Schedule of Events

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.” VASA will be offering workshops and performances throughout the weekend, held at the Holiday Inn Express and the Culpeper County Library. Admission to these events is separate and determined by VASA.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Culpeper Tells visits Culpeper County Public Schools

Adam Booth and Donald Davis will be sharing storytelling at Emerald Hill, Farmington, Sycamore Park, and Yowell elementary schools. Geraldine Buckley will be visiting with the drama programs at Culpeper County High School and Eastern View High School. Thank you to our sponsors for making this new addition to the festival possible! These performances are exclusively for the schools and are closed to the public. However, tickets for children under 12 are free for the Culpeper Tells performances on Saturday. 

VASA Gathering at Holiday Inn Express (787 Madison Rd.)

7:00 p.m. VASA’s featured tellers Megan Hicks and Lynn Ruehlmann
9:00 p.m. Social
9:30 p.m. Story Swap

Saturday, March 11, 2017

VASA Gathering at Culpeper County Library (271 Southgate Shopping Center)

10:00 a.m. VASA Workshop: HISTORY through YOUR story…a writing/storytelling workshop
Imagine finding your great-grandmother’s diary describing life 100 years ago and the events that made up your history books.  Now, imagine developing a legacy of your own, preserving the history of your time and transforming your ordinary days into extraordinary stories. Storyteller and writer Megan Hicks shows you how to mine your memories and unearth the “diamonds in the rough” of everyday life.
10:00 a.m. Coaching with Lynn Ruehlmann or Joan Swift

Culpeper Tells Afternoon Session at Culpeper Center (137 S. Main St.)

1:00 p.m. Michael Reno Harrell
1:50 p.m. Geraldine Buckley
2:30 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m. Story Slam: an opportunity for anyone to tell a story!
3:45 p.m. Break
4:00 p.m. Adam Booth
4:50 p.m. Donald Davis
5:30 p.m. Afternoon session adjourns. Visit downtown Culpeper for unique dining and shopping.

Culpeper Tells Evening Performance at Culpeper Center (137 S. Main St.)

7:30-9:30 p.m. Performances by Michael Reno Harrell, Geraldine Buckley, Adam Booth, and Donald Davis. Emcee: Jonathan Krawchuk of Culpeper Media Network.

VASA Gathering at Holiday Inn Express (787 Madison Rd.)

9:45 p.m. Story Swap (following Culpeper Tells evening performance)

Sunday, March 12, 2017

VASA Gathering at Holiday Inn Express (787 Madison Rd.)

9:30 a.m. VASA Annual membership meeting and Sacred Stories and Puns led by Reverend Jeff Scott