WEDNESDAY–THURSDAY, OCT 23-24, 2019
Educators, would you like for all your students to be excited about words? Students who are excited about words have good vocabularies and express themselves well verbally and in writing. You can provide an opportunity for your students that will enrich their "word" experience by taking them to the 13th Annual Athens Storytelling Festival in 2019. Nationally renowned storytellers will spellbind your students by bringing stories to life in their minds and hearts.
The Festival will be appropriate for student groups from third grade to twelfth grade and homeschoolers ages 9 to 18. Students may bring sack lunches but they cannot be eaten in the tent during the performances. Instead, plan to take the students to one of Athens' five public parks with picnic tables and pavilions where sack lunches may be eaten before or after the performances. Athens also boasts several locally-owned restaurants downtown and many fast-food restaurants.
The deadline for school group reservations is Monday, October 7, 2019. Seating is limited and many of our Tennessee Valley area schools are being invited. Please make your reservation as soon as possible. After confirming your date, you will be sent a complete schedule with times and detailed information.
The festival goal is to provide students of all levels a unique experience that inspires and enriches their lives. Don't you want your students to discover the magic of storytelling?
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Cost: Ticket costs are provided by our local Alabama legislators and donations from you.
Ages: The stories are best understood by ages 9-18 per request by our storytellers.
Date/time: TBA after Athens City Schools and Limestone County Schools have scheduled.
Food: Sack lunches or food may not be eaten in the tent during performances.
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Name of your group:
Number of students and their ages:
Number of chaperones:
Deadline: Monday, October 9 (no exceptions after the date)
Our community is being given the opportunity to participate in the oldest form of education. Students will be spellbound as they listen to nationally renowned storytellers who will demonstrate the art of storytelling. Storytelling is traditional, creative, educational, cultural, personal, and therapeutic. The stories told will seem spontaneous, but not without hours of coaching and practice-the storytellers will captivate their audience by using eye contact, their voices, movement, and expressions to bring their stories to life in the listeners' minds and hearts.
Auditory processing skills and listening skills are supported and practiced
Visualization skills are expanded as children form pictures in their minds
Memories are enhanced, attention spans are stretched, and emotions are engaged
Characters, events, and settings are brought to life
Promotes an interest in literature and the appreciation of classic tales
Demonstrates the power of words and clear communication
Develops appreciation for family stories and their personal heritage
May inspire some to become storytellers
Creates a great class memory
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