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September 7, 2019
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Downstairs Program Room
800 Alma St.
Menlo Park, CA 94025
A pair of storytellers in front of audience
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Menlo Park StoryFest

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Our 4th Annual Storytelling Festival kicks off with a variety of storytellers sharing tales from around the world, especially for adults and children ages 5 and up!

For the first time since 2016, a variety of storytellers—including seasoned professionals and talented youths—come together to share tales from around the world! Let your imagination soar, as you enjoy the art of traditional oral storytelling.

  • A variety of professional tellers and styles
  • Scheduled performers include Enid Davis, Tom and Sandy Farley, Erica Lann-Clark, Olga Loya, Trisha Shetty, Vishnu Mummidi, Laurie Pines, Joy Swift, and John Weaver
  • Folktales passed down for generations
  • Stories to fascinate and delight adults and youth alike

About the Menlo Park Storytelling Festival
From September 7-October 2, enjoy the wonderful art of traditional oral storytelling, with a variety of visiting artists.
  • September 7: Storyfest
  • September 8: Alicia Retes
  • September 11: Tom and Sandy Farley
  • September 18: Seung Ah Kim
  • September 19: John Weaver
  • September 25: Bobby Norfolk
  • September 29: Olga Loya
  • September 30: Film Screening and Discussion: Belonging in the USA: The Story of Michael D. McCarty
  • October 2: Michael Katz

About Storytelling
Storytelling is telling stories--without using a book. It's an ancient art form that predates libraries, and books, and writing. According to the National Storytelling Network, "storytelling is the interactive art of using words and actions to reveal the elements and images of a story while encouraging the listener’s imagination. In storytelling, the listener imagines the story."