This weekend, my wife and I are taking a little timeout to attend the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival in nearby Orem, Utah. We have had a fabulous time listening to the stories told by these extraordinary tellers. Here is a summary from the website:
We are best known for our annual storytelling festival the Thursday, Friday, and Saturday of each Labor Day weekend. Though it started out as a backyard event in a small town neighborhood in 1990, it is now the largest storytelling festival in the west and sets the standard for festivals across the nation. From that humble beginning we have grown steadily each year.
In addition to the festival, we now support the annual Timpanogos Storytelling Conference and several storytelling contests and retreats. But it doesn’t stop there. We have expanded our influence to reach children in schools and youth across the country in ways we would have never imagined 25 years ago.Quite a few years ago, a local family in Mesa, Arizona started a similar storytelling event. But when the city took over the event, it quickly faded away. We loved going to the Mesa event and one of the reasons we looked forward to being in Utah was the opportunity to attend the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival. This is our second year attending the festival and it is better than last year.
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