WCCLS festival brings stories to county
Tenth annual Art of the Story event is April 5-12
The Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS) hosts the 10th annual storytelling festival, Art of the Story, April 5 to 12. The festival features five professional storytellers: Bil Lepp of West Virginia, Alton Takiyama-Chung of Washington, Olga Loya of California, Will Hornyak of Portland and Habiba Addo of Portland and West Africa.
The week-long storytelling extravaganza features 14 storytelling performances at the WCCLS member libraries, the Glenn & Viola Walters Cultural Arts Center and the Washington County Museum in Hillsboro.
The festival is supported in part by grants from the Regional Arts and Culture Council, Cultural Coalition of Washington County, each of the local Friends of the WCCLS member libraries hosting a festival event, Recology, Tualatin Heritage Center, the Portland Storytellers Guild and the Washington County Museum.
Services have also been provided by Pamplin Media Group, Hillsboro Library Foundation, Hillsboro Library Friends, Courtyard by Marriott, Glenn and Viola Walters Cultural Arts Center and Stash Tea.
Here are some scheduled events on the west side of Washington County:
Habiba Addo will present The Cow Tail Switch, in which a great hunter does not return home after several months, so his sons set off to investigate. Will Hornyak will present Little Red Riding Hood: The REAL Story!, the never-before-told story of what really happened in those dark woods so long, long ago.
Alton Chung will present Tales From A Misspent Adulthood What was I thinking?
Olga Loya will tell Stories Of The Heart, folklore and personal stories as a healing mirror that give courage and insight to us all.
Bil Lepp will present his comedic Pulling Out All The Stops.JW_DISQUS_ADD_A_COMMENT