Storytelling school

Donald Davis’ Storytelling Workshop will be back next week – Reuters

The Lafayette Society for the Performing Arts [LSPA] will present, with Azalea Storytelling Committee, the seventh annual Donald Davis Storytelling Festival, a week-long adventure in story discovery and fun.

Davis, a world-renowned storyteller, author and pastor, will return to LaGrange July 10-16 to teach the art and skill of storytelling.

Throughout the week, attendees will have the luxury of meeting for workshops at Hills & Dales Estate, a longtime partner of the Azalea Storytelling Committee, as well as exploring the beautiful Pecan Grove and the imminent gardens. LaGrange College will provide students with comfortable accommodation in apartment-style dormitories.

Workshop participants will master their already remarkable skills, experience storytelling for the first time, or even explore how the art of storytelling will help them in their professional careers. This year’s class includes 18 students from all walks of life, including pastors, college professors, retired pilots and teachers, many of whom are traveling from out of state and country to attend this workshop.

The Azalée Storytelling Committee and the LSPA invite the public to two upcoming free storytelling concerts.

On Wednesday, July 13, Donald Davis Storytelling Workshop participants will showcase their hard work in the LaGrange College Library Auditorium from 1-2 p.m.

As part of the Hills & Dales Founders Day celebration, our students will once again present their stories on Friday, July 15, 7-8 p.m., in the Pecan Grove. For the Friday session, bring a chair or blanket as the event will take place outdoors.