Welcome to Prairie Wind Guild, a group of folks in the Chicago-Northern Illinois-Lake Michigan area who are passionate about learning by heart and telling sacred stories. Prairie Wind Guild is associated with the Network of Biblical Storytellers International.

More Stories from Mark



Come experience the Story!


Prairie Wind Guild tellers will present epic tellings of

Stories from Mark at these churches:


March 30: Wheaton Christian Reformed Church in Wheaton, 5:00 p.m.


May 4:  All Saints' Episcopal Church in Chicago, 4550 N. Hermitage Av.,  3 p.m.


Stories from Mark runs about 90 minutes or so. Admission is free; an offering will be received to support the guild and scholarships for the Network of Biblical Storytellers Festival Gathering - see next story at right>>>


The Network of Biblical Storytellers, Int'l. is an ecumenical community that is accepting, joyful, and committed to the Bible and its stories. Prairie Wind Guild is an associated guild of the network.

Festival Gathering Early Bird deadline: May 16


Register now for 2014 Festival Gathering of the Network of Biblical Storytellers International!

New this year: West Coast Festival!


The Festival Gathering is four days (August 6-9) of engaging, thought-provoking keynote programs, storytelling workshops for all levels of experience (from beginners to master storytellers), networking and the spontaneous joy that just seems to happen naturally when storytellers get together!


Our keynote speaker for 2014 is Vicki Garvey, a marvelous Christian Educator from Chicago. Vicki will help us explore new and exciting ways to teach the greatest story ever told in an increasingly complex era.

Just can't keep PWG folk home...


PWG member and Wycliffe Storyer Nora McNamara is in Thailand meeting with biblical storytellers and language learners to learn and to teach...


Prairie Wind Guild member Sharon Davis will be back in Cameroon in April visiting her missions. Part of the plan includes some biblical storytelling workshops! Longtime Network of Biblical Storytellers member Thelma Thomas of New York is part of Sharon's team.


PWG coordinator Beth Galbreath, just back from teaching in Bolivia, continues to work on the Philippines NBS Institutes scheduled for the last two weeks of October. Interested? Email her.

NBS TOGether: The Online Guild


     Too busy or too far away to come to PWG meetings - when we can schedule them? Join NBS TOGether, The Online Guild!


     Folks have been gathering every third Sunday or so via Google+ hangout to share ideas and encourage one another in our telling.  Email Joyce Orr for information on how to join.


    Participants hail from across the U.S., Australia and Belgium. One of our regulars joins us from Albania!

New this year: A special track for children and young teens - activities, fun and a chance for their folks to participate in the rest of FG! A few spaces are still available. Email Ellen at NBS HQ to inquire.


Our featured storyteller for 2014 is Vanora Franklin Legaux, a long time, story loving, storytelling native of New Orleans. Vanora is Past President of the National Association of Black Storytellers, Inc.