UNA Front Porch Storytelling Festival
2013 UNA Front Porch Storytelling Festival
Join us for the University of North Alabama Front Porch Storytelling Festival on May 17 and 18, 2013, with renowned storytellers Donald Davis, Diane Ferlatte, Dolores Hydock, Bil Lepp, and Barbara McBride-Smith, and featuring guest teller
Rick Bragg. We'll be air-conditioned comfort in the Performance Center of Guillot University Center during the heat of the day (beginning at 9 a.m. on Friday and at 9:30 on Saturday), but we'll move out to the Memorial Amphitheatre during the cool of the evening, with Olios (featuring all the tellers) at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are now on sale, so please make plans to attend. You can view the schedule here.
And don’t forget our storytelling workshops on Wednesday, May 15. Storyteller Dolores Hydock and UNA Professor Bill Huddleston will each lead a free workshop. (See workshop schedule for details).
Pulitzer prize winner writer Rick Bragg will be the guest teller for the 2013 festival. Author of several books including "All Over But the Shoutin'," and subject of the documentary film "Out of the Dirt," Mr. Bragg is not a traditional storyteller, but he certainly has stories to share, and he will be speaking Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. He and the
professional storytellers will be the honored guests at “Barbeque and Bragg” on Friday night, a casual dinner and photo opportunity which will be on Friday, May 17, at 5:00 p.m. in The Loft, Guillot University Center. Reservations are required for this event.