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Celebration of Tales

Our 2nd annual Celebration of Tales planning is under way.
Updates posted regularly!

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Saturday, July 13, 2024
10 am - 6 pm
 The Center at Belvedere
Charlottesville, VA

We are a diverse community of storytellers and community builders presenting a second annual "Celebration of Tales" in Charlottesville. Help us build a stronger, deeper and more inclusive community by joining our celebration. We will feature a truly diverse array of storytellers uniting us through the power of story.

2023 Schedule- 2024 TBD

All sessions will take place in the auditorium unless otherwise indicated.

10:00-10:30 am

Gathering with Tab Enoch

10:30-11:30 am

Children’s stories

Kemi Abifarin and Charmaine Crowell-White

Workshop 1-  "Pen and Tongue" Upstairs Learning Center A with Kim Weitkamp

Workshop 2 - "Folktales, Fairytales, and Social Justice" Upstairs Learning Center B with Sheila Arnold

11:30 am-12:30 pm

New and Emerging Work

Experienced, emerging storytellers, Isabelle, John, Kathy and Rob will take the stage.

Upstairs Learning Center A- Story Swap

If you would like to put your name in the hat to tell a 5-minute story, see the folks at VASA (Virginia Storytelling Alliance) at the sales table in the back of the Auditorium.  An experienced MC will randomly pull names from the hat, offering as many a chance to tell their story as we have time available.  The MC will facilitate constructive feedback from the group that will help you improve your storytelling skills.

Workshop 3 - "Discover the Stories of our History through the Songs of our Culture!"  Upstairs Learning Center B with Chris Bohl



Food for Body, Mind, and Spirit. As new work is being presented on stage to feed our collective minds and spirits, please also feed your body with either the box lunch you pre-ordered from Greenberry’s or with food you brought with you.

12:30-2:00 pm


Kim Weitkamp and Shelia Arnold



Maria Chavalan, Chris Bohl, Kim Weitkamp



Latifa B. Kropf, Shelia Arnold


Storytelling and Finale

Charmaine Crowell-White, Kim Weitkamp, Shelia Arnold

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