San Diego Storytelling Festival | Festival/Fair

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The twelfth annual San Diego Storytelling Festival is back and very much alive, in person. There’s something for anyone who loves a story. The festival kicks off with teenage band Madame, playing a tapestry of 70s pop, rock, jazz and singer-songwriter songs, and a storytelling games workshop by Aunt Li-Anne. The festival is in conjunction with World Storytelling Day with the theme of Lost and Found. There’s an hourly storytelling session with San Diego stalwarts and guests: the Chinese Women’s Association, with personal stories of bound feet and New Year’s Eve festivities; military veterans with So Say We all; Inside Art’s Dave Drexler with a story memory workshop. There will be three children/youth: sessions with Trickster Tales; Participation; and Kid’s Tell (Silver Strand Elem students from Coronado) with a Kid’s Open Mic to follow. Two guest storytellers present unique workshops with Michael D. McCarty and Angela Lloyd. Michael is a current creator and presenter of developing personal stories in California correctional facilities and a former member of the Black Panthers. His work will be “Developing personal stories”. Angela is a well-known storyteller and multi-instrumentalist, with washboard, autoharp, spoon and cowbell who teaches and records. Her workshop titled “Sand and Felt” is a multi-sensory dive into these physical materials to create magical, storytelling landscapes.

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