"I mean it when I say that I have never seen anyone keep the attention of a crowd the way you did with your stories!" -   Iowa City Public Library

"Darrin Crow is worth every penny. I always know when it's a storytelling day at school because when I ask the kids what did you do at school today, they can excitedly repeat all of the stories they heard Darrin share in great detail. They love his visits!" 

                                -PTA Mom

The Path to Great Summer Stories Starts Here!

“It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out of your door. You step into the Road, and if you don't keep your feet, there is no knowing where you might be swept off to.”  J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

Stories take us to remarkable places, and as a storyteller, I am excited to be your guide on the off road adventure through the world of stories. Who knows where we may go? East of the Sun and West of the Moon? To see the Princess on the Glass Mountain? The possibilities are endless. Whether with adults or children, inside a library or outside around the campfire I am excited to take your listeners on a journey that inspires them to dive deeper into the stories around them. Let's talk more about exploring off the beaten path with storytelling this summer and all through the year!

Through the spring, summer, and fall I am sharing Stories off the Beaten Path, Campfire Stories, Spooky Stories, Not So Spooky Stories, and some great history and literary stories for adults and children.

This summer I am very excited to premier a new story for adults about the lives, struggles, and hopes of four Iowans during the Viet Nam War. Travel off the beaten path with an Army radio man, a Navy sailor, and their wives as they navigate the rivers and jungles of Viet Nam and of young love. This would be a great evening program to go with a children's summer reading program. Discounts are available for scheduling multiple programs.

"Morbid Curiosities: An Evening With Edgar Allan Poe" returns again this year to take listeners on a spine tingling journey through the life and stories of the great horror master. Lovers of classic horror will also be thrilled to experience Algernon Blackwood's intensely terrifying "Secret Worship." Sometimes, the journey to the past awakens more than just gold tinged memories. Sometimes things that are better left in the long ago can rise up with terrible, vast consequences.

Let's talk about how storytelling can make your events even more memorable!

"My wife and I attended your "Morbid Curiosities– An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe" show...  I want to let you know how really enjoyable that was.  That was the first time that I can recall leaving a theater thinking, I didn't pay enough for that performance.  We must have talked for the entire next week on how enthralling it was. We were constantly googling poems and tidbits on EAP's life. If I recall correctly we saw Art Garfunkel, Bruce Hornsby and you within a 45 day period.  My wife and I agreed hands down that you put on the most entertaining show."

Classroom Storytelling From Outside the Classroom

I love the experience of sharing stories with classrooms of students. I love to experience along with them the wonder and magic as a story unfolds. For a while longer now, we probably won't be together sharing stories in the same room. That doesn't mean, though, that we can't share stories together.

All of my storytelling programs that I bring to a classroom, library, or senior center can come to you, live or pre-recorded, virtually. Don't miss out on a program that you love as part of your classroom. Drop me a , note on the contact page, and let's talk about keeping stories in your classroom!

"My child and I are captivated. She watched your stories this week-twice in a row- on the day they were posted and again today."  

"It was almost like we were in the same room." 

Drop me a note at

crow.darrin at gmail.com

Darrin Crow tells powerful, imaginative, engaging stories that keep audiences on the edge of their seats and stick with them long after the tale ends.

Whether in a classroom, museum, festival, art fair, or ancient Greek amphitheater, Darrin crafts stories that deliver exactly what the listeners need.