Tejas Storytelling Festival


March 07, 2019 to March 10, 2019
12:00 AM


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March 7–10

The 34th Annual Texas Storytelling Festival—titled One World: Many Voices. Many Tales—features storytelling concerts, workshops, fringe concert, music, liars’ contest, drum talk, dancing performances and story swaps.

Free: Ghost Stories, opening concert, kid’s activities, family concert, story slam, sacred tales, tai chi, and flute circle.

Our kids' activities and family concert are all free. Look online for a complete schedule of events taking place in the Woman's Club Building (Registration), Senior Center, and Emily Fowler Library.

Featured national tellers:
Antonio Rocha
Award-winning Brazilian storyteller Antonio Rocha (pronounced Haw-sha) offers a unique fusion of mime and spoken word. He has been featured at premier venues in the United States, as well as 15 other countries across six continents. With his tenor voice, realistic sound effects, and mesmerizing moves, Antonio is sure to tickle your funny bone and delight your soul. storyinmotion.com

Twice Upon A Time
Want to be entertained and enchanted, as well as empowered to battle life's dragons? Gene and Peggy Helmick-Richardson share myriad folktales, fairy tales, ghost stories and personal accounts with humor and insight from preschools to prisons. This Texas tandem team utilizes the ancient art of storytelling to explore the complex and challenging issues of our modern society. twicetellers.com

Josh Goforth
From the Appalachian Mountains and most famous for his fiddling, Goforth is a highly accomplished Grammy nominated, old-time bluegrass and swing musician and ballad singer. Growing up in a tight-knit mountain community, he was surrounded by storytellers. Today, he engages his audience with tales of heritage and music as storytelling has come as naturally to Goforth as playing music. joshgoforthmusic@gmail.com

In The Spirit
Almost twenty years ago, Emily Hooper Lansana and Glenda Zahra Baker came together to form Performance Duo: In the Spirit. They have developed an extensive repertoire of stories that carry us on enthralling journeys. Each performance celebrates the power of the word to connect, uplift and transform that reflects an ancient African and contemporary African American forms. inthespiritstories@yahoo.com