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Storytelling is the social and cultural activity of sharing stories, often with

improvisation, theatrics, or some other embellishment. Every culture around the globe has had a tradition of story-tellers, a way of capturing, recording and passing down their lore, their myths, even their genealogies. Stories or narratives have been shared in every culture as a means of entertainment, education, cultural preservation, instilling moral values, or as a means for sharing and interpreting experiences.



Down East Folk Arts Festival

Storytelling Workshop

Saturday, March 25, 2017,12:00 pm ‘til 1:30 pm

Stanly Hall Ballroom, upstairs at 249 Craven St., New Bern, NC 28560

The workshop will be led by Rodney Kemp, Morehead City’s raconteur extraordinaire. “Most everyone is waiting to laugh or cry, and I like my stories to do one of the two,” says Kemp. “We can get the punchlines, but we need to create the stories.” This gives you a sense of what this workshop will be about. “Kemp is what old-timers in Morehead City call a ‘fish house liar, delivering dozens of time-worn, history-based stories that actually contain many truths.”

    - Our State Magazine, August 2004


Pre-registration for the workshop is $10. Registration at the door will be $15.


Pre-register by mailing this form or by sending email to folkartsenc@gmail.com. Send your registration fee with the form.

or register HERE using PayPal