Western Maine Storytelling Festival
Farmington, Maine • July 19-21, 2013
More information will be posted soon.
Joseph Bruchac’s Friday afternoon workshop for teachers, youth workers, and parents will be the first of several programs featuring regional Native American stories and culture, including Bruchac’s Friday evening performance, a Saturday morning program for children by Passamaquoddy/Maliseet and Abenaki language-keepers Roger Paul and Jesse Bruchac, and a historical performance by Jo Radner, “Braving the Middle Ground: Stories of Pre-Revolutionary Northern New England.”
In addition, the Festival will feature a poetry reading by Wes McNair; regional quilt artists showing their quilts and telling the tales behind them; “Stories in Song” with singer-songwriters Matt and Shannon Heaton, Matt Shipman and Erica Brown, and “Western Maine Talkers” from the logging industry telling stories of their life and work experiences. The loggers will be bringing trucks and logging equipment for visitors to examine.