2020 Big Fibbers Storytelling Festival Cancelled

2020 Big Fibbers Storytelling Festival Cancelled

2020 Big Fibbers Festival Cancelled The 2020 Big Fibbers Storytelling Festival scheduled for March 27-28 has been cancelled, says Terrell Shaw, president of the festival sponsor, the Ridge & Valley Storytelling Guild.  “In the interest of community health and with...
Thanks to our 2020 Friends of the Festival

Thanks to our 2020 Friends of the Festival

Thank You To Friends of the Festival! The Debby Brown YoungTales program is possible through donations to Ridge & Valley Storytelling Guild and admission fees for The Big Fibbers Storytelling Festival. The support of the sponsors and Friends of the Festival is...
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...

2021 Festival Headliners Announced!

The 2020 festival had to be cancelled because of concerns about the Covid-19 pandemic. But storytellers Antonio Rocha of Maine and Donna Washington of Virginia have agreed to reschedule and will headline the 2021 Big Fibbers Storytelling Festival planned for March 26...
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,...
Announcing Our 2019 Fibbers!

Announcing Our 2019 Fibbers!

  Our 2019 Fibbers A dozen tall-tale tellers from five states will vie for the title of Biggest Fibber on Saturday, March 16, at 5 p.m. in the Rome City Auditorium. The competition is part of the Big Fibbers Storytelling Festival taking place in Rome March 15-17,...
One week to go!

One week to go!

  A week from now we’ll be settling in for the night here at Oostanaula House. Our storytellers will have had their first day of storytelling in schools and resting up to get back out there tomorrow morning. By that time, I hope I have my ducks in a row and...
Get your tickets, errrr, swatches now!

Get your tickets, errrr, swatches now!

  If you are new to professional storytelling and the world of storytelling festivals, you may wonder at the curious attachments that so many seem to be wearing pinned to shirts, blouses, jackets, and hats. From the earliest days of the National Storytelling...
A Festival Week of Stories

A Festival Week of Stories

Rome City Commissioner Wendy Davis presents a proclamation for a Festival Week of Stories to the Ridge & Valley Storytelling Guild. (Terrell Shaw accepts on their behalf.) Thanks to the Rome City Commission for proclaiming a Festival Of Stories Week for March...