Press release from Chery Anderson530-613-1153
Foothill Storytelling Guild is the producers of the Auburn Winter Storytelling Festival. The FSG is a group of a dozen members from Lincoln, Auburn, Meadow Vista, Colfax, Chicago Park, Alta Sierra, Newcastle, and Roseville. They volunteer their time to bring the Gold Country community a chance to share in the joy of listening to stories told aloud without notes or props using gestures, voice inflections, and facial movements. Scientific experiments show this will light up the listeners’ imagination. The one day event starts in the morning with children’s stories presented by a retired Early Childhood Development professor and a historical character performer. After lunch a 90-minute workshop introduces beginners to learning the art of storytelling. Open Telling hour allows anyone from the audience to stand up and tell a five-minute story to the audience followed by the Liar’s Contest which awards the biggest liar in town with a trophy: a golden shovel. In the evening, there is a two-hour showcase featuring six national tellers telling stories for grown-ups. The entire day is FREE because of sponsorship from Auburn Arts Commission and Arts Council of Placer County.
For more info:www.auburnwinterstorytellingfestival.com or email
Videos of 2018 tellers at Auburn Winter Storytelling Festival You Tube