The Northlands Storytelling Network, a community of storytellers and story listeners in the upper Midwest, will celebrate its annual gathering, called Confabulation!, April 26-28, 2019, at the Pyle Center, 702 Langdon Street, Madison Wisconsin. During the day, professional presenters from around the country will provide workshops and discussions on the practice and applications of storytelling. Offerings will be available for teachers, librarians, and storytellers at all levels of experience.
Confabulation! details are available at http://www.northlands.net.
The 2019 featured teller is Tim Lowry. As he describes himself on his website, “Tim serves up a refreshing brew of historic facts, regional folk tales, and personal narratives garnished with poetic language that is never saccharine but unmistakably Southern.” He has won awards for his highly entertaining CDs and performed at top venues, including the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee. Tim will present a master class, a workshop, and a Q&A session during Confabulation!
Public story concerts by a wide variety of tellers will be featured each day. Concerts at the Pyle Center are free and appropriate for ages 14 and up. The concerts are a great way to sample some of the best storytelling in the Midwest! They are scheduled for April 26th from 8:30-9:30 PM, April 27th from 7:00-9:00 PM (featuring Tim Lowry), and April 28 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 noon. A special concert of ghost stories will be held on the 26th from 9:45-10:45 PM.