The Moonshell Festival — Zooming to You Live​​​​

7:00-8:30 p.m. (Central) Saturday
September 26, 2020​​​

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For more information, go to http://www.nebraskastoryarts.org/ (Works best in Google Chrome)


Grab your blanket and snacks.Find your favorite comfy spot at home.Join us for a Live, International (it’s Virtual!) Festival. It is only $15 per household.

90 minutes of great storytelling with Our Fabulous 2020 Lineup

Darrin Crow

Megan Hicksmeganhicks.com

Tim Lowry

Our Master of Ceremony, Sheila Arnold (Ms. Sheila), will guide us through a 90 minute show. Please visit us again for updates.

ASL interpreter available.


If you enjoy listening to stories from Nationally known and respected storytellers, for a very economical price — Check out the National Storytelling Festival, starting October 1 (September 29, if you want to do workshops). For $50 (per household), you get storytelling from a large variety of some of the finest storytellers , that you can watch and listen to till October 10. It is truly an amazing deal.


Don’t forget to check out our Facebook page! 




We encourage you to watch storytellers on YouTube.

There are many nationally known, excellent storytellers that are putting themselves on line for free, (or with a “tip” jar).  They are terrific and worth your time to watch and enjoy.  The National Storytelling Network (OOPS! is an organizational member) has a page that is meant for kids with stories donated by NSN members.


and click on Videos.  You’ll find many great storytellers with many great stories.


Type in National Storytelling Network in the YouTube Search Box, and you will find videos of storytellers from the Conference and the National Storytelling Festival


“Tell me a fact, and I’ll learn.  Tell me the truth, and I’ll believe.  But tell me a story and it will live in my heart forever.”  (Indian Proverb)

We are the Omaha Organization for the Purpose of Storytelling, commonly known as OOPS!

We all enjoy listening to stories, and although we may not admit it, most of us tell a great many stories. Whether we are young or old, there is something special about hearing a story being told to us.  Perhaps it is by a campfire, or at a bedside, or around the kitchen table.  Where ever it may be, we are blessed with the gift of the story, and a bit of the teller too.  And when we share it with another, the life of the story continues, carrying with it a bit us as well.

The Omaha Organization for the Purpose of Storytelling was started to promote and encourage storytelling, whether it be in front of an audience of many or of one.  The purpose of OOPS! is to encourage and nurture storytellers in the oral tradition by providing an educational environment, with opportunities for live performance.

Welcome to our website.  We hope it will grow with pages you will find helpful or perhaps entertaining.

Also check out our Facebook Page to stay up to date with Storytelling in Omaha.


Check our EVENTS pages to find out where you can hear us telling stories.  Join us at our monthly meetings to learn the art of Oral Tradition.

Yes, we know that Ohio had an OOPS. We are OOPS-Nebraska!