Celebrating 30 Years of Storytelling in the Southeast

Southern Order of Storytellers (SOS) presents its 30th annual Winter Storytelling Festival featuring 13 events on Friday and Saturday, February 17 and 18 in downtown Decatur. Headlining the two-day, family-friendly festival is Bill Harley, a two-time Grammy award-winning musician and NPR commentator. Harley will present two storytelling workshops for educators and performing artists. The festival then culminates with Harley’s storytelling performance for adults on Saturday at 7:30 pm.




Bill Harley, featured teller. (Photo by Tom Thurston)


SOS’ Winter Festival features a variety of events that will appeal to storytelling fans of all ages. This includes three workshops geared toward educators, librarians and those interested in the art of professional storytelling; storytelling concerts for children and families; a special workshop and concert for kids/youth K-3 and grades 4-5; and two storytelling performances for adult audiences. These events feature an additional cast of nearly 30 colorful, local and regional storytellers.


Winter Festival has its downtown Decatur premiere with events at Decatur Presbyterian Church (205 Sycamore St.), Atlanta Friends Meeting House (701 W. Howard Ave), and Eddie’s Attic (515 N. McDonough St, Suite B).


For full festival schedule and bios of featured storytellers; prices for tickets and festival passes; and venue and parking information, go to www.southernorderofstorytellers.org. For more information contact Festival Director Ann Ritter at asritter@earthlink.net or 404-569-1434.

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