Old School Variety Show

Michael Scott’s Old School Variety Show has been held throughout the year in La Crosse for over 10 years. Picture a 1930s evening in the parlor with the guests entertaining each other. That is the Variety Show! Each show is different and can include musicians, dancers, magicians, mentalists, and, of course, storytellers. The February 16, 2019 show will be the last, at least for a while. For more information and tickets for this show, contact http://thepumphouse.org 

Irish Storytelling

The Bluff Country Tale Spinners will present two shows of Irish Stories and Music on March 16, 2019 at the Pump House. The matinee at 4:00 will feature a variety of Irish stories. The evening performance at 7:30 will include Irish music from Celtic Cross. For information and tickets, contact http://thepumphouse.org

Storytelling for Adults

Sara Slayton will again be teaching her Storytelling for Adults class at the Weber Center  February-April 2019.  Contact Sara at sara.slayton@gmail.com or 608-797-2807 for more information and to enroll.

Luna

La Crosse’s Storytelling Festival’s Luna is a story slam similar to NPR’s Moth. Local tellers share a story or two and then audience members are encouraged to tell five minute prepared ‘true-ish’ stories based on the evening’s theme. Tellers and listeners are welcome and needed. Venues have included Pearl Street Brewery and the Pump House.

Check the POSTS on this web site for dates and information about our next Luna.

Tales in the Tent

An annual fund raiser for the Festival, Tales in the Tent highlights local tellers in interesting locations. Originally held in a tent, thus the name, this event has been held at historically significant locations for the past eight years. Besides listening to wonderful stories, guest are treated to wine, coffee, and delicious appetizers and desserts prepared by the Bluff Country Tale Spinners. Check out the POSTS on this web site for the date and location of this year’s Tales in the Tent.

Telebration

In the storytelling world, Telebration is held in November. This year will be the first Telebration for the La Crosse Storytelling Festival. Local and regional tellers will share a variety of stories for all ages at the Pump House on Nov. 14.

Kids Day in the Park

Each May members of the Bluff Country Tale Spinners provide stories for kids preschool and up at Myrick Park. Schools are encouraged to book their time early in order to get the time and date they need. Children who are not yet in school or are home schooled are welcome to attend also. For more information or to book a time, contact Sara at sara.slayton@gmail.com or 608-797-2807.

The Bluff Country Tale Spinners

Host of the La Crosse Storytelling Festival, the Bluff Country Tale Spinners, is a local guild whose mission is to encourage the art of storytelling. BCTS meet the second Thursday of each month at King Street Kitchens in La Crosse at 7:00. There is a short business meeting followed by stories. All level of tellers are welcome as are story listeners. If desired, tellers are given feedback on their story in a warm and welcoming environment.