New Jersey Storytelling Festival
Lightning Round

 Don’t Bolt! Experience the Lightning Round

Ken Galipeau, master of ceremonies for the Lightning Round, leads the singing for the festival closing song.

Ken Galipeau, master of ceremonies for the Lightning Round, leads the singing for the festival closing song.

Want to see lightning strike twice? Thrice?
How about a dozen times?

That’s what you’ll see—and hear—at the New Jersey Storytelling Festival Lightning Round!

 Each year the New Jersey Storytelling Festival closes with a round of 10 to 12 very short stories. Tellers step up to the microphone in rapid succession under the charge of Master of Ceremonies Ken Galipeau to electrify the audience with their two-minute tales. From family yarns to wisecracking jokes, riddles to romance, thought-provokers to wisdom tales, these gems are bound to send you on your way with a smile—that is, after Ken leads us in a round of our traditional ending song and we share thunderous applause! Make sure you plan on joining the fun.