River and Prairie Storyweavers (RAPS) is a non-profit, 501c (3) groups of STORYTELLERS located in the Kansas City, Missouri area. The mission of RAPS is to support the art of oral storytelling and the people who practice this art.


RAPS has three meetings per month:

  • The first Thursday of every month from 7-9 pm at:
  • The second Saturday of every month from 2-4 pm at:
  • The fourth Saturday of every month from 10 am-12 noon at:

In addition to monthly meetings, RAPS provides storytelling opportunities and workshops.


While the majority of out members are located in the Greater Kansas City area, we have members across the country (and even around the globe!).

Annual membership dues for RAPS are $25 per person or $35 per family. RAPS membership gives you access to discounts, workshops, teller opportunities, and a great networking community.


RAPS is affiliated with the Mid-Continent Public Library – Woodneath Branch and The Story Center, MO-Tell, and the National Storytelling Network (NSN).


Contact RAPS by mail at:

River and Prairie Storyweavers
P.O. Box 25261
Kansas City, MO 64119

or by e-mail at rapsstories@gmail.com