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.

This most ancient of the human arts captures and heals the human heart. Storytelling is a powerful art form that includes folktales, myths, legends, tall tales, religious stories, and personal stories.

This new festival, The PowellsWood Storytelling Festival, is made possible through the generous support of Diane and Monte Powell, owners of PowellsWood Garden, and the efforts of Des Moines resident Dr. Margaret Read MacDonald.  The festival is co-sponsored by the Seattle Storytellers Guild.

Volunteers are what keep festivals alive! We are grateful for the exceedingly valuable assistance of the Mount Tahoma Storytelling Guild and the Fireside Story League.

Would you be interested in volunteering, too? Click here to visit our Contact Form!

4 thoughts on “Why A Storytelling Festival?

  1. My question is very basic but I cannot find the answer in any Powell’s Wood site I have visited. WHAT STATE ARE YOU IN??? Where is Powell’s Wood? I live in Florida. Are you nearby?

    1. Hi, Karen. We are about as far away from Florida as possible… the great State of Washington!

  2. Why a Storytelling Festival? Because it’s an absolutely magical experience that transports your imagination to other places and times! Having a Storytelling Festival at Powells Wood was sheer genius. It truly felt like we’d been invited into a secret garden where the fairies might peek out from behind their flowers to listen in on a tale. Positively wonderful. Myself and my 6 year-old son were captivated and inspired. We didn’t want it to end!

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