Storytelling Hosted by Debbie Weston From

Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 10:00am
Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 2:00pm
Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 3:00pm
Pavilion Stage in Hancock Park
Debbie Weston From

Traditional Storytelling
 Storytelling was an important mode of both communication and entertainment in the Southern Appalachian region, and Bear on the Square wants to do its part in helping carry on this cherished tradition.
 Bear on the Square continues to feature storytelling, hosted by Debbie Weston From with performances by members of the Southern Order of Storytellers.
Stories—filled with tall tales, moral lessons, riddles and history—served to entertain, educate, and build community for early Appalachian settlers.
Stop by the Storytelling Stage in Hancock Park and spend some time listening to professional storytellers who are keeping alive the oral tradition of the mountains today.
Saturday 10 am
Betsy Doty
Melanie Knauff
Saturday 2 pm
Jeremie Meadows (youth teller)
Deborah Strahorn
Sunday 3 pm
Becky Abbott
Barry Stewart Mann


Also at The Bear Festival, look for---
A very special bookmobile,The Story Express is filled with books and materials appropriate for children of all ages and reading levels.  With the goal of bringing literacy, love of reading, books and fun to economically challenged regions of Southern Appalachia, the Story Express is an important part of the work of The Craddock Center.  In 2013 over 4,000 books were given away. More information


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