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UPCOMING EVENTS  2016  ( links to come)


2 July  A Celebration at The Hans Christian Andersen Storytelling Statue in Central Park, NYC   11 am   Free with LAURA SIMMS,  LISE MARIE NIEGARD (Denmark), LEN CABRAL (afro-AmericanCarribean) and CONNIE REGAN-BLAKE (Appalachia)

24 -29  July    STORIES IN THE WILD,  Symposium on Environment and Storytelling   Jondal, Norway   (performance , workshops, symposium)

31 July – August 5  THINKING LIKE A STORYTELLER RETREAT at Cae Mabon Center in Fachwen, Wales    or

7 -8 August  Workshop and Performance, for MAMS a Mother’s Organization serving abused women and immigrants  in   Pembrokeshire, Wales (private)

10 August   SHE WHO BRINGS PEACE TO THE WORLD performance   and workshop  in Aberstwyth, Wales   Contact TBA

11 August   Performance and Conversation with Pomme Clayton, London, UK

26 – 28 August  Mini Residency in NYC call 212 674 – 3479 for information and registration   (limited to 10)





Saturdays 11 am – Noon – Free for All Ages  – Full 2016 Schedule Soon –


PAST EVENTS  2017 through 2015

MARCH 2017

Early March – 20 March   Storytelling Coach and Moderator for UN WOMEN  –  (UN Equity for Gener Equality and the Empowerment of Women).   I held interviews, engaged in writing potential presentations and coaching presenters from five countries who would speak about Gender Equality and Faith based transformation – Breaking Stereotypes.  Intense, challenging and inspiring to support those working on The Role of Men and Boys in changing how women are treated, seen and included in the world.  It was an honor to moderate a two and a half hour panel.  Heart strengthening.
18 March  Led a 2 hour workshop with parents at The Earth School, downtown Manhattan –  Telling Our Stories.  It culminated in five parents telling their transformative life stories at a Town Hall Meeting for children, parents and staff.
WRITING throughout March – finished a first draft of a new book  WILD ROSE: The Personal Life of a Fairytale – exploration of the images, events and symbols of a tale and how it reveals profound truths about my life.
HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN STATUE  schedule and curate four months of storytelling programs held every Saturday in Central Park, NY. This summer’s theme –  the wisdom of diversity in culture. What a pleasure this year to create a rivetting multi cultural program that is free for children and adults.

APRIL 2017

3 April   Storytelling/ Workshop for Women’s Group – Chabad Synagogue, Basking Ridge, NJ.   Prepare for the storytelling feast of Passover: tales of  liberation of heart and mind. I told the story of Miriam focusing on her prophecy and leadership – and  the third miracle of  holy days – constantly replenishing well in the desert.

APRIL 2016

12 April    PONO School NYC   Isis and Osiris Storytelling  for Children

14 – 30 April Storytelling Tour:  Storytelling Events and Dharma Art Teaching in Portland, Oregon; Seattle, Washington; Berekeley, CA  (see Schedule Page for details)

MAY 2016

5,6 May  Queens Library Storytelling for youth

7 May   Battery Park   Sea Stories for Families   NYC  11 am – noon

11 – 29 May International Storytelling Festival, Austria  five cities, performances and workshops

20- 21 May  International Storytelling Festival in Oslo, Norway

JUNE 2016

3,4,5  June   at 9 pm each night  –  Laura performs HOW TO FIND ROMANIA at Physical Theater Festival, at STAGE  773  and Workshop on June 6,  10 am – 1 pm (W. Belmont Ave, Chicago)

7 June  at 4 – 5 pm Evanston Public Library  Storytelling for Children  Fairytales and True Life Stories  and  7 pm  Storytelling for Adults at The Celtic Knot, Evanston, Illinois

11 June  at  11 am  Laura tells stories at The Hans Christian Andersen Statue, NYC

12 June  Children’s Museum of Art, Nordic Festival (all day)  Laura tells Nordic and Danish tales for families  (time TBA)



4 Jan.    THE GREAT STORYTELLING SALON with ALDO CIVICO  book launch and stories NYC: 7 PM.  $15 suggested, reception following.

9-13  Jan.   DEVELOPMENT MEETING – TELLERS WITHOUT BORDERS – A project providing storytelling for refugees & trainings for those working with refugees.  Hamburg, Germany.  Tour including 2 Public Workshops and 2 Performances with Laura Simms.


26  Tuesday    THE PIGEON’S BRIDE  at The Pono School, NYC

31  Sunday  TELLING STORIES TO OUR ENEMIES   A Great Story Salon featuring ALDO CIVICO  7 pm   at 814 Broadway #3   RSVP  212 674 3479

13 Saturday   IN PRAISE OF LOVE     storytelling with music.   Laura tells stories accompanied by Lyn Anderson, Cello and devotional ragas sung by Harry Einhorn.  At The New York Open Center      7 pm    22 E 30th St, New York, NY 10016   Phone:(212) 219-2527  Call for information and reservation. 


2 March  at 12 – 2 pm  New School for Social Research, NYC   Storytelling for class on Design and Environment

9 – 13 March  Storytelling and Lecture   Fairytales, Storytelling and Healing Conference Sintra, Portugal


14    Monday  7:30 pm  GREAT STORY SALON: VOICE WORKSHOP – FRANK KANE – RESONANCE AND SPACE OF THE VOICE – 814 Broadway NYC:   $20 suggested RSVP 212 674 3479
15    Tuesday  7 pm BECOMING PEACE: DHARMA GATHERING TALK – Laura Simms at New York Shambhala Center 118 W. 22nd Street NYC

16     Wednesday  7 -9:30 pm  SHARED STORIES AND HOLIDAY SHOPPING   Amazing gift Batiks, costumes and jewelry.  Plan to shop for holidays.  All proceeds to Emely in Zimbabwe    814 Bwy NYC.  $5 suggested entrance.

20  Sunday  7 pm  SHE WHO BRINGS PEACE INTO THE WORLD – Laura Simms retelling Romanian Fairytale of empress of spirit world with True Life Stories.  Great Story Salon Event.  814 Broadway #3  NYC   $15 suggested, reception following.

22  Tuesday  7 pm THE ABUNDANCE OF EMPTINESS: DHARMA GATHERING TALK Laura Simms at NYC Shambhala Center 212 675 6544 free  118 W. 22nd Street   6th floor



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