Lauretta is a founding member of the Central New Hampshire Storytelling Guild.
She is Co-Founder of the
Granite State Storytelling Swap
Founder of the New Hampshire Storytelling Alliance
Recipient of the Crystal Crown Award, a national award for Storytelling Service.
She is also a member of:
Southern New Hampshire Storytelling Guild
New Hampshire Writers Project
LANES The League for the Advancement of New England Storytelling
The National Storytelling Network Former Northeast Regional Director
Lauretta Phillips has been telling stories Professionally since 1987. She writes most of her own stories but her repertoire also includes folk tales, fairy tales, legends, urban tales, tall tales, small tales, cat tales, rat tales, and just plain tales.
She has told stories at churches, schools, inns, retirement centers, women's organizations, seniors groups, and for radio and television in New England and the Mid West, on her own and as a part of the duet Sisters Too.
"Lauretta is an amazing storyteller who always holds her audience in the grip of her charm. She is also a spectacular storytelling coach, mentor, and workshop leader. I learn more from Lauretta in one hour of her time than I have in many seminars and classroom situations. She is your go-to person, not only for her performing talents but her leadership and teaching abilities as well"
Sue McPhee, MEd, M.A., Storyteller, Acress, Author
"Lauretta reaches people of all ages with her stories. We loved having her at our Mother/Daughter banquet. Her stories brought us to tears of laughter and touched our hearts."
Gayla, Mother of five
"Lauretta's stories sizzle with energy. A wicked sense of humor and keen insight are hallmarks of her storytelling."
Elizabeth Ellis, Circle of Excellence Award winning storyteller
"Down The Path at Gramma's"
Audio CD from "Sisters Too"
"My Gal Sal"
Audio CD from Lauretta Phillips
© 2006 - 2014 Lauretta Phillips
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Come, sit down, let me tell you a story.
I will tell you tales of old and of new. I will take you on journeys to places you have fond memories of, or to places you have never been. I will take you to old places filled with God and to young places filled with love. We will go to the places of laughter and tears.
When I have told you all my stories, I will sit quietly and listen to your stories. And when we are through, we will sit together, quiet, in that space between dark and dawn and listen as the earth breathes her stories into the silence.
Come, sit down, let me tell you a story.
White Mountain Storytelling Festival
September 26 - 28 2014 Waterville Valley, NH
Produced by New Hampshire Storytelling Alliance
Featured teller - Odds Bodkin
Ghost Stories September 26, 2014 -Friday night at the Waterville Valley Town Square gazebo 7:30pm
Festival activities Saturday, September 27, 2014 begins at 11:00am and ends at 9:00pm
16th annual Waterville Valley Chili Cook-off 12 noon - 2:00 pm
Great stories begin with a family story program at 11:00 am - 12 noon
2:30pm - 3:30pm - Family and Adult stories by Odds Bodkin - The Meeting Place
3:30pm - 4:30pm Two venues - Rey Center for younger kids and families- The Meeting Place - stories for adults and older kids
7:30pm - 9:00pm Special Concert - Odds Bodkin - The Meeting Place
Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 9:30am Sacred Stories - location TBA
Check with www.nhstorytelling.org for further information and admission fees.
LOOK FOR HER AT... A Time To Grow - One Day Storytelling Retreat - date and location TBA
Granite State Story Swap
May 3, 2014 - Seacoast Science Center Featuring Jay O'Callahan, Marshfield, MA
Rock Lake Christian Assembly Women's Retreat
7389 Vestaburg Road - P.O. Box 340 - Vestaburg, MI 48891-0340
National Storytelling Festival
Jonesborough, TN - October 3-5, 2014
White Mountain Storytelling Festival - Waterville Valley, NH - September 26-28, 2014
Cornerhouse Inn, Sandwich, NH
NHTI - Tellabration!, November 22, 2014
Rivier College - Nashua NH - fall termWatch for Lauretta at... www.highlandlakeinn.com
Also watch for stories and articles by me in the MUSELETTER, STORYTELLER MAGAZINE, THE ANDOVER BEACON
"You 'guys' are so good! What relief to put aside the cares of the world and listen to you two carrying on!.....You're fantastic! Probably better than you know. Don't feel modest about carrying on at great lengths, before turning to recorded story-tellers. The more you two tell us, the better! Them other guys are OK, but you're out of this world!Regards, Gordon Humphrey WKXL AM&FM
Thank you for a wonderful program!"
Tea and Tales
STORIES FOR ADULTS AND FAMILIES
Franklin Public Library
310 Central Street, Franklin, NH
the last Tuesday of each month.
Here is the 2014 schedule.
Last Tuesday of each month. Everyone welcome. Refreshments provided. Donations accepted.
Doors open at 7pm stories begin at 7:30pm
- January 28 ~ Jackson Gillman, MA
- February 25 ~ Lauretta Phillips, Andover, NH
- March 26 ~ Ruth Niven - Franklin, NH
- April 29 ~ Cora Ciampi - Gorham, NH
- May 27 ~ Ellen Secci - Dover, NH
- June 24 ~ Rona Leventhal - MA
- July 29 ~ Peter Brodeur - Elkins, NH
- August 26 ~ Anne Marie Forer - Warwick, RI
- September 30 ~ Simon Brooks - New London, NH
- October 28 ~ Fabulous Four ~George, Peter, Ruth & Lauretta ~Ghosts, Goblins, Black Cats & Brew~
- November 25 ~ George Radcliff, Webster, NH
- December ~ No program
Featured teller begins 8:10
Everyone welcome - Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult
Addmission free - Donations gladly accepted
Produced by Lauretta Phillips firstname.lastname@example.org
The Story Place with Sisters' Too
Concord TV Cable Channel 25,
Monthly Storytelling TV Program
Story Space in Campbridge
Snowy Owl Inn - Waterville Valley NH
Whole Family Services in Plymouth
Stonewall Farm, Keene NH
Hillsborough Deering Elementary School
Tracey Library, New London NH
NHTI 2009,2010,2011, 2012
Rivier College - 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Tale Spinners Café' (2 ˝ years)
Colby Sawyer College Radio "the Talking Stick (13 years)
Tellebration 1992 ~ 2012
White Mountian Storytelling Festival @ Waterville Valley, NH 2011, 2012, 2013
Christian Storytellers Conference, IL
Western Maine Storytelling Festival @ Union, ME
Granite State Story Swap
Wood Crest Village
Silk Farm Audubon Society, Concord, NH
Massabesic Audubon Society, Manchester, NH
Newfound Lake Audubon Society, Newfound Lake, NH
Corner House Inn, Sandwich, NH
Highland Lake Inn, NH
Granite State Storytelling Festival 2009 - New London, NH
Byron Elementary School
High Oaks Middle School ST Andrews Elementary School -Manchester, NH
Lexington Library - Lexington, MA
Arlington Library - Arlington, MA
Country Brook Living Center - Brookhaven MS
Presidential Oaks - Concord, NH
Clough Center at New London Hospital New London, NH
Claire Bridge Assisted Living Center - Lansing, MI
Delta Mills Senior Center - Lansing, MI
Nashau Senior Center - Nashau NH
Out of the Blue /Story Space- Cambridge, MA
CCTV - Concord
ANDOVER TV- Andover, NH
"Your stories and the transition from one to the other in this program was seamless. The flow was excellent. The stories carried us to many different emotional places."
Wess Chauncy - Storyteller and Cheryl Sminard at the Corner House Inn.
"Last night you allowed your love for storytelling to shine through every word you said - yes I liked your story, but I really liked the way you told it - I believe you gave everyone there last night a true gift of yourself."