The festival showcases the art of Southern storytelling with a particular focus on Appalachian stories, both traditional and contemporary. The GMSF offers storytelling and musical performances, children's events, and workshops so that community members, visitors from afar, and students of all ages will not only learn about the tradition and history of our region through storytelling, but also have the opportunity to become part of its preservation.
- Cherokee teller and author Lloyd Arneach (www.arneach.com)
- Cuban American teller and children's author Carmen Agra Deedy (www.carmenagradeedy.com)
- African American teller and historical character interpreter Sheila Arnold Jones (www.mssheila.org)
- West Virginia humorist, teller, and author Bil Lepp (www.leppstorytelling.com)
- Folk musician, singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist John McCutcheon (www.folkmusic.com)
We will also have terrific stories from panels of local tellers, stories just for children, a beautiful quilt display, a marketplace, and information tables from many area organizations and programs.
Please join us!
THROUGH MARCH 24, tickets may be purchased via Eventbrite with credit card or check or by mail (send check written to Georgia Mountain Storytelling Festival to Dr. Ruth Looper, Young Harris College, 1 College Street, Young Harris, GA 30582).
AFTER MARCH 24, tickets may be purchased with cash or check at the event.
- YHC students and anyone 18 and under = FREE (but you still need to reserve a ticket)
- Adult general admission = $20 per day/$35 for two days
- Senior admission = $15 per day/$25 for two days Visiting college students = $10 per day or $15 for two days
- YHC faculty and staff = $10 per day or $18 for two days
- Lunch ticket = $6.50 per day
You can order t-shirts through February 28th via Eventbrite. Email your shirt size to email@example.com. We'll have your shirt waiting for you at the festival. Extra shirts will be for sale at the event, but we don't anticipate having many left, so reserve yours today.
WHERE TO GET MORE INFORMATION
Find biographies of the storytellers on www.yhc.edu/storytelling now, and look for a schedule, lodging options, and a parking map shortly. Follow us on Facebook under Georgia Mountain Storytelling Festival. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 706-379-5136 (Dr. Ruth Looper) with questions.
This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.
FESTIVAL SCHEDULE (DRAFT):