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Storytelling festival schedule

Events are at the Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St., unless otherwise noted. Some events are at the nearby Emily Fowler Central Library and the Denton Woman’s Club Building.

Asterisks indicate events that will include an American Sign Language interpreter. Arrangements can be made to have any portion of the event signed by sending a request to or calling 940-380-9320.


9 to 10:30 a.m. — *Opening concert

10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. — Morning concert, main stage; Workshop A: “Improvised Stories: Learn to Create New Stories Quickly and Effortlessly,” Sean Hill and Troy Miller, Bluebonnet Room; Workshop B: “Storytelling 101,” Rosie Best-Cutrer, Yellow Rose Room

12:15 to 1:15 p.m. — Lunch and story swaps

1:15 to 2 p.m. — John Henry Faulk concert, main stage

1:15 to 2:45 p.m. — Workshop C: “Presenting a Campus Slammer,” Carolyn Stearns, Bluebonnet Room; Workshop D: “All Ages?Maybe ...,” Fran Stallings, Yellow Rose Room

2:15 to 3:15 p.m. — “Journeys End in Lovers’ Meeting: True Love and Vagabonds,” Janice Del Negro, main stage

3:15 to 3:45 p.m. — Social hour, main stage

5 to 6 p.m. — Rising Star concert, main stage

6 to 7:30 p.m. — Break

7 to 7:30 p.m. — Pre-show music with Sleepy Creek, main stage

7:30 to 10 p.m. — *Evening concert of featured tellers, main stage


9 to 10:30 a.m. — Family concert featuring Angela Lloyd, main stage; Workshop E: “StoryCrafting: Retelling Folktales in Your Own Voice,” Janice Del Negro, Bluebonnet Room; Workshop F: “Using Tall Tales to Teach Science,” Judy Alton and Kay Tobola, Yellow Rose Room

10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. — Liars Contest, main stage; Workshop G: “A Conversation With Peninnah Schram,” Bluebonnet Room; Workshop H: “Prospecting Your Past to Uncover Hidden Story Treasures,” Craig Harrison, Yellow Rose Room; Kids’ Day “Kids Meet the Tellers,” Emily Fowler Central Library

12:15 to 1:30 p.m. — Lunch and story swaps, main stage; Kids’ Day lunch and Kids’ Story Swap, Emily Fowler Central Library

1:30 to 3 p.m. — Afternoon concert, main stage; Workshop I: “From ‘Through a Glass, Darkly’ to ‘Face to Face: Making Scripture Personal,’” Tim Couch, Bluebonnet Room; Workshop J: “Say Wha...???” Loralee Cooley, Yellow Rose Room; Kids’ Day storytelling workshop, Emily Fowler Central Library

3:15 to 4:45 p.m. — Workshop K: “Coming to Our Senses: Telling in the Key of See,” Angela Lloyd, Bluebonnet Room; Workshop L: “Belly Laughs and Beyond,” Bob Reiser, Yellow Rose Room; fringe concert, Emily Fowler Central Library

5 to 7 p.m. — Talespinner Dinner and Silent Auction, main stage

7 to 7:30 p.m. — Pre-show music with David Goodroe, main stage

7:30 to 10 p.m. — Evening concert of featured tellers, main stage; presentation of John Henry Faulk Award


8 to 9 a.m. — Labyrinth Walk with Dallas Storytelling Guild, main stage

8 to 11a.m. — Master Class: “Journeys Through Midrash, Biblical Texts and Storytelling,” Peninnah Schram, Denton Woman’s Club Building

9:30 to 11 a.m. — *Sacred Tales concert, main stage

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. — *Closing concert of featured tellers, main stage