Workshop with Regi Carpenter — Friday Afternoon

“At the end of my life, with just one breath left, if you come, I’ll sit up and sing.” Rumi In this three-hour workshop we give space and voice to the stories of death, dying, and life. Through writing, sharing, listening, traditional and personal storytelling we share our experience with others about the people we […]

Children’s Concert – Sunday Morning

Awele Makeba will perform the Sunday Children’s Concert in the amphitheater . Awele (ah WAY lay) is an award winning and internationally known storyteller/teaching artist, literacy specialist, and recording artist recognized as a “truth teller,” an artist for social change, and someone who sparks “aha!” moments.   She researches, writes and performs hidden African American history, folklore, and personal tales. She provides opportunities […]

Open Telling – Sunday Morning

First come, first serve! This Sunday morning session is an opportunity for up-and-coming storytellers to reach a seasoned audience with the spice of new stories.

Sierra Story Slam – Saturday Afternoon

The Sierra Storytelling Festival will hold the hugely popular Story Slam once more this year. It’s your chance to regale the crowd and compete in the art of storytelling for a prize, by telling your own true story that’s in accord with our Slam Theme. It’s a contest of words by talent both known and […]