Schoolhouse brings Sierra Storytelling Festival back |

Schoolhouse brings Sierra Storytelling Festival back

The Sierra Storytelling Festival returns after a two-year hiatus to the North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center July 23 to 25.

Storytellers will be Charlie Chin, Willy Claflin, Dan Keding, Rafe Martin, Barbara McBride-Smith, Liz Warren and Diane Ferlatte, who is also the emcee.

Festival events include all seven storytellers on stage the nights of July 23 and 24. Several events are hosted during the day on July 24, including hour-long performances by individual tellers, a panel discussion about the similarities and differences in writing and telling stories, and the Open Telling event for audience members to present their own three- to five-minute stories. July 25th events are the morning children’s concert with Claflin and his puppet Maynard Moose and the grand finale.

A family ticket is $200 for all three days. Tickets for adults, children and seniors range from $5 to $75. Advance reservations can be made by sending in a reservation form, which is available by calling 265-2826 or on the Web at Tickets will also be at the door.

The Schoolhouse is at 17894 Tyler Foote Road on the San Juan Ridge.

For more information, call 265-2826 or e-mail

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