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Annual OKC Storytelling Festival Kicks Off Next Week

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It's always a good time for a story! Children and parents will have the opportunity to join in on the fun of Art Council Oklahoma City’s annual “OKC Storytelling Festival at the Family Matinee” performance, next week.

The children's event takes place August 29, from 10:00-11:00 a.m., at the Oklahoma History Center on 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive. The performance features a collaborative project by storytellers Megan Wells and Jim May, called “Crawlies! Caterpillars & Worms”. The performance is followed by an interactive children’s art activity provided for kids to express their own creative side based off the program, “Crawlies! Caterpillars & Worms”.

The event is free to all attendees.

Here’s the schedule for the entirety of this year’s festival:

Thursday, August 27th
Evening Performances: Located in Devon great Hall
Pre-show entertainment provided by Jade Castle
7:00 Evening Performance – located in Devon Great Hall
Charlotte Blake Alston & Megan Wells
15 min intermission
Jim May

Friday, August 28th
ART OF STORYTELLING WORKSHOPS: located in Chesapeake Event Room
9:00 am Registration
10:00-11:30 Workshop: “Wound to Gold” by Megan Wells
12:00-12:45 LUNCH: Open Mic Storytelling by Territory Tellers – Free Event
1:30-3:00 Workshop: “Personal Narrative, Culture, and Myth” by Jim May

Evening Performances: Located in Devon Great Hall
Pre-show entertainment provided by Than Medlam
8:00 Charlotte Blake Alston & Jim May
15 min intermission
Megan Wells

Saturday, August 29th
9:00 am Registration
Free Family Matinee Performance
10-11:00 “Crawlies! Caterpillars and Worms” by Megan Wells and Jim May

ART OF STORYTELLING WORKSHOPS: located in Chesapeake Event Room

12:00-12:45 LUNCH: “Oklahoma Olio” presented by Territory Tellers – Free Event
1:15-2:45 Workshop: “Rhythm This and Melody That” Charlotte Blake Alston
3:00-4:30 Workshop: “Finding Your Own Voice” featuring Charlotte Blake Alston, Jim May, and Megan Wells

Evening Performances: Located in Devon Great Hall
Pre-show entertainment provided by Clayton Stroup
8:00 Jim May & Megan Wells
15 min intermission
Charlotte Blake Alston

For more information visit www.ArtsCouncilOKC.com

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