Tellabration ™, which goes back to 1988, is a worldwide festival of storytelling, bringing tellers together to share story, build community, and benefit the craft of storytelling. It is generally an in-person event, sometimes a formal performance and sometimes a casual evening of stories. The goal of this project is to bring Tellabration to the digital world where podcasts of all sizes and stripes are doing creative, innovative, and imaginative storytelling. Tellabration is traditionally opened with this Proclamation:

In the name of storytelling

Saturday, November 19th

Is hereby proclaimed to be


The Worldwide Event of Storytelling

At this very moment

Across six continents

In 40 states

And nine countries

From Sacramento to Savannah

Boise to Barcelona

West Virginia to West Indies

and across the globe at

Over 300 audiences are gathered for

This spectacular storytelling event!

Without further delay,

In joy and anticipation…

Let the stories begin!