Kansas City Public Library Hosts 14th Annual Storytelling Celebration

For Immediate Release:
November 5, 2013
Contact: Steven Woolfolk
816.701.3698
Kansas City Public Library Hosts 14th Annual Storytelling Celebration

The Kansas City Public Library present the 14th Annual Kansas City Storytelling Celebration.

This year's celebration features the following storytellers:

Willy Claflin: A one-man festival spanning historical sagas, intergalactic yarns, Maynard Moose Tales, and counter culture misadventures, he covers the full spectrum of spoken word entertainment.

Peter Cook: An internationally reputed deaf performing artist whose works incorporates American Sign Language, pantomime, storytelling, acting, and movement.

Sadarri and Company Multilingual Storytellers: Sadarri and Company performs at schools, corporate events, libraries, bookstores, museums, and many more venues. Their story repertoire is diverse, intriguing, and styled to appeal to the audience and purpose of the event. They tailor the stories they present, within a given theme, so they are entertaining to everyone from tiny tots to senior citizens.

Marilyn Kinsella: A storyteller since 1981, Kinsella started while teaching school in the Metro-St. Louis area. Her collection of stories include: personal experiences, folk tales, literary stories and historical tales. Her style has been described as "animated" and she uses "word imaging" to color enhance the story.

The events begin Friday, November 8, 2013 with Family Fun Night at the Plaza Branch at 6:30 p.m. in the Kids' Corner for all ages and later with Ghost stories in the Truman Auditorium at 7 p.m. for ages 10 and up. RSVP for Friday Night Family Fun at kclibrary.orgor call 816.701.3407.

Saturday, November 9, 2013 will feature the Fractured Fairytales adult workshop with Marilyn Kinsella from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. followed by the Fairytale Tell with Priscilla Howe, Tim Manson, and Laura Packer at 3:30 p.m. for ages 10 and up. The event concludes with the Storytelling Spectacular at 7 p.m. for ages 10 and up.  

Admission for all events is free.  

The event is co-sponsored by Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods. For More information about other events around the city, visit mcckc.edu/storytelling.