Kansas storytelling festival set for April 26 and 27

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The Kansas Storytelling Festival, now in its 30th year, is set to captivate audiences with a diverse lineup of nationally acclaimed tellers, regional talent and engaging workshops. Held in Downs, Kansas, this year’s festival promises to be an unforgettable celebration of the timeless art of oral storytelling.

Scheduled for April 26 and 27, the festival will feature five nationally recognized tellers who will enchant audiences with their tales. From personal adventure and folklore to prize-winning lies Bil Lepp, Kim Weitkamp Gum, Andy Offutt Irwin, Anne Rutherford, and Dino O’Dell will showcase the depth and richness of the storytelling tradition.

In addition to the featured tellers, the festival will highlight the talents of regional storytellers, providing a platform for local voices to shine. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in workshops led by professional storytellers, honing their own storytelling skills and public speaking techniques.

To enhance the festival experience, attendees can enjoy breakfast and dinner with the tellers, offering an intimate opportunity to connect with the featured storytellers and fellow storytelling enthusiasts. Meals are at an additional cost. Downs will host food trucks during the day downtown and a dessert bar at intermission of the evening performances at the Memorial Hall.

For more information, visit https://www.kansasstorytellingfestival.com/ and purchase buttons. Don’t miss your chance to experience the magic of the Kansas Storytelling Festival!