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White Mountain Storytelling Festival

September 14-16, 2018

Plymouth State University
17 High Street
Plymouth,  NH  03264

Produced by New Hampshire Storytelling Alliance

See below for schedule. Costs are:

  • Saturday, daytime single event: $5 adult / $2 under 12
  • Saturday, daytime only: $15 adult
  • Saturday, evening concert: $10 all ages
  • Full festival: $25 non-NHSA member / $20 NHSA member

Full Festival Adult tickets can be accompanied by up to 4 children under 12 free!

2017 Featured Teller - Simon Brooks

Simon Brooks, storytellerBorn in Gloucestershire, England, and raised in Worcester, England, Simon moved to the United States in 1994. He has lived in Portland, Oregon; Boston, Massachusetts; and in New Hampshire.

Simon’s work as a storyteller and voice actor has won honors from Storytelling World and Parent's Choice, including the latter's prestigious Gold Award for his CDs. Simon is also an accomplished photographer as well as a published writer and poet.

Simon tells folk tales, myths and legends for both adult audiences and for young people. He tells fairy tales and, on the odd occasion, personal stories too.

Simon can be found performing at festivals and concerts. He works in all communities, telling tales and teaching every demographic from 'at-risk' communities, to ivy league institutes, and all points between.

Learn more about Simon on his website.


2017 Festival Schedule


September 28, 2017

7:30 PM
Friday Night Ghost Stories: Hair-raising stories told by many tellers - Waterville Valley Town Square Gazebo

Featuring: TBA




September 29, 2017

Festival activities begin at 10:00 AM and end at 9:00 PM

10:00 AM
Children's Concert - Rey Center
Featuring: Shawn Middleton

New Hampshire Talkers - The Meeting Place
Featuring: Rebecca Rule, Sara Glines

11:15 AM
“Raising Our Voices” - The Meeting Place
Featuring: Kelli White, Joyce Sabato, Arthur Surette & Phyllis Blackstone

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Waterville Valley Chili Cook-off - Town Square
Open Mic storytelling during band breaks
Emcee: Ela Ramsey

2:30 PM
Featured Teller Family Concert - The Meeting Place
Featuring Simon Brooks

4:00 PM
Afternoon Family Concert - The Meeting Place
Featuring: John Sanders, Sharon Wood, Peter Brodeur & Joey Talbert

7:30 PM
An Evening - The Meeting Place
Featuring Simon Brooks


October 1, 2017

9:00 AM
Sacred Tales - The Meeting Place

Featuring: Peter Brodeur, Ela Ramsey, Ruth Niven, John Sanders, Sharon Wood & Lauretta Phillips

Tickets Available Online Soon for the WMSF Raffle

Tickets are $2 each or 5 for $3.

Three great items this year:

  • Handmade quilt
  • Specially designed pottery mug
  • Storytelling gift basket 

Tickets can be purchased at the festival or online in advance.

Sponsors of This Year's Festival

Community Clay Center
Celebrating the art of ceramics and craft or pottery in central New Hampshire
Plymouth, NH


Mad River Coffee Roasters
Campton, NH

Waterville Valley Town Square Merchants

The Snowy Owl Inn
Waterville Valley, NH

Town Square Condominiums
Waterville Valley Resort

Register Online for the White Mountain Storytelling Festival

Register online to reserve your spot for the White Mountain Storytelling Festival and to purchase tickets for the event.

For more information, contact Lauretta Phillips at or Phone: (603) 735-5965