History Speaks To Us at the Connecticut Storytelling Festival & Conference
History Speaks to Us
Stories Passed Down through the Generations
Bring History Alive

Develop your own tales from your favorite historical events!

April 27-28, 2018

Connecticut Storytelling Festival & Conference
College Center at Crozier-Williams,
Connecticut College, New London, CT
Saturday, April 28
PERFORMANCE
9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Dovie Thomason will be one of several tellers at "A Gathering of Tellers"

"Voices of My Ancestors: Old Stories for Modern Times"

"Dovie Thomason shares her culture with understanding, sly humor and astonishing vocal transformations. Told with elegance, wit and passion, her stories inspire delight in the spoken word and teach respect for values passed on through generations ." -


For all things Festival: http://connstorycenter.org/festival.htm
Saturday, April 28
WORKSHOP
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Arnold Pritchard

"You Mean There Are Actual People There? Making History Come Alive"

Get past the perception that history is a boring procession of meaningless names and dates, and learn how to use original sources to make history real, human and compelling.


For all things Festival: http://connstorycenter.org/festival.htm

Saturday, April 28
PERFORMANCE
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Dovie Thomason 

"The Spirit Survives"

Dovie tells a true story about the crimes of forced assimilation of Indian children in the American Indian Boarding Schools. The haunting refrain in the story is: "There are some stories you don’t want to tell. There are some stories you have to tell."


For all things Festival: http://connstorycenter.org/festival.htm

Saturday, April 28
PERFORMANCE
7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Denise Valentine will be one of the tellers at "Saturday Night Five"

"Freedom Tales: Henry Box Brown"

"Her stories … transcend differences between people, inspire hope, and transform negativity … Denise has a passion for researching history and folklore, then bringing it to life with her captivating voice."


For all things Festival: http://connstorycenter.org/festival.htm
Register for the Festival Today! http://connstorycenter.org/festivalRegistration.htm
Book your hotel room for a great Festival rate
(through April 16, 2018)
Mention the Festival when you book – it will lock in your special rate!

Groton Inn and Suites ($89) - (860) 445-9784

Clarion Inn - New London ($85) - (860) 442-0631

Scholarships and group rates are available.
Contact the Connecticut Storytelling Center for more details: 
860-439-2764 or csc@conncoll.edu