Above: Graphic logo for San Diego Storytellers
The Storytellers of San Diego are delighted to announced the birth of -ta da!---a brand new storytelling festival. The event, cleverly dubbed The San Diego Storytelling Festival: Voices at the Waters' Edge, will take place on Saturday, June 18th, 2011 at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas, CA (north San Diego County, just off the 5, accessible by nearby public transportation.) Google Map
"We've always thought that a festival would be something we'd do ‘once upon a-future---time.'" But the opportunity presented itself, and, frankly, it was too exciting to pass up," says Marilyn McPhie, one of the Storytellers of San Diego. "We have a fabulous venue-complete with ocean view---a local and county library administration who are excited about the festival, great workshops and concerts for adults, as well as kids and families. It will be a great day."
The festival will run from 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m and offer a large variety of concerts and events, including the opportunity for attendees to make a video on the spot. There will be storytelling shows in the large community room, smaller performances in the seminar rooms, and even internet workshops in the well-equipped computer room.
The 10:30 a.m. show will feature five storytellers telling stories from five different countries, in conjunction with the library's summer reading program theme, "Many Stories, One World." That will be followed by "Stories from Borderlands," blending both Spanish and English in engaging stories that will appeal to everyone.
Other storytelling performances, geared to adult and teen audiences, will feature stories about sea and surf and stories to make you laugh and sing. Teens will enjoy urban legends and a workshop on creating their own video stories to post on YouTube and other internet sites.
Veterans from the Veterans' History Museum will share stories of military service from three wars, including an opportunity for listeners to record their own stories. An expert in collecting family and personal stories will lead a workshop for adults.
Best of all, the entire festival, including workshops and evening concert, will be free to the public. Please plan to join us for the kick-off of The San Diego Storytelling Festival. Save the date - June 18. Don't miss a word.