New Location: Toco Tellers Cluster

The  Toco Tellers are moving back to the TocoHill/Avis G. Williams Library on Thursday August 6th.  We will meet from 10 to 12:00.  We will have a cluster group on the first Thursday of each month.  Please check with the staff for the location of the meeting room.  We will be presenting several programs  of stories for various group of the Library.  We are looking forward to their Fall Spooky Stories.  And what fun that always is!  Puma cats, haunted houses, dancing pants, magic potions and witches ensure an exciting evening.

We are grateful to the staff of the Life Enrichment  Center for the months of warm welcome that we felt there.  We needed a space while the new Toco Hill Library was being built and the people at the Center were gracious and took care of all of us. Several of our Southern Order of Storytellers were attracted to classes there and took Spanish, various Computer courses, and explored other new skills.

SOS News Update, June 22, 2009

The National Museum of Patriotism needs you, and your patriotic stories for July 4th!

Brush up on your patriotic tales and join SOS members for a program at this new museum, located adjacent to Centennial Park.  The museum has no funds for paying tellers, but it’s willing to help sell materials and advertise our stories.
Programs are planned at noon and 4 pm, each lasting 1 hour. Tellers can share the stage, as the audience will be moving through the museum and around Centennial Park.
What better way to spend some time on the 4th of July than telling patriotic stories!?!
For more information, or to sign up, contact Janice Butt at or 404.377.2704


Like to scrapbook? SOS needs a scrapbooking/historian to help display the organization’s quarter century history. Please contact Feriel Feldman, 404-636-4090,


Are you a Public Relations whiz? Or, do you know someone who can help write news releases or compose compelling announcements for the news media and social networking sites? SOS needs someone to help our organization get timely, interesting news items and other p.r. materials into the right hands. Please contact Feriel Feldman, 404-636-2702,, if you or someone you know is interested.


We’ve got the signs, if you’ve got the time! SOS needs someone to make sure our street signs are in place before SOS events. If you’d like to be in charge of this task, don’t hesitate to contact Feriel Feldman, 404-636-2702,


Tellabration! Sat., Nov. 21, 8p
Thanksgiving Stories @ The Carter Library, Nov. 27, 2p
Winter StoryFest – Friday/Saturday, Jan. 29 & 30, 2010
Flag Flyin’ 4th @ the Carter Library, July 4, 2010, 2p

SOS Annual Picnic

Saturday, June 13, 4:30 – 6:30pm

at Unitarian Universalist Congregation (UUCA)

(1911 Cliff Valley Way – Off Briarcliff between NDruid Hills and Clairmont …. or take access road from I-85 at NDH Rd.)

POTLUCK – so bring your best!
4:30 – 5:00 FOOD collection in kitchen
5:00 – 5:30 EAT and schmooze
5:30 – 5:45 SOS Meeting (of sorts)
5:45 – 6:30 ERNI has tons of fun things planned.  We hope CLUSTERS have planned to perform.





Storytelling SlamFest, May 29-31

The Southern Order of Storytellers is co-sponsoring the Storytelling SlamFest with the Academy Theater in Avondale Estates on Friday, May 29, Saturday, May 30, and Sunday, May 31.

The schedule for the weekend festival is below:

On May 29th, the show opens with Battles of the Stories and the evening features, Robert Drake, Brian Phillips, Warren Jacob, Grace Hawthorne, Barry Stewart-Mann and Aaron Gottlieb.

On Saturday, May 30th storytelling workshops plus and open mike event will be conducted throughout the day.  Please see schedule below:

10:30 AM – Noon – Kid’s Story Workshop featuring Natalie Jones

12:00 – 1:15 – Family/Kids Story Performance

1:30 PM- 3:30 PM – Three (3) different workshops
1) Gathering Family Stories
2) Beginning Stortelling for Adults
3) Bringing your Stories to Life with Movement & Gestures

4:00 PM- 6:00 PM Open Mike

On the evening of May 30th, the show features Phil Kaplan, Jenny Clark, the Thoroughly Modern Senior Ensemble of the Academy Theatre, Esther Culver, Matthew Kahler, Gateway Performance Productions and a Liars Contest with the ending line of the story – BECAUSE AFTER SWINE FLU, PIRATES JUST AREN’T WHAT THEY USED TO BE.

On Sunday May 31st, the show starts at 2:00 PM and Sacred Storytelling will be the theme of the performance featuring Janice Butt, Connie Dodge and Rabbi Joshua Lesser.

Tickets are $10 per day or $25 for all three days.  For more information please visit or email at or call the Academy box office: 404-474-8332.

The flyer is available for download here.

Introducing a new SOS Blog!

I am so pleased to present a new website for the Southern Order of Storytellers! Not only can we now find all information about our organization in one place, but we have a blog.

What does this mean – a blog? The SOS Blog is a venue for SOS members to present their philosophy of storytelling, the history of their favorite stories, their story development process, favorite anecdotes, etc.

In the next several months, we will begin having a different SOS member write a new post at least once every two weeks. This will help you get to know our members and deepen your understanding and knowledge of the storytelling world.

We’ll include photos and links and allow you to make comments and discuss posts from this website.

Enjoy and see you back soon!