The Northampton Arts Council works to support and nurture the arts in the city of Northampton. The Council awards grants twice each year to artists and arts groups from both state and locally-raised funds, and seeks to improve public awareness of the arts. Its' goals include maintaining and preserving the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Northampton, programming such annual events of interest to the community as First Night Northampton and Transperformance.

Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Call for Storytelling Submissions

Have you ever wanted to tell a story from the stage? This is an invitation to contribute submissions for an unusual happening. Dina Stander is producing a storytelling event to benefit the Hospice of the Fisher Home in Amherst MA. The show is called Healing Waters: Stories of loss, mourning, solace, and hope. This will be an in-person matinee show on Sunday, November 5th, at 2:00 p.m. at the Shea Theater in Turners Falls MA.

Dina Stander is curating a selection of 5-10-minute stories that connect strongly along the arc of the themes. Performers will receive a modest stipend. This is not a story slam. It will offer an engagement between Tellers and the audience that is greater than the sum of its parts.


Please email any questions to:

 If you would like to dip a toe in this flow, here are the submission guidelines:

1 - It must be your own original story, up to 10 minutes long (shorter is good too)

2 - The story must be unambiguously related to the themes of loss, mourning, solace, and/or hope

(2.5 - It is ok if some people read pages to tell their story, memorization is not a priority)

3 - Send in your story, video is preferable, voice only is ok, all files will be deleted after selections

4 - Email it to this address:

5 - In that email also include:

 your name, story title, and email address

 The best way to reach you

 an introduction of yourself and your story - up to 150 words.

Send an email to:

( The Hospice of the Fisher Home is a non-profit hospice organization that provides in-home community-based care and support to dying people and their families in Hampshire

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