New Hampshire Storytelling Alliance

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Granite State Story Swap

altMay 2023

Stay tuned for 2023 program details

Canterbury Shaker Village
288 Shaker Road
Canterbury, NH

Produced by New Hampshire Storytelling Alliance.

$25. $15 members in good standing. Memberships available at registration.

The cost for the entire day includes:

  • Continental breakfast 
  • Lunch (vegetarian option)
  • Admission to the keynote address 
  • 6 Story Swaps
  • Swapping Ground Concert (names will be drawn from a hat)
  • Free parking

Doors open for registration at 8:00 am. The day ends at 4:30 pm. You can purchase tickets for this concert below or at the door on the day of the concert.

2022 Featured Speaker - Tony Toledo

Tony Toledo of Beverly, Massachusetts is the featured speaker at the New Hampshire Storytelling Alliance’s 16th annual Granite State Story Swap (GSSS). on Saturday, May 7 at Canterbury Shaker Village, Canterbury, New Hampshire.

Tony Toledo has been telling stories to pay his bills since the end of the 20th Century. He has made elementary students jump, laugh and clap. When he opens his mouth he always shoots for magic. He modestly said that he doesn't always hit it, but always aims high. One proof of his successful aim came In 2014 when he was surprised with the Brother Blue and Ruth Hill Storytelling Award by NEST (North East Storytelling)

Tony is the past President of the Board of NEST, the EMCEE  Emeritus of Speak Up Spoken Word Open Mic in Lynn, MA (which he hosted every Wednesday for seven years), Corn Party Host for 29 years, and the Pie Potluck and Pie Story Swap Host every January for 14 years at the Beverly Library (80 people, 40 pies and 14 Stories). Tony is 64 years old but claims to read at a 69 year old level.



Program Details

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Morning begins with 8:00 am registration, light breakfast, and opening announcements.

Keynote with Tony Toledo begins at 9 am.

Story Swap is your first chance to tell your story. 

Lunch while supplies last, and a chance to get together and talk story! Take a walk around the beautiful Shaker Village grounds. 

Then comes our Swapping Grounds concert with names being drawn from a hat!

Another story swap and then a closing concert by Tony Toledo.

Venue Information

Stay tuned for details.