Houston Storytellers’ Guild holds many themed events throughout the year. Our Liars’ Contest, Tellabration and October Screamers are just a few.

If you’d like to submit an event for our calendar, please email us at hsg@houstonstorytellers.org


Monthly- Story Swap
4th Tuesdays, 7 AM – 8:30 PM
Story Swap Location:

Temple Emanuel  1500 Sunset Boulevard, Houston, TX 77005

 Let’s Celebrate Together with the Magic of Story. We may get cranked early with business talk, guild ideas, and even some gossip. Then, we share, tell, and respond to each others stories. So bring your tales. Please keep them at 10 minutes max.



Storytelling Workshop for Beginners – Free
Saturday, February 18, 2017
10 AM – 1 PMEleanor K. Freed Montrose Library
4100 Montrose Blvd., Houston, TX 77006

This is a FREE workshop provided by the Houston Storytellers Guild.

Workshop Leaders:
Sally Bates Goodroe, M.L.S.
Librarian… Storyteller… Folklorist
Dr. Hank Roubicek, Ed.D.
Professor… Author… Radio Host

What to Expect?
Professional instruction
An interactive environment
Handout material
A supportive atmosphere
A few snacks
…And more fun than the law allows

What are some of the Topics?
Discovering your storytelling self
Choosing a story to tell
Learning a story
Painting a verbal picture
Using a variety of expression
Finding the point of entry
Determining a point of view
…and more

Please indicate your attendance here or email hsg@houstonstorytellers.org if you’re planning on coming so we can have an accurate headcount and know how many material handouts to prepare. Thank you.



The Healing Power of Stories – An Evening of Storytelling
Saturday, February 22, 2017
6 PM – 8 PM

Institute for Spirituality and Health
8100 Greenbriar, Suite 220, Houston, TX 77054

Telling one’s own story is fundamental to growth and identity. Personal stories of healing can be profound for the wounded and for the “healer”. The story goes beyond the technology of the healing arts and touches the personal, the ultimate, and the mystery of healing.

We invite you to join us for an evening of storytelling, and we hope you will share a story of your own. Use the link below to register, and include a couple sentences about the story you would like to share.

For the storytellers:

Stories should be 5-7 minutes in length, so please tailor your story within that time frame.
We will not have time for every submission. We will let you know a few days in advance whether or not you will be a storyteller for the evening. If yours is not selected this round, you will have an increased chance of being selected for our next storytelling evening.

Cost: $10
To register: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07edq4kroy0ab0ad37&oseq&c&ch

Contact: Cyrus Wirls
Institute for Spirituality and Health



32nd Annual Texas Storytelling Festival

Thursday, March 2, 2017 – Sunday, March 12, 2017
Times Vary – Festival Schedule

Denton Civic Center
321 E McKinney St, Denton, TX 76201

Storytelling Concert
Ghost Stories
Kid’s Activities
Story Slam
Liar’s Contest and more!

Please visit the Tejas Storytelling website for full details and to register.


Houston Liars’ Contest #29

Saturday, April 8th, 2017
7:00 PM

Dillon I at Houston Baptist University
7502 Fondren Rd, Houston, TX 77074

$8.00 for Members – $10.00 for Non-Members