2021 Featured Storyteller: Antonio Rocha

2021 Featured Storyteller: Antonio Rocha

  Antonio Rocha (pronounced haw-sha) is known for his unique fusion of mime and spoken word, entertaining audiences of all ages with his tenor voice, realistic sound effects, quirky characters and mesmerizing moves. A native of Brazil, he studied mime with Marcel...
2021 Featured Storyteller: Donna Washington

2021 Featured Storyteller: Donna Washington

Donna Washington grew up in a military family and traveled all over the world as a child, learning about different people and places and their stories. A highly animated performer, she has been entertaining, educating, and inspiring audiences for more than 30 years...
243rd Big Fibbers Contest champs

243rd Big Fibbers Contest champs

  The Rome News-Tribune featured the Big Fibbers Storytelling Festival on its front page again today. Paul Strickland, Stacie Marshall, and Gary Buchanan made it above the fold. Great stories, 26 performances in schools, a dozen fibbers, a dozen kid tellers,...

John Schulz Living Room: Finding the living room

February 17, 2019 by John Schulz Finding the living room The first part of November, I started a series of living room posts by quoting Emmy Lou Harris who said, “With radio, television, and other intrusions, we have lost the living room, where people would gather to...

John Schulz’s Living Room: The Southern Balladeer

February 16, 2019 by John Paul Schulz Enhancing the movable living room. Andy Offutt Irwin is the second of two champion storytellers who will be coming to Rome, GA for the Big Fibbers Storytelling Festival. “…peppered with a touch of the Southern balladeer. One of...

John Schulz’s Living Room: The Wonder Bra of Storytelling

February 15, 2019 by John Paul Schulz Interesting visitors in the living room “Bil Lepp is the Wonder Bra of storytelling. He takes something small and insignificant and pushes it up into something real-l-l-ly big and mi-i-i-ghty interesting.”— Barbara McBride Smith,...