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They've studied, entertained, and taught in many countries, gathering artful skills and stories but are always on the move to new experiences, and so we call them sojourners. They've honed their craft at universities, in street festivals, at their grandparent's knees … and still they have more to say.... and so we call them Storytellers.

Thanks to Dianne Rossbach for coordinating our storytelling venue.

10:30 AMChildren's Hour in the DaytimeDianne Rossbach

Start the day with a hearty helping of fun, guaranteed to nourish your child's mind. This menu includes active tales of food and fun … the helpings are generous, but non-fattening.

11:30 AMPeter & the Wolf RevisitedBarry Simon with Music Guild of New Mexico

Join in the musical fun of the well "orchestrated" story told by Barry Simon, and generously sponsored by the New Mexico Music Guild. An orchestral journey through music.

12:30 PMLady Vivian in CamelotVivian Harris

Lady Vivian has come forward in time from the days of Camelot, still dressed as a period character, to present classic folk and fairy tales. Enjoy her magical stories from around the world.

1:30 PMA Modern Folk Fairy TaleDoug Cohen

This teller has a humorous take on the traditional and beloved fairy tale. His story and musical interlude lend themselves to a new art form all his own. Come join us in the shade at the Storytelling Tent.

2:30 PMFrom New Mexico to Africa and ChinaBrenda Hollingsworth-Marley

Brenda brings a variety of talents and experience to her storytelling stage, from drumming to vocal music to poetry to dance. She has a well seasoned, zesty, and zany performance in store for you.

3:30 PMOnce upon a Time in South AmericaMatilde Machiavello

Matilde is a bilingual storyteller born in Montevideo, Uruguay. She'll take us on an imaginary trip to her homelands through stories interwoven with Candombe and Tango, giving us "A Taste of the 'Cono Sur'".

4:30 PMMedieval Ballads and RunesScott and Johanna Hongell-Darsee

Mythic legends from Scandinavia and worlds beyond that artfully incorporate an innovative theatrical approach, incorporating instrumental music and dance elements.