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2022 Flatwater Tales Storytelling Festival

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Historic Grove Theater

Grove Center

123 Randolph Rd

Oak Ridge, TN 37830

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The 5th Annual Flatwater Tales Storytelling Festival presents 3 world-class tellers for a Friday evening special event and 3 Saturday shows!

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Flatwater Tales Storytelling Festival

June 2, 3 & 4 2022, Oak Ridge, TN


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The Flatwater Tales Virtual Storytelling Festival, featuring three world renowned storytellers, has announced the 2022 schedule and tickets are now available for the June 3 and 4 performances. This annual event will return live at the Historic Grove Theater in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

Early bird tickets can be purchased online here at Eventbrite or the Ferrell Shop (cash or check only) in Oak Ridge. This is a great Christmas gift for all ages.

The two-day event will feature storytellers Sheila Arnold, Bil Lepp and Kim Weitkamp known to audiences nationwide for their wit, wisdom and abilities to make audiences laugh, cry and reminisce. A writing workshop by Bil Lepp has been added on Thursday, June 2nd.

Highlighting the Friday night performance will be acclaimed storyteller Sheila Arnold who will tell the story of the Scarboro 85, the 85 brave young people from the Scarboro neighborhood in Oak Ridge who were the first to desegregate a school district in the South after the US Supreme Court decision. Few people know of this 1955 milestone event, and Sheila will honor them as she shares some of their stories at Flatwater Tales. Storytellers Bil Lepp and Kim Weitkamp will also perform Friday evening. Friday evening tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children.

There will be three shows on Saturday, June 4th, and the storytellers will share different stories for each performance. The morning Family Show, from 10 to noon, will offer tickets at $10 for adults and $5 for school-age children. The afternoon show is from 2 to 5 PM and the evening show is from 7 to 10 PM. Tickets for the afternoon and evening performances are $25 each. An early bird ticket is now available: $40 for both afternoon and evening shows. For groups of 10 or more tickets will be $20 each for the afternoon and evening performances. For group sales contact: flatwatertales@gmail.com

Storyteller Bil Lepp will present a special writing workshop “Bringing a Story to Life and Including Your Audience in the Experience” on Thursday June 2, 2 to 4 PM at the UT Arboretum Auditorium in Oak Ridge. Tickets to writing workshop are $50 and are available here at Eventbrite and the Ferrell Shop (cash or check, only) in Oak Ridge.

The Flatwater Tales, held annually the first weekend in June, is led by volunteers from all three Oak Ridge Rotary Clubs to entertain, bring people together, and to celebrate and support our community.

We may need to put COVID-related protocols or restrictions in place for Flatwater Tales. We will continue to evaluate local conditions, monitor public health officials’ recommendations, and modify the protocols as necessary. We will update this information on our website and communicate with ticket holders via email. We understand that guidelines continue to change, and we appreciate your patience.

If you love the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, or have always wanted to go to it, you don’t want to miss the Flatwater Tales Storytelling Festival in Oak Ridge.
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Historic Grove Theater

Grove Center

123 Randolph Rd

Oak Ridge, TN 37830

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Organizer of 2022 Flatwater Tales Storytelling Festival

The Flatwater Tales Storytelling Festival is an annual, all-volunteer event sponsored by the three Oak Ridge Rotary Clubs. It is a collaborative endeavor to preserve and encourage the art of storytelling, support economic development, and attract a regional audience to Oak Ridge.

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