Monday, January 11, 2016

Timpanogos Storytelling Events

The following is from the Timpanogos Storytelling.

Tall Tales with Storyteller Bil Lepp

Monday, January 25, 2016
7:00 pm

Viridian Event Center
8030 South 1825 West
West Jordan, Utah 84088

Bil Lepp has entertained audiences from the Smithsonian to Comedy Central. Come hear this five-time West Virginia Liars Contest-winner spin wild and hilarious yarns that will leave your side aching.

This special free program is a partnership between Timpanogos Storytelling Festival and the Salt Lake County Library Service's Viridian Event Center. The event received support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Utah Division of Arts and Museums.

Listen to BYU Radio's Apple Seed episode featuring Bil here.

Upcoming 2016 Storytelling Performances 

Get these dates on your calendar now and take advantage of the opportunity to catch some of the nation's best storytellers perform here in Utah.

"Home-Fried" Tales 
with Storyteller Lyn Ford
Tuesday, February 9
7:00 pm
Springville Public Library

An Evening of Story 
with Storyteller Kevin Kling
Friday, March 18
7:00 pm
Orem Public Library

An Evening of Storytelling 
with Storyteller Donald Davis
Monday, April 25
7:00 pm
Provo Public Library
Utah's Biggest Liars Contest

Registration Details
To register for the Utah's Biggest Liar contest click hereDeadline for entries are due by Monday, March 14, 2016.  Constentants will be contacted prior to the preliminary contest to schedule a performance onSaturday, March 19, between 3:00-5:00 PM.
Liars Preliminary Contest
Come watch the performers in the preliminary Liars contest.  The event is free and open to the public.
Saturday, March 19, 2016
3:00-5:00 PM

Liars Finale Contest
Friday, April 1, 2016
6:oo PM-Youth Competition, Orem Public Library
7:00 PM-Adult Competition, Orem Public Library

See the finalists compete and discover who gets crowned Utah's Biggest Liar. These folks are capable of weaving a tale so fantastic that we can't help but believe it! The event is free and open to the public.

This program is supported by the Utah Division of Arts and Museums and the National Endowment for the Arts. The event is a partnership between the Timpanogos Storytelling Institute and Orem Public Library

Other Upcoming Storytelling Activities in Utah

The Weber State University Storytelling Festival is coming up on February 22-24.  This year's lineup includes Timpanogos Storytelling Festival favorites Donald Davis, Carmen Deedy, Bill Harley, and Angela Lloyd.  Many events are free.  Click here for more information. 

Story Crossroads has storytelling events throughout January and February designed to help people create and share their own stories.  The programs are in preparation for a large community storytelling event on April 15-16.  The April event will feature performances from over a hundred Utah residents and visiting storytellers.  Click here for more information and here to volunteer.  All events are free and open to the public.

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