The Storytelling & Arts Center of the Southeast (SACS) Inc. presents the Eighth Annual
Storytelling Festival of Carolina
April 11 - 13, 2014
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Featured Teller Sites:

Donald Davis

Carmen Deedy

Antonio Rocha

Kim Weitkamp

Healing Force


The Storytelling Festival of Carolina is a three-day spectacular with a variety of entertaining events. Start your inspiring weekend on Friday afternoon at the John Blue House and Grounds, a Victorian style home built in the 1890's by inventor and businessman, John Blue.

The festival kicks off on Friday night at 7:30 at The Storytelling & Arts Center of the Southeast, 131 S. Main St. in Laurinburg, NC where you will have an opportunity to preview all of our featured tellers in an olio program. Tickets for this program are $10.00 for all. All tickets must be reserved in advance. It is unlikely that tickets will be available at the door.

On Saturday morning your adventure at the storytelling festival continues. You will enjoy two days of professional storytellers who will make you laugh and sing and who will bring tears to your eyes as they tell tales of all kinds. The first one-hour storytelling session each day begins at 9:30 am and sessions continue all day until 5:00 pm on Saturday and 3:30 pm on Sunday with a half-hour break between sessions except for the lunch break which will be from noon to 1:00pm, And if you want to try your hand at spinning a yarn, you may sign up to tell your story at our "Sharing Place" which is open during all breaks.

The 2014 festival will feature nationally renowned storytellers and published authors -- the homespun humor and poignant stories of Donald Davis, Kim Weitkamp (Friday & Saturday Only) and Carmen Deedy, the lively antics of The Healing Force (Sunday Only) along with the entertaining storyteller and mime, Antonio Rocha. You will not find better storytellers anywhere than those who appear at The Storytelling Festival of Carolina each year, because there simply aren't any.

The festival will have food vendors (and we strive to provide you with a healthy bill of fare) as well as vendors offering crafts and storytelling resource items.

And don't miss the music and storytelling Gala at the Storytelling & Arts Center from 7:30 to 10:30 on Saturday Night.

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