Jackson Storyfest – Storytelling Matinee – Jackson

May 4, 2013 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm


Come join us in downtown Jackson! Storytellers, from around the country including Mary Hamilton and Dan Keding will be performing on May 2, 3 &4. There are four performances being offered free of charge for the general public on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. These include two evening sessions for adults and teens, a family matinee and a special daytime senior citizen session.

Two workshops are offered on Saturday for those wishing to learn more about storytelling. A small registration fee is charged for the workshops. We look forward to seeing you May 2, 3 & 4 in downtown Jackson, Michigan!

Saturday May 4
Storytelling Workshops
Time: 8:45-10:45 a.m. – With Mary Hamilton
Time: 11:30-1:30 p.m. – With Dan Keding
Location: Jackson District Library ~ Carnegie Branch Auditorium, 244 W. Michigan Ave.

Family Storytelling Matinee with Gemini
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Jackson Symphony Orchestra Hall, 215 W. Michigan Ave.

This year begins the first step toward developing a new generation of “home-grown” storytellers through our new school program, KIDS TELL!

KIDS TELL!  began with teachers from Jackson area schools who volunteered to attend storytelling workshops and receive guidelines and materials that they incorporated into their curriculum.  Award winning storyteller, Judy Sima, provided these teachers with instruction and mentoring to assist them in teaching the oral tradition of storytelling.  Through the introduction of performance techniques and skills taught in the classroom, the teachers have helped their students become storytellers.

These students have been practicing their stories in preparation for the opportunity to perform   at Jackson Storyfest this year.  Videos of their performances have been completed and posted to the Jackson Storyfest website. The students with the most votes in each level will be performing at the Family Matinee on Saturday, May 4th.

Saturday Evening Performance with Mary Hamilton
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Jackson High School Auditorium, 544 Wildwood Ave
Doors open at 7pm

Please visit www.jacksonstoryfest.org for more information and to register for the Saturday workshops.
Here’s the brochure: http://myweb.arbor.edu/rryder/StoryFest2013.pdf
For questions, call Jackson Storyfest at 517-499-2290.

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