Free, Family-Friendly Storytelling Festival Kicks Off August 7
For the 15th straight year, the Three Rivers Storytelling Festival will delight families across the region with outstanding national and local talent in the North Hills of Pittsburgh. Held Friday, August 7th and Saturday, August 8th at the Winchester Thurston School North Campus, the Festival will entertain children and adults with a variety of activities. Headlining this year’s Festival are Connie Regan Blake, Alton Chung, Lyn Ford, and Jim May.
On Friday, The festival joins Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh for Stories for Youth from 10:15am to 11:30am at the Carnegie Library Lecture Hall in Oakland. This free program for preschools, day camps, and families with young children is underwritten by the Grable Foundation.
Also on Friday, Storytelling & Lunch for Seniors will be held at the Depreciation Lands Museum in Hampton from Noon-1:30pm with nationally acclaimed storyteller Andy Offutt Irwin telling his whimsical and touching tales while seniors enjoy a delicious boxed lunch.
Friday afternoon, there will be two Workshops for adults interested in learning more about storytelling for personal or professional use. A highlight Friday evening will be the Liar’s Contest where storytellers from the area will have the opportunity to tell the most outrageous, unbelievable tales in an effort to be named the best liar. Friday concludes with a Storytelling Concert featuring the four, phenomenal, headlining tellers.
On Saturday, the Festival resumes with a day filled with storytelling. Crowds are encouraged to arrive early and stay all day to listen to the magical tales of past and present. Saturday evening will feature two concerts—another concert with the featured tellers and a late evening concert of Ghost Stories with tellers who will make the hairs on the back of your neck dance.
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