February 14, 2019

by John Schulz

“You come to a point in your life when you really don’t care what people think about you, you just care what you think about yourself.” — Evel Knievel

One of the things I admire most about the Rome, Ga. Storytellers organization is their children’s program.
Several of our members are retired teachers, and who better than a retired teacher could teach storytelling? Jane Cunningham, Terrell Shaw, Mary Elena Kirk, and Bob Harris, among others, go to the schools and present storytelling programs in which the students are guided to compose and tell their own stories.
Every year, as part of the Big Fibbers Storytelling Festival, the organization brings in a couple of nationally-known story tellers who accompany the teachers to the schools.
Students from each school who shows the best story telling abilities is then selected to tell their story at the festival. These are referred to as “Young Tales.”
This year’s Festival begins on March 15 at the Rome City Auditorium with stories from two of the best tellers in the nation. The “Young Tales” contest will be held on Saturday, March 16 at the auditorium.
More information to follow. Stay tuned
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