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Albany NY ~ Riverway Storytelling Festival, April 19-25.

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Albany NY ~ Riverway Storytelling Festival, April 19-25.

Time: April 19, 2010 at 6pm to April 25, 2010 at 7pm
Location: Albany - capitol area
Street: Albany
City/Town: NY
Website or Map: http://www.riverwaystorytelli…
Event Type: festival, performances, workshops
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Latest Activity: Apr 18, 2010

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FRIDAY APRIL 23 1:30–3:30 pm
Guilderland Public Library (518) 456-2400
Bringing Stories to Life in Your Storytime or
Classroom with Puppetry $30
Sponsor: Friends of Guilderland Public Library
7:00 – 8:00 pm
Ghost Story Night
Things That Go Bump in the Night Free
family performance
8:30 – 10:00 pm Tales to Take You to the Edge Free
teen and adult performance
Saturday, April 24
William K. Stanford Town Library, Colonie (518) 458-9274
9:30 am-Noon Workshop: Exploring the Attic of Family Memory $30
9:30–11:00 am Workshop: Rhythm This and Melody That $20/$10
11:15 am-Noon Story Swaps Free
Story Swaps are where anyone can tell a story (but not read a
story). Do feel free to tell unpolished tales. Length of stories:
under 7 minutes.
12:00-12:45 pm Lunch
12:45-1:30 pm Fresh Voices: Stories with Attitude Free
Young storytellers who have studied with master tellers
showcase their abilities.
1:45-2:45 pm Passport to Adventure family performance Free
Out of many excellent entries, these tellers and their stories
were chosen to bring the best of the northeast storytelling
world to your family right here in Colonie.
3:00–4:00 pm World Stories for Families family performance Free
Albany Public Library: John A. Howe Branch (518) 427-4310
2:00–3:00 pm Once Upon a Time and a Little Bit More: Free
Stories for Families

Bush Memorial Center, Troy
Sponsor: Friends of Troy Public Library (518) 274-7071
7:00–8:00 pm
Laughin’ Night
Stories that Make You Giggle and Grin Free
family performance
8:30–10:00 pm You Might As Well Laugh: adult performance Free
Comical Tales For Grown-Ups
NOTE: While these are free performances at 7:00 and 8:30 pm, the seating is limited and tickets are
required. Some tickets may be available that night. Please call the library, 274-7071, for more information.
Sunday, April 25
2:00–3:30 pm Festival Finale: Stories Alive! family performance Free
Bethlehem Public Library (518) 439-9314
Sponsor: Friends of Bethlehem Public Library
Some featured artists below:

Charlotte Blake Alston
Featured artist on the Carnegie Hall Family Concert Series. Featured artist at the Presidential Inaugural festivities
Willy Claflin
Featured teller at the National Storytelling Festival
Winner of multiple parents' choice awards for his recordings
Donald Davis
National Storytelling Network's Circle of Excellence Award Winner Featured teller at the Smithsonian Institution
Liz Weir
First winner of the International Storybridge Award from the National Storytelling Network Active in peace work through storytelling in Northern Ireland with both sides

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Grand Prize for South Shore Grand Slam Story Slam generously donated by Nicolette Heavey and Stories In The Streets (A Maine Get Away)

Stories in the Streets in an outreach literacy program that focuses on families in at-risk areas and fosters community engagement in storytelling by: 1) Creating opportunities for public storytelling wherever families gather — a farmer’s market, laundromat, or food line; and, 2) Offering storytelling workshops that raise family engagement in literacy, cultural awareness and community understanding.  The program is currently active in Lawrence, Brockton and Randolph.


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