In order to get better at telling stories, you’ll need somewhere to practice stories. Workshops and classes are great places to start learning the craft, but where does one go for something they are working on at the moment? One of the options is to go to a story swap (story circle) or an open mic. (See my post about the difference HERE). These places can afford you the chance to try out a story you are working on to see what works and what doesn’t.

Below is a collection of places that have either a story swap or open mic that allows for working on a story that still needs more work. Most of these are online for now due to the pandemic. You’ll have to check their site to see if that continues.

Story Swaps and Story Circles

Open Mics

Have a storytelling place or organization you want to be added to the list? Email me at to get it added to the list!