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WSIU to Host Storytelling Booth at the 3rd Annual Cape Girardeau Storytelling Festival

Friday, April 2, 2010

Contact: Vickie Devenport, WSIU outreach coordinator, (618) 453-6148, vickie.devenport@wsiu.org

Carbondale, Ill. – Everyone has a story tell, and WSIU Public Broadcasting, the public media arm of Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC), is inviting the general public to share their own stories at the WSIU "Share a Story" booth at the 3rd Annual Cape Girardeau Storytelling Festival.

WSIU's booth will be available on Saturday, April 10 from 10am until 3pm. Festival attendees should look for WSIU's colorful PBS KIDS Literacy Van to locate the booth.

WSIU will distribute educational materials and all visitors who share their stories will get a CD copy of their recording as a keepsake. WSIU will feature the recorded stories and a photo of each storyteller on their Web site at www.wsiu.org at a later date. To listen to stories recorded at the festival in previous years, select the Storytelling feature from the rotating spotlight on WSIU's Web site.

The Storytelling Festival will run from Friday, April 9 through Sunday, April 11. Festival hours are 9am to 9pm on April 9-10 and 9am to 3:30pm on April 11. Master storytellers spinning tales this year include Donald Davis, Syd Lieberman, Kevin Kling, Minton Sparks, Priscilla Howe, and Marilyn Kinsella.


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