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Come to the 28th Bay Area Storytelling Festival! May 17–18, 2014 Saturday, 9:30 am to 7:15 pm; Sunday, 9:30 am to 4:45 pm
Craneway Pavilion, On the beautiful Richmond, CA shoreline The Tellers: We are pleased to announce the featured tellers for the 2014 Bay Area Storytelling Festival! Reverend Robert B. Jones, Sr. shows us how much traditional American songs and stories can teach us about ourselves. Storytelling humorist Ed Stivender has been called "the Robin Williams of storytelling." Award-winning storyteller Motoko captivates audiences as she exquisitely blends ancient Japanese lore and original tales with traditional music and eloquent physical characterization.

The Festival: Oral storytelling is an art for all ages, from the cutest kids and the hippest adults through the wisest grandparents.

Saturday and Sunday we offer several performances for adults and older kids, a family program and more workshops. We are also hosting an invitational spoken word slam for local high school students.

Mission Statement: The Bay Area Storytelling Festival promotes the timeless, contemporary art of storytelling by presenting today's finest talents. The festival showcases the power of stories to bridge generations, celebrate diverse cultures, and build and connect communities.

Location:The Bay Area Storytelling Festival takes place on the edge of San Francisco Bay, at the award-winning, historic Craneway Pavilion, conference center, part of the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park.