AUBURN WINTER STORYTELLING FESTIVAL
GENERAL GOMEZ CENTER, 808 LINCOLN WAY, AUBURN, CA
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM CHILDREN’S HOUR
Stories and music from Joan McCammon, children’s entertainer, and Ed Lewis, Early Childhood professor.
12:00 – 12:30 COMMUNITY GROUP
Local children’s groups tackle speaking before an audience.
1:00 – 2:30 WORKSHOP “HOW TO SELECT
AND TELL CHILDREN’S STORIES”
Marianna deCroes, an author and a teacher at the International School of Storytelling in London, will talk about helping children deal with bullying, lack of confidence and fear through telling stories. Tips on selecting story genres for specific ages and methods of learning a story by heart easily.
2:45 – 4:45 OPEN TELLING
Anyone in the audience can put their name in the hat to be drawn. Stories are five minutes and told without notes or props. Subjects must be family friendly.
5:00 – 6:00 LIAR’S CONTEST
Who is the biggest liar in Auburn? This is where tall tale tellers have a chance to lay it on thick. The biggest whopper gets a trophy.
6:30 – 9:30 FEATURED TELLERS SHOWCASE
Six regional tellers take the stage to entertain for 20 minutes each with stories for grown-ups. Much anticipated is Izzi Tooninsky an award winning international teller. Invited back is Tom Wade and Linda Kennedy. Mariana deCroes will tell about her experiences living in England, India, Portugal, and Spain.
To keep our day-long program free to the public we are asking for donations from service clubs and organizations in the area. Checks should be mailed to Arts Council of Placer County, 5440 Park Drive #102A, Rocklin, CA 95765. The Arts Council will return a receipt.