CHESAPEAKE STORYTELLING FESTIVAL - September 16, 2017
September 16, 2017! Our FABULOUS 2nd Annual Chesapeake Storytelling Festival with professional tellers
And more. Watch our list of Storytellers grow!
Storytelling Festival. What's It All About?
Listen. Laugh. Cry! It's stories presented by Professional Storytellers for your entertainment.
NO! It's NOT about you. YOU DON'T tell your story (like you do to your spouse and friends!)
Come and spend a full day listening to national and local oral storytellers at inside venues of the Chesapeake College on Maryland's beautiful Eastern Shore. Stories of adventure, history, and tall tales.
As you listen, you will be transported to places where memories and magic are captured and woven into tales that will make you laugh and cry. Come and live the imaginary!
We have some of the BEST storytellers in the country on our program, right here on the Eastern Shore of MD!
At this family friendly event, tellers and performers will entertain you with activities and music designed for adults and kids. An array of food vendors will be on hand with savory treats.
Mark your Calendars now for September 16, 2017 (school kids September 15).
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Bil Lepp – Bil’s humorous, family friendly tall-tales and stories have earned the appreciation of listeners of all ages and from all walks of life. “Lepp is a side-splttingly funny man” – The Smithsonian Center for Folk Life. “Bil Lepp is one of the funniest men I have ever heard and what’s so amazing about Bil is that he makes you believe those wild stories he tells.” - Kathryn
Kim Weitkamp - Returning to us from 2016. “A voice like warm honey, impeccably comedic timing, and the ability to consistently write fresh new material” - B. Gilbert, Storytelling Arts Center for the Southeast. “Kim … studs her storytelling performances with bits of musical Americana that match the sweet and gentle tones of her narratives.” The Oregonian
Tim Lowry - With a Southern manner and a droll side-wit, Tim Lowry is equally at home in an Appalachian log cabin, a Mandan wigwam, a New York theater, a Texas ranch house, or a South Carolina plantation. As a proud ambassador for the Sweet Tea Trail in Summerville, SC, Tim carries genuine Southern hospitality to audiences everywhere! Tim is Returning from our "pre" First Annual Festival held in April 2015.
Megan Hicks - As a 7-year-old kid, I remember considering three career paths that looked attractive - performer, writer, toy maker. I’m all grown up now, and I’m telling stories around the world, writing a lot of the stories I tell and, when I’m not performing, making art that people want to play with. I’ve realized all three of my life’s ambitions.
"After listening to...Megan, you'll understand the power of stories to move listeners to laughter, tears and everything in between." - Caroline Parr, Central Rappahannock Regional Library.
(Ticket sales will begin spring 2017)