Feast your ears and eyes! Come enjoy stories of fantasy, heartbreak, wisdom, and whimsy in a fabulous sculpture park setting at the New Jersey Storytelling Festival Sunday, September 20, 2015.
The festival will be held from noon to 6 p.m., rain or shine, at Grounds For Sculpture in Hamilton, New Jersey. Tellers will regale listeners with tales for all ages at indoor and outdoor sites throughout the Grounds.
A story slam with the theme “Lessons Learned the Hard Way” will begin the fun at noon; contestants will be chosen at random to recount their story in five minutes or less.
The event’s signature close, the Lightning Round, will polish off the afternoon with 10 tellers who perform two-minute tales in rapid succession.
The event is free with park admission: Adults $15; Seniors (65+) $12; Students 6-17 or with college ID $10; Members and children under 5 free. Lunch will be available for purchase.
Prior to the festival, workshops are offered from 9:45-11:45 a.m. for educators and others interested in storytelling techniques: “Books Alive!” with Carol Simon Levin will demonstrate ways to use storytelling skills with picture books; or “Recitation: Breathing New Life into an Old Storytelling Form” with Mike Agranoff will offer techniques for committing long pieces to memory.
A pre-registration fee of $50 includes park admission, as well as three professional development credits. School purchase orders are accepted. Registration can only be done through the New Jersey Storytelling Festival at www.njstorynet.org.
Grounds For Sculpture is a forty-two acre not-for-profit sculpture park and arboretum founded by Seward Johnson. Open year-round, the park features more than 270 contemporary sculptures by renowned and emerging artists. For directions, hours, and a calendar of events, visit www.groundsforsculpture.org.
For directions to the Grounds For Sculpture, visit www.groundsforsculpture.org.
For more information on the festival, visit www.njstorynet.org.