Lititz Storytelling Festival Returns September 27-28
-2019 Edition Features Multiple Downtown Venues-
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, Regi 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 performances will take place at the General Sutter Inn and Warwick High School Auditorium. Ticketholders will experience the charm of downtown Lititz as the Festival expands into multiple venues around town, including the Snavely Theater at Linden Hall for Girls and Lititz Elementary School during the day on Saturday.
Attendees can learn from the masters and hone their storytelling skills at workshops, or sign up for the Story Swap/open mic event 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 again to downtown Lititz so visitors can enjoy both the events and our town.”
For a complete schedule, 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 $2 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.
Learn more about the Warwick Education Foundation at WarwickEF.org.
Also happening in Lititz on September 27 and 28:
Lititz Artisans’ Porch Walk