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The Day – Let’s Go: Storytelling Festival comes to downtown New London

The Connecticut Storytelling Center has announced its 41st Annual Storytelling Festival and Conference, April 29-30, live in downtown New London.

The weekend features headliner Bill Harley, whom The Washington Post describes as “…a spinning and melodious champion with a sense of wonder, fantasy and mischief. .”

Other professional storytellers include Diane Edgecomb and her presentation “A Thousand Doorways,” the true story of her decade-long quest to document the vanishing folk tales of Turkey’s Kurds.

The main audience for the festival is adults, although children and families are welcome at the special Bill Harley Family Concert on Saturday afternoon at the Garde Arts Center.

Schedule and registration details are at The festival is sponsored in part by the Connecticut Office of the Arts and Connecticut Humanities.

“After two years of online festivals due to the pandemic, we are thrilled to present a LIVE assortment of performances and workshops! We hope the festival’s move out of Connecticut College and into venues in downtown New London will bring back our stable 40-year-old audience and attract new story-lovers,” said General Manager Ann Shapiro.

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