The Mudroom

AVA Gallery’s Quarterly Story-Telling Series

We would like to hear from storytellers of all ages and from all towns in the Upper Valley and beyond. We welcome first-time storytellers! We don’t expect polished or perfect performances, just true stories told from the heart. Storytellers will be awarded an AVA membership and one guest ticket to the performance.

Stories are limited to 10 minutes and must be factual and autobiographical, not memorized, and must be told live (not read). 

To submit your story, call (802) 448-2088. Please leave us your name and email, and briefly summarize your story and its ending. 

You may also email us at, and in fewer than 300 words, tell us what your story is about and what happens in the end. Please don’t send us an essay or a complete written version of your story! 

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

If you are not selected, please try again!

Send your story submissions and questions to

The Mudroom Team:

Sally Bacon
Helen Clark
Judith Hertog
Mike Lovell
Lianne Moccia
Sheryl Trainor

Upcoming Mudrooms

These events are made possible by member and donor support.