The 16th Annual Kansas City Storytelling Celebration features a lineup of lively stories, anecdotes, myths, legends, and lessons.
Friday, November 6, 2015
Programs: 6:30 and 7 p.m.
Opening the evening is a Friday Night Family Fun family concert in the Kids’ Corner at 6:30 p.m., offering tales for all ages.
It’s followed by a ghost-tales session at 7 p.m. in the Truman Forum Auditorium with four visiting storytellers: Baba Jamal Koram, who spotlights the history, humor, music, and lore of African and African American cultures; Grammy-nominated Milbre Burch, whose repertoire ranges from folktales, fiction, and fairy tales to personal stories; Bil Lepp, a five-time winner of the West Virginia Liars’ Contest; and Olga Loya, whose performances draw from family and her Latino/Latina culture. Ages 13 and up.
Saturday, November 7, 2015
Program: 7 p.m.
Koram, Burch, Lepp, and Loya return to the Truman Forum Auditorium for a grand storytelling finale. Appropriate for ages 13 and up. Co-sponsored by Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods.