Culpeper Tells has received a grant from the Meade M. Palmer Memorial Fund through the Northern Piedmont Community Foundation. This grant will help offset the costs of the 6 storytelling performances being held at public elementary schools on the Friday before the festival. We offer these performances at no cost to the schools and depend on grants and sponsorships. We are sincerely grateful for the support of this important outreach to the community.
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Afternoon session (starting at 1:00 pm)
1:00 pm Afternoon session kicks off with emcee Frank Wells of WJMA and Storytelling Performance by Charlotte Blake Alston
2:30 pm Ed Stivender presents a Storytelling Workshop
Under the direction of Dr. Francelia Butler of the University of Connecticut, Ed has developed this workshop for performers, teachers, librarians, new storytellers and amateur storytellers. This introduction to the craft includes the 5 rules for success, as well as practical suggestions for getting started. In the course of our explanation issues of censorship, oral tradition, environment and bombing on stage will be discussed. Practical tips for preparing and presentation will be also discussed.
3:30 pm Story Slam—Toss your name in the hat for a chance to tell a tale and win prizes!
4:30 pm Josh Goforth Storytelling Performance
5:30 pm Afternoon sessions adjourn. Enjoy downtown Culpeper shopping and dining!
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