- Tellabration 2018 -

Coming soon: Tellabration 2019!

The Tamiami Tale Tellers will present Tellabration 2019 at 2:00 PM on Saturday, November 23 at Lakes Regional Library, 15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers, 33919. Pamela Minton will tell a funny story and also Emcee. Other Tellers include a few that are new to Tellabration: Janel Behm, who will enchant the listeners with a magical Norwegian tale; Rhonda Brazina, whose story will pull on listeners' heartstrings; Bob Nelson, published author and Teller of true tales; and Wendi Nelson (not related to Bob) who tells award winning funny stories from her own experiences. Returning to the Tellabration stage again this year are Tellers Marilyn Graham with a fun personal tale; Lisa Leonhardt, whose folktale is sure to make listeners laugh; Mary Lou Williams with a romantic story; and Dr. Joel Ying with a heartwarming folktale. Tellabration is free and open to the public.


image The Tamiami Tale Tellers (TTT), a longtime storytelling guild in Southwest Florida, is a member of the Florida Storytelling Association. We are a small group of storytellers who enjoy performing and sharing all kinds of stories! We encourage others to discover the joys of storytelling!



image TTT meets on the third Thursday of each month from 7:00 to 9:00 PM in the second floor activities room at Brookdale (Senior Living), 8351 College Parkway, Fort Myers, Florida 33919. Please sign in at the first floor reception desk. Tellers and listeners are welcome at TTT meetings, which are free and open to the public. Attendees sit in a circle. The meeting starts with brief self-introductions and announcements. Then anyone who wants to tell a story calls out "Kric" and the rest respond "Krac," a Haitian storytelling tradition. In this method, we take turns telling stories - all kinds of stories. Folktales, personal stories, historical stories, original stories, even poetry. Some tellers are practicing a story for performance; others may read a newly written story; others may just want to share a recent experience. Stories should be about 10 minutes. If time permits, a longer story is OK or a teller may share more than one story.



We are leading storytelling programs for the residents of Calusa Harbor, 2525 First Street, Fort Myers, at 7 PM on the first Tuesday of each month. Programs are scheduled for October 1, November 5 and December 3.

Saturday, October 19 at 2 PM at (The New) Bonita Springs Public Library, 10560 Reynolds Street, Bonita Springs, FL. 34135. "A Concert of Stories" performed by members of the Tamiami Tale Tellers. Call 239-479-4636 for more info.

Thursday, April 2, 2020, at 2 PM at South County Regional Library, 21100 Three Oaks Parkway, Estero, FL 33928. "A Concert of Stories" performed by members of the Tamiami Tale Tellers. Call 239-479-4636 for more info.

TTT produces an annual Tellabration on the Saturday before Thanksgiving at 2:00 PM at Lakes Regional Library, 15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers, FL 33919. The next Tellabration will be Saturday, November 23. It's a free program showcasing some of our best stories!

Tamiami Tale Tellers