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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.