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WSIU invites you to join us at our "Share A Story Audio Booth" at the 5th Annual Cape Girardeau Storytelling Festival, held in the city’s beautiful historic riverfront district.
WSIU's booth will be available on Saturday, April 14 from 1-7pm. Look for WSIU’s canopy and colorful Raising Readers Literacy Van near Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus.
While you're recording your story, family history, or funny tale, kids will enjoy a variety of fun PBS KIDS games and activities! We'll give you a CD copy of your story, which also will be featured at wsiu.org at a later date.
Festivities for the entire Festival begin at 9am on Friday, April 13 and wrap up in the afternoon on Sunday, April 15. This year’s master storytellers are Sheila Kay Adams, Dan Keding, Jennifer Munro, Kim Weitkamp, Larry Brown, and Jessica Carlton. Learn more at the event website.
Each year since 2008, WSIU has provided the opportunity for storytellers from the audience to record their own personal story, poem, or family memory and to receive a CD copy as a keepsake. In addition to appearing on wsiu.org, we've also featured excerpts from these stories as special features on WSIU Radio.
Here’s what one festival attendee has to say about WSIU’s” Share a Story Booth”...
""Hearing others tell stories makes you realize that everyone has a story or experiences to share. One of the ways to share those experiences at the Cape Girardeau Storytelling Festival is at WSIU’s recording booth. I thought it would be a good opportunity to record stories for future generations.""
David Ross, Director of the Show Me Center, Cape Girardeau, MO
The stories recorded at the 2011 Festival will be posted soon. For now, click on the names and photos presented below to hear stories recorded at WSIU's "Share a Story" booth at the 2010 festival.
Watch the videos, “Storytelling As A Profession” and “What is A Storytelling Festival” that was recorded at the 2007 Festival by WSIU Television producer, David Kidd, and featured on WSIU’s weekly program, In Focus. You can also listen to stories recorded in past years.
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