Event Details

Culpeper Tells will be held Saturday, March 10, 2018
at the Culpeper Baptist Church
, 318 S. West Street, Culpeper, VA 22701.

The festival is presented by the Friends of the Culpeper County Library and a volunteer committee.
All proceeds benefit the Culpeper County Library.

What is storytelling?

Simply put, it’s timeless entertainment. Whether the stories are told around a fire, or the kitchen table, storytelling is a beloved tradition passed down through generations. Stories engage the imagination and bring people together. While it’s not stand-up comedy, although it’s often humorous. Culpeper Tells has included bluegrass and folk singing, but it’s not a concert. It’s not children’s story time, but all ages will enjoy most stories. Our storytelling festival features performances and workshops from a variety of professional storytellers, while also offering a story slam—a chance for amateurs to tell a tale.

Culpeper Tells 2018 event schedule*

Performances on Friday, March 9 for Culpeper County Public Schools

The main event is Saturday, March 10 at Culpeper Baptist Church

  • 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
    • 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 end. Enjoy downtown Culpeper shopping and dining!
  • Evening performance (starting at 7:30 pm) featuring Josh Goforth, Charlotte Blake Alston, and Ed Stivender

*Schedule is subject to change.

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