2014 Storytelling Festival

2014 Storytelling Festival

2014 Storytelling Festival
Program Information


Featured Teller Biographies:

2014 Storytelling Festival

Margaret Read MacDonald

Dr. Margaret Read MacDonald is the author of over 62 books on folklore and storytelling topics. A former Children's Librarian in the Seattle area, she now travels the world offering storytelling workshops and sharing her tales. Her award-winning books include The Boy from the Dragon Palace, Peace Tales: World Folktales to Talk About, and Teaching with Story. 2014 Storytelling Festival

John Stansfield

For more than thirty years, storyteller and author John Stansfield has recounted stories from the American West and the world. He reenacts the lives of national park pioneers Enos Mills and John Otto, as well as Charles Fox Gardiner, frontier physician. A former classroom teacher, John founded the Rocky Mountain Storytelling Festival 25 yrs. ago which is now the Douglas County Libraries Storytelling Festival. He spends his spare time hiking, skiing, and working to protect Colorado’s wild places. For his conservation efforts, the Wilderness Society presented him an Environmental Heroes Award in 2004.2014 Storytelling Festival

Bonnie Phipps

Bonnie Phipps is many things: a multiple Parent's Choice Awards winner, a published author and recording artist, the reigning National Autoharp Champion, a contemporary folk singer, a spoons and jaw harp player, a storyteller, AND . . . an undeniable hit with both adult and young audiences! Bonnie is known for her fun participatory songs and stories for young audiences.



Agenda for the Day:


10am – 11am - John Stansfield - Colorado Natural History, and Unnatural History

Join storyteller and historian John Stansfield on a journey back to Colorado’s 19th Century. Along the way, we will meet American Indians, early settlers, and some of the state’s most notable wild creatures, real and imaginary.

11:15am – 12:15pm - Bonnie Phipps – Performing for Kids

If you like to tell stories to kids or you are a kid, or you act like a kid, this session is for you! Bonnie will share some of her favorite stories to tell to young audiences. (Stories are geared to pre-K through 3rd grade.)

12:15pm – 1:15pm - Brown Bag Lunch

Bring your own lunch or get one, bring it back and eat with the featured tellers.

1:30pm – 3pm - Margaret Read MacDonald - Fat Cats and Rousty Fairies

Folktales from around the world.

3:15pm – 4:30pm - Stories in a Flash

Enjoy stories and share your own if you’d like. All stories must be 3 minutes or less.

4:30pm - Dinner on your own

5:45pm - 25th Anniversary Celebration

6:30pm - Concert


Event Details:

Branch Map, Date & Time

Philip S. Miller Library - Castle Rock

Saturday, August 16, 2014 | 10am - 6:30pm