We had a total of 1696 patrons of all ages come through the gates of Grounds For Sculpture to be enthralled by 40 storytellers from New Jersey and nearby areas. The Story Slam was a repeat highlight and Quiet Riot capped the event admirably. We announced a major grant from the National Storytelling Network for next year’s Festival. Mark your calendars for September 22, 2013. We’re already making plans for an exciting “Coming of Age” 21st year.
New Jersey storytellers and story lovers will gather together at the Red Mill Museum in Clinton, New Jersey Sunday, July 8, 2012 for a day long festival. This will be the third New Jersey festival, but the first one at the historic museum. The day will begin with two workshops in the morning and feature performances between 12:30PM and 5:00PM.
The festival will feature 3 stages from 1:00PM to 4:00PM with six New Jersey tellers. The Family Stage will feature stories for younger children and their families. If you’re a history buff, head to The Heritage Stage for tales from the past. The General Stage offers stories that everyone can enjoy. Everyone will gather together at 4PM to hear stories from all these master storytellers. Come hear great stories from Ken Galipeau, Pat Kane, David Emerson, Rivka Willick, Ken Karnas, and Carol Titus.
The morning workshops offer experiential classes for educators and individuals interested in family stories. Workshop 1: The ABCs of Storytelling will be taught by Pat Kane and will focus on classroom strategies using sensory images, story selection, use of gestures, and more. Pre-registration and a $50 fee is required. The second workshop: Leave Them a Treasure: Your Life Story Legacy will be taught by Carol Titus, founder of the NJ Storytelling Network. Participants will explore ways to craft and tell their own personal stories. The workshop fee for Workshop #2 is $25 and preregistration is also required.
The historic museum village was built around an 1810 wool mill first owned by Ralph Hunt. The mill passed from one owner to another. It was refitted to grind grist, then graphite, then talc, and finally a museum. The museum offers a wide variety of programs throughout the year including a month long haunted experience in October.
The Red Mill Village is located at 56 Main Street, Clinton, NJ 08809. Grounds open from 10AM to 5PM. The festival stages are located on indoor and outdoor venues so it will be a fantastic event, come rain or come shine. $9 for adults, $7 for seniors, veterans & active duty military personnel, $6 for children ages 6-12 (under age 6 free).
Check out the Events Page on New Jersey Storytelling Network’s website for more details and a link for pre-registration.
This post was written by NJSN Member Rivka Willick - Rivka is a FolkTeller who celebrates the stories we live. She creates and tells tales of the people and places that define us.
NJSN welcomes Linda Howe to the web site storytelling directory. Linda is a storyteller, art educator. If you want to know aboutthe elephant drawing she is holding, look her up in “Find a Storyteller”.
Welcome, Steve Noble, to the web site storytelling directory. Steve is the first teller to list on NJSN from Camden County. Steve will be a featured teller at the 19th Annual Storytelling on Sept.18 at the Grounds for Sculpture. Go to Events for details. Don’t miss this fabulous day of spoken art amid visual art. A fabulous combination!!
NJSN welcomes Denise McCormack and Kristin Ace to the web site storytelling directory.
Kristin Ace (picture left) was welcomed as a new teller at the annual NJ Storytelling Festival at the Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton NJ.
Denise (pictured right) will be one of the workshop presenters at the NJ Storytelling Guild in January and May. Go to the Events page for information about the workshops.
Congratulations to Ken Galipeau, one of our NJSN storytellers. His CD “Fishin’ With Ish” was named a 2010 National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) Honors winner.
Storytelling is alive and well and living in New Jersey!!! Welcome to our brand new web site. We believe it truly reflects the diversity and excitement of storytelling in all its glory. Let us know what you think.