Oklahoma City Storytelling Festival
August 22-24, 2013
at the Oklahoma History Center
This must-see festival celebrates the ancient art of storytelling. For over 30 years, the Arts Council of Oklahoma City produced the WinterTales Storytelling Festival, which has delighted audiences with nationally-acclaimed storytellers, workshops and special performances. Named one of the best places to hear or tell a tale, WinterTales offered performances by some of the nation's best tellers. In 2009, the festival was renamed and transitioned permanently to the early fall.
The Oklahoma City Storytelling Festival continues the tradition with two entertaining evening performances, a late-night session of ghost stories and professional workshops. The workshops can teach anyone to build better communication skills by exploring how to use a variety of words to get their meaning across. There are also kid-friendly events such as the family matinee and the Community Outreach Program, which provides free performances to at-risk youth. This year, the Oklahoma City Storytelling Festival will take place in a new venue, the Oklahoma History Center.