Ohio Order for the Preservation of Storytelling

Supporting the Art of Storytelling throughout Ohio.

Registration for the 2015 Ohio Storytelling Conference

2015 Ohio Storytelling Conference "Respect the Past, Focus Forward"

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March 28, 2015, 8 a.m. (registration) to 5 p.m. with evening concert. Centrally located at Ohio Dominican University, Columbus, Ohio

The OOPS! Conference Committee is excited to announce the 2015 Featured Teller: Adam Booth. For more information about Adam, see his web site: www.adam-booth.com.

Register on-line here

Read a full detailed description of the conference workshops with pictures of the presenters and links to their websites.

Workshops Descriptions

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House of Stories

I've just come across this interesting video site with stories and storytellers from around the world.


Posted by Gail Nyoka on April 2, 2015 at 2:35pm

News on Name Change

It's official. The Ohio Order for the Preservation of Storytelling will have a new name: Ohio Storytelling Network.

The name change vote took place at the annual meeting held during the Ohio Storytelling Conference on March 28, 2015.

It will become official at the 2016 event, which will celebrate the THIRTY YEAR anniversary of the Ohio Order for the Preservation of Storytelling.

The name change reflects the changed name of the National Storytelling Organization, and fits the… Continue

Posted by Janelle Reardon on April 1, 2015 at 12:28pm

A Terrific Conference and Concert

Aesop is alive and well, as demonstrated at the 2015 Ohio Storytelling Conference and Concert. Adam Booth presented an eye-opener of a keynote address on the theme "Respecting the Past, Focusing on the Future." He joined a stellar cast of workshop presenters throughout the day (see the conference page for details) whose workshops provided something for everyone from grade school through gray hairs, from novice to expert tellers, and in a wide range of professions. They came from all over:… Continue

Posted by Janelle Reardon on April 1, 2015 at 12:22pm

Moving Forward - Updating our Name - Ideas Encouraged!

A message from our president - Janelle Reardon:

When O.O.P.S! was created, nearly 30 years ago, the founders chose the name to parallel that of the national organization, National Association for the Preservation and Perpetuation of Storytelling (NAPPS). Times have changed. NAPPS became NSN, National Storytelling Network, a much simpler, descriptive name.

The board has decided to also choose a simpler name that both describes our mission and purpose with a neutral or positive…


Posted by Amy Frank-Hensley on March 21, 2015 at 1:56pm

Ohio Storytelling Conference -- Evening Concert

What could be better than an evening with Adam Booth, Barbara Eady, Kevin Cordi, Columbus Unscripted (improv troupe), and a wonderful youth storyteller from Watoto Village Storytellers? Tickets are just $5 at the door, at Matesich Theater, Ohio Dominican Universitiy in Columbus Ohio. (free for students & facultyl with i.d.). One hitch - the seats are old. Bring a seat cushion or small pillow. Concert is 7-9 p.m. We will take a stretch break midstream, followed by door prizes just right for… Continue

Posted by Janelle Reardon on March 21, 2015 at 9:23am

We welcome you at Ohio Dominican University

Come for the stories but also take some time to see Ohio Dominican University.  This is an oasis near the airport.  We have a Harry Potter style dining room and a wonderful campus full of stories including ghost stories and delightful students.   I have the rich honor of teaching…


Posted by Kevin Cordi on March 8, 2015 at 12:00pm


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