Georgia Mountain Storytelling Festival

Saturday, Apr 17, 2021 at 9:30am

Online
Blairsville, GA 30512

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Join us for a Celebration of the art of storytelling shared by a breadth of voices. Enjoy traditional and contemporary stories, children’s events, and workshops by our featured artists: Elizabeth Ellis, Diane Ferlatte, Megan Hicks, Tim Lowry, and Antonio Rocha. Some of the festival’s storytelling sessions will be recordings made by our tellers especially for GMSF 2021. Other storytelling sessions, all of the workshops, and the Q&A session will be presented live via Zoom.

Schedule of Live Events:

9:30-10:30 AM: Workshop by Antonio Rocha: “Hidden Gems”
11:00 AM-12:30 PM: Workshop by Elizabeth Ellis: “Prepare to Scare”
1:30-3:30 PM: Workshop by Megan Hicks: “’Tell Us about It: Creating Stories to Heal” (outreach program to help participants work through experiences related to the pandemic-put on through partnership with North Georgia Community Foundation)
4:00-5:00 PM: Q&A with featured tellers
7:00-8:30 PM: Olio: one story from each of our featured tellers

All of these events plus 21 videos of recorded stories are included with your festival ticket ($10 per household; free for students and teachers) and can be viewed through the festival’s platform on ExpoPass. Registrants will be emailed a “magic link” to use to access the festival on April 16-17 and for 30 days afterward.

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