Auburn Winter Storytelling Fest 2017

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The Auburn Winter Storytelling Festival is on January 28, 2017! A free community event bringing together storytellers from all over the region is presented by the Foothill Storytelling Guild.  The tellers share with the audience personal stories, humorous tales, traditional folklore and just downright lies. The all-day event is at General Gomez Art and Event Center, 808 Lincoln Way, Auburn, California.
A children’s hour with stories and music for families starts off the day at 10 am.
After a lunch break Joan Stockbridge, the National Storytelling Network’s 2016 Pacific Region Oracle Award recipient will present a 90 minute storytelling workshop.
Open Telling starts at 2:45. Rules are the story must be no more than five minutes, must be family friendly, and told with no notes or props. Sign-up forms are available at the welcome desk.
Who is the biggest liar in Auburn? The Liar’s Contest starts at 5 o’clock and gives tall tale tellers a chance to lay it on thick. Again rules are five minute limit, family friendly and told with no notes or props and tellers are asked to sign-up earlier.
At 6:30 pm six regional storytellers perform stories for a grown-up audience.  Invited back from last year is audience favorite Tom Wade.  He has appeared at the Sierra Storytelling Festival and won the Story Slam three times.
We are asking for help to make this free community event a reality. We need $2000 to cover expenses such as printing, advertising and travel costs for our tellers. Any donation would be appreciated.  The planning and day-of execution is handled by volunteers.
Foothill Storytelling Guild has partnered with PlacerArts. A check (with STORYTELLING in the memo line) may be mailed to PlacerArts, 808 Lincoln Way, Auburn, California 95603. A receipt with the PlacerArts 501(c)(3) Internal Revenue number will be sent by return mail.
As a thank you for a donation the Foothill Storytelling Guild will be happy to send one or two storytellers to entertain at a meeting or event. Call 530-613-1153
For more information:
or email Chery Anderson

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