"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

Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year and may you have health and happiness in 2016!  Start the year with story.  If you are in the northern Utah area, the 10th Annual Clearfield Storytelling Festival is a great way to do that.  It is held on January 23 at 7:00 p.m. at the Community Arts Center 140 East Center Street in Clearfield, UT. and is free of charge.  Performers will be professional and novice tellers from the area and you will be well-entertained.  Let the stories warm your heart and soul at this frosty time of year!  Those who attend are always glad they did.  Farmington, UT also has a Storytelling Festival on January 16 from noon to 3:00 p.m. Cost is minimal and includes crafts for kids.  If these activities don't fit into your schedule, take some time to spin some tales with your family and friends.  Years ago, winter was the best storytelling time, as the work wound down and people spent more time indoors around the fire.  Those people seemed to sense that story would warm them...inside and out.  When the winter starts getting you down, try story, it's a great pick-me-up and helps chase away the dark.