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Charleston Tells Storytelling Festival 

When: Fri., March 8, 6 p.m. and Sat., March 9, 8:30 a.m. 2013
Phone: (843) 805-6930
Price: $10-$35
www.ccpl.org/charlestontells
Everyone can relate to an entertaining story, but when was the last time you sat down to listen to one? Give it a try this weekend when the Charleston County Library’s Charleston Tells Storytelling Festival brings world-renowned storytellers to the Lowcountry. The library has always hosted storytelling events, but deputy director Cynthia Bledsoe was inspired by the National Storytelling Festival in Tennessee to organize a full weekend devoted to the art. “This is a great way to expose kids to a new art form, as well as entertain adults,” says Bledsoe. “It’s a forum for the rich history of Charleston as well. The city brings its own element to the festival.” Everything from folk tales to ghost stories will be represented by tellers including Donna Washington, Syd Lieberman, and Ed Stivender. The Festival doesn’t stop at storytelling, either. There will be a puppet show for younger attendees, and musical acts like the spiritual-belting Magnolia Singers and the Hungry Monks (think Grateful Dead circa-American Beauty). Sounds like you won’t be needing Netflix this weekend.
— Davin Turkewitz

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