Sheila Stark Phillips, storyteller, author, musician, Texan and former zoo keeper has returned this year to help us celebrate our 30th Anniversary. Here she shares with us some of her memories of the festival, gives advice to new storytellers and shares her thoughts on the timelessness of storytelling.
Another storytelling festival has come to an end, and we’re left to share the stories, laughs and lessons with our family and friends. Stories offer many takeaways if you’re looking for them. Below are just a few mixed in with the lies, laughs and life lessons.
Faqs about the Scera Shell venue.
A great southern writer Eudora Welty once said, “Southerners love a good tale. They are born reciters, great memory retainers, diary keepers, letter exchangers . . . great talkers” and it’s clear that Kate Campbell loves a good tale.
We are surrounded by stories in our lives. How can we listen with love to those we care about?
If you want to get more out of your storytelling festival experience, whether as a festival attendee or as a performer, practice listening.
We’re busy, busy, busy! The Timpanogos Storytelling Institute offers storytelling concerts, workshops, contests and school programs, not only during our annual festival, but throughout the year. Recent events have included the Utah’s Biggest Liar Contest, and concerts by Charlotte Blake Alston, Kim Weitcamp, Donald Davis and Steffani Raff.
Our current offering is a Bil Lepp telling tall tales at the Thanksgiving Point Gardens on May 4.