Celebrate National Story Telling Month

By Samantha Taylor
In Culture, Feature

Celebrate National Story Telling Month

Now in its 33rd year, the St. Louis Storytelling Festival honors a tradition that has been a part of human history and culture for centuries. The festival, May 2-5, is a four-day celebration of national and regional storytellers, featuring workshops and themed readings. Readings are held in bookstores, parks, museums, libraries, churches and more, culminating in a Grand Finale at Touhill Performing Arts Center featuring storytellers Susan O’Halloran, Kunama Mtendaji, Dovie Thomason, Willy Claflin, Noah Buchholz and Angela Lloyd. For more info, visit stlstorytellingfestival.org.

Saint Louis TEN Storytellers at this unique story slam share their true tales, inspired by a different theme each month, in 10 minutes or less. Recent themes have included “mortified,” stories of embarrassment and “city love,” tales of urban adoration. For more info, visit facebook.com/SaintLouisTEN.

Noir @ the Bar Subterranean Books opens its doors to dark tales of criminals, corruption and scandal with the monthly Noir @ the Bar event, hosted at Meshuggah Cafe and featuring a rotating cast of local and national crime fiction authors. For more info, visit subbooks.com.

 

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