Saturday, March 31, 2012

Hearing Voices Storytelling Festival begins in two weeks

The Hearing Voices storytelling extravaganza begins in two weeks, on April 7th. We have a great festival planned and hope you can join us for the fun.

We have four talented tellers joining us this year and one of them, Portland's own Habiba Addo, recently returned from a visit to her home country of Ghana, and shared with us some wonderful photographs from her trip. She will be sharing stories from Africa and of the African Diaspora with festival audiences April 7th through April 14th.

Happy kids in Ghana
See all of the performances listed at the Hearing Voices Storytelling Festival website. The other storytellers we are looking forward to hearing from are Tim Tingle, Leslie Slape, and Kirk Waller.

Festival performances will be held at venues across Washington County, with the festival finale being held at the Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club.

Assistive listening devices (ALD) and sign language interpreters can be scheduled at no cost for a festival event. It is important to allow as much lead-time as possible to obtain these services. Please call 503-846-3222 no less than 3 business days prior to the event.

The WCCLS festival is supported in part by grants from the Regional Arts and Culture Council and each of the local Friends of the Library organizations representing WCCLS member libraries, with additional in-kind services provided by Pamplin MediaGroup, Courtyard by Marriott, ProGraphics Services, Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club, Glenn & Viola Walters Cultural Arts Center, Recology, and the Portland Storytellers’ Guild.