the Apple Seed studio for an evening of great stories, prepared for broadcast on The Apple Seed, Sam's daily radio show. To listen to The Apple Seed, filled each day with all kinds of tales from all kinds of tellers, click here,