Renowned writer and storyteller Minton Sparks will present another writing workshop this year as part of the 2019 Flatwater Tales Storytelling Festival that starts on Friday.
The writing workshop is scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, May 31, at the University of Tennessee Arboretum Auditorium at 901 South Illinois Avenue in Oak Ridge.
“Let Minton help you craft stories from your family history and experiences, and structure it for effectiveness,” a press release said. “Join us for this workshop that will ‘spark’ your creativity and inspire you in your writing journal. This is the first event of the 2019 Flatwater Tales weekend.”
Minton Sparks will conduct a three-hour interactive writing workshop titled “My Crazy Kin—Transform Your Family Stories into a Compelling Personal Narrative.”
On June 1, the Second Annual Flatwater Tales Storytelling Festival presents the magic of three performances by three world-class tellers: Carmen Agra Deedy, Bil Lepp, and Bobby Norfolk, a press release said.
This year, the event will be held at the Historic Grove Theater in Grove Center in Oak Ridge. The tellers will present different stories at each show. The performances are from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (family show), from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
At 10 a.m., the day begins with a family show with special family pricing. For only $30, a family of two adults and two school-age children (ages 5-18) can attend, the press release said. You can create your ticket for $10 per adults and/or $5 per school age child. The show is not recommended for children younger than 5, the press release said. From 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., free craft activities will be offered for children.
Flatwater Tales continues the day with two different shows from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. with an intermission during each show. Each show features different stories. Tickets are $25 per seat for a single show. For a limited time, the Early Bird Festival price is $40 per seat for both the afternoon and evening shows. All tickets are open seating. The afternoon and evening shows are recommended for children 10 and older due to the length of the performances. For group sales, contact Flatwater Tales Storytelling Festival at [email protected]. Buy tickets at Flatwatertales.com, Eventbrite.com, and on Facebook. They are also available at The Ferrell Shop in Oak Ridge.
For questions or information, contact flatwatertale[email protected].
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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