The 35th Annual Jackson Storyfest will be held November 2-4, 2022. In 1988 Jackson Storyfest came to life after Laurie Lazebnick visited the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, TN. She came back to Jackson with a vision and a plan, and together with a group of volunteers, she brought a festival that has withstood the test of time. Starting with pop-up sites around downtown Jackson, to schools bussing thousands of students to buildings in the downtown area, to finally the current model of storytellers going to the schools where more students than ever, gain exposure to professionally told stories. Storytellers weave their own tales that follow Jackson Storyfest's mission "To ignite imagination through the art of storytelling."
Storytellers will shared their storytelling talents in-person with area schools, from Pre-K-8th grade. Nationally known storytellers such as Jennifer Strauss, Adam Mellema, Larry Castleberry, LaRon Williams and Jeff Doyle will travel to local schools to spin their tales for students to enjoy and remember.
Silver Tales featuring Larry Castleberry
November 2, 10 AM, at the Vista Grande Villa
Larry Castleberry is an engaging Storyteller who weaves folk and fairytales stories from the world of the Martial arts, African and African American along with personal stories to educate, entertain and inspire. Enjoy an engaging, spell binding and interactive storytelling event with tales from the rich literary traditions of Africa and the far East.
Please RSVP to 517-905-1317 or email@example.com. COVID-19 pre-screening required.
November 4, 7 PM, at Weatherwax Hall, JSO
This year’s Storyfest Showcase will feature performances by tellers Jenifer Strauss and Adam Mellema in a free, family-friendly event to wrap up the three day festival. Come join us as we celebrate 35 years of stories and entertainment at this event.
This activity is supported by the:
MICHIGAN ARTS AND CULTURE COUNCIL and the NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS.
FRIENDS of the JACKSON DISTRICT LIBRARY
- Get Started
- Digital Content