Festival Event Descriptions

The Auburn Winter Storytelling Festival 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.