Friday, August 07, 2015

Timpanogos Storytelling Festival

The following is from the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival.

September 3-5, 2015
It's that magical time of year when storytellers, musicians, puppeteers, and listeners gather at the base of Mt. Timpanogos for good, old-fashioned fun. We're glad you're coming. Get ready to make some memories. 
We invited exceptional tellers to the Festival, who will entertain, educate, and inspire.  

Although we may come for stories, don't let the fun stop there.  This is a festival, after all, and there are puppets, potters, jugglers, food, and live music. Many of the region's most talented music acts show up throughout the weekend-from blues to bluegrass and jigs to jazz, there is a little something for all listening ears. 

 The young ones will want to flock to the puppet stage, and everyone is welcome to learn from professional potters on real pottery wheels. The food is fresh and there are lots of options-from gooey cinnamon rolls to stuffed breadsticks.

There are lots of ways to enjoy the Festival all year long. The fanfare tent is filled with CDs, DVDs, posters, puppets, books, t-shirts, pins, treats, cushions, and "Tales from Timp" a special story CD collection from previous Timpanogos Storytelling Festivals.

Most of all, step out of your busy life and enjoy this time together. Make a memory, share a story. We're glad 
you can come! 

Timpanogos Storytelling

Timpanogos Storytelling Conference
September 2-3, 2015 

Our Conference has been committed to the idea that story is so much more than getting up on stage. As each of us grow and learn, our stories and the world around us are constantly changing. Change can be hard, but those families, organizations, and individuals who can prepare for, roll with, and create that change will be the ones who can face the horizon with resiliency and success. We believe story is one of the most powerful tools to faciliate this.

It's a well documented fact that story listeners often enter what is called the story trance - a qualitatively different state of consciousness. Slack-jaw, intent eyes, and slow breath all indicate someone who is being present and immersed in story. As we relax and focus, our hearts and minds become open to the powerful message of the story and maybe to happiness as well.

 This Conference & Festival weekend I invite you to pull up a chair, turn off the regrets of the past and the fears of the future, take a deep breath, and be present with story. You'll learn, you'll laugh, you'll energize new ideas... and perhaps you just might find a little happiness too. 

 Wendy Gourley
Timpanogos Storytelling Conference, Executive Director

Building Your Personal Story
"It's like everyone tells a story about themselves inside their own head. Always.  All the time. That story makes you what you are. We build ourselves out of that story. -Patrick RothfussThe Name of the Wind

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