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Annual Conference

Submit your workshop proposal for the 2018 Conference now!

Deadline now extended until May 30, 2018

November 16 — 17, 2018  in Owensboro, Kentucky


Below you can read about the 2017 Conference.

Kentucky Storytelling Conference 2017

November 3 – 4, 2017

Hotel Louisville
120 W. Broadway
Louisville, Kentucky

Pre-Conference Registration Deadline: October 31, 2017

(Registration is required for the Pre-conference)


Conference Pre-registration Discount Deadline: October 31, 2017

Register here.

Pre-Conference Registration payments & Conference pre-registration discount payments need to arrive online or be postmarked by October 25th.

Full free Conference registration payments will be accepted at the door.


Continuing Education – up to 18.5 hours

6 hours during the Pre-Conference

11.5 hours on Friday evening & Saturday at the Conference

1 hour on Sunday at Louisville Free Public Library

See the Schedule for details.

"Whether you love to hear stories or tell stories,
you’ll want to be here."


(Pre-Conference and Conference sessions,

led by some of our country’s best storytelling teachers)

Open Mic Stories (when anyone may tell a story)

StorySlam (late night competitive telling)

StoryJam (late night informal telling)

Story Store (things to buy)

Door Prizes (things to win)

Freebie Table (things to take)

Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible Symbol All Facilities Accessible

Do you need other accommodations so events will be accessible? Please tell us. Use the Registration form, email Conference@kystory.org or call 502-223-4523.

Sign Language Interpreters and CART services will be provided for the Friday and Saturday night concerts. Sign Language Interpreters for the Friday Pre-conferences, Saturday daytime Conference sessions and Sunday concert are provided upon request only. If you plan to attend the conference, please contact us as soon as possible.

If you are visually impaired, and you wish to have an assistant accompany you, your assistant will not be charged a registration fee. All other expenses for your assistant are your responsibility.  



Featured Teller – Megan Hicks

Storytelling Versatility = Megan Hicks. She tells true stories from her life (both slam length and longer pieces), tells carefully researched stories of historical events, tells folktales and fairy tales (both straightforward and fractured), and tells stories via the art of origami.  She also promotes the work of storytelling colleagues by producing house concerts.

At the Kentucky Storytelling Conference, you’ll hear her tell stories at the Friday and Saturday evening concerts.  She’ll also lead her workshop “Crack Me Up! – How to Fracture a Fairy Tale” in a 70-minute session. She’ll also be one of the presenters on the “Creating Successful Storytelling Events” panel talking about storytelling house concerts she hosts at her home in Media, Pennsylvania.

Megan was featured as a New Voice at the National Storytelling Festival in 2011, and her performance credits range from small venues in rural America, to regional stages throughout the United States, and international programs on four continents.  Her workshop presentation venues include Florida Storytelling Camp, National Storytelling Conference, Northlands Storytelling Conference, and more.

Can’t wait?  Good news! You don’t have to wait! Treat yourself to samples from her work now: Watch Megan tell three stories –  “98 cents” a StorySlam tale,  “The Man Who Had No Luck” a folktale told to a middle school audience, and “Valentine Puppy” an origami tale here. Her recording of “What was Civil about that War” – a true account of the 1st Battle of Fredericksburg & Sgt. Richard Kirkland’s heroic compassion – won a 2005 Parents’ Choice Silver award. You can listen to a few small snippets of it on this CDBaby page. Enjoy her sense of humor when social satire meets a fractured fairy tale by reading “Groundhog Little: or Henny Penny Told the Truth”  a tale from her Groundhogs meet Grimm series.  Or take a peek at her serious side by watching her tell “Three Assassinations: Kennedy, King, Kennedy”. To learn even more, visit her website www.meganhicks.com.

Like you, Megan knows storytelling really comes alive when folks are face to face, she says, “Storytelling is pulling art from thin air because storytelling is really just talking to yourself until you’ve connected with your listeners and engaged their imaginations.” 

So, come to the Conference where you can hear stories told live, in person, connected! 

Photo of Megan Hicks


Thank you to our 2017 Partners & Sponsors

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