Ameland breathes stories and inspires story-tellers. Tales of the past, stories of the present, they are told in the pub and in the living room, in the gossip circuit, and by the beach combers. On the island, story-telling group Ameland Vertel! was established in 2018, with narrators who wish to retell the existing stories and add personal stories to the repertoire. Ameland Vertel! organises a story-telling festival together with "Sier aan Zee" and "Stichting Verhalenderwijs" during the Art Month in november 2020.
"Expeditie Ameland", a story-telling adventure, is an international story-telling festival with workshops, a story-telling dinner, and performances in surprising locations in the area of the lighthouse. Theme: ‘Who is my tribe?’
Teachers of the workshops are master-narrators Shonaleigh Cumbers and Sahebdivani. The workshops are accessible for starting and experienced story-tellers.