Warwick Education Foundation Lititz Storytelling Festival Scholarship

An annual scholarship was created in honor of Brenda Burkholder and David Worth, founders of the Lititz Storytelling Festival, when the Warwick Education Foundation became the official presenter in 2017. Johnathan Stephenson, Class of 2018, is the first recipient of the Warwick Education Foundation Lititz Storytelling Festival Scholarship.
The award is presented to a graduating senior who demonstrates excellence in the written word, spoken word, communications, or performance. A committee of teachers selects the scholarship recipient.
Johnathan is a deserving recipient having been highly involved with musical performance including the Production Company, Show Choir and musicals while at Warwick High School.
Now in its seventh year, the Lititz Storytelling Festival has grown to become a premier showcase for the art of storytelling both regionally and nationally. Over the course of its first five years, founders Brenda Burkholder and David Worth developed the Lititz Storytelling Festival into a must-attend event.
This year, the Lititz Storytelling Festival takes place September 28 and 29 in downtown Lititz and Warwick High School. It will feature an exciting line-up of nationally known storytellers performing storytelling concerts and leading workshops. Tickets and information are available at Additional information about the Warwick Education Foundation is available at

Lititz Storytelling Festival Returns September 27-28
-2019 Edition Features Multiple Downtown Venues, Music-

Lititz, PA – The Warwick Education Foundation proudly presents the annual Lititz Storytelling Festival, September 27 and 28, 2019.

Now in its eighth 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 Bil Lepp, Geri Carpenter, Sheila Arnold, and Daniel Morden. 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. 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 third 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 27.

“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.”

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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

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Shane M. Swisher

Also happening in Lititz on September 27 and 28:

Lititz Artisans’ Porch Walk