About Us

Storytelling Arts of Indiana was incorporated in 1987 as Stories, Inc by three passionate individuals, Nancy Barton, Ellen Munds and Bob Sander. The first event, the Hoosier Storytelling Festival took place on the grounds of Conner Prairie in August 1988.  With the help of many community members, the organization has grown to offer over 140 events per year. From local favorites to nationally-recognized names, Storytelling Arts has brought tellers from all walks of life to Hoosier audiences for over 30 years. In addition to the full schedule of storytelling concerts, Storytelling Arts of Indiana also provides:

  • Weekly storytelling at a local children’s hospital.
  • Monthly As I Recall Storytelling Guild Meetings at the Glendale Library and the Hancock County Public Library
  • Jabberwocky after-work monthly events in collaboration with IndyFringe
  • Liar’s Contest in conjunction with the Indiana State Fair
  • Summer Storytelling for various day camps in Indianapolis
  • LIfe Stories Project, an oral history project in collaboration with the Indiana Historical Society and WFYI
  • The Story of Your Business and the Business of Your Story workshop series.
  • Two Truths and a Lie to various Indiana state parks during the summer months

Storytelling Arts of Indiana received the Regional Service Award from the National Storytelling Network in 1998. Storytelling Arts of Indiana was recognized again in 2004 with the NUVO Cultural Vision Award. In 2009, the executive director received the Distinguished National Service award for her work in the local and national storytelling community.

Upcoming Events

6:00 pm Storytelling Classes
Storytelling Classes
Feb 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Storytelling Classes @ Haughville Branch Library | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Indy Convergence Presents Storytelling Classes Let your voice be heard. Everyone has a story, learn how to tell yours live. Classes taught by professional storyteller Celestine Bloomfield and WYFI contributor Jill Ditmire
4:00 pm The Oracle of Delphi: A Grand Hi...
The Oracle of Delphi: A Grand Hi...
Mar 4 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
The Oracle of Delphi: A Grand History of the Delphi Opera House told by David Matlack @ Indiana Landmarks Center | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Delphi Opera House Winner of the 2017 Cook Cup for Outstanding Restoration In collaboration with Indiana Landmarks Sponsored by Frank and Katrina Basile Reception will follow the Performance The newest installment of the If These[...]
6:00 pm Sharing Hoosier History through ...
Sharing Hoosier History through ...
Mar 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Sharing Hoosier History through Stories: Over There and Back Again @ Bartholomew County Public Library | Columbus | Indiana | United States
  Told by Sharon Kirk Clifton Presented by the Bartholomew County Public Library Part of the Sharing Hoosier History Through Stories series sponsored by the Indiana Historical Society and Storytelling Arts of Indiana It was[...]