Stories aren’t just for kids: ‘Storytelling Weekend’
The last weekend of February is going to see liars and storytellers abound in Port St. Joe. Don’t miss the fun.
Not one, not two, but three storytelling events will keep you entertained.
The seventh annual “Liar’s Challenge” will be held 6-7:30 p.m. ET Friday, Feb. 28 at The Haughty Heron.
Storyteller Robyn A. Rennick will emcee the event which benefits the Sheriff’s Easter Basket Drive. The public is challenged to step on stage to tell their “lie” and be judged by three very impartial judges. Cash prizes of $75, $50, and $25 will be awarded to the best liars.
“Everyone’s a storyteller,” Rennick said. “Stories are used by teachers, preachers, business leaders, to get their message across in an entertaining and memorable way.
“Family historians also tell stories.”
State Champion Liar, Pat Nease, will round out the evening with one of her best lies. The event is sponsored by The Haughty Heron and the Coastal Community Association. Admission is a cash donation or an Easter Basket. Come early for great appetizers.
The Joe Center for the Arts is hosting two storytelling events on Saturday, Feb. 29, “Storytelling Basics” (9 a.m. until 12 p.m. ET) and a “Storytelling Performance” (4-6 p.m. ET).
“Storytelling Basics” is a workshop will teach participants how to improve their storytelling.
Rennick and Linda Schuyler Ford will be the workshop leaders.
“It will be great fun, lots of interaction with the participants throughout the workshop and plenty of time to work on a cherished story,” Ford said.
A “Storytelling Performance of Tall Tales, Florida Tales and Family Tales” will include performances by Ford and Rennick, who have been delighting grownup audiences with stories for over 25 years.
“These stories will take you back to your grandparents’ front porch,” Ford said.
Sign up for both programs at www.TheJoeCenterfortheArts41.wildapricot.org.