When told aloud, stories have the power to transport imaginations to mythical places, such as Valhalla or the top shelf of the cupboard. Send minds to far-away lands with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get two tickets to the Storytelling Festival sponsored by the Arts Council of Oklahoma City (a $30 value). Choose between the following dates:
- Friday, September 9
- Saturday, September 10
The Storytelling Festival heightens the act of listening with evening performances and afternoon workshops that teach patrons to build communication skills and thrill audiences with well-spun words. On Friday, festival-goers can learn how to wax poetic on family memories, what makes certain stories funny, and techniques to artfully express personal yarns. A quartet of storytellers entertains crowds early in the evening before Donald Davis and Beth Horner chill spines with their late-night ghost stories and frozen cummerbunds. Saturday’s festivities find the power of words with workshops on true-life and historical figures, and a family matinee whisks children to their own inner wonderland before the workshop-leaders’ evening performance toys with the soul using dramatic cliffhangers. Festival attendees unable to find sustenance by reading old take-out menus can purchase lunch on-site with meals provided by The Lunchbox and The La Luna taco truck.
Downtown Oklahoma City
400 W California Ave.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102Get Directions