"A story beats with the heart of every person who has ever strained ears to listen. On the breath of the storyteller, it soars. Until its images and deeds become so real you can see them in the air, shimmering like oases on the horizon line." Cameron Dokey, The Storyteller's Daughter

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Do we LOVE storytelling, or what.?  This is the perfect month to share a story with someone you love--family member, friend or sweetheart.  Nothing brings people closer together than story.  Our recent 5th Annual Clearfield Storytelling  Festival was a huge success.  We moved to a larger venue this year and still filled the room.  Everyone felt the warmth and magic of story on a cold winter evening.  The audience was mesmerized by the tellers, who ranged in age from 10 years to....well... older.  Even the youngest audience members were enthralled with the presentations and at the end we were well filled with story, memories and things to contemplate for later.  We had a great mix of stories--cowboy poetry  to folktale to personal story to historical tale.  If you want to experience to totally new type of entertainment--one for the whole family and even the ADULTS--look up a storytelling event in your area.  Caution:  story-listening is addictive.  You will begin to want more and more of it.  Happy February!