Tellabration offers a day of free, magical storytelling this Saturday
Take part in this annual worldwide event as families of all types and sizes gather on six continents this day to hear stories, share laughter and enjoy the art of storytelling. Activities are planned at five CCPL branches. Tellabration is a great way to learn more about the art of storytelling in advance of the inaugural Charleston Tells Storytelling Festival set for March 8-9, 2013, in Wragg Square in downtown Charleston. Charleston Tells is presented by Charleston County Public Library.
Seven Sensational Stories Johns Island Regional Library at 11 a.m. Storyteller Tim Lowry spins seven world folk tales in his signature style. Perfect for children, Lowry’s animated tales feature whimsical vocals and audience participation.
Kaleidoscope of Stories James Island Library at 11 a.m.
Storytellers Claire Willett and Hawk Hurst share animated yarns especially for children. Hear stories about events long ago and others from current times.
Tales from Africa and Beyond Otranto Regional Library at 11 a.m. Children will enjoy playful tales from Africa and the Caribbean featuring teller Minerva King, plus some laugh-filled, humorous stories from David Baxley.
Fun and Folktales Mt. Pleasant Regional Library at 11 a.m.
Enjoy Linda Stout’s enthusiastic storytelling style of as she shares old and modern folktales in this fun children’s program.
Tales in the Afternoon Main Library from 2 – 3:30 p.m. Wrap up this day of celebration with an afternoon of stories from some of the best local storytellers. Perfect for the whole family, these stories will have you laughing and crying, often at the same time. The afternoon features stories from tellers David Baxley, Hawk Hurst, Minerva King, Tim Lowry, Sharon Cooper Murray, Linda Stout and Claire Willett.
Tellabration is presented in partnership with the Charleston Area Professional Storytellers and the S.C. Storytelling Network. SCSN is funded in part by Lowcountry Quarterly Arts Grant and the S.C. Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the John and Susan Bennett Memorial Arts Fund from the Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina. The Lowcountry Quarterly Arts Grant is administered by the City of Charleston’s Office of Cultural Affairs and the City of North Charleston’s Cultural Arts Program.