Breaking News Author – Storyteller Carolyn Stearns launches 2 new novels on the book market!! July 31 How Far is Safe? was launched. My next novel Mystic Girl -launched March 12 2-4 at Mansfield Public Library
As we reopen the world post pandemic let me help you celebrate with a live social distanced performance! (Zoom performance still available)
How does storytelling via Zoom relate? Here is a comment from my online Greenwich Library Tellabration:
“Wow! Carolyn, I just attended the Greenwich Library Tellabration. You told two fabulous stories! I was mesmerized!! You were informative, so inspiring, and very soothing. I loved losing myself in your stories and totally forgetting our current nonsensical reality.
Thank You!!” Judy Petersen
Quote about How Far is Safe? from a reader: “I just read your book cover to cover and loved it. A story of friendship, resilience, community, hospitality, and so much more.”
April-May Storytelling Residency New Britain grade 1
May 6 2pm Juniper Hill Housing Complex Storytelling Program
May 13 Colchester Middle Schools Empty Bowls author event
May 15 Nixon Hills author/vendor fair Marlborough
May 21 Norwalk Carousel of Reading
May 24 Avon Schools storytelling residency
June 5 Mansfield Historical Society Grand Opening Stearns 250 years exhibit
June 7,8,9 Riverside School Stamford Play-in-a-Day
June 11 Creamery Brook Bison Festival on the Farm 12-4 Storytelling and books Brooklyn CT
July 9 Book event – Kid Fair River Bend Norwich
June 25 Donkey Show – Announcing
July 20 Tolland Summer K 10 a.m. Birch Grove School
September 18 Guilford Fair – Announcing
Oct 17 Spooky Night 7 p.m. Harkness State Park
Nov 19-20 Ashford Vendor & Craft Fair
Nov 26 Camp Ingersoll
March 12 Launch Party for Mystic Girl my new middle grade novel 2-4 Mansfield Public Library
March 19-20 Hebron Maple Fest – Books and Stories at The Eeyore and Donkey Museum
March 26 UCONN Equine Symposium 8:30-2 Vendor fair with books
February 1,8,15,22 Book group Willimantic Public Library w/ CT Humanities
Feb 10, 24 March 10 CT Humanities Book group at Willimantic Public Library
Wed Dec 15 The Breadbox Concert Series 7pm to benefit the Covenant Soup Kitchen. St Paul’s church Valley St Willimantic Folk music and story!
Nov-Dec Canterbury Elementary School residency grade 1
Oct 21 6:30 p.m. adult Spooky Stories at Willimantic Public Library
Oct 16-17 10-4 Waters Farm Festival Sutton MA, announcing, storytelling, books for sale
Oct 23 1:30 Mansfield Public Library Donkey Day Come meet Jewel the donkey
Nov 21 Camp Ingersoll Family Campfire and storytelling Portland
**August 14, 2021 debut novel “How Far is Safe?” Book Launch Celebration AUG 14 1-4 at the Donkey & Eeyore Museum Hebron CT
October 2 Children’s Book Fair with Willimantic Public Library at Memorial Park Main St 10-2
Sept 19 Guilford Fair Donkey Show
July 24 Private engagement
July 26 Winthrop School New London
Aug 12 Tolland Family Resource Center Storytelling
Aug 19 TBD Book Signing at Mansfield Public Library
Aug 21 Book Signing at G. M. Thompson & Sons Rte 44 Mansfield Depot CT
Aug 26 Camp Hawk Got Talent Tolland
Aug 28 Brooklyn Fair Donkey Demonstration announcer
Aug 29 Brooklyn Fair Goat Show announcer
June 7 Hale School Storytelling
July 7 Tolland Family Resource Center Storytelling
CT Storytelling Festival April 23, 24, 2021 ONLINE
I performed Magdalena’s American Dream and offer my workshop “My Roots are Showing – Collecting and Telling Family Stories”
Here is a comment about the performance:
Jefferson School New Britain
Danbury Library Revolutionary War Stories
Sub – Base Library Books and Stories Program with CT Humanities
Hubbell School students with CT Storytelling Center
Residency Canterbury Elementary School ( performed partial before Covid lockdown) via Zoom
Tellabration with Griswold School February 2021
Selected Past Events
Warehouse Point Library for CT Humanities
Greenwich Library Tellabration via Zoom
June 1Online CT Humanities and CT Storytelling program CCSU online in June
Apr 24-25 CT Storytelling Festival New London performance & workshop on Historical Family stories (Did a 15 minute contribution to virtual event)
May 7 Hartford Public Library Mother’s Day program – was performed online due to Covid19
12/4,11, Jan 15/22 Hubbell School Bristol Residency in Second Grade
11/30/19 4:30 P.M. Camp Ingersoll Bonfire Night Portland CT
11/20/19 Hubbell School Bristol CT Grade 2 residency
10/24/19 CT Humanities Growing Green Program at Hartford Public Library 5:30 p. m. 3rd floor children’s library Books, storytelling and crafts.
11/1/19 NaNoWriMo begins – 30 days to write a 50,000 word novel – Here I go! Met goal Nov 13 finishing book by Nov 30
11/2/19 CT After School Network Conference workshop presenter “The Intersection of Storytelling and Social Emotional Learning”
11/10/19 Tellabration Preston long Society 1 pm Historical story of CS Ship Confederacy and other historical stories 45 Long Society Rd Preston CT
12/20-21/14 Mystic Aquarium 10:45 12:45 2:44 (15 days of performance)
3/13/15 CLIR – CT Learning in Retirement at UConn performing George Henry Story program 1:15 Depot campus
03/30/15 “Word Power, Your Power, My Power, Our Power” Women’s History Month program at WCSU email@example.com 6-8 p.m.
4//7/15 WLIS WMRD radio CT Outdoors with Suzanne Thompson talking about the Thames River and a the Ship Confederacy
09/23-24 & Oct 2-3/15 The Big E with STEAM Ice Cream
09/25-27/15 White Mountain Storytelling Festival Waterville Valley NH- featured storyteller
10/25/15 Bozrah Maples Farm Park Civil War Stories
4/21/16 Earth Day Bridgeport & Ct Sierra Club present No More Pipeline
7/21-24/16 National Storytelling Conference Workshop Presenter “Crafting Your Historical Family Stories”
7/30/16 Pirate and Sea Day at Hempsted House New London
10/13/16 Mattatuck Museum Waterbury Spooky tales for Young Professionals 6 p.m.
10/23/16 Walktober Mansfield “Quietly Revolutionary” Mansfield Old Cemetery Rte 195
10/31/16 Ashford Senior Center Stew and Spooky Stories 11 a.m.
11/18/16 YWCA pre-schools Hartford & E. Hartford Tellabration
12/3/16 Brookside of Avon Winter Theme performance 2 p.m.
12/10/16 Lyman Allyn Art Museum New London CT Family Story telling “Winter/ Dreams” 11 a.m.
2/10/17 Juniper Hill Village Mansfield CT Winter and Historical Stories
’17 Spring Residencies at O’Connell School East Hartford grade 1, Hubbell School – Bristol, Holmes School & Smith School New Britain
3/20 World Storytelling Day!
3/24-2 6/17 LANES Sharing the Fire Storytelling Conference Plymouth MA Workshop and Performance piece
4/12/17 Scotland Public Library “Chasing Vermeer” CT Humanities Book Voyageurs, 4 p.m.
4/23 Storytelling to benefit the Willimantic No-Freeze Shelter- Fitch House Mansfield Center 2 p.m .
5/2 &9 Killingly Book Voyageurs 4:30 p.m. with CT Humanities
5/7/17 Wood Library S. Windsor CT 2p.m. Civil War performance for Families
6/29-7/2 National Storytelling Network Conference Kansas City MO.
9/13/17 Riverside School Play in a Day with CT. Storytelling Center
9/17 Guilford Fair Donkey and Mule Show – Announcing
9/30 Ashabel Woodward House Franklin CT / Civil War Stories / A Woman in Mourning 10-4
10/6 Radio Park Elementary State College PA
10/14 Water’s Farm Fall Days – Donkeys and Storytelling! 10-4 Sutton MA
10/18 The Breadbox Feature Mic for the Covenant Soup Kitchen 15 minutes of performances @ St. Paul’s Valley St Willimantic, CT
10/29 Coventry Farmers Market at Hale Homestead Coventry CT Spooky Stories 11 a.m.
11/12 Sheila Arnold Jones at NEAR & Far Storytellers in The Buttonwood Tree Middletown CT 3 p.m . $10 open mic included
11/25 Host a family historical story workshop while the in-laws are visiting! This date available
11.17 Smith School residency 4 days
11/18 Rowayton Tellabration
11/25 Camp Ingersoll Family Campfire and storytelling Portland
12/9 Wood Library
12/10 NEAR & Far Storytellers in the Buttonwood Tree Main St Middletown feature James Harriman & Me! 3pm Christmas party!
12/23 Farmington private party
1/12/18 AMC -Appalachian Mountain Club Stew and Stories
3/11/18 NEAR & Far Storytellers at the Buttonwood Tree Middletown 3 pm
3/23-24-25/18 Sharing the Fire at Plymouth MA
4/27-28/18 CT Storytelling Festival New London
8/25-26/18 Announcing at Brooklyn Fair
10/15/18 Story cafe TV 9 Seekonk MA STEAM & Story