Weber State University Storytelling Festival

Tuesday, Mar 16, 2021

Online
Ogden, UT 84201

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Welcome to the 25th Weber State University Storytelling Festival. The first festival took place for only one day on the Weber State campus. This year, through the wonders of technology and due to a world-wide pandemic, we are holding the festival for 25 days from the comfort from our own homes. Each day, new links on the calendar will go live with stories told by national, regional and youth storytellers! Every five days, we will introduce a new theme, ranging from fables to personal narratives. Come back often to see your favorite tellers and listen to some of the best entertainment you will find on the internet today!

Schedule:

TALL TALES

Gilbert - The Two Cats and the Monkey
Ann Ellis - The Hidden Island
Motoko

Featured Storytellers

Motoko

The recipient of the National Storytelling Network’s 2017 Circle of Excellence Award, Motoko has enchanted audiences of every age across the U.S., as well as in China, Japan, Senegal, and the U.A.E. Her repertoire includes Asian folktales, Rakugo and Zen tales, ghost stories, mime vignettes, oral memoirs from her childhood in Osaka, Japan and her life as an immigrant. Motoko has appeared on PBS’ Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood, and toured Miyazaki, Japan, as part of CarnegieKids sponsored by Carnegie Hall. She has been featured in festivals and theaters across the U.S., including the National Storytelling Festival and Timpanogos Storytelling Festival. Her story recordings won a Parents’ Choice Silver Honor Award, a Storytelling World Award, and a National Parenting Publications Award (NAPPA). She is the author of A Year in Japan: Folktales, Songs and Art for the Classroom.

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