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Charleston Tells Storytelling Festival

March 11-12 at Wragg Square
342 Meeting Street in downtown Charleston

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Set under magnificent moss-draped oaks, the fourth annual Charleston Tells Storytelling Festival brings together some of the best national and local storytellers with performances that reminisce about the carefree days of childhood, showcase humorous slice of life moments and transport audiences to significant times in history. 

Similar to listening to Garrison Keillor's Prairie Home Companion or being entertained by a great comedian, Charleston Tells celebrates the art and historical importance of storytelling. Programs are planned for both Friday and Saturday nights, including ghost stories Saturday night. During the day Saturday, there will be multiple concurrent performances, including a tent with activities and programs the whole family can enjoy. 

Charleston's blend of Southern charm, rich heritage and deep-rooted respect for oral history makes it the perfect venue to bring local residents and visitors together for this shared human experience. After all, Charleston's allure and historic charm prompted readers of Condé Nast Traveler magazine to name this South Carolina coastal city as their No. 1 U.S. city for the fifth year in a row, and Travel + Leisure magazine to name it the No. 2 city to visit in the world and the No. 1 city to visit in the United States and Canada in 2015.

Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate the art of storytelling, the bond from a shared human experience and the rich heritage of Charleston’s Lowcountry.