Do Tell Story Swap
Call for more info: 707-539-3642
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April 14, 2020 Do Tell Story Swap is cancelled 
Please check in again for information about May 12th Swap.

Valley Village Community Center
6401 Country Club Dr., Rohnert Park 94928
Please see directions below.

Dear Storytellers and Listeners,

We are complying with Sonoma County's directive regarding gatherings at this time. We wish you all safety and health. We will update this web site in mid-April regarding future Swaps so please check in. Thank you!

Sonoma County Do Tell Story Swap meets the second Tuesday of every month from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Please join us to share the oral tradition of storytelling with positive tales
of all kinds. Be a listener, be a storyteller, or be both!
​​Story Swap is a relaxed friendly venue and we welcome you to listen, but truly hope you will share your own stories. They can be from your own life or traditional ones you have read or heard. Stories are told and not read. They can be up to 5 minutes, not more than 7 minutes. We especially encourage people to work on their story with us in a nonjudgmental atmosphere. 

The doors officially open at 6:45pm, we begin promptly at 7, take a break at 8 for socializing and snacks and end at 9pm. Snacks are always welcome.

Suggested donation: $3 to $5

Our Story Swap is a scent-free venue for the comfort of everyone. Thank you.

For more information, call Elaine at 707-539-3642 or email

​​Proceed on Highway 101 to the Rohnert Park Expressway exit, then head east. Continue on Rohnert Park Expressway for approximately 1 mile. Turn right onto Country Club Drive, then turn right into Valley Village mobile home park. The Community Building is straight ahead; park in front or along the boundary wall.

MC Robin Whealdon reads theTellabration! Proclamation.​
New Event: Open Mic at Sonoma County Central Library
Micro abierto de la Biblioteca Central
3rd and E Streets, 
Santa Rosa
​3rd Saturday monthy
3:00-5:00 pm
For adults and teens

Music, poetry, comedy, spoken word, and more. Join us 3-5pm in the Central Library Forum Room. Slots are 5-10 minutes long and space is limited, so please register in advance. An electric piano is available for performers. Refreshments and snacks will be provided. All ages welcome.

Música, poesía, comedia, spoken word, y más. Acompáñenos de las 3-5pm en la Sala de Foro de la Biblioteca Central. Cada intérprete tendrá 5-10 minutos y el registro estará limitado a las primeras 15 personas. Favor de registrarse con anticipación. Un piano eléctrico estará disponible para los interpretes. Habrá unos refrescos y botanas. Todas las edades están bienvenidas.

Check Library web site for more info: 

Do Tell story tellers from left: Katy Mangan Brandon Spars, Lisbeth Castilo-Alcaraz, Evelyn Hardesty, Sharon Elwell, and Elaine Stanely.
Brandon Spars and Lisbeth Castilo-Alcaraz spin their tales.
Elaine Stanley and Sharon Elwell entertain.
Katy Mangan's audience is drawn into the story.
Tellabration! 2019
Thank you to our sponsors the Sonoma County Library, the Storytelling Association of California (SAC) and Petaluma Minuteman Press and to all our wonderful tellers and listeners.

Do Tell Story Swap storytellers gave a free live storytelling event for teens and adults at the Sebastopol Regional Library on November 23 to celebrate this world wide day of storytelling.
Rick Roberts - Guest Teller at March Do Tell Story Swap

An appreciative audience welcomed Rick Roberts as a guest teller in March. He started the evening with a personal story about his hero, Oscar Charleston. According to some knowledgeable about the game, including Joe DiMaggio, Oscar Charleston was the best baseball player who ever lived – but relatively few people ever saw him play. You can read more of the summary of Rick's story (and the other stories told) on our monthly story summary page tab above.
A lively panel discussion with Rick, Katy Mangan and Robin Whealdon followed with focus on the process for finding and developing stories.