Here's the Story:
The 37th Annual Connecticut Storytelling Festival & Conference is not only entertaining, it also offers new and creative ways for you 
to connect in your classroom. 
You'll meet new friends and colleagues while you have fun learning, yourself!

Come Join the Fun!

Enjoy the music and the stories, and learn applied storytelling techniques.

Saturday afternoon's workshops will feature Karen Chace, award-winning storyteller, teaching artist, and author.  In her workshop, "Story Play," you'll experience original written and interactive exercises to strengthen your story landscape and story characters - incredibly useful in the classroom!  

You can also "Jump into Story" and discover some amazing storytelling resources available for beginning, novice and professional storytellers, as celebrated by the Anne Izard Storytellers' Choice Committee.  

History teachers will be interested in Arnie Pritchard's workshop on how you can use original sources to make history real, human, and compelling.  

Here are the Five Ws and the H to bring it Home:

Who? You - and story lovers of all kinds: teachers, historians, librarians, museum curators, docents, book lovers, theatergoers and language lovers. You may think storytelling is for kids, but this Festival is for adults! 

The other side of the WHO are the impressive cast of professional storytellers who will be telling, singing, entertaining and inspiring you throughout the weekend. Check them out!

What?  The 37th Annual Connecticut Storytelling Festival & Conference

Where?  The Student Center at Crozier-Williams on the campus of Connecticut College in New London

When?  Opening on Friday night, April 27th, with the Cabaret, the Festival continues with a variety of performances and workshops throughout the day and evening on Saturday. You can also choose to stay for a wine reception and meals.  The Festival concludes on Sunday morning at the Groton Inn & Suites, with an informal story swap. You can come to just one event or a few, or take in the whole festival experience! Here's the schedule:

Why?  Because it's a lot of fun! It's also a great way to take advantage of creative professional development. And while Elizabeth Ellis's pre-Festival workshops are filled, you'll still have an opportunity to see this sought-after story teacher and coach in action on Saturday night.

How?  Simply click on the link for more Festival information: 

Our tellers are always top-tier, so you'll find an inspiring range of stories and delivery!  

Our headliner is "hilarious and unpredictable" Donald Davis, internationally known, award-winning storyteller and author. He'll invite us to find our stories and the common threads within. Come see what it's all about!

If you're a new friend, we'll give you a wonderful welcome. If you're an old friend, well, we can't wait to see you, again!

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

Book your hotel room for a great Festival rate (through April 16, 2018)
Groton Inn and Suites ($89) - 860 - 445-9784
Clarion Inn - New London ($85) - 860 - 442-0631
Mention the Festival when you book - it will lock in your special rate!

Take a look at all the Festival has to offer: 

Register for the Festival online (or download a PDF to print and mail) 

860 - 439 - 2764  .   .
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