Storytelling Festival Around the Corner

Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Audience members from last year's festival enjoy a performance.

CAPE GIRARDEAU,MO. On April 3rd-5th, the second annual "Cape Girardeau Storytelling Festival: Where the River Turns a Thousand Tales," will take place on the banks of the Mighty Mississippi River.

This multi-generational, family-friendly event features the talents of Bil Lepp, Andy Offutt Irwin, Bobby Norfolk and Barbara McBride Smith, four of the nation's best storytellers. Along with the national tellers, festival attendees will also have the opportunity to hear from four regional tellers, including Kim Weitkamp, Rosie Cutrer, Joyce Slater and Sue Hinkel.

Additionally, a Master's class is being offered on Friday, April 3rd, which features teachings of national tellers Bil Lepp, Andy Offutt Irwin and Bobby Norfolk. Seats are filling up, and pre-registration is a must for this opportunity.

With the event less than three weeks away, festival passes are available for a flat fee of 30 dollars for the entire three-day event. For those unable to attend all three days, one day passes are also available for 15 dollars. Pre-registration is encouraged, so please contact the Convention & Visitors Bureau today to reserve your passes.

For more information about the event or optional package deals, visit or call toll free, 800-777-0068.

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