Date and time: Saturday November 12, 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Mission Branch Library, 3134 Roosevelt Ave. 78214
San Antonio, TX
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Once upon a Saturday—this Saturday in fact!—San Antonio Storytellers Association will present Story Tellabration!tm, a free family festival of stories at Mission Branch Library. Come one, come all on Saturday, November 12 from 2:00 until 6:00 p.m.
Story Tellabration!tm is an afternoon filled with traditional, live, oral storytelling performed by six San Antonio Storytellers and their special guest, “The Urban Griot,” Decee Cornish of Fort Worth. Hear trickster tales, wonder tales, legends, ghost stories, nursery tales for the little ones, and more on two story stages at the award-winning Mission library located right next to Mission San Jose/San Antonio Missions National Park and World Heritage site.
Featured Storyteller Cornish will be joined by Mark Babino, MaryAnn Blue, Mary Grace Ketner, Sue Kuentz, Ryan McPherson, Carolina Quiroga-Stultz, Doug Elliott and youth storytellers from Lopez Middle School and St. Mary’s Hall. These yarnspinners will bring you Tickle me Tales, Cuentos y Stories, Far Away Tales, Texas Y’all Tales, “Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh, No!” and more. As the sun begins to set during that last hour, the library’s shadowy south patio will set the stage for ghost stories, spooky tales and eerie legends for all ages. Bring someone to hold your hand!
City Councilwoman Rebecca Viagran will welcome you at 2:00 and invite you to stay all afternoon to enjoy story crafts, cookies and fruit chews from Whataburger and goodies from HEB, costumed story characters offering you “Keep Stories Alive” bracelets, hats and props for story selfies and, of course, live story adventures all afternoon.
During the week of November 7-11 before the event, the storytellers will present story programs in six Harlandale ISD Elementary schools: Gillette, Rayburn, Schultze, Bellaire, Carol Bell, and Stonewall Flanders.
Produced by the San Antonio Storytellers Association, Story Tellabration!tm could not happen without generous funding from the Texas Commission on the Arts, the National Storytelling Network, and the San Antonio Department of Arts and Culture. Additional support was provided by the San Antonio Public Library, Harlandale Independent School District, and the Tejas Storytelling Association.
(This is our press release write up done by storyteller Mary Grace Ketner)