2020 Epic Texts:

Amos and Micah were selected for the 2020 Epic Telling.

Submit your Epic Bid here:

ATTENTION:

In one of our recent email communications, the Epic Bid was claimed to be on “February 23.” THIS IS INCORRECT. The correct date of the Epic Bid is Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 12 p.m. Eastern Time. We apologize for the confusion & urge you to update your calendars!

Bidding will begin on Saturday, February 22 at 12 p.m. Eastern Time.

You may bid online (best way) by clicking on a link that will be on this page at that time. 

You may also call the NBSI Office at 1-800-355-6627 in USA (or 317-931-2352 international)

WHAT IS AN EPIC TELLING?

The Epic Telling is a monumental experience unique to the Network of Biblical Storytellers.  Each year at our annual Festival Gathering, an entire book of the Bible (or large portion of one) is told by individuals one after the other (with no breaks or applause) as a group performance.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

Storytellers are chosen by a bidding process.  Anyone who is registered for the Festival Gathering is welcome to bid on the texts.  Make sure to give your top 3 choices, as many people will be wanting the same texts.

I’VE NEVER TOLD BEFORE, IS THAT OK?

Absolutely!  If you receive a winning bid, please learn your part well and practice, practice, practice!  The Epic should be a seamless performance which moves in a timely fashion.  Use the NRSV or CEB translation.  https://www.biblegateway.com/

WHO CAN COME AND LISTEN?

Guests are welcome to come and hear the performance in the Dayton University Marriott ballroom. The Festival Gathering will be held at the Marriott at the University of Dayton again this year.

HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE USUALLY IN THE AUDIENCE?

All the attendees of the Festival Gathering, about 200 people.

WILL THERE BE A REHEARSAL FOR THE TELLERS?

Usually there is a warm up ½ hour before the performance to get people lined up.