For those of you who have been missing live storytelling and the annual Motherlode Storytelling Evening here in Murphys, we have just the thing.  The  National Storytelling Network, and the Storytelling Association of California are hosting a live virtual event on July 27th, 2021 with additional support from Tuolumne County Arts.

The 20th annual “For Adult Ears Only” storytelling concert, an event that first began in 2000, and is aimed at ages 15 and up, will be held on Zoom this year.

Four professional tellers will share their best: Cynthia Restivo, Tim McCaffrey, Mariposa’s Angela Heiss, and they will be featuring Bay Area teller Ruth Halpern.

Co-founder and past president of the Mother Lode Storytelling Guild, B.Z. will be the emcee.

The evening will be dedicated to the memory of storyteller, musician, and early childhood educator Bill Roberson, who passed away in August 2019. Bill was one of the most gifted local storytellers, who spread joy and love throughout our community.

Registration for this free program is through the new website:

Donations will be accepted and everyone who donates will be placed in a drawing for a special work of art.

You can follow the Motherlode Storytellers on their FB page at