If you ever wanted to learn how to create your own podcast or to write in rhyme, to shape a well-loved tale to its telling or collect community stories, we have something for you. If you’d just like to listen, we have a children’s story hour, bedtime stories for grown-ups, and a number of curated concerts featuring local and national storytellers. If you are curious to learn about groups using story in your community, we will be showcasing the work of organizations across Minnesota. If you are eager to put all your newly acquired telling skills (from our plethora of wonderful workshops) to good use – we will be rounding off the week with an open story circle. There is all this and SO MUCH MORE planned for this year’s StoryFest.
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All events will take place on Zoom on the evenings of May 10th to 14th and during the day on May 15th.
When you register, we'll send you a confirmation by email. Before the festival starts, we'll we'll email you a single link to a page where you’ll find log in links to all workshops (with handouts if available), performances, showcases, and other amazing events.
Registration is free. We ask for donations to help with festival expenses and suggest $50 for the full festival, which includes 10 workshops, 10 showcases, 6 storytelling shows, an open mic, and opportunities to network, play games, and hang out online with other story lovers. However, we acknowledge that the past year has been financially stressful for many. If you can donate any amount, thank you! The mission of Story Arts of Minnesota is to promote the art of storytelling and to develop and support storytellers. We welcome everyone to join us at StoryFest! We also welcome new members to join our organization and encourage existing members to renew for 2021 (if you haven't already) when registering for the festival.
***Online Standards of Conduct*** It is the policy of SAM to maintain an educational, performing and working environment free from sexual, racial, ethnic, religious, age-based, disability, sexual orientation, and gender expression harassment and bullying. Attendees will refrain from harassment of any sort including (but not limited to) visuals, language, comments, or questions. This includes actions that disrupt or interfere in any way with other attendees’ ability to participate. We do not tolerate harassment of any kind and will immediately disconnect any offenders from the event.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
Date & Time
May 10, 2021 6:00 PM - May 15, 2021 5:30 PM