Regional Storytelling Festival Debuts at PowellsWood in July


For thousands of years, the role of the storyteller has been to educate, entertain, and enchant listeners, young and old. Storytelling celebrates the wisdom and diversity of human experience, often using music, movement, and drama to engage listeners.

This most ancient of the human arts captures and heals the human heart. Storytelling is a powerful art form that includes folktales, myths, legends, tall tales, religious stories, and personal stories.

This new festival, The PowellsWood Storytelling Festival, is made possible through the generous support of Diane and Monte Powell, owners of PowellsWood Garden, and the efforts of Des Moines resident Dr. Margaret Read MacDonald. The festival is co-sponsored by the Seattle Storytellers Guild.

The stellar list of national and local tellers for this event includes Eth-Noh-Tec, Donald Davis, Alton Chung, Joe Hayes, Debra Harris-Branham, Norm Brecke, Whitman Story Sampler, and Pat Peterson.

Friday, July 13 – Advanced Registration Required:

  • Storytelling workshops for adults
  • Storytelling for daycamp and daycare groups

Saturday, July 14 – Tickets Available in Advance and At the Door:

  • Storytellers: Hear master storytellers tell their tales – Adult and Family venues

For registration, ticketing, and other detailed info, visit the PowellsWood Storytelling Festival website. Click here!


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