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Stone Soup Storytelling Festival
Fri, Apr 21, 2017, 12:00 PM – Sun, Apr 23, 2017, 12:00 PM EDT
The Stone Soup Storytelling Festival is built upon the various versions of the traditional old story of Stone Soup. The moral of the story is that by working together, with everyone contributing what they can, a greater good is achieved. A “visitor” comes into a village and has no food. The visitor builds a fire, throws on a kettle of water and adds to it a stone. He ends up being able to feed the entire village by making a delicious soup out of water and a stone plus the addition of lots of vegetables that the folks in the village contribute.
Our Stone Soup storytellers come from all around the nation. They represent a variety of cultures and storytelling genres. The 2017 Stone Soup Storytelling headliners and featured tellers are: Noa Baum, Donna Washington, Rona Levanthal, Mike Lockett, Ingrid Nixon and Marji Pulliam. The Stone Soup Storytelling Festival begins on Friday by sharing our storytellers with the local schools. The public storytelling sessions start at noon on Friday and continue through Sunday. There will be fables, fairy tales, ghost stories, historical stories, lies and personal tales. Performers run the gamut from nationally acclaimed tellers to novice tellers and amateurs competing for their chance to shine.
Come experience the time of your life- just listening to the sound of a voice.