25th Annual NJ Storytelling Festival Teller Application
Saturday, September 16, 2017 at The Howell Living History Farm, Lambertville, NJ
For more information, contact us at tellerapp@njstorynet.org
Application Deadline: June 21, 2017
Applicants will be notified of acceptance no later than July 15.

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
Your answer
Address
Your answer
Phone
Your answer
Website
Your answer
Storytelling Group or Affiliations
Your answer
I am a member of the NJ Storytelling Network
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.
NOTE: Participating Tellers and/or Groups Must Be Current Members of the NJ Storytelling Network. For more information, go to www.njstorynet.org
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.
Your answer
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):
Your answer
STORY SLAM: The Last Straw
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: The Last Straw.
For more information, contact storyslam@njstorynet.org
Lightning Round
In celebration of our 25th year, the Lightning Round will feature two-minutes-or-less tales told in rapid succession by 25 tellers. Pre-registration is required. Send your name with title and length of story to LR@njstorynet.org
Details will follow.
Publicity
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.
Volunteer!
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 25th Annual NJ Storytelling Festival!
Lunch will be available for purchase. Stipends will be awarded to tellers.
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