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Storytelling Festival: One World, Many Stories

Storytelling Festival: One World, Many Stories

Free
Sat February 1, 2014 10 am - 5 pm

The second annual Storytelling Festival: One World, Many Stories takes place February 1, 2014 from 10 am to 5 pm at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum, including a full line-up of professional storytellers, vendors, hands-on crafts, and a special area for preschoolers.

MAIN STAGE FIRST FLOOR
The Storytellers
11:00-11:45 am
Musical Folktales is an upbeat concert that includes interactive stories, beautiful music, humor, and interesting musical instruments. Audience members will have an opportunity to play musical instruments and become a part of the story.

Yvonne Healy
12:00-12:45 pm
Whether rollicking kids’ tales, weird Celtic legends, or outrageous family lore, this American and Irish storyteller opens windows to life, as real and touching as it gets.

Allison Downey
1:00-1:45 pm
This local storyteller, theater artist, singer-songwriter, and writer spins stories using original songs, theater, humor, and personal narrative.

Rob Reider
2:00-2:45 pm
A unique blend of theater, energy, emotions, the art of presence, and the very live character of mime pulls the audience into the story experience.

Austen Brauker
3:00-3:45
This musician, storyteller, and artist uses the flute, drum, his paintings, and photography, to bring life to the stories he learned as a child of Anishinaabe history, traditions, and life lessons.

Adam Mellma
4:00-4:45
With an exuberant style all his own, Mellema invents enough separate characters to be a one-man show with a combination of choreography, song, humor, and drama.

PRESCHOOL CIRCLE TIME STORIES
FIRST FLOOR, WORLDWORKS

Carrie Wilson
11:00 am—5:00 pm
Using puppets, instruments, interactives, and art, young visitors will hear stories from their favorite books. Located next to the main stage, parents with young children can be entertained while their older children listen to stories within sight.

VENDOR FAIR THIRD FLOOR
10:00 am—5:00 pm
Storytellers, writers, musicians, bookstores, illustrators, and more share the creative wealth of stories in this region. Many vendors have hands-on activities and materials for purchase.
Allison Downey, Little Ditty Records
Barb Soet
Bookbug
Carol Johnson, Music with a Message
Julie Staffen
K12, Inc.
Kalamazoo Book Arts Center
Kalamazoo Public Library
Katie Seifert
Kazoo Books
Rob Reider
The Storytellers

HANDS-ON CRAFTS THIRD FLOOR
11:00 am—5:00 pm
Decorate journals, write your own stories, design a variety of bookmarks, and create crafts related to some of our favorite stories.