27th Annual NJ Storytelling Festival Teller Application
Saturday, September 14, 2019 at The Howell Living History Farm, Mercer County, NJ
For more information, contact us at tellerapp@njstorynet.org
Email address *
Application Deadline: June 14, 2019
Applicants will be notified of acceptance no later than July 15.
Note clarification of information may be requested.

Note: Storytelling Slots are available on the hour 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00 PM.
Requests for specific time slots will be considered but not guaranteed.

Story Slam begins promptly at 12 noon - Lightning Round begins at 5:00 PM.
All are invited to participate regardless of story slot status.
See below for additional information.

Contact Information
Name *
Your answer
Email *
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Address *
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Phone *
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Storytelling Group or Affiliations *
Your answer
I am a member of the NJ Storytelling Network *
NOTE: Participating Tellers and/or Groups Must Be Current Members of the NJ Storytelling Network. For more information, go to www.njstorynet.org
Timing is Critical: Select Length of Performance.
Applicants may apply to share a set with one or two tellers or with their storytelling group.
The final schedule will be based on the number of tellers who apply in each age/subject category.
Each full 45-minute set, including announcements and applause, is comprised of multiple tellers. Select your preference. *
Story Program Details
Suggested Theme: Farm-Related and Family-Friendly Tales Are Encouraged to Complement the Venue and Its Visitors.
List Story Title(s) and Description in 30 words or less. *
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Intended Audience *
Bio (50 words or less) *
Your answer
If you are a First-Time Festival Teller, provide the name, email, and phone number of a reference (another storyteller):
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The Story Slam begins promptly at noon. All tellers are encouraged to vie for an opportunity to compete with a 5-minute tale on the day of the festival. This year’s theme: TBA.
For more information, contact storyslam@njstorynet.org
Lightning Round
The Lightning Round will feature 2 1/2 minutes-or-less tales told in rapid succession by tellers. Pre-registration is required and spots are limited. Send your name with title, length of story, and detailed synopsis to LR@njstorynet.org
The Festival Committee needs you to help get the word out!

Each teller will receive a press release template for local newspapers and other media.

Spread the Word on Your Website and/or Facebook page.
(Reformat your press release, or simply post a word and link to the festival website or Facebook page.)

Share the news with....everyone!
• Past Storytelling Venues
• Storytelling Groups
• Local Libraries
• Local Schools
• Senior Centers
• Workplaces
• Associations
• Museums

I will help to get the word out. *
Additional media coverage: I will distribute flyers provided by the Festival Committee. (Flyers will be sent via e-mail. Print copies may be available upon request.) *
I give permission for any photos or videos taken at the Festival to be released to the print and online media before and/or after the Festival for publicity purposes. *
There’s so much to do, and helping hands are always needed!
I would like to volunteer to help on the day of the festival. *
Thank you for applying to be a teller at the 27th Annual NJ Storytelling Festival!
Lunch will be available for purchase. Stipends will be awarded to tellers.
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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