Call for Storytellers at Festival of Nations

Carol McCormick presents $1,000.00 check to SAM Treasurer Leif Wallin. Carol applied for and received this grant money from Northlands Storytelling Network to help fund the Storytelling Stage at the Festival of Nations (FON) on May 3-6, 2018 in St. Paul.

Carol will be booking tellers for 30 minute slots sharing stories from their Ethnic Heritage. This year Carol is hoping to pair novice tellers with only 10 or 15 minutes of material with experienced tellers.  If you are interested in telling at the FON, please email Carol at with your name, email, mailing address, phone #, available dates and times, and what nation(s) from your family tree that you could represent. Also include if you have stories for family and/or adult audiences and if you can fill 30 minutes or less. Last year in addition to individual teller slots we had a Friday Night Adult Concert, a Saturday Morning Family Concert and a Saturday Night Ghost Story Concert. Tellers will receive some free passes to the FON and be paid according to the funds available. Please let Carol know if you have a foundation or nonprofit to recommend that Carol could apply to for funding this venue.

Festival of Nations Storytelling Stage hours:

Thursday May 3  School Groups only  from 10 am to 3 pm  
Friday May 4  School Groups 10 am to 3 pm; General Public 3 pm to 9 pm
Saturday May 5  General Public 10 am to 9 pm
Sunday May 6  General Public 10 am to 6 pm

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