- Two men accused of selling meth to undercover cop (6/22/17)
- Police: Man grabbed wheel, tried to kill driver and himself in Jackson crash (6/23/17)
- Jackson scores high in survey of residents; better streets, Aldi are high priorities (6/20/17)4
- Cape man stabbed in head, arm after strip-club incident; skull fractured, police say (6/25/17)3
- Marble Hill mayor hires city manager without board approval (6/21/17)3
- Annual SEMO District Fair event lineup announced (6/23/17)1
- Two charged in theft of jewelry from Cape storage facility (6/23/17)1
- Oran town board fired officer before hiring him as police chief; city officials say they can't remember reason for firing (6/25/17)2
- Library provides free lunches this summer (6/19/17)
- Jackson School District giving away bricks from 'Old A' building (6/23/17)2
The Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitors Bureau recently announced plans for a storytelling festival for April 4 to 6.
Apparently a similar festival in Jonesborough, Tenn., was wildly successful, drawing 10,000 people (with ticket prices in the $150 range for the full weekend of events).
Cape Girardeau leaders are hoping for a large turnout as well. Several professional storytellers, including Donald Davis, Willy Claflin, Sheila Kay Adams and Dan Keding have been booked.
For a city that hangs its proverbial hat on its thousand tales, a storytelling event such as this seems like a perfect fit for this city. It will be interesting to see if the event is as big here as it was in Jonesborough.
Anyone interested in finding out more about the festival and the International Storytelling Center in Jonesborough can go to www.storytellingcenter.com.