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The 29th Annual Connecticut Storytelling Festival

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The 29th Annual Connecticut Storytelling Festival

Time: April 23, 2010 at 6:30pm to April 25, 2010 at 12pm
Location: Connecticut College
Street: Connecticut College
City/Town: New London, Connecticut
Website or Map: http://www.connstorycenter.or…
Event Type: festival, performances
Organized By: Rosalind Hinman
Latest Activity: Apr 20, 2010

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The 29th Annual Connecticut Storytelling Festival presents a splendid array of stories old and new, performed by professional storytellers from Connecticut and beyond. At Connecticut College.
The festival begins on Friday evening, April 23rd
A brief glance at the Festival Schedule
Friday, April 23
6:30 pm Contra Dancing with Peter Leibert

7:30 pm "Once & Twice Upon a Time" - a concert for children over 5 and their families
with storytellers Antonio Rocha • Carol Glynn • Bill Gordh • Carolyn Martino • Tony Toledo • Clare Vadeboncoeur
9:15 pm "Mid-Nine Cabaret" - TGIF! - entertainment for grown-ups, with Carolyn Martino • Rebecca Rule • Tony Toledo
Saturday, April 24
9:00 am "A Gathering of Tellers" - an olio concert for grown-ups with Antonio Rocha • Evan DeFrancesco • Bill Gordh • Carolyn Martino • Gail Rosen • Rebecca Rule • Tony Toledo • Clare Vadeboncoeur

Saturday afternoon:

A Variety of Longer Performances with Bill Gordh • Lorraine Hartin-Gelardi • Carolyn Martino • Gail Rosen • Rebecca Rule • Tony Toledo
A Concert of Stories by this year's Ann Izard Award-winners told by Evan DeFrancesco • Peg Donovan • Kathy Jarombek • Judy Petersen • Neva Winter
Workshops with Carol Glynn • Bill Gordh • Lorraine Hartin-Gelardi • Kiki Latimer • Gail Rosen • Clare Vadeboncoeur
Saturday evening:
Solo performance by Antonio Rocha
Sunday, April 25
9:30 am Demonstration/Workshop with Antonio Rocha

12:00 Memorial Celebration of Barbara L. Reed

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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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