PowellsWood hosts annual Storytelling Festival next weekend

PowellsWood Garden, in collaboration with local storytelling guilds, hosts its sixth annual Storytelling Festival July 21-22. Five master storytellers will share personal, literary and folk tales during workshops, a family hour and a day of telling. Workshops run from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday. Master tellers provide tips of the trade and coaching in the art of telling a great story.

Friday’s “A Trio of Tellers” provides an introduction to the festival experience with a short family-focused program from 3-4 p.m.

The full lineup of tellers performs Saturday, with seven hours of performances. Tellers rotate among the three festival tents to provide all attendees with a sampling. Gates open at 9 a.m., and telling is from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Tickets for Friday’s A Trio of Tellers are $10 per family, and all-day Saturday tickets are $20 for adults, $5 for children and $40 for a family pass. A full-festival pass is $125. Individual workshop pricing ranges from $50 to $115. Pre-registration is required for workshops and the free children’s program Friday. A Trio of Tellers and Saturday tickets may be purchased at the gate. Tickets may also be purchased at Brown Paper Tickets or powellswood.org/festival. Festival parking will be at Sacajawea Park, 1401 S. Dash Point Road. Shuttle transportation is provided from the parking lot to the garden.