Author: PowellsWood

New for 2017!

“A Trio of Tellers,” featuring Bill Harley, Antonio Sacre, and Linda Gorham, will run from 2:30 to 3:30 on Friday. The price is $10.00 per family. Enjoy!

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Saturday Food Options

ShareThis year you will again be able to purchase your lunch choice ahead of time in the registration area, or by returning to the registration area during a break. Once you have selected your lunch items and paid with cash, check, or charge card, you will be given a token which you can redeem in…

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Featured Teller: Donald Davis

“I didn’t learn stories, I just absorbed them,” Davis says as he recounts tales and more tales learned from a family of traditional storytellers who have lived on the same Western North Carolina land since 1781.

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PowellsWood Festival on CBS

“Whether it’s Mother Goose, the tales of the Brothers Grimm, even the parables of Christ,” says a special report from CBS’ Serena Altschul, “you might say the human mind is hard-wired to respond to stories. In fact storytelling may be the oldest art form.” At this year’s PowellsWood Storytelling Festival, Altschul interviewed our own Dr. Margaret Read MacDonald and various tellers about the power of the art.

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Why A Storytelling Festival?

For thousands of years, the role of the storyteller has been to educate, entertain, and enchant listeners, young and old. Storytelling celebrates the wisdom and diversity of human experience, often using music, movement, and drama to engage listeners.

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