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Stories We Tell Festival

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Stories provide people with maps for living and by sharing our stories with others we pass on both a community’s history and its values.

Eastport’s “Stories We Tell Festival,” presented by Eastport Arts Center in collaboration with Sipayik Museum and The Quoddy Tides, will feature stories from Maine in a dynamic five-month event, allowing storytellers to share their tales of place, culture, and history in multiple ways. 

"Stories inform us about everything—history to culture," says John Bear Mitchell, one of the festival storytellers and a lecturer in Wabanaki studies at the University of Maine. "They tell us who we are and how we’re shaped. They’re our past, our present, and our future."

Upcoming Events

  • Storyteller Jo Radner: "Burnt Into Memory"
    Storyteller Jo Radner: "Burnt Into Memory"
    Sat, Jun 22
    Eastport
    Jun 22, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Eastport, 36 Washington St, Eastport, ME 04631, USA
    Jun 22, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Eastport, 36 Washington St, Eastport, ME 04631, USA
    Join us for the kickoff event in the "Stories We Tell Festival", presented by the EAC, in collaboration with The Quoddy Tides and Sipayik Museum. Please note, Radner will also teach a workshop at EAC, same day as this event!
  • John Bear Mitchell: Espun the Trickster
    John Bear Mitchell: Espun the Trickster
    Sat, Jul 13
    Eastport
    Jul 13, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Eastport, 36 Washington St, Eastport, ME 04631, USA
    Jul 13, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Eastport, 36 Washington St, Eastport, ME 04631, USA
    EAC's Storytelling Festival continues!
  • Dwayne Tomah: Passamaquoddy Stories
    Dwayne Tomah: Passamaquoddy Stories
    Sat, Aug 17
    Eastport
    Aug 17, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Eastport, 36 Washington St, Eastport, ME 04631, USA
    Aug 17, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Eastport, 36 Washington St, Eastport, ME 04631, USA
    EAC's Storytelling Festival continues!
  • Antonio Rocha: Slavery and Maine
    Antonio Rocha: Slavery and Maine
    Sat, Sep 14
    Eastport
    Sep 14, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Eastport, 36 Washington St, Eastport, ME 04631, USA
    Sep 14, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Eastport, 36 Washington St, Eastport, ME 04631, USA
    EAC's Storytelling Festival continues!
  • StorySlam
    StorySlam
    Sun, Oct 06
    Eastport
    Oct 06, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Eastport, 36 Washington St, Eastport, ME 04631, USA
    Oct 06, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Eastport, 36 Washington St, Eastport, ME 04631, USA
    EAC's Storytelling Festival concludes with a StorySlam!
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