Wednesday, March 31, 2010
4/11-18: Hearing Voices? It's a Storytelling Festival
WCCLS is hosting the 6th Annual Hearing Voices Storytelling Festival April 11 - 18.
This year the festival features four professional storytellers/ensembles: Willy Claflin (San Francisco, CA), Nuestro Canto (Beaverton, OR), the Brody Theater (Portland, OR) and Oregon Shadow Puppet Theatre (Portland, OR). Festival dates, times and venues details are available on the website www.wccls.org/hearing_voices.
The festival performances are designed for the enjoyment of adults and children ages 6 and up, unless otherwise noted. The week-long storytelling extravaganza features fourteen storytelling performances throughout the county.
Events will be held in the WCCLS member libraries, the Glenn & Viola Walters Cultural Arts Center in downtown Hillsboro, Centro Cultural in Cornelius and the Jessie Mays Community Center in North Plains.
On the evening of Saturday, April 17 the Tigard Public Library will host the final storytelling concert featuring internationally acclaimed teller Willy Claflin, Nuestro Canto and the Brody Theater.
The festival wraps-up on Sunday, April 18, with Claflin presenting the Gargantuan Turquoise Stomping Boots Storytelling Workshop followed by a community-wide story swap hosted by the Portland Storytellers’ Guild. The story swap is open to tellers of all skill levels.