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Who We Are 

 

This Celebration of Tales grew directly from a storytelling workshop at the Center led by Charmaine Crowell-White that John Alexander took, along with a dozen aspiring storytellers. For John, this experience revived warm memories of a thriving storytelling scene in Charlottesville that found powerful expression in a successful weekend-long Fall Festival of Tales held through the 1980s. Charlottesville needs to revive a storytelling festival that will boost our ongoing community-building. We need you to help us make it so!

 

Soon after Charmaine led that workshop, we organized a working group, determined to launch this Celebration of Tales on June 10, 2023. After a very successful first annual festival, our planning group has grown, and we're excited about 2024!

Festival Planning Group

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Festival Planning Group

(back row) Rob Craighurst, John Alexander

(middle row) Charmaine Crowell-White, Sue Berres, Shawn Harris

(front row) Barbara Fornoff, Lois Wagner

 

Web/Social Media Group

Diane Ober

Quynh Nguyen

Alex Davis

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