May 4: Granite State Story Swap at Canterbury Shaker Village

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Sebastian Lockwood
Sebastian Lockwood

CANTERBURY, NH – Internationally known epic tale teller Sebastian Lockwood of Greenfield, NH is the featured speaker at the New Hampshire Storytelling Alliance’s 15th annual Granite State Story Swap (GSSS). It will be held Saturday, May 4 from 8am to 5pm at Canterbury Shaker Village, Canterbury, New Hampshire.

At 9 a.m., Lockwood will present his keynote address, ”Weaving History and Myth into Modern Tales.” His afternoon concert will tell the story of Passaconaway, the famous leader of New Hampshire’s Penacook Indians.

NHSA logo autoGSSS is known as an event that fosters storytelling as well as story listening. Concerts of very short stories (three or ten minutes in length) will alternate with story swaps where those in attendance have the chance to tell their own stories in small groups.

Registration begins at 8 a.m., with hot coffee or tea, pastries and fruit provided. Lunch is also included in the cost of $25 for all of the day’s events ($20 for NHSA members). For those who can only come for the afternoon concert, tickets are available at the door for $10.

To preregister and for more information go to, call Lauretta Phillips at 603-735-5965 or email her at

Canterbury Shaker Village is located 20 minutes north of Concord, New Hampshire, an hour west of Portsmouth, New Hampshire and approximately an hour and a half north of Boston, Massachusetts. Directions are at

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