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White Mountain Storytelling Festival

Friday to Sunday, September 13-15, 2019

** Stay tuned for information on this year's White Mountain Storytelling Festival **

Plymouth State University
17 High Street
Plymouth, NH 03264

Produced by New Hampshire Storytelling Alliance

Download the event poster.

Costs for the festival are:

  • Full festival: $25 non-NHSA member / $20 NHSA member
  • Thursday, evening single event: $5 adult
  • Saturday, daytime single event: $5 adult
  • Saturday, daytime only: $15 adult
  • Saturday, evening concert: $10 all ages

Free for children under 12. PSU students can attend free with ID.

Register online to reserve your spot for the White Mountain Storytelling Festival and to purchase tickets for the event.

For more information, contact the NHSA Event Manager at or Phone: (603) 735-5965

2018 Featured Teller - Sheila Arnold Jones

Sheila Arnold currently resides in Hampton, VA. She is the CEO and Lead Performer of History’s Alive! and her major focus is performing, managing and marketing this flourishing business.

Through History’s Alive! Sheila has given over 600 presentations for schools, churches, professional organizations and museums in 26 states.

In addition, she contracts with Colonial Williamsburg Foundation to present Historic Character Interpretation and teach teachers at their Summer Teachers Institute. Sheila has twice been one of the featured “regional” Storytellers at the Colonial Williamsburg Storytelling Festival. 

She often uses her creative talents to do creative writing and/or drama workshops with children and teens, and has been called on to be a motivational speaker for high school students and young adults on many occasions.

Learn more about Ms. Sheila on her website.

2018 Schedule of Events

Thursday, September 13th

6:30 to 8:30pm - Story Slam 
Place: Merrill Place Conference Center

Friday, September 14th

7:30pm - Ghost Stories
Many hair raising stories and many tellers. 
Place: The green in the center of campus if weather allows, or perhaps the church or Merrill

Saturday, September 15th - Events All Day

10am - Children’s Concert 
Place: Merrill

10am - New Hampshire Talkers  
Place: Merrill (wall up to divide the room for these two)

11:15 am to 12:30pm - Raising Our Voices
Place: Merrill (open wall if audience is big enough to necessitate)

Noon Break

2:30pm – 3:30pm - Featured Teller Family Concert
Teller: Sheila Arnold Jones
Place: Merrill

4pm to 5:15pm - Family Concert
Place: Merrill

7:30pm – 9:00pm - Featured Teller Evening Concert
Teller: Sheila Arnold Jones
Place: Merrill

Sunday, September 16

9:00am to 11:00am - Sacred Stories 
Place: Merrill

Lodging for the White Mountain Storytelling Festival

Econo Lodge
304 Main Street (US Rt3)
Plymouth, NH 03264
(603) 536-2330
General Manager: Roy Patel

Two queen beds. With 10% discount:

  • Thursday: $90.00
  • Friday: $144.00
  • Saturday: $158.00
Pilgrim Inn & Cottages
307 US-3
Plymouth, NH 03264
(603) 536-1319
Reservations (800) 216-1900
Cottage Prices similar but vary by size.
​Large cottage sleeps 8+ $299 per night
  • Thursday 1 bed: $69.00
  • Thursday 2 bed: $79.00
  • Friday: $129.00
  • Saturday: $149.00

Fairfield Inn & Suites (Marriott)
12 Ridgeview Lane
Plymouth, NH 03264
(603) 536-0100
(603) 536-0139

Discounts won’t apply after Sept 1.

  • Thursday: $139.00
  • Friday: $269.00
  • Saturday: $300.00

Register Online for the White Mountain Storytelling Festival

Register online to reserve your spot for the White Mountain Storytelling Festival and to purchase tickets for the event.

For more information, contact the NHSA Event Manager at or Phone: (603) 735-5965.