Stories about to come to life

July 9, 2013 by  

The Powellswood Storytelling Festival is coming up later in the month and, with stories for every age group, is set to be an interesting family activity.

Stories are told in a garden setting and are designed to educate, enchant, and entertain the young and old. Music and movement are often used to offset the stories, which will probably kept local printing companies busy this month.

This two-day festival features some of the most popular storytellers in this region including Donald Davis, Syd Lieberman, Jeeva Raghunath, and Heather Forest, as well as musical storytelling provided by Richard Scholtz and Margaret Read MacDonald. These readers appear at various times, so please check the online schedule.

Guests are invited to attend workshops on the first day, although advanced registration is required with the prices online. Some of these workshops will deal with bringing historic events into narrative to create a moving story, although there are many others. There is a tea party scheduled in the Garden Room Courtyard, although space is limited. Box lunches for this event are available, but must be ordered in advance, prices are online.

The cost is $10 per adult, $5 per child, and a family pass is $20. Full festival passes, which include everything, are $120 per person. The Powellswood Storytelling Festival will be happening on Friday, July 26 and Saturday, July 27 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at Powellswood Gardens located at 430 S. Dash Point Road in Federal Way, Washington, just down the road from Kent. To learn more, please visit the Powellswood Storytelling Festival website.

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