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Tellabration 2012!

12thAnnual Storytelling Concert,
Guest Storyteller, Jeff Doyle

Maumee Indoor Theater

601 Conant Street

Maumee, Ohio 43537


Friday, November 9, 2012


7 p.m.


$9* per ticket, available at the door
*High School and College Students Free with Student ID

For More Information Contact:

 Producer, Glenda Miller at 419-350-1454
Jeff Doyle began telling stories to entertain his kids around the campfire at family campouts. His first story was The Blue Ape, which the kids asked to hear again and again. Before long, they were requesting new material and Jeff eagerly took to the task. Kids and adults would gather each night while Jeff would combine tales of terror and “things lurking in the night” with humorous tales such as “Pull My Finger Bob.” His stories would evoke both shrieks and laughter from all present. Jeff’s storytelling quickly became a featured event at each campout and campers clamored for more.

In 2004, he joined the Ann Arbor Storytellers' Guild (Ann Arbor, Ml) and his passion for developing and refining his art of storytelling has since intensified. Jeff enjoys telling all types of tales, but admittedly has a soft spot for scary stories, from the mildly scary to the truly terrifying. Whether he is telling a humorous story, a scary story, a story with a surprise twist, or a story that combines all three elements, Jeff is ardently dedicated to entertaining an audience and making sure they are having fun.

After becoming regular teller at Guild events, Jeff moved on to appearing at schools, libraries and storytelling festivals. Jeff’s love for the scary story grew and led him to found the Scary Story Festival in Howell, Michigan, now in its 6th year. This annual celebration of the macabre showcases storytellers from around the state of Michigan performing in the historic Howell Opera House.  

Jeff’s affinity for the beautiful Opera House continued and in the summer of 2011 he recorded a live concert there. Jeff’s versatility was masterfully displayed with his October 2011 release of the CD “Live at the Opera House: A Collection of Funny Stories for Adults”. In this popular recording, Jeff finds humor in the simple things in life, from camping with the family to baking cookies for Santa Claus.

His stories continue to entertain audiences of all ages, and 2012 has been no exception. He has appeared at the Northlands Storytelling Conference, the Michigan Storytelling Festival, was a winner with a Moth storytelling competition, and most recently has been a Story Slam teller at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, TN. 

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Tellabration! is a worldwide evening of storytelling held each year in November. Originator J. G. Pinkerton envisioned this international event as a means of building community support for storytelling. In 1988 the event was launched by the Connecticut Storytelling Center in six locations across the state. A great success, Tellabration! extended to several other states the following year, and then, in 1990, expanded nationwide under the umbrella of the National Storytelling Network (then called NAPPS, and later the National Storytelling Association).


Tellabration! creates a network of storytelling enthusiasts bonded together in spirit at the same time and on the same weekend. Storytellers who are eager to promote the art of storytelling now produce the event across the nation. Our goal is to provide enjoyable performances which leave the audience lighthearted, more importantly we hope listeners gain a deeper appreciation for the power of stories.