Event Details


Culpeper Tells will be held Saturday, March 11, 2017
at the Culpeper Center, 137 S. Main Street, Culpeper, VA 22701.

The festival is presented by the Friends of the Culpeper County Library
and proceeds benefit the Culpeper County Library.

What is storytelling?

Simply put it’s timeless entertainment. Storytelling is an interactive way of using words and actions to tell a story and engage a listener’s imagination. 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 most ages will enjoy most stories. A storytelling festival features performances and workshops from a variety of professional storytellers while also offering story slams—a chance for amateurs to tell a tale.

Culpeper Tells 2017 includes:

  • Afternoon performances featuring Donald Davis, Geraldine Buckley, Adam Booth, and Michael Reno Harrell
  • A story slam
  • Evening performance featuring our four professional tellers

In addition to the performances on Saturday, the Virginia Storytelling Alliance (VASA), the professional association for storytellers in the Commonwealth will be holding their annual “Gathering.”