Most of the storytellers you saw on the storytelling stage at the Festival of Books were members of the storytelling network, Tellers of Tales (TOT). Their website explains, “Branches of TOT are located in Tucson and Phoenix. Storytelling is alive and well in Sierra Vista and Flagstaff although there are no TOT branches.”
The Tucson group usually meets on the first Saturday of every month at the Himmel Library, 240 South Treat, at 9:15 for some socializing and 9:30 for the program. April is an exception because they’ll be telling stories at the Mini Time Machine – Tucson Museum of Miniatures for their program. You do not have to be a member to attend their meetings.
Tellers of Tales members regularly tell stories at libraries, schools, hospitals, nursing homes, churches and other places where storytelling is welcomed. Members also organize and participate in many local and community events.
Their website is a resource for other Arizona and national storytelling events and activities including the South Mountain Community College Storytelling Institute in Phoenix.