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Second Annual Alleghany Highlands Storyfest 2023 – Express Yourself

November 3, 2023 @ 7:00 PM - November 4, 2023 @ 9:00 PM

We are excited to continue what we started last year with our 2nd Annual Storyfest. This year’s theme is Express yourself. The Storyfest will begin Friday November 3rd at 7pm with Storytelling from our amazing featured Storytellers Adam Booth and Andy Offutt Irwin. Saturday will be filled with workshops, lots of storytelling and opportunities to tell your story.

Master Workshops:

Haunting Spirits, Creaking Floorboards, and More Creepy Things! with Adam Booth
I’ll admit it: I love spooky stories. They add breadth to our repertoire. They add range to the audience’s experience. And they can really draw an audience year-round, so let’s develop our skills of fright! This workshop will explore a range of introductory topics related to the spookier side of stories, including general technique for spooky genres, how to craft suspense, and using sounds effectively. Come prepared to try telling passages of provided sample stories and applying the techniques we study. This workshop is intended for storytellers with at least an introductory level of storytelling experience.

Pin the Tail on the Narrative!  with Andy Offutt Irwin

Lawn Darts meets Eudora Welty.  This raucous workshop involves the careless throwing of pens and carefully guided steps for developing personal narratives, freeing participants to delve into the past and chip away at the unmovable stone of doubt in order to reveal the treasure of new stories.

Our stories connect us. If the eyes are the window of the soul, then stories and laughter open the soul’s door. This creates the deepest of human connections across cultures, races, genders, sexual orientations, and political affiliations.

Click here for full Storyfest Schedule and Teller bios.