The Mudroom: Call for Storytellers

The Mudroom: Call for Storytellers

AVA Gallery’s quarterly story-telling series, The Mudroom, is looking for storytellers who can tell a good story related to the theme “Memories.” The event is on the evening of Thursday, December 14, 2023.

We would like to hear from storytellers of all ages and from all towns in the Upper Valley and beyond. Storytellers will be awarded an AVA membership and one guest ticket to the performance.

Stories are limited to no more than 10 minutes, must be true and autobiographical, not memorized, and must be told live (not read). If you have told a story at the last Mudroom, please wait until the next event to apply.

To submit your story, in fewer than 300 words give us a sketch of your true, personal story. Please don’t send essays, poems, folktales, speeches, or stand-up routines. Just tell us what your story is about and what happens in the end.

Please also include a brief biography of fewer than 100 words.

Story submissions and any questions may be directed to 

The deadline for story submissions is November 17. By November 21, we will select five or six stories from the submission pool and will contact storytellers.  Selected storytellers will be expected to attend a rehearsal held on Sunday, December 3, at 4:00pm at AVA.

Please spread the word to friends and family! 

The Mudroom Team

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