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International TELLABRATION!! Storytelling in the Canyon

The International Tellebration is a worldwide event devoted to storytelling. This grass-roots movement is endorsed by the National Storytelling Network. Join Renee Morrison, Little River Canyon Field School, and other Alabama storytellers for this fun event.

Date:

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Where:

Little River Canyon Center
4322 Little River Canyon Trail NE
Fort Payne, Alabama 3567
(Hwy 35 east of Fort Payne, AL)

Time:

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Fee:

$5 per person; students free

Website:

http://fieldschool.jsu.edu or www.tellabration.org

Additional:

For more information, call the Little River Canyon Field Schools at 256-782-5697 or email rmorrison@jsu.edu

View the Event 2010 flyer tellabration.pdf


2nd Annual Holmes Street Storytelling and Bluegrass Festival

2nd Annual Holmes Street Storytelling and Bluegrass Festival will take place at Founder's Hall, Huntsville, at 7:00 pm. The festival benefits the Holmes Street Scholarship Fund. Featured storytellers are Bruce Walker and Nina Reeves. Bruce weaves words into emotions and creates a place we can all escape to. Joining Bruce will be Nina Reeves who has enteretained two generations of children in all types of settings. Bluegrass music will come from the Walker Street Opry-Bluegrass Band.

Date:

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Where:

Founder's Hall
501 Holmes Street

Time:

7:00 pm

Fee:

$10 per person, children under 12 free

Website:

www.brucestoryteller.com

Additional:

You can order tickets online from www.brucestoryteller.com or by mail from Holmes Street Festival, P. O. Box 19062, Huntsville, AL 35804. For more information, please call 256-658-1735


Black Warrior Storytelling Festival 2010

The second annual Black Warrior Storytelling Festival will be held on March 28th, 2010 from 1:00-6:00 P.M. at the Park at Manderson Landing off of Jack Warner Parkway in Tuscaloosa. This free and entertaining event along the banks of the Black Warrior River will be for all ages, so bring your picnic blanket and be entertained by storytellers, University of Alabama dancers, Drum Circle, and artists. Tasty sandwiches from McAlister's Deli will be available for purchase. The festival will feature original stories about Civil Rights, sports, life in the South, and so much more! Enjoy an inspirational afternoon for our community because everyone has a story to tell - link

Date:

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Time:

1:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Where:

Park at Manderson Landing off Jack Warner Parkway

Fee:

Free


Past Events

Watch for updates for next year.

Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival

Presented by the Brundidge Historical Society, this annual event features nationally acclaimed storytellers. The four annual Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival will open a 6:30 p.m. on Friday night at the We Piddle Around Theater and continue Saturday with three storytelling concerts at 10 a.m. and 2 and 6:30 p.m. at the Trojan Center Theater on the campus of Troy University.

Date:

Friday, January 29, 2010
Saturday January 30, 2010

piddlers flyer

Where:

Friday: We Piddle Around Theater in Brundidge, Alabama
Saturday: Trogan Center Theater in Troy, Alabama

Time:

Friday - 6:30 PM
Saturday - 10 AM, 2 PM, and 6:30 PM

Fee:

Tickets for the concert at the We Piddle Around Theater are $25 and include a full country-style supper with dessert and the pre-show featuring the WPA Scratch Band. Tickets for the Saturday morning and afternoon concerts are $10 each. The evening performance is $15

Website:

http://www.piddle.org/ or print 2010 flyer

Additional:

Tickets go on sale December 30, 2009. All seats reserved.
Call 334-735-3125 or 334-670-6302


Selma-to-Montgomery Storytelling Festival

The Selma-to-Montgomery National Historic Trail, in partnership with the Alabama Storytelling Guild will host an interactive storytelling festival on February 27th and 28th 2009. In recognition of Black History Month, the National Park Service Will host a two-day storytelling festival.

Date:

Friday & Saturday, February 27 and 28, 2009

Time:

Friday 9 am to 1 pm; Saturday 10 am to 3 pm

Where:

Lowndes Interpretive Center (7002 US Highway 80 West, Whitehall, Alabama) - map

Fee:

Free!

Website:

www.nps.gov/semo


Trinity Storytelling Festival

Trinity United Methodist Church will host Donald Davis, Kathryn Tucker Windham and others in an all-day storytelling event. Admission is free. Story sessions span these times: 10:00 - 12:45, 2:00 - 3:30, and 7:00 to 8:30. A BBQ lunch ($7.00) is available at 12:45 during lunch on the swapping grounds -- you get to tell your stories!

Date:

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Time:

10 am to 8:30 pm

Where:

Trinity United Methodist Church, 607 Airport Road, Huntsville, AL 35802 - map

Fee:

Free


 
     

Black Warrior Storytelling Festival

The Black Warrior Storytelling Festival is a unique event devoted to tradition, culture, and imagination. Held on April 3rd- 4th at River Road Park, this event is designed to highlight the art of storytelling. The festival celebrates the value of conversation, history, and unity, all of which storytelling has embraced. The event will include a workshop on how to tell stories with a deeper sense of meaning and connection with the audience as well as host several storytellers and musicians. As the tellers and musicians take the stage, come and enjoy this first-ever celebration of Tuscaloosa tales. Admission is free, and persons of all ages are invited.

Date:

Friday, April 3 and Saturday, April 4th, 2009

Time:

Friday 6 PM to 9PM, Saturday 10 AM to 9 PM

Where:

River Road Park, Tuscaloosa

Fee:

Free for all ages!

Contact:

Creative Campus at (205) 348-7884 or www.creativecampus.ua.edu

Additional:

View the Black Warrior Storytelling Festival Flyer

 
     
 
     

Meridian Mississippi Three Foot Festival

This new event is a great opportunity to promote yourself and storytelling. Tellers have been asked to tell American stories, including Native American tales. All tellers are volunteers.

Date:

Saturday, April 4th, 2009

Time:

Noon to 6 PM

Where:

Downtown Meridian, (Streets will be blocked off) Storytelling tent will be on corner of 7th St and 25th Ave.

Fee:

Free!

Contact:

Sarah Mutziger, 601-485-7778, smeyermut@hotmail.com
or
Anne Mckee, 601-681-8525, annielcy@aol.com

 
     
 
     

Holmes Street Storytelling & Bluegrass Festival

The Holmes Street Storytelling and Bluegrass Festival will featured Bruce Walker and Buck P Creacy, storytellers: James Smith and the Walker Street Opry (Bluegrass). Bruce Walker will be celebrating the national distribution of his storytelling CD, “Good for Your Soul,” at a release party held during the festival. Bruce’s stories are based on life observations and family lore. Bruce has appeared at the Three Foot Festival in Meridian, MS, and at the Black Warrior Storytelling Festival, Tuscaloosa. Walker Street Opry is comprised of seasoned Bluegrass veterans who have played with Claire Lynch, Iron Horse and other established Bluegrass acts. They perform Bluegrass standards as well as songs of their own composition. Buck P Creacy is known as the “Working Man’s Storyteller”, he has appeared at the NSN Storytelling Conference, Tale Spinner Festival and has recorded numerous CDs on the Aslan label. James Smith is known as the, “Autoharp Man from ALabam”; James performs roots music that he describes as, “The music behind the music we hear today”.

Date:

May 2nd, 2009

Time:

Saturday, 7 PM

Where:

Founder's Hall at
Holmes Street United Mothodist Church
501 Holmes Street
Huntsville, Alabama

Fee:

Free for all ages!

Contact:

Bruce Walker at (256) 658-1735

Additional:

View the Press Release for this event.

 
         
     

TaleSpin Festival

TaleSpin is designed to showcase storytellers from various walks of life with themes that include youth stories, cultural stories, humorous stories, historical stories and more. This event will appeal to all ages with a variety of professional storytellers and themes to connect generations adn cultures and to convey history, traditions and lessons for the living.

Date:

May 8 & 9, 2009

Time:

Friday, 6 PM to 11 PM
Saturday, Noon to 11 PM
(Ghost Stories from 9PM to 11PM)

Where:

Miller Plaza
at the corner of Market and ML King Streets
Chattanooga, TN

Fee:

Both Days - $25
Friday Only - $10
Saturday all day - $15
Saturday Ghost Stories Only - $7
Group rates available

Contact:

Chattanooga Downtown Partnership
(423) 265-0771

Additional:

www.downtownchattanooga.org/talespin

 
     
 
     

5th Annual Children's Services Mini-Conference - featuring Rob Reid

Jefferson County Public Library association presents Rob Reid, aka Rappin' Rob. Rob has entertained children and families for over 25 years as a Children's Humorist. His lively, highly-participative shows feature storytelling, music and wordplay. Rob is also the author of six books as well as articles for numerous publications. Learn fun and exciting ways to share literature with children of all ages. Conference geared to children's librarians, storytellers, media specialists and teachers.

Date:

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

 

Time:

8:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Where:

Hoover Public Library, 200 Municipal Drive, Hoover, Alabama 35244

Fee:

$45 (make checks payable to JCPLA)

Contact:

Carol Melton, 50 Oak Street, Mountain Brook, Alabama 35213
phone: 205.445.1110 fax: 205.879.5388 email: carolm@bham.lib.al.us

Additional:

print flyer/registration form (pdf format)

 
     
 
     

Melodies and Musings

Melodies and Musings is a 4-day mountain dulcimer, writing and storytelling workshop, with an all day mountain festival. Come enjoy the fun! Four great days on the beautiful Lake Guntersville with melodies, musings, good food, and good fellowship. Saturday Mountain Festival open to the public with cultural demonstrations, music on stage Appalachian food, children's activities and regional crafters.

Date:

September 23-26, 2009

Time:

TBA

Where:

Guntersville, Alabama

Fee:

Mountain Dulcimer Tract - $125
Creative Writing Workshop - $40
Storytelling Workshop - $40

Contact:

Marshall County RSVP
1805 Gunter Avenue,
Guntersville, AL 35967
(256) 571-7734

Additional:

www.melodies-and-musings.com

 
     
 
     

ASA Annual Conference & Tall Tales

Alabama Storytelling Association statewide annual meeting will be October 10, 2009 in Selma, Alabama in conjunction with Kathryn Tucker Windham's Tale Tellin' Festival. Step into the magical world of storytelling and join Kathryn Tucker Windham at Selma's 30th Annual Alabama Tale-Tellin' Festival. From tall tales to historical happenings, from ghost stories to mountain legends, from folklore to modern fables, the Festival offers a rare mix of truth and dreams.

Date:

Friday to Sunday, October 9 - 11, 2009

Time:

Swappin' Ground begins at 5:30 PM;
Tale Tellin' begins at 7:00 PM

Where:

Pickard Auditorium, Selma, Alabama

Fee:

$10 adults, $5 for children 12 and under

Contact:

General Information: taletellin@yahoo.com

Additional:

www.taletellin.selmaalabama.com

 
     
 
     

Tall Tales & Recollections Fall Festival

Storytelling Festival -- stories galore and more! Children welcome at this first Fall Festival.

Date:

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Where:

Meridian Activities Center, Meridian, MS

Time:

tba

Fee:

tba

website:

http://www.msstorytellers.com

Additional:

For more information contact admin@msstorytellers.com

 
     
 
     

Athens Storytelling Festival

Hear stories that tell of a time that used to be. Glimpse into the past and live the imaginary. Learn more about your parents, your children, yourself. Discover all this and more at the third annual Athens Storytelling Festival. Stories will be told on the courthouse square in Athens, Alabama within close proximity of an eclectic mix of shops offering a wide variety of antiques, gifts, gourmet foods, clothing and hardware. The courthouse square boasts several warm and inviting restaurants, and food vendors will be present for good old-fashioned festival fare.

Date:

October 29 - 31, 2009

Athens Storytelling Festival

Time:

Thursday through Saturday
schedule to be announced

Where:

Courthouse Square in Athens, Alabama

Fee:

TBA

Contact:

General Information: info@athensstorytellingfestival.com
Chairperson: Wayne Kuykendall
Phone: 256-232-0400

Additional: www.athensstorytellingfestival.com
 
         
         
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