Patchwork Tales Storytelling Festival

Saturday, Mar 13, 2021 at 10:00am

Rock Hill, SC 29730

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York County Library is pleased to present the 20th annual Patchwork Tales Storytelling Festival. Experience the magic of storytelling through one-of-a-kind performances from global, national, and local performers. Due to the global pandemic, we are offering virtual storytelling concerts to everyone via YouTube, Facebook Live, and Zoom. Mark your calendars and join us as our community comes together to celebrate a time-honored tradition during this three-day storytelling extravaganza.

Schedule of Events:

Lona Bartlett: Stories of Fun and Fantasy

Storyteller and puppeteer Lona Bartlett, along with "Little Tiger," tells stories for the young and young at heart – stories of fun and fantasy to delight children of all ages! Come listen, smile, and participate in these happy tales!

10:00 a.m. via YouTube

Northwestern High School: Where the Wild Things Are

Northwestern High School's Advance Performance Class will devise a staged presentation from Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are.

11:30 a.m. via YouTube

​Roger Day: Invincible!

Parents' Choice Gold Award® winner Roger Day empowers young superheroes to solve the problem and save the day with the greatest superpower of all – imagination! His newest show entertains thousands of kids and grown-ups alike, as he reminds the audience they can do anything they put their mind to. Grab your cape and lace up your super shoes; you're no ordinary superhero!

2:00 p.m. via Facebook Live

Marcus Sedgwick: Why We Write

Why write a book? And how? Award-winning writer Marcus Sedgwick discusses the reasons why we write, and how you can best go about writing a book that works. Registration is required. Register online or call 803-981-5888, starting February 27. Limit 80. Recommended for teens and adults.

3:00 p.m. via Zoom

​Regi Carpenter: Where There’s Smoke, There’s Dinner

These honest tales from Regi Carpenter – some hilarious, some heartbreaking – celebrate the glorious and gut-wrenching lives of four generations of Carpenters raised on the Saint Lawrence River in Clayton, New York. This collection of linked short stories holds the universal message that life’s difficulties are softened by love, fortitude, … and family. Recommended for ages 10 & up.

6:00 p.m. via YouTube

​Jeeva Raghunath: Masala Tales of India

Internationally-acclaimed storyteller Jeeva Raghunath will captivate her audience with these "spicy Indian tales," full of culture, music, rhythm, narration, … and a storytelling style that will leave you spellbound! Recommended for ages 9 & up.

7:00 p.m. via YouTube

​Tim Lowry: Stories to Chill and Thrill

Get ready for goosebumps, as award-winning storyteller Tim Lowry shares some spine-tingling tales of legends and lore from the South Carolina Lowcountry, hosted from a real South Carolina graveyard!

8:30 p.m. via YouTube

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