The largest storytelling festival in Michigan returns to Jackson County for the 36th straight year with musical performances, workshops, and - of course - storytelling.
A four-day event, Storyfest brings famous storytellers to Jackson from all over the country. This year, dozens of storytellers will perform for all ages of students at schools throughout Jackson County Nov. 2 and 3.
While the bulk of performances will be at area schools, adults are encouraged to attend the Silver Tales performance with the storytelling duo “San and Emily” performing songs and spinning yarns that will educate, entertain, and inspire. The event is scheduled for 11 AM Wednesday, Nov. 1, at Vista Grande Villa.
Part of JDL’s Living History Series, crowd-favorite Adam Mellema will perform a special veteran-themed story at the Legion in Brooklyn 3 PM Friday, Nov. 3. Mellema will teach a workshop at the Legion on how to pass along your own stories from generation to generation the following day at 10 AM. Register for the workshop at 517-905-1317 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To cap off the festival, tellers Jeff Doyle, Robin Nott, Jean Bolley, and Corinne Stavish will perform at the Storyfest Showcase at Jackson Symphony Orchestra’s Weatherwax Hall in downtown Jackson at 7 PM Friday, Nov. 3. Teller Larry Castleberry will emcee.
The Showcase, the veteran-themed Legion performance, the workshop, and Silver Tales are all open to the public and free of charge
This activity is supported by the:
MICHIGAN ARTS AND CULTURE COUNCIL and the NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS.
FRIENDS of the JACKSON DISTRICT LIBRARY
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