Epic Telling

Epic bidding is now closed. Read on to learn more about this year's Epic!


What are the Epic Texts this year?

Click here for a listing of the 2018 texts.


When is the Epic Telling this year?

Thursday, August 2 around 7 p.m. in the University Marriott Dayton’s Ballroom.


I'm a teller this year. How do I prepare?

Please review these documents before bidding:

Introduction to Epic Telling for 2018

Difficult Texts

Marti Steussy’s Commentary on 1 Kings 1


Which translations should be used?

Use the NRSV or CEB translation.  https://www.biblegateway.com/

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 Come and Listen?

Guests are welcome to come and hear the performance 7 pm Thursday, August 2, 2018, in the Dayton University Marriott ballroom.  The Festival Gathering will be held at the Marriott 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.

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