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"Story Lounge: Beacons of Hope"THURS6/276:30pmAdultSophies Artist and Cocktail Lounge3224 Locust Street, 2nd FloorSt. LouisMO63103St. Louis City$5 suggested donation$5 suggested Bobby Norfolk    
"Story Lounge: Livin' Life in the Lou"THURS4/2518:30AdultUrban Ballroom at .ZACK3224 Locust St., 2nd fl.St. LouisMO63103St. Louis City$5 suggested donation$5 suggestedEmcee Sahara Sista S.O.L.S., Bobby Norfolk, Paul O'Neill Norfolk, Pacia Anderson, Mari Carter, Ervin Williams, Shea Brown, Gregory Maurice, DJ FredBobby NorfolkPacia AndersonMari CarterErvin WilliamsShea BrownGregory MauriceDJ Fred   A spoken word program highlighting life as lived in St. Louis through the expressive voices of both old-school and new-school performers.
"Forged in the Stars"FRI4/2619:00AdultKranzberg Arts Center Studio501 N. Grand Ave.St. LouisMO63108St. Louis City$15 $15Jay O'Callahan         Commissioned by the NASA Academy of Program/Project and Engineering Leadership to help commemorate NASA's 50th anniversary, O'Callahan tells the story of NASA through the eyes of three key figures. Audience members have the chance to win a trip for two to space, at the Challenger Learning Center!
"Stories from the Garden"SAT4/2710:00FamilyFresh Start Community Garden2901 Dayton St.St. LouisMO63106St. Louis CityFREERosie WillisRosie Willis        Entertaining stories in a community garden setting.
WORKSHOP: "Storytelling and Creativity"SAT4/2710:30AdultMissouri History Museum5700 Lindell Blvd. St. LouisMO63112St. Louis CityFREE, but registration is required. FREE, registration required: 314-361-9017Jay O'Callahan         We are filled with stories: memories, characters, places and moments in our lives. These stories are like fireflies flitting around deep inside us. This is a hands-on workshop using a variety of exercises to call forth some of those fireflies in a simple and playful way. When a memory is called forth, the storytelling is fresh and alive; the details are sharp as is the sense of place, characters and the event itself. That is good storytelling. In this hands-on workshop, Jay works with participants on imagery, metaphor, the use of body, voice, sound and movement. This workshop is open to everybody, professional storytellers and people who have never told a story, with a particular focus on historical storytelling. You come to the workshop with a beginner's mind, and learn from one another. Jay will tell some stories that use exercises to get participants telling very simple memories. The workshop is both playful and practical.
"Early Missouri Stories: Jeanette Forchet"SAT4/2711:00FamilyFirst Missouri State Historic Site200 South Main StreetSt. CharlesMO63301St. Charles CountyFREECarole SheltonCarole Shelton        Carole Shelton shares the story of Jeanette Forchet, one of the few free African-Americans in St. Louis, MO in the 1700s, in period costume.
"To the Prairie"SAT4/2712:00FamilyGateway Arch National Park11 N. 4th St.St. LouisMO63102St. Louis CityFREE, but registration required on Festival websiteFREE, registration requiredStory Stitchers, Bobby NorfolkBobby Norfolk        Saint Louis Story Stitchers Artists Collective presents To The Prairie, a rendition of Peace in the Prairie for all ages. The piece is an original video exploring the concept of peace through exposure to natural landscapes. Story Stitchers are interested in the juxtaposition of urban life as experienced by African American people living in the city of St. Louis, Missouri and the state's unique endangered prairie lands.
"Early Missouri Stories: Jeanette Forchet"SAT4/2713:00FamilyFirst Missouri State Historic Site200 South Main StreetSt. CharlesMO63301St. Charles CountyFREECarole Shelton Carole Shelton        Carole Shelton shares the story of Jeanette Forchet, one of the few free African-Americans in St. Louis, MO in the 1700s, in period costume.
"Canvas Talks: Stories of Cassatt, Kahlo, Russell and O'Keefe"SAT4/2714:00FamilySt. Louis Artists' Guild12 Jackson AveSt. LouisMO63105St. Louis CountyFREESue HinkelSue Hinkel        Sue Hinkel shares the stories of diverse artists including Georgia O'Keefe, Charlie Russell, Mary Cassatt, and Frida Kahlo.
WORKSHOP: "Storytelling for Veterans"SUN4/2811:00 - 15:00AdultSoldier's Memorial Military Museum1315 Chestnut St.St. LouisMO63103St. Louis CityFREE, but registration is required.FREE, registration requiredCampfire Director Steven Harowitz        Sponsored by Missouri Humanities, this workshop is an extension of the Veteran's Writing Workshops and provides veterans the tools to give voice to their stories.
WORKSHOP: "Storytelling for Self-Care"SUN4/2813:00AdultSt. Louis City Extension Office4207 Lindell BlvdSt. LouisMO63108St. Louis City10, registration required$10, registration requiredFacilitators: Second Tuesdays (Kameel Stanley and Chiffontae Ross)        This workshop explore the use of storytelling techniques in promoting self-care, particularly for caregivers.
"To the Prairie"SUN4/2813:00FamilyShaw Nature Reserve (Adlyne Freund House)352 Freund RdVilla RidgeMO63089FranklinFREE, but registration is required.FREE, registration requiredStory Stitchers        A hands-on experience of conceptual art inspired by native prairielands with additional experiential activities
"Storytelling and St. Louis History"MON4/2911:00College
- Adult
UMSL Center for the Humanities1 University Blvd. 406 Lucas HallSt. LouisMO63121St. Louis CountyFREEFREEBarney Bradshaw, Dre GuevaraDre Guevara        An exploration of St. Louis history as told through the expressive medium of stories.
"A Storytelling Retrospective: 40 Years of SLSF"MON4/2919:00AdultUMSL at Grand Center3651 Olive St.St. LouisMO63108St. Louis CityFREE, but registration is required.FREE, registration requiredBobby Norfolk, Lynn Rubright, Annette Harrison, Sue Hinkel, Ron Turner Lynn RubrightAnnette HarrisonSue HinkelRon Turner     Part performance, part conversation, part show-and-tell, this program delves into the origins and growth of the St. Louis Storytelling Festival. Presented by the Storytelling Festival and St. Louis Public Radio as a part of the Kitchen Sink Series sponsored by Carol House Furniture and RSI Kitchen and Bath.
"Stories for Younger Listeners"TUES4/3010:00K-2ndSt. Louis Public Library - Schlafly Branch225 N. Euclid Ave.St. LouisMO63108St. Louis CityFREEFREE: 314-367-4120 Perrin Stifel, Carol WatkinsCarol Watkins        
"Then and Now: Apprentice Journeys"TUES4/3019:00AdultThe Stage at KDHX3524 Washington AveSt. LouisMO63103St. Louis CityFREEFREELiz Weir        The Missouri Folk Arts Program presents Helen Gannon in a live oral history, as she relays her experiences as a traditional Irish dancer/teacher. Supplemented with traditional Irish storytelling, music and dance.
"Stories for Younger Listeners"WED5/19:30K-5St. Louis Public Library - Machacek Branch6424 Scanlan AvenueSt. LouisMO63139St. Louis CityFREE, registration requiredFREE, registration required: 314-781-2948 Daniel Romano, Mary Lu BretschMary Lu Bretsch         
"Workshop: "Developing and Telling Family/Personal Stories"WED5/110:00 - 12:30AdultLincoln University St. Louis Urban Impact Center9041 Riverview DriveSt. LouisMO63137St. Louis CountyFREE, registration requiredFREE, registration requiredGladys Coggswell, Angela WilliamsAngela Williams        Some of the most poignant stories ever told or heard are family stories. Many contain lessons of survival, hope, history and values. Learn the when, where, why and how of developing tellable family/personal stories. Your audiences will want to hear more and may even become inspired to tell their own personal or family stories.
"Stories for Younger Listeners"WED5/110:00K-6St. Charles City-County Library District - Spencer Road Branch427 Spencer Road, P.O. Box 529St. PetersMO63376St. Charles CountyFREE, registration requiredFREE, registration required: 636-447-2320 Ext 3Jackie & Papa Wright, Joyce SlaterJoyce Slater         
"Stories for Younger Listeners"WED5/110:00Prek-2ndSt. Louis Public Library - Julia Davis Branch4415 Natural Bridge RoadSt. LouisMO63115St. Louis CityFREE, registration requiredFREE, registration required: 314-383-3021 Becky Everly, Linda KramLinda Kram         
Workshop: "Close the Book, Tell the Story"WED5/110:00AdultUniversity City Public Library6701 Delmar Blvd.University CityMO63130St. Louis CountyFREE, registration requiredFREE, registration required: email Facilitator: Annette Harrison         Annette Harrison guides participants as they work with setting, characters and plot to bring the book alive. For current and future library staff, or anyone wanting to craft an engaging story. Bring your favorite book. Sponsored by the Missouri Humanities.
"Stories for Younger Listeners"WED5/110:30PreKSt. Louis Public Library - Carpenter Branch3309 S. Grand Blvd.St. LouisMO63118St. Louis CityFREE, registration requiredFREE, registration required: 314-772-6586 Kathy Schottel, Kunama MtendajiKunama Mtendaji         
Opening Donor Reception and Concert ($50 minimum suggested donation)WED5/118:00AdultUrban Ballroom at .ZACK3224 Locust St., 4th floorSt. LouisMO63103St. Louis City$50 minimum suggested donation$50 minimum suggested donationEmcee Bobby Norfolk, Noa Baum, Trix Bruce, Bill Harley, Diane Ferlatte, Bil Lepp, Robert Lewis, Motoko, Antonio Sacre, Liz WeirNoa BaumTrix BruceBill HarleyDiane FerlatteBil LeppRobert LewisMotokoAntonio SacreLiz WeirThe official kick-off for the 2019 Festival, and a thank-you to our Friends and Donors! Join MU Extension Community Arts Program and Master of Ceremonies Bobby Norfolk as we welcome 2019 Festival Featured Storytellers sharing "teaser tales" to preview upcoming Festival events.
"International Folk Tales"THURS5/29:30K-6Missouri Botanical Garden4344 Shaw Ave.St. LouisMO63110St. Louis CityFREE, registration requiredFREE, registration required: 314-577-5185Motoko         
"Stories for Younger Listeners"THURS5/29:30PreK - 3University City Public Library6701 Delmar Blvd.University CityMO63130St. Louis CountyFREE, registration requiredFREE, registration required: 314-727-3150 or kyoung@ucitylibrary.orgSherry NorfolkLoretta Washington        
"Stories at the Arch"THURS5/210:00K-5Gateway Arch National Park11 N. 4th St.St. LouisMO63102St. Louis CityFREE, registration requiredFREE, registration required: (314) 655-1705 Jackie & Papa WrightHeather HarlanMike Anderson       
"Stories for Younger Listeners"THURS5/210:00K-6St. Charles City-County Library District - Kathryn Linnemann Branch2323 Elm StreetSt. CharlesMO63301St. Charles CountyFREE, registration requiredFREE, registration required: 636-946-6294Diane Ferlatte         
"Stories for Younger Listeners"THURS5/210:30Prek-2ndSt. Louis Public Library - Central Branch1301 Olive StreetSt. LouisMO63103St. Louis CityFREE, registration requiredFREE, registration required: 314-539-0380 Daniel "Digger" Romano, Becky EverlyBecky Everly        
"Stories for Younger Listeners"THURS5/211:00K-6Brentwood Public Library (Recreation Complex)2505 S. Brentwood Blvd.MO63144St. Louis CountyFREE, registration requiredFREE, registration required: emailGreg Weiss, Karen Young
Karen Young        
"Stories at the Arch"THURS5/211:00K-5Gateway Arch National Park11 N. 4th St.St. LouisMO63102St. Louis CityFREE, registration requiredFREE, registration required: 314-655-1705 Jackie & Papa Wrigh, Heather Harlan, Mike AndersonHeather HarlanMike Anderson        
"Growing Up In Northern Ireland"THURS5/211:00AdultSt. Louis NORC (Naturally Occuring Retirement Community)JCC - #2 Millstone Campus DriveSt. LouisMO63146St. Louis CountyFREE, registration requiredFREE: call Laura at 314-442-3255Liz Weir        Featured Storyteller Liz Weir will charm and bewilder with tales of growing up in Northern Ireland.
"International Folk Tales"THURS5/211:30K-5Missouri Botanical Garden4344 Shaw Ave.St. LouisMO63110St. Louis CityFREE, registration requiredFREE, registration required: 314-577-5185Motoko         
"ASL Storytelling by Trix Bruce"THURS5/219:00FamilyGSLAD2190 Creve Coeur Mill RdCreve CoeurMO63043St. Louis CountyFREETrix BruceTrix Bruce        ASL storyteller Trix Bruce entertains adult audiences at the Greater St. Louis Association for the Deaf.
"Thursday Later Tales at LUCC"THURS5/219:00AdultLindenwood University Cultural Center400 N Kingshighway StSt. CharlesMO63301St. Charles County$5 suggested donationBil Lepp, Robert Lewis, Motoko, Liz WeirBil LeppRobert LewisMotokoLiz Weir     Featured Storytellers will perform fuller-length stories for adults.
"Thursday Later Tales at The Marcelle"THURS5/219:00AdultMarcelle3310 Samuel Shepard DrSt. LouisMO63103St. Louis City$5 suggested donationDiane Ferlatte, Bill Harley, Noa Baum, Antonio SacreDiane FerlatteBill HarleyNoa BaumAntonio Sacre     Featured Storytellers will perform fuller-length stories for adults.
"Fun Folk Tales"FRI5/39:30K-6Missouri Botanical Garden4344 Shaw Ave.St. LouisMO63110St. Louis CityFREE, registration requiredFREE, registration required: 314-577-5185Bill Harley          
"Stories of Conflict & Resolution"FRI5/39:30K-4Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site7400 Grant Rd.St. LouisMO63123St. Louis CountyFREE, registration requiredFREE, registration required: 314-842-1867, ext. 223Kenya Ajanaku, Becky EverlyBecky Everly         
"Stories for Younger Listeners"FRI5/39:30PreK - 3University City Public Library6701 Delmar Blvd.University CityMO63130St. Louis CountyFREE, registration requiredFREE, registration required: 314-727-3150, kyoung@ucitylibrary.orgCarol Watkins, Mary Lu BretschMary Lu Bretsch         
"K-12 Deaf Storytelling Program with Trix Bruce"FRI5/311:00K-12Francis Howell School District (event held at North Road Community Church across street)1120 Jungs Station Rd. St. CharlesMO63303St. Charles County$4 adults, $3 children$4 adults, $3 children; lawanda.brewer@fhsdschools.org, or 636-851-4230Trix Bruce         K-12 deaf and hard-of-hearing students will enjoy the stories shared by Trix Bruce.
"Stories at the Arch"FRI5/310:00K-5Gateway Arch National Park11 N. 4th St.St. LouisMO63102St. Louis CityFREE, registration requiredFREE, registration required: 314- 655-1705Mike Anderson, Karen Young, Kunama MtendajiKaren YoungKunama Mtendaji        
"Stories for Younger Listeners"FRI5/310:00K-6St. Charles City-County Library District - Middendorf-Kredell Branch2750 Hwy KO'FallonMO63368St. Charles CountyFREE, registration requiredFREE, registration required: 636-978-7926Daniel "Digger" Romano          
"Stories for Younger Listeners"FRI5/310:00PreKSt. Louis County Library - Daniel Boone Branch300 Clarkson Rd.EllisvilleMO63011St. Louis CountyFREE, registration requiredFREE, registration required: 314-994-3300 Ext 2232Marilyn Kinsella, Linda KramLinda Kram         
"African American Stories from Missouri"FRI5/310:30AdultMissouri History Museum5700 Lindell Blvd. St. LouisMO63112St. Louis CityFREE, registration requestedFREE, registration requested: 314- 361-9017Gladys Coggswell, Angela WilliamsAngela Williams        Angela Williams and Gladys Coggswell share stories collected from Missouri's African-American communities, the importance of collecting these stories, and how they carried out this important work.
"Stories at the Arch"FRI5/311:00K-5Gateway Arch National Park11 N. 4th St.St. LouisMO63102St. Louis CityFREE, registration requiredFREE, registration required: 314-655-1705Mike Anderson, Karen Young, Kunama MtendajiKaren YoungKunama Mtendaji        
"Stories of Conflict & Resolution"FRI5/311:00K-4Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site7400 Grant Rd.St. LouisMO63123St. Louis CountyFREE, registration requiredFREE, registration required: 314-842-1867, ext. 223Kenya Ajanaku, Becky EverlyBecky Everly         
"Fun Folk Tales"FRI5/311:30K-6Missouri Botanical Garden4344 Shaw Ave.St. LouisMO63110St. Louis CityFREE, registration requiredFREE, registration required: 314-577-5185Sue Hinkel, Carole SheltonCarole Shelton         
"Friday Night Story Delights"FRI5/319:00AdultFaith Des Peres Presbyterian Church11155 Clayton RoadFrontenacMO63131St. Louis County$5 suggested donation$5 suggested donationNoa Baum, Trix Bruce, Diane Ferlatte, Bill Harley, Bil Lepp, Robert Lewis, Motoko, Antonio Sacre, Liz WeirTrix BruceDiane FerlatteBill HarleyBil LeppRobert LewisMotokoAntonio SacreLiz Weir Join our Festival Featured Storytellers for bite-sized stories.
"Storytime in the Commons: Space Oddity"SAT5/49:30FamilyNine Net3655 Olive St.St. LouisMO63108St. Louis CityFREE, registration requiredFREE, registration requiredAntonio Sacre         In addition to reading and listening to stories and learning about space, PBS KIDS characters from Ready, Jet, Go! and Odd Squad will join the fun for photos. Presented by St. Louis Children's Hospital in partnership with Nine Network's Ready to Learn initiative, St. Louis Public Library and St. Louis Public Radio.
WORKSHOP: "Beyond Labels"SAT5/410:00Adult Gateway Arch National Park11 N. 4th St.St. LouisMO63102St. Louis CityFREE, registration requiredFREE, registration requiredWorkshop Facilitator: Noa Baum        Learn how to create welcoming environments to discuss differences. Ideal for educators as well as community members.
"Ruthilde Kronberg Youth Storytelling Concert"SAT5/410:00FamilyUniversity City Public Library6701 Delmar Blvd.University CityMO63130St. Louis CountyFREEFREEFlavia Everman (MC), Daniel "Digger" Romano (MC)Daniel "Digger" Romano (MC)       Join budding storytellers, grades 3-12, for a special storytelling treat. Don't miss this special event!
Workshop: "ASL Classifiers"SAT5/410:00 - 12:00College
- Adult
GSLAD2190 Creve Coeur Mill RdCreve CoeurMO63043St. Louis CountyTBDTBDTrix Bruce          
"Storytelling for the Family"SAT5/411:00FamilyJefferson County Library5680 State Road PPHigh RidgeMO63049Jefferson CountyFREEFREEGreg Weiss, Carol WatkinsCarol Watkins        
"40th Anniversary Storytelling Open House"SAT5/411:00 - 14:00FamilyGateway Arch National Park11 N. 4th St.St. LouisMO63102St. Louis CityFREEFREEJane Vidrine, Bobby NorfolkBobby Norfolk        A public Open House celebration to commemorate 40 years of collaboration between the St. Louis Storytelling Festival and the Gateway Arch.
"Native American Stories with Robert Lewis"SAT5/414:00FamilyCahokia Mounds State Historic Site30 Ramey StreetCollinsvilleIL62234Madison CountyFREE, registration requestedFREE, registration requested: 618-346-5160Robert Lewis         Internationally renowned storyteller Robert Lewis, from the Cherokee Nation, shares traditional stories.
"Grand Finale Showcase"SAT5/419:00FamilyBlanche M. Touhill Performing Arts CenterOne University Blvd.St. LouisMO63121St. Louis CountySuggested donation of $10Suggested donation of $10 Payable at door, or in advanceNoa Baum, Trix Bruce, Diane Ferlatte, Bill Harley, Bil Lepp, Robert Lewis, Motoko, Antonio Sacre, Liz WeirTrix BruceDiane FerlatteBill HarleyBil LeppRobert LewisMotokoAntonio SacreLiz Weir Join us in our Grand Showcase Concert as all of our Featured Festival storytellers perform their signature stories!