September 11, 2009
LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C. – Handed down from generation to generation, folk tales, fables and stories weave a bright tapestry of words that can transport you to another time and place. On Saturday, September 26th, The Asheville Storytelling Circle and Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center, will present the 3rd Annual Blue Ridge StoryFest.
Activities for this day of storytelling will include an open mic session under the lakeside tent, performances by members of the Asheville Storytelling Circle, and afternoon and evening performances by Michael Reno Harrell and Tim Lowry.
Michael Reno Harrell was featured as one of the “New Voices” at the 2008 renowned Jonesborough Storytelling Festival. His natural knack for storytelling has earned him praise from not only the music community but from the storytelling world as well. Michael’s humor and wit, as well as the emotional depth of his work, keep his fan base growing and staying tuned in for whatever comes next.
Tim Lowry is recognized as an All-American storyteller, telling stories “of the People, by the People, and for the People” for more than twenty years. His repertoire includes stories from American history, folk tales from around the world, Bible stories and original works. Tim is a member of the NC Storytelling Guild and the National and SC Storytelling Networks.
The StoryFest will be a day of family entertainment sure to delight young and old alike. The day will be packed with stories, stories, stories – tellers swapping, sharing, and performing in concert! Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for ages 6-11, and children 5 and under get in free. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 800-222-4930 or visit www.lakejunaluska.com/story.aspx.