Bill Harley - Father's Day from a Survivor

Thursday, June 15 | 7:30 pm | $15

Hear Bill’s stories and songs extolling the joys and challenges of fatherhood  — from assembling pirate ships on Christmas Eve to monosyllabic teenagers and overpriced pets.

Brigid Reedy - Words out of the West

Wednesday, June 28 | 7:30 pm | $15

Join Brigid and her brother Johnny Reedy for an evening of songs and stories from Big Sky Country.

Regi Carpenter - Snap!

Thursday, July 20 | 7:30 pm | $15

Snap! is the true story of a 16-year-old girl. It’s about her descent into mental illness and commitment to a state mental hospital — and her journey back to reality and freedom. Regi uses humor and music to lighten the mood and break down the taboos of talking about mental health challenges in this autobiographical one-woman show.

Peter Chand - Mangoes on the Beach

Thursday , September 21 | 7:30 pm | $15

Peter’s parents were raised in the Punjab region of India, where their families were held back by the oppressive caste system. Dreaming of a better life, they migrated to Britain in the 1950s. Peter shares the beautiful story of their difficult past by weaving together their experiences with traditional Indian folk tales. Originally commissioned by Festival at the Edge Storytelling Festival (FatE) in Shropshire, England. 

Donald Davis - Remember Childhood?

Wednesday, October 4 | 7:30 pm | $20

No matter where we grew up geographically, we all spent time in the magical land of childhood. Back then, all we wanted to do was grow up and get out of there. Now we wish we remembered more. Take a tour of some of the landmarks you might have forgotten with a night of Donald’s colorful stories. 
This evening concert is a special event held in the Library Tent on the grounds of the National Storytelling Festival. 

Chirine El Ansary - Paradise Square

Thursday, October 19 | 7:30 pm | $15

A haunting vision of Baghdad and other Arab cities then and now, this collection is Chirine’s modern adaptation of stories from “The One Thousand and One Nights”, the famous Middle Eastern wonder tales. She deftly blends old treasures with a contemporary point of view by reclaiming stories that have often been misrepresented in translation. Join us for this magical night of tales.