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Story Sundays -- Our 16th Season: 2014-2015

If you're one of those people who lingers in your car long after reaching a destination just to hear the end of Garrison Keillor's "The News from Lake Wobegon" or Ira Glass on "This American Life," then Story Sundays may be for you.

Story Sundays is a long running storytelling dinner series for adults. Over 7,300 people (family and friends, book clubs, Red hat ladies, people celebrating birthdays or anniversaries, etc.) have enjoyed our special banquets which combine splendid stories with fabulous food. The Glen Sanders Mansion is an historic home which is now one of the finest restaurants / hotels in the area.

Click here to watch Kent Busman and Harlan Ratmeyer tell at our January 27, 2013 Story Sunday. (FYI This video takes several seconds to load.)

Read what our customers say about Story Sunday.

We are very proud to have presented our one hundredth storytelling dinner in October 2012.

1 Glen Avenue, Scotia, NY, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

$35 per person (includes entertainment, 3 course dinner, coffee/tea, tax and tip)
Bring someone new and you each save $3 (only one discount/person).
Pay at the door using cash or checks made out to "Story Circle" .

Reservations: (518) 384-1700    Kate@KateDudding.com     Please indicate how many of each entree is desired.

Our 16th Season: 2014 - 2015
Sept. 28 Julia Child and Other Remarkable People

Betty Cassidy and Kate Dudding

Two captivating storytellers share tales of bold, loving women, like Julia Child, and other people who you'll wish you had met.

Photo of Betty Cassidy Photo of Kate Dudding

Click here to watch Betty tell the folktale "The Edge of the World."

Click here to watch Kate tell the story "Remembering Marilyn Monroe."

Appetizer: Baby Greens Salad with Poached Pears, Grapes, Goats Cheese & Champagne Vinaigrette.
Entrée: Classic Roasted Chicken with lemon and rosemary butter, sautéed vegetables, duchess potatoes.
Dessert: Chocolate almond cake, vanilla whipped cream, fresh raspberries.
Note: a vegetarian option is also available.

Nov. 2 Stories to Nourish Your Soul

Eshu Bumpus and Motoko

These nationally known, award winning storytellers share heartfelt stories from Africa, Japan and next door.

Click here to watch Motoko tell one of her personal stories My Long Hair.

Photo of Eshu Bumpus Photo of Motoko

Mediterranean Chicken;
Garlic and Hot Pepper Steak; or
Rigatoni, Butternut Squash, Soft Cinnamon Mascarpone, Sage-Butter Broth, Shaved Manchego.

Jan. 25 Listening to the Whisper

Three Spirits: Kent Busman, Alden (Joe) Doolittle, and Harlan Ratmeyer

Sometimes the quiestest times are the most important. Kent, Joe and Harlan share stories of these moments, each in his own special storytelling style.

Photo of Three Spirits

Click here to watch Kent tell the Native American story from the Pacific Northwest "How Raven Freed the Daylight and How Loon Lost Her Voice."

Click here to watch Joe tell his personal story "Pop's Whisper."

Chicken Cutlet, Basil Marinated Plum Tomatoes, Provolone, Capellini Twist, Parmesan Cream;
Pork Chop with Sage and Apple Chutney; or
Pasta Primavera with Fresh Vegetables.

Mar. 15 Stories at the End of the Rainbow

Lorraine Hartin-Gelardi and Karen Pillsworth

Lorraine Hartin-Gelardi and Karen Pillsworth know that a good story is worth its weight in gold. Their treasury of traditional Celtic tales and original stories flavored with a drop of Irish magic will keep you laughing and bring a tear to your eye.

Photo of Lorraine Hartin-Gelardi Photo of Karen Pillsworth

Click here to watch Lorraine tell a story called Truth and Story.

Click here to watch Karen tell one of her personal stories called The Extra Chair .

Corned Beef and Cabbage; Crisp Potato and Herb Crusted Salmon; or Vegetarian Stuffed Cabbage Rolls.

Apr. 26 Stories for the Moon of Earth Waking

Joseph Bruchac and Jesse Bruchac

A program of traditional winter time tales and Native American music featuring drum, flute and vocals offered by Abenaki father & son storytellers Joseph and Jesse Bruchac

Photo of Joseph Bruchac Photo of Jesse Bruchac

Click here to watch Joseph and Jesse tell the Native American story "Gluskabe and the Wind Eagle".

Chicken Parmesan; Baked Scrod; or Eggplant Parmesan.

With appreciation to our 2014-2015 Sponsors:
The O'Toole, Lilley, Gross Group
Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management

What our customers are saying:

A great evening out.
Best entertainment value in the Capital District.
Enjoyable and unusual entertainment at a venue with good food -- and the price was more than reasonable!
A charming, intimate entertainment with a personal touch.
Outstanding and interesting with a friendly atmosphere.
A wonderful way to spend a Sunday night: entertaining, humorous, deep and moving.
A warm and wonderful evening of excellent entertainment and good food.

Click here for a published article about Story Sundays.

Click here for information about our past Story Sunday seasons.

Story Sundays is a charter member of the Hudson Valley Storytelling Alliance.