Dr. Brian Sturm and the Story Squad will be performing on July 23rd at the 11th Annual Storytelling Festival at the Crystal Coast Civic Center in Morehead City, North Carolina. The Festival will span several weeks throughout the month of July and will feature other storytelling performances in addition to Story Squad. The festival is free and open to the public.
The Story Squad of Chapel Hill, NC is a literacy outreach program directed by Dr. Sturm, associate professor at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Group members tell folktales from around the world to a variety of audiences of all ages. Most recently, "Story Squad met with nearly 30 environmental educators, teachers and government resource people to share ideas about the benefits of storytelling in environmental education" in Raleigh, NC. They also performed at the North Carolina Literary Festival and shared their love of storytelling with the Raleigh/Wake Young Authors Celebration.
Other storytellers scheduled for the 11 Annual Storytelling Festival include:
- July 9: Anna Pridgen of Greenville, NC, a talented puppeteer, entertainer and educator. Her shows are engaging and packed full of learning. Her enthusiasm is contagious!
- July 16: Gary Shelton of New Bern, NC uses his unique combination of comedy, magic and storytelling to engage his audience in a first rate family experience.
- July 23: The Story Squad of Chapel Hill, NC is a literacy outreach program at the School of Information and Library Science at UNC at Chapel Hill, telling folktales from around the world. Growing literacy and sowing enchantment.
- July 30: Paul Miller of Wake Forest, NC of Flow Circus has traveled all around the world perfecting his juggling skills, mystifying magic and comic timing.
Performances will take place at the Crystal Coast Civic Center, 3505 Arendell Street in Morehead City and the at the Bethlehem Methodist Church, corner of Bogue Loop Rd. and Highway 24 in Bogue. Storytelling will begin at 10 a.m.