Barefoot Under the Storyteller Moon

art, theater, story & creativity

Intensives & Workshops Theme of the Year: 2015
The Little Prince, by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

(abbreviated performances as well)

:: A Selection of Special Events 2014 ::

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: starting to book Farmers' Market Events, and Library Programs for the year and will add them as confirmed :


January 31st: Storyteller Moon  will be sharing a story of Imbolic from the Barefoot Book "Celtic Memories"  with Irish and Scottish fare to follow, Celtic music, and the weaving of Bride's Wheels.  $25 per person, pre-registration required.


February 4th: Workshop: Books Without Words-Visual Literacy is Just the Beginning  at Penquis in Bangor: Visual literacy guides us from basic understanding to incredible imagination. Using a variety of titles with art work from simple to complicated, this program will explore a selection of books without words. We will then create such books of our own, in addition to comparison word sets.  Please register through SKCDC at


February 11th: Workshop: Books Without Words-Visual Literacy is Just the Beginning at KVYMCA in Augusta: Visual literacy guides us from basic understanding to incredible imagination. Using a variety of titles with art work from simple to complicated, this program will explore a selection of books without words. We will then create such books of our own, in addition to comparison word sets. Please register through SKCDC at





February 27th: 'Snowy' Story Hour at Mount View Elementary Library, Thorndike 5:30pm - 6:30pm



March: Eric Carle Month


March 2nd: Read Across America Day - Begins a week long program of Dr. Suess stories!


March 7th: World Read Aloud Day


March 12th - 16th: Maine Ag Week.  Storyteller Moon  will be part of the Read ME program again!


March 20th: Eric Carle's Birthday


April: Shel Silversein month


April 2nd: International Childrens Book Day


April 3rd: Annual Literacy Connections Conference, Thomas College Waterville. Presenting a session as Storyteller Moon at this conference. You may also wish to visit my booth! The theme of this year’s conference is “Celebrate Family Literacy”. 


April 5th: Spring Healing Arts Festival 10am - 5pm Fairfield Community Center.  The Autumn Healing Arts Festival will feature psychics, mediums,  and practitioners who specialize in wellness modalities for the mind, body and spirit. There will also be vendors with healthy, organic, and ecologically-friendly products. 


April 12th: D.E.A.R. "Drop Everything and Read"   National D.E.A.R. Day is a special reading celebration to remind and encourage families to make reading together on a daily basis a family priority. D.E.A.R. stands for "Drop Everything and Read" and April 12th, the birthday of beloved author Beverly Cleary is the official event date. Ramona Quimby, the program’s official spokesperson, is responsible for spreading the word and the love of reading. Storyteller Moon will be participating of course...stay tuned for updates!


April 12th - 17th: National Library Week! To find a local library here in Maine to visit with your child, please see


April 21st: HOPE Festival, Orono 


April 23rd: Hoping to be chosen as a "book giver" for World Book Night again this year!


April 26th: 21st Annual Kids, Kids, Kids Conference: Educare Central Maine. 56 Drummond Ave., Waterville.  7:45am -3pm Presenting "Story Improvisation Just for Fun!" A fun session of creating activities from imagination! Full of theater games and more, including a look inside “The Storyteller's Trunk” of costumes and props for inspiration and challenges! You'll also find puppets, books, and more available for purchase at my booth.   Register for the conference through SKCDC here


May 9th: Maine School Garden Days, Medomak Valley High School: The mission of the Maine School Garden Network is to promote and support educational gardens for youth, and to encourage school programs which teach healthy eating and environmental stewardship. This will be a wonderful celebration event! Barefoot Books, my fiber art, and more, will be available at the Storyteller Moon booth.


May 10th - 16th: Childrens Book Week


May 11th: Annual Stone Mountain Arts Center Mothers Day event!  You'll find a lot of my fiber and wood arts available at my booth.


June 6th & 7th: Maine Fiber Frolic  9am - 4pm  Windsor Fairgrounds A celebration of fiber animals, small farms, and the fiber arts; spinning, weaving, dyeing, felting and rug hooking. Numerous animals, demos, lectures, workshops, and products for all ages to enjoy! You'll find some of my Storyteller Moon fiber art here, along with Barefoot Books... and I'll be keeping company with Barefoot Books Team Member Dena Davis at this event. Admission $5/adults, $2/Seniors, and Children under 12 free.


June 2nd : Unity Barnraisers Community Market 9am - 1pm


June 21st: Summer Solstice in the Garden A benefit for Waterville Area Hospice Volunteers, held at Fieldstone Gardens in Vassalboro, with fairy houses, garden workshops, and more. I'm extremely happy to be returning to this event with art and books and other useful things, and perhaps a bit of storytelling as well.


July 27th: Maine Artisans Bread Fair, Skowhegan Fairgrounds, Storyteller Moon will be at the Maine Artisan Bread Fair in Skowhegan with a small variety of items for sale as well... and 20% of all sales will be going to the Maine Farmland Trust! Come see me!


August 5th & 6th: The Western Maine Storytelling Festivalcelebrating the art of storytelling in downtown Farmington, Maine. Show me a copy of  the Storyteller Moon ad from the festival program, and receive a 20% discount on any  Storyteller Moon event booked in August.


All of September: Roald Dahl stories featured 


September 8th: International Literacy Day


September 13th: Roald Dahl Day!


September 20th, 21st & 22nd: Common Ground Fair, Unity. Performing while "roving"


September 29th: Puppets for Peace Day!  International Puppets for Peace Day was initiated after the events of  9/11. The inspiration for it was the image of many hearts and hands around the world focusing on the good. You are invited to join the many others on six continents and celebrate Peace through Story and Puppetry. There can be puppet shows big and small, in public venues, in the quiet of your home, in classroom, school community, well practiced, or spontaneous. They all contribute to the powerful joy-bringing healing of the world. Sharing puppet stories that let goodness shine out, that bring to life cooperation between people, that warm our hearts and make us laugh with the wonder of life, can become story seeds that help us understand the world, and all that is unique and universal in it's people. It is held on Michaelmas Day, September 29th, a day to remind us we can be courageous in the face of chaos, and the "dragons" of the world.



October 3rd: Make It Matter Day, a national volunteer day of reading, writting and learning.


October 5th: Read for the Record Day.  Readers around the world will attempt to breal the world record for largest shared reading experiance in history.  Something I look forward to participating in each year, so be on the look-out, Storyteller Moon may be coming to a school or library near you!


November 3rd: RIF turns 46!  Celebrate with  Storyteller Moon! Please see the Reading and Book Exchanges page, under the "New Books for Free" heading to learn more about Storyteller Moon's free books program.


November 12th - 16th: National Young Readers Week


December 7th: Annual Stone Mountain Arts Center Holiday Event!


:: Monthly Story Hour Themes featuring Barefoot Books ::

January: The Barefoot Storyteller will be sharing a Celtic Tale from the Barefoot Book "Celtic Memories". Learn a story of Imbolic and the weaving of Bride's Wheel

February:  Reading "The Great Race" for Chinese New Year. Later in the month, sharing  Fairy Tales from one of the Barefoot Books.

March: "What's This? The Story of a Seed"

April:  Vegetarian cooking class with the kids and other activities along with a reading of the Barefoot Book "Herb the Vegetarian Dragon"

May: Fairy tea party with the kids and other activities along with  readings from Barefoot Books.

June: "An Island in the Sun" 

July: "Whole World"  Sing around the planet, from high in the mountains to low in the valleys, in every town and every city, and with all the fish and birds, trees and flowers!

August: "My Granny Went to Market"

September: "The Beeman"

October: "The Giantic Turnip"

November: "The Story of Diivali"

December: "Fireside Stories"


:: Other Monthly Story Hour Themes :: 

(following the school year )


September: "Dark Emperor & Other Poems of the Night" by Joyce Sidman

plus favorite Roald Dahl stories

October: autumn themed stories

and "Stellaluna" by Janell Cannon

November: harvest themed stories

and "Wild Child" by Lynn Plourde

December: winter themed stories

and "Winter Waits" by Lynn Plourde

January - February: please see the  Jan Brett  page

March : Celtic themed stories

and "Spring's Sprung" by Lynn Plourde

and it's also Dr. Suess  month!

April : gardening and growing stories

May: fairy stories

June: "Summer's Vacation" by Lynn Plourde