Halloween Spooktacular!
Oct
23
4:30 PM16:30

Halloween Spooktacular!

Howls, hoots, and hollers. Spooks, spirits, ghosts and ghouls. A smorgasbord of ghostly tales of monsters, demons, devils, and shades by New London’s Award Winning Story Weaver and Myth Teller Simon Brooks

Schedule

4:30 PM CARVED Pumpkin Drop-off at Tenney Park
4:45 PM S’more Making Party
5:30 PM Storytelling by New London’s Award Winning Story Weaver and Myth Teller Simon Brooks
6:45 PM Winners of the pumpkin carving contest will be announced and prizes awarded.

Costumes encouraged!

This event will take place at Tenney Park, Thompson Terrace, Hanover, NH 03755

For more details contact Hanover Parks and Recreation

View Event →
Florida Storytelling Festival
Jan
24
to Jan 27

Florida Storytelling Festival

  • Florida Storytelling Festival (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Florida Storytelling Festival is a premier storytelling event, known nationally for its unique combination of workshops, concerts, youthful voices and sense of community. The festival features nightly storytelling concerts, daytime workshops and opportunities for you to tell too! People come from across the state of Florida and beyond to explore and savor the art of storytelling. People come from across the country to explore and savor the art of storytelling.

Featured Tellers: Simon Brooks, Diane Macklin, Scott Whitehair, Morgen Reynolds, Pete Abdalla

E: fsa@flstory.com

For tickets and full details: www.flstory.com

View Event →

Supernatural Fall Festival
Oct
12
3:00 PM15:00

Supernatural Fall Festival

  • 245 Cheney 4 Corners Road, East Corinth VT USA (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Fund Raiser for Newbury Arts.

Spooky Stories told by Simon Brooks, palm reading, live music, food, tarot reading and pie eating contest!

3 pm until after dark!

$15.00 per person, kids under 15 free!

Saturday 12th October, East Corinth, VT

Supernatural Fall Festival

3 pm until dark

Spooky tales told by Simon Brooks and a whole lot more!

Fundraiser for Newbury Arts

$15, children under 15 free

I-91 Bradford VT exit 16.

Take Route 25 north for about 7 miles

Take a right onto Village Rd

Drive through the town of East Corinth and take a right onto Thompson Rd

Drive for 2.4 miles and take a left onto Cheney 4 Corners Rd

We are the first driveway on the left!

You will see signs for the Festival at every turn.

View Event →
Jonesborough National Storytelling Festival
Oct
4
to Oct 6

Jonesborough National Storytelling Festival

  • International Storytelling Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The National Storytelling Festival takes place in Jonesborough TN and will feature some of the world’s best storytellers and musicians. I will be there as a New Voice and will be performing a number of sets over the weekend (3, plus olios and ghost stories)!

For full details and tickets go to: https://www.storytellingcenter.net/festival/

The performers: Charlotte Blake Alston, Simon Brooks, Regi Carpenter, Donald Davis, Eth-Noh-Tec, Josh Goforth, Andy Offut Irwin, Rev. Robert Jones, Dan Keding, Bil Lepp, Barbara McBride-Smith, Mara Menzies, Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton, Sam Payne, Carolina Quiroga-Stultz, Antonia Rocha, Laura Simms, Minton Sparks, Tim Tingle, Donna Washington, and Pippa White!

View Event →
Vermont Fairy Tale Festival
Sep
21
10:00 AM10:00

Vermont Fairy Tale Festival

Young and old will enjoy stepping back into their favorite storybook tales at this enchanted event! Local Vermont libraries will be bringing their stories to life, the old stories, the folk and fairy tales of yore, at Vermont's fairytale festival. This is an outdoor event at the Sherburne Memorial Library in Killington.

Featuring storytellers, vendors, crafts and activities, come spend the day using your imagination, being creative and embracing the magic of fairy tales at this fun, interactive event! This event is FREE, but please bring canned goods to donate to the local food bank!

Come dressed up as your favourite fairytale or folk character, be it Molly, Whoopy, Fairy or a Giant!

Featuring storytellers Simon Brooks and Lynn Cullen (with Kurt on guitar)

View Event →
Sep
13
to Sep 15

White Mountain Storytelling Festival

  • Plymouth State Collage (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Friday to Sunday, September 13-15, 2019

Plymouth State University
17 High Street
Plymouth, NH 03264

Produced by New Hampshire Storytelling Alliance

Download the event poster.

Costs for the festival are:

Full festival $30, NHSA member $25
Purchasing a full festival ticket provides access to all five Saturday paid events.

All single events are $10
Exceptions:

  • Friday Ghost Stories - Free

  • Saturday Children's Stories - Free

  • Sunday Sacred Stories - Free

Children under 12 - Free
Students with PSU ID - Free

Register online to reserve your spot for the White Mountain Storytelling Festival and to purchase tickets for the event.

For more information, contact the NHSA Event Manager at event.manager@nhstorytelling.org or call 603-548-7268.

2019 Featured Teller - Regi Carpenter

Regi Carpenter lives in Ithaca, New York, but travels around the world telling her stories and teaching the art of storytelling. Compassionate, witty, pithy and powerful, her work has been heard on Sirius Satellite Radio, the Moth, Appleseed Radio, TedX, and MassMouth.

For over twenty years, Regi Carpenter has been bringing songs and stories to audiences of all ages throughout the world in schools, theaters, libraries, at festivals, conferences and in people’s back yards. An award-winning performer, Regi has toured her solo shows and workshops in theaters, festivals and schools, nationally and internationally.

Regi is the youngest daughter in a family that pulsates with contradictions: religious and raucous, tender but terrible, unfortunate yet irrepressible. These tales celebrate the glorious and gut – wrenching lives of four generations of Carpenter s raised on the Saint Lawrence River in Clayton, New York. Tales of underwater tea parties, drowning lessons and drives to the dump give voice to multi-generations of family life in a small river town with an undercurrent.

Learn more about Regi at regicarpenter.com.

2018 Schedule of Events

Friday, September 13th

7:30 pm - Ghost Stories
Place: Mary Lyon Green
MC: Simon Brooks
Tellers: Joey Talbot, Vicky Dworkin, Kelvin Keraga, Ruth Niven, Lauretta Phillips, Stephanie Sabato, Quinn Golden, and Jenny Lee.

Saturday, September 14th - Events All Day

10 am - Children’s Concert 
Place: Gazebo on Plymouth Common
Nicolette Heavy

10 am - New Hampshire Talkers 
Place: Merrill Center
Host: Rebecca Rule

11:15 am to 12:30 pm - Raising Our Voices
Place: Merrill Center
Tellers: Joey Talbert, Quinn Golden, Stephanie Sabato, Jenny Lee

Noon Break

2:30 pm to 3:30 pm - Featured Teller Family Concert
Place: Merrill Center
Regi Carpenter

4 pm to 5:15 pm - Family Concert
Place: Merrill Center
Lauretta Philips

Evening Break

7:30 pm to 9:00 pm - Featured Teller Evening Concert
Place: Merrill Center
Regi Carpenter

Sunday, September 15

9:00 am to 11:00 am - Sacred Stories 
Place: Gazebo on Plymouth Common


View Event →
Boscowen Old Home Day
Aug
24
3:00 PM15:00

Boscowen Old Home Day

Timeless entertainment by raconteur and performer Simon Brooks as he regales some of the best of the ancient tales. Sometimes silly, sometimes serious, always fun, Simon will bring distant worlds and times to life. Come be transported at this free event.

Other activities will be going on.

Free and open to the public for all ages.

View Event →
COOP Producer's Faire, Lebanon, NH
Aug
10
10:00 AM10:00

COOP Producer's Faire, Lebanon, NH

  • 12 Centerra Parkway Lebanon, NH, 03766 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come one, come all to this annual, fun, family event where the COOP food venders allow you to try their wares - for free. Coffee, ice cream, cheese, fresh veggies and salad, fresh grilled corn. Along with the vast array of free food, there are hay rides, face painting, live music and storytelling by yours truly, Simon Brooks.

It is a fabulous event with more than I mention above and has a real family festival feel to it.

Free and open to the public.

COOP Food store
12 Centerra Parkway, Lebanon, NH

10 am - 2 pm

View Event →
Stories at Moultonborough Library, NH
Jul
30
6:30 PM18:30

Stories at Moultonborough Library, NH

Simon Brooks will be sharing stories from all over the world, from a European telling of How Raven Brought Light, to why there are stars in the sky. Animal tales, porquoi and adventure stories. These and many other stories from Simon's ever growing repertoire will be presented with Simon's high energy, character voices, sound effects and bodhrán drum - always engaging young people and their care-providers.

FREE!

View Event →
Storytelling at Newport Library Arts Center
Jul
25
10:30 AM10:30

Storytelling at Newport Library Arts Center

Stories for all the family! Care providers will enjoy British storyteller Simon Brooks as much as the young do with his sharp wit aimed at all. Stories from all over the world.

Simon has been working on new stories, some requested by his fans! Come and listen and see this performing telling stories to take to far, far away where some are able to live happily ever after - however that is not always the case!

View Event →
Brown Memorial Library, Bradford, New Hampshire
Jul
22
2:00 PM14:00

Brown Memorial Library, Bradford, New Hampshire

Simon Brooks, the storyteller and English Fella will be presenting a ‘local’ gig at Brown Memorial Library, in Bradford, New Hampshire!

A rare chance for Simon’s local peeps to catch him in action! This raconteur will be performing traditional stories from around the world. Simon’s wit, smile and legendary voices brings up stories so real in your mind, you won’t want to leave.

Come to this free event and bring your friends!

View Event →
Stories at Weeks Library, Lancaster, NH
Jul
18
3:00 PM15:00

Stories at Weeks Library, Lancaster, NH

Stories for all the family! Care providers will enjoy British storyteller Simon Brooks as much as the young do with his sharp wit aimed at all. Stories from all over the world.

Simon has been working on new stories, some requested by his fans! Come and listen and see this performing telling stories to take to far, far away where some are able to live happily ever after - however that is not always the case!

View Event →
Stories for Summer
Jul
10
6:30 PM18:30

Stories for Summer

British fella and storyteller Simon Brooks will be telling stories that have been told for hundreds if not thousands of years. Quiet stories, LOUD STORIES, silly stories, serious stories. Come one, come all to this fun evening of storytelling.

FREE!

View Event →
Seanachie Nights, Portland, Maine
Jun
17
7:00 PM19:00

Seanachie Nights, Portland, Maine

Deceptive Appearances!

In Simon’s latest set of folktales, all is not what it seems! In a world where bees bargain, eagles fear to fly, and losing a ball will get you hanged, one man rises above the fray to bring a little fun and fantasy to hard-boiled reality.

Free ($9.00 suggested donation)

Call Lynne Cullen at 207 805 1062 or visit www.lynnecullen.com for full details.

Thanks to Lynne for the remarkably wonderful poster and copy!

View Event →
Storytelling at Eastman Center
Jun
12
7:30 PM19:30

Storytelling at Eastman Center

The Draper Room at Eastman Center will be presenting Simon Brooks, British storyteller on Wednesday, 12th June at 7.30 pm. Folk tales and fairy stories from around the world to entertain, and share. These ancient stories are not always for little people, but for adults with their depth, humour and sometimes edgy subject matter!

Come see and hear the magic of words and feel the strength of a story powerfully told.

Followed by a Q&A.

View Event →
Sharing the Fire - Storytelling Conference
Mar
29
to Mar 31

Sharing the Fire - Storytelling Conference

Sharing the Fire, the North Eastern Storytelling Conference
Featuring workshops and presentations by:
Bill Harley
Jim Brule
Mokoto Dworkin
Heather Forest
Loren Niemi and many others!

This conference is for anyone interested in getting their story on! Performances by some of America’s best storytellers, and workshops on all aspects of storytelling - performance, story creation, education, healing arts, the technical side of performance.

My own workshop, Be Loud, Be Loud, But Not Too Loud is about how to find the right mic and sound system for your voice and style and how to set up a venue’s space with the equipment.

Full details and cost can be found here: https://www.nestorytelling.org/conference-details/

View Event →
Love's Labors, Loves Lost
Feb
21
7:00 PM19:00

Love's Labors, Loves Lost

A post St. Valentine’s Day nudge and wink at love - the pain, the pleasure, pain… A tongue in cheek presentation of fun stories and some deep stories about love, getting there and losing it!

Simon brings one of his favourite programs for adults to Wilmot Public Library, Wilmot, NH

Starts at 7 pm

Rumors are that there might be chocolate!

View Event →
New Hampshire Theatre Project Storytelling Festival
Feb
8
to Feb 10

New Hampshire Theatre Project Storytelling Festival

Come to this amazing and fun event where I will be featured on Saturday and performing with others on Sunday.

New Hampshire Theatre Project, 959 Islington St., #3, Portsmouth, NH 03801

Details: https://www.nhtheatreproject.org/showdetail/3rd-annual-storytelling-festival-11627534

Tickets: https://nhtp-reg.brtapp.com/storytelling2019

WORKSHOP 1:00-3:30pm
Fast Track to Storytelling with Simon Brooks

Learn exciting and funs ways to use your voice, body, and presentation skills to tell both traditional and personal stories with unique personal style.  Fracture fairy tales, change points of view and put your own spin on storytelling to create vivid and exciting experiences for your audience.

PERFORMANCE - 8 pm

by Simon Brooks
Loves Labors, Loves Lost

It's not Shakespeare! Sometimes the happy ever after takes hard work, sometimes it comes naturally, and sadly, sometimes it is lost. In these tales, British storyteller Simon Brooks will lead you merrily through many types of loves labors and losses with a smile and wink on his face. Simon will bring the worlds of his to life in front of you, so he all but vanishes, leaving only you and the story.

Feb 10 - SUNDAY

PERFORMANCE - 2 pm

Storytellers Showcase

Featuring Genevieve Aichele, Simon Brooks, Andy Davis, Sharon Jones Jenkins & Pat Spalding

 

View Event →
Dawnlands StoryFest
Feb
2
10:00 AM10:00

Dawnlands StoryFest

Dawnlands StoryFest is a storytelling festival of Indigenous People. Previous held in Peterborough, New Hampshire Dawnlands has now moved to the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum in Warner, New Hampshire.

Featuring:
Anne Jennison
Sebastian Lockward
HearsCrow
Angela Klingler
Darlene Kascak
and Papa Joe Gaudet
MC’ed by Simon Brooks

Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum,

February 2nd, 2019
10 .am. - 4 p.m.
Admission: $5.50 - No Charge for Native Americans.
An additional fee of $4.00 charged if you'd like to take a self-guided tour of the museum

"Bring Your Own Bag Lunch" - OR - buy a hot lunch of veggie chili and corn bread on site, provided by The Lewis Farm of Concord, NH

View Event →
Fright Night with Simon Brooks
Oct
29
6:30 PM18:30

Fright Night with Simon Brooks

Split performance of spooky tales. Younger kids (at least five and up) will start for a twenty minute set, to be followed by really creepy stories for older kids (13 and up) and adults.

Get your fright on with this Fright Night of tales with British storyteller, Simon Brooks freshly returned from performing at the National Storytelling Festival. Ghouls will come alive, monsters will creep from pits in the deep woods, devils and demons abound!

Come one, come all - if you dare!

Newbury Public Library, 933 NH 103, Newbury, NH

603-763-5803

Free

View Event →
Family Friendly Evening at VINS
Oct
27
5:00 PM17:00

Family Friendly Evening at VINS

VINS _ The Vermont Institute of Natural Science is hosting a family event for Halloween. I will be one of the many stations/happening things there on Saturday, 27th October.

For full details click here: https://vinsweb.org/event/hoots-howls/

VINS Members: FREE
Non-Members Day & Evening:
$15.50 Adults; $13.50 Youth (ages 4-17)
3 & under free

Non-Members Evening Only:
(4:30 – 8:00pm)
$10 Adults; $8 Youth (ages 4-17)
3 & under free

Hoots and Howls is a full day, family friendly event. Each portion of the day is designed to be educational, nature-based, non-frightening, and fun! Together we will conduct science experiments, rediscover the magic of storytelling, and get up close to snakes, owls, skulls and bones. There will also be games, crafts, and ooey-gooey Halloween fun to be had all day long! The evening portion includes a guided tour through multiple stations where you’ll play games, be enthralled by stories, sing and dance to music and be entertained by a skit. The center will be lit with Jack-o-Lanterns and you can wrap up the evening with Tricky Treats.

Hoots & Howls is sponsored by: A to Z Cakes, Cedar Circle Farm, Co-op Food Stores of NH & VT, Pizza Chef of Quechee, Riverview Farm, and Walmart.

View Event →
Hancock Town Library hosting hideous stories by Simon Brooks
Oct
26
7:00 PM19:00

Hancock Town Library hosting hideous stories by Simon Brooks

Deep within the trees you might hear strange sounds you have not heard before, on your way home in the dark you might feel eyes on you, or a presence not far away as yo uwalk over the crunching leaves. Then suddenly you hear a voice, a voice not like one you know well and you know, suddenly that the voice belongs to British storyteller Simon Brooks and he is telling ghost and witch stories.

Free event

Hancock Town Library, 25 Main St, Hancock, NH

View Event →
Simon Brooks Live At Tracy Memorial Library
Oct
10
3:15 PM15:15

Simon Brooks Live At Tracy Memorial Library

Award-winning British storyteller and author Simon Brooks will enliven your ears and imagination with traditional tales of treasure. A man steals treasure found in a cave, guarded by King Arthur; a young woman battles a dragon and gets riches and her own castle; a peddler travels to London looking for treasure he had dreamed of; and a girl collects pine cones only to find treasure. These European stories will be brought before you by the masterful storyteller Simon Brooks with his voice tricks, animated characters and his bodhrán drum. You will be amazed by how many characters Simon can bring to life in your mind's eye.

Come one, come all!

FREE!

Tracy Memorial Library
304 Main St, New London, NH 03257
(603) 526-4656

Sponsored by the Center for the Arts

View Event →
Jonesborough Storytelling Festival
Oct
4
to Oct 7

Jonesborough Storytelling Festival

This weekend of topnotch storytelling and world renown storytellers and entertainers is NOT TO BE MISSED. Featured tellers at this 46th Festival:

John McCutcheon, Kim Weitkamp, Chirine El Ansary - International New Voice, Matteson Perry - New Voice, Andy Hedges - New Voice, Anne Rutherford - New Voice, Jennifer Munro, Bil Lepp, Sheila Arnold Jones, Antonio Rocha, Diane Ferlatte, Bill Harley, Megan Hicks, Connie Regan-Blake, Alton Chung, Gay Ducey, Tim Lowry, and Donald Davis.

Other tellers and performers:

Elizabeth Ellis, Geraldine Buckley, The Black Lillies, Kevin Kling, Josh Goforth, Sheila Kay Adams, Paul Strickland, Jessica Piscitelli Robinson, Rachel Ann Harding, Nestor Gomez, Simon Brooks… wait! THAT"‘S ME! and Willa Brigham. These last six people (myself included) will be part of the Exchange at the Festival which will take place on

Friday, 5th October at 5.30 pm.

College Street Tent.

I am very excited to be here and performing with the folks I am performing with.

For full details go to: http://www.storytellingcenter.net/festival/

View Event →
Tea and Tales
Sep
18
7:00 PM19:00

Tea and Tales

Raconteur and entertainer, Simon Brooks will be working his magic with words at Franklin Studio.

Tea and Tales at Franklin Studio, 366 Central St, Franklin, NH will be hosting an evening of one-man showmanship with this imp - Simon Brooks. Some spooky stories, always fun stories, maybe a dark tale or two. Come one, come all!
Doors open at 7 pm, open mic at 7:30 pm
followed by refreshments & this month’s featured teller: Simon Brooks.
All are welcome, donations are gratefully accepted.

View Event →