Art of the Story – Storytelling Festival
Sunday, April 6: Washington County Museum: 1 – 4 p.m. (Designed for adults & ages 10+)
(at Hillsboro Civic Center, 2nd Floor above Starbucks: 120 E Main Street, Hillsboro 97123)
1 p.m.: Curating Your Story & The Museum As Storyteller: Beth Dehn
The Museum houses an extensive collection of oral histories, archives and library featuring photos, documents, and artifacts. Join the Education Curator to learn about collecting your family oral histories. Participants will also learn about how museums curate collections.
2:15 p.m.: Erin's Cauldron: A Rich Brew of Irish Myths & Legends: Will Hornyak
From the bold Queen Maeve and the wild Hag of Beara to the Warrior Poet Finn Mac Cool, a weaving of legends, songs, tales and lore from the Emerald Isle.
3 p.m.: Workshop: The Art & Craft of the Tale: Will Hornyak
A storyteller's toolbox of ideas, techniques and exercises for bringing original and traditional stories to life. Whether working on a personal story or a traditional myth or folktale, this workshop will help participants in creating strong beginnings and endings and developing vivid plots and characters.
The Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS) hosts the 10th Annual Storytelling Festival - Art of the Story April 5 - 12.
The festival performances are designed for the enjoyment of adults and children ages 6 and up, unless otherwise noted.
The week-long storytelling extravaganza features 14 storytelling performances at the WCCLS member libraries, the Glenn & Viola Walters Cultural Arts Center and the Washington County Museum in Hillsboro.
For directions to the performance venues and additional festival details please visit www.wccls.org/festival or pick up a festival newsletter at a local WCCLS member library.