Charleston Tells Storytelling Festival
Friday, March 11 from 7-9:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 12 from 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Wragg Square, 342 Meeting Street Charleston, SC 29403
Enjoy the fourth annual Charleston Tells Storytelling Festival under the oaks in historic downtown Charleston. The Festival brings together some of the best national and local storytellers with performances that reminisce about the carefree days of childhood, showcase humorous slice of life moments and transport audiences to significant times in history. Featured national tellers include Bill Harley, Barbara McBride-Smith, Connie Regan-Blake and Oba William King. Similar to listening to Garrison Keillor’s Prairie Home Companion or being entertained by a great comedian, Charleston Tells celebrates the art and historical importance of storytelling. Programs are planned for both Friday and Saturday nights, including outdoor ghost stories Saturday night. During the day Saturday, there will be multiple concurrent performances, including a tent with activities and programs the whole family can enjoy. The Festival, presented by Charleston County Public Library, blends the area’s Southern charm and rich heritage with a deep-rooted respect for oral history as a revered art form. To learn more about the Festival, the tellers and purchase tickets, visit www.ccpl.org/CharlestonTells.