Lititz Storytelling Festival Returns September 28-29
-2018 Edition Features Multiple Downtown Venues, Music-
Lititz, PA – The Warwick Education Foundation proudly presents the annual Lititz Storytelling Festival, September 28 and 29, 2018.
Now in its seventh year, the popular event has grown to become a premier showcase for the art of storytelling both regionally and nationally, earning a Mid-Atlantic Spotlight Award from the National Storytelling Network.
This year’s Festival features an international line-up of well-known storytellers – some new to the event, others returning favorites – including Geraldine Buckley, Donald Davis, Lyn Ford, Andy Offutt Irwin and Charlotte Blake Alston. New for 2018 is the addition of musical performances by Keith Cochran and Friends.
All stories are performed, rather than simply read, creating a truly interactive audience experience.
“Unlike live theater where the audience is physically shown characters, plotlines and interactions, storytelling only uses words and actions,” explains Barbara Mobley, Executive Director for the Warwick Education Foundation. “With storytelling, the listener is imagining the story, and that’s what makes it such an immersive experience.”
Evening concerts will take place at the Warwick High School Auditorium. Also new for 2018, ticketholders will be able to experience the charm of downtown Lititz as the Festival expands into multiple venues around town, including the Linden Hall Theater, JoBoy’s Events Hall, Brownstone Manor and Lititz Elementary School during the day on Saturday.
Attendees can learn from the masters and hone their own storytelling skills at concurrent workshops, or sign up for one of two Story Swap/open mic events to present their own story.
This is the second year the Festival has been presented under the supervision of the Warwick Education Foundation, continuing the tradition started by event founders Brenda Burkholder and David Worth.
As part of that commitment to education, storytellers will present concerts to students in schools throughout the Warwick School District during the day on September 28.
“The cultural tradition of storytelling has been passed down through the generations to teach important life principles, recall historic events, or just to have some fun,” adds Mobley. “We’re honored to help keep that tradition alive with the Lititz Storytelling Festival. And this year, we’re opening the doors to downtown Lititz so visitors can enjoy both the events and our town.”
For a complete scheduled, ticketing and other information, visit LititzSF.org.
About the Warwick Education Foundation
Since its inception in 1997, the Warwick Education Foundation has provided more than $1.5 Million for student education in the Warwick School District. The proceeds from this event will be used to promote, enhance and endow enriched educational, teaching and learning opportunities within the Warwick School District.
Learn more about the Warwick Education Foundation at www.WarwickEF.org.
Shane M. Swisher
Also happening in Lititz on September 28 and 29:
Lititz Artisans’ Porch Walk