Charleston Tells Storytelling Festival

342 Meeting ST

Charleston, SC 29401


Phone: (843) 805-6930

City: Charleston

Region: Coastal & Islands

Charleston Tells Storytelling Festival

Enjoy the fourth annual Charleston Tells Storytelling Festival under the oaks in historic downtown Charleston. The Festival brings together some of the best national and local storytellers with performances that reminisce about the carefree days of childhood, showcase humorous slice of life moments and transport audiences to significant times in history. Featured national tellers include Bill Harley, Barbara McBride-Smith, Connie Regan-Blake and Oba William King. Similar to listening to Garrison Keillor’s Prairie Home Companion or being entertained by a great comedian, Charleston Tells celebrates the art and historical importance of storytelling. Programs are planned for both Friday and Saturday nights, including outdoor ghost stories Saturday night. During the day Saturday, there will be multiple concurrent performances, including a tent with activities and programs the whole family can enjoy.

The Festival, presented by Charleston County Public Library, blends the area’s Southern charm and rich heritage with a deep-rooted respect for oral history as a revered art form. To learn more about the Festival, the tellers and purchase

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