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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

Now Available!

"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 for further information and admission fees.


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 term

Watch for Lauretta at...

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!
Thank you for a wonderful program!"

Regards, Gordon Humphrey WKXL AM&FM

Tea and Tales


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.

2014 Schedule

  • 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
Doors open at 7pm stories begin at 7:30pm
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
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
Taylor Home
VA Home
Golden Crest
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

"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."
Ruth Niven