Inspiration is what we do. Celebration is how we do it.
INSPIRE! Workshops, Concerts & SWAPS
Growing Our Skills Together
This is the second year Northlands is presenting Workshops, Story Concerts and SWAPS throughout the year to provide storytellers with inspiration and shared wisdom to enhance their storytelling skills. The Story Concerts and Swaps are for pure enjoyment. Join nationally known presenters and fellow tellers
Growing Our Skills Together!
In 1978, five storytelling friends traveled together to the National Storytelling Festival in the "Southlands" of Jonesborough, Tennessee. Inspired by and celebrating story, these five friends formed an organization up "North." In forty-four years, Northlands has grown a membership, a conference and this website, bringing together a network of storytellers whose feet are planted in the heartlands of Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin but whose hearts reach wherever tales are told. We are friends to each other, friends to story and friends to our listeners. Our mission remains true to our founders: Northlands inspires story artists to celebrate oral storytelling in all its diversity!
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MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT:Northlands' equity statement and plan for action are attached as a PDF. The Board wants this information to be readily accessible to our membership as we make a public commitment to becoming an even better Northlands.