Come to the 27th Bay Area Storytelling Festival!
May 17–19, 2013
Craneway Pavilion, On the beautiful Richmond, CA shoreline
The Tellers: We are pleased to announce the tellers for the 2013 Bay Area Storytelling Festival! Award- winning storyteller and NPR commentator Kevin Kling tells hilarious, often tender stories. Megan Wells seeks the story eclipse when the ordinary world gives way to the light of the imagination.
When Len Cabral tells stories, coyotes turn into ducks and we travel from Ethiopia to New England cranberry bogs. Yvette Brandy weaves stories and songs, and Will Hornyak promises to captivate, surprise and intrigue.
The Festival: Oral storytelling is an art for all ages, from the cutest kids and the hippest adults through the wisest grandparents.
Every year, the festival offers a school study trip, sponsored this year by a generous grant from the National Storytelling Network. This year's professional storytelling workshop is also on Friday, and features the two part harmony of Kevin Kling and Megan Wells.
Saturday and Sunday we offer several performances for adults and older kids, a family program and more workshops. In 2013, we are hosting an invitational spoken word slam for local high school students.
Mission Statement: The Bay Area Storytelling Festival promotes the timeless, contemporary art of storytelling by presenting todays finest talents. The festival showcases the power of stories to bridge generations, celebrate diverse cultures, and build and connect communities.
Location:The Bay Area Storytelling Festival takes place on the edge of San Francisco Bay, at the award-winning, historic Craneway Pavilion, conference center, part of the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park.