For personal coaching and mentoring click here. Check out new dates for storytelling retreats and day long intensives.


My Project in Haiti: GIRLS WRITE HAITI – creativity for change

Due to illness I did not go to Haiti this winter.  Please keep in touch

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RECENT AND UPCOMING EVENTS: To see more in detail go to Schedule

Highlights    2017-2018

We have come so far that all of the old stories are whispering once more” Robert Duncan

13 – 14 January : THE STORIES WE TELL (transforming personal stories that obstruct our hearts into compassionate stories ) Sponsored by Pioneer Valley Shambhala Center Social Justice Group ((413) 585-9848

20 January : STORM OF JOY WORKSHOP with James Nave and Laura Simms Storytelling, creativity, poetry and Joy. A daylong intensive developing personal stories that change ourselves and the world.   9 am – 7 pm $175   ($200 at the door)  (includes lunch)  Limited to 16    Held at Engaged Story Center downtown Manhattan   rsvp: (212) 674-3479

5 – 15 February : TOUR IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA includes Silk Road House concert and workshop, Tea House, House Concerts and workshop, and a family storytelling at the Marin Botanical Gardens. For full schedule see EVENTS


SOON TO BE ANNOUNCED – new book, new blog with Better Listen (urban mindfulness and storytelling), articles and projects


  – April 21-22, 2018  Laura Simms  MINI Storytelling Residency –  in New York City.  A weekend of going deep with delight and discovery. Each participant brings a traditional story for this renowned excavation of how to bring a story to life.  Personal stories abound. Friendships made. Saturday morning through Sunday night.  $300 (lunch included) RSVP:  212 674 3479    Bring a story and expand your understanding of the special preparation of a tale for engaged and compassionate storytelling as transformation in the world today. 

July 13 – 19  ANNUAL LAURA SIMMS STORYTELLING RESIDENCY in Philo, Ca.information forthcoming.  To reserve a space (already filling) call 2126743479

 August 9-14, 2018  THE POWER AND KINDNESS OF A STORY WELL TOLD Laura’s annual storytelling training in the UK is being held on the grounds of the beautiful Unstone Grange in Derbyshire.   For more information scroll down Teaching and read about this rare opportunity ..  at an urgent time.. we need great stories and skillful compassionate storytelling now in our world. in US



Every Saturday, 11am – noon
Laura Simms, Artistic Director    storytellers every week – all ages  schedule


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