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Kansas Storytelling Festival

Friday, Apr 26, 2019 at 1:30pm

Downs Memorial Hall
500 Morgan Avenue
Downs, KS 67437

This spring's festival features tellers who both tickle your funny bone and warm your heart. Come hear Bill Harley, Geraldine Buckley, Megan Hicks, Ed Stivender, and Joe Herrington entertain and inspire you. And of course, the Tall Tales, Ghost Stories, Young Storytellers Showcase, and Kansas Legends add icing to the weekend of delicious fun.

Schedule of Events:

1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Grand Opening, Memorial Hall
Bill Harley
Megan Hicks

3:00 - 3:45 p.m.
Memorial Hall: Geraldine Buckley "Inadvertent Adventures-Tales to Make you
Laugh & Think"

Stuff 'n Such Bldg: Bill Harley (workshop) "Love of Story" a session focusing on the connection between storytelling and writing

Christian Church:Joe Herrington "The Cowboy Code...we need it back"

4:00 - 4:45 p.m.
Memorial Hall: Legends - Marie Engelman (The Flying Editor), Alonzo B. Webster (savior of Dodge City's bad reputation), and Dr. Jarvis Hodgson and Dr. Arabella Thompson (two physicians serving Osborne Co.)

Stuff 'n Such: Megan Hicks (workshop) "Stories unFolding with the Origami Swami"

Christian Church: Ed Stivender
"Once Upon a Planet"

5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Supper with the Storytellers
Senior Center (additional admission)

7:00 - 9:30 p.m.
Memorial Hall
Tall Tale Contest - Cheer on your favorite as these
contestants vie for the shovel: Keyta Kelly, Rachel Kelly, Jim Lee, & Rich White

Olio of Stories and Songs
Our Featured storytellers bring us a sampler to enjoy

Following the evening concert, come over to the
Christian Church: Megan Hicks
Ghost Stories & Sounds that Go Bump in the Night

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