Sept. 13-15: White Mountain Storytelling Festival 2019

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Regi Carpenter, Storyteller

Regi Carpenter, noted storyteller from Ithaca, NY, is the featured teller for the 9th Annual White Mountain Storytelling Festival (WMSF) to be held Friday to Sunday, September 13 to 15 at Plymouth State University (PSU). Produced by the New Hampshire Storytelling Alliance (NHSA), the event will bring together more than a dozen experienced storytellers to share their tales throughout the weekend.

Storytelling concerts for all ages are planned throughout the weekend, beginning and ending with free outdoor events. A concert of Ghost Stories is scheduled for Friday evening at 7:30 p.m. on the lawn outside Mary Lyon Hall. Sacred Tales will begin at 9:30 a.m. Sunday in the Plymouth Common Gazebo.

In between, a full day of storytelling is planned for Saturday, beginning with two back-to-back concerts at 10 a.m. New Hampshire Talkers, led by well-known Northwood teller Rebecca Rule and her guest will take place at the Merrill Place Conference Center on the PSU campus. A free Children’s Concert by Massachusetts teller, Nicolette Heavey, will be held outdoors in the Gazebo.

Remaining concerts on Saturday will take place at the Merrill Center. At 11:15 a.m. Raising Our Voices will feature New Hampshire tellers, Quinn Golden and Stephanie Sabato, along with Joey Talbert and Jenny Lee, both from Massachusetts.

WMSF 2019 featured teller, Regi Carpenter, will present a family concert at 2:30 p.m. and one for an adult audience at 7:30 p.m. Lauretta Phillips, Andover, New Hampshire, is on the schedule at 4 p.m. with a concert appropriate for a family audience.

All events are free to PSU students presenting their college ID. Tickets for the general public for Saturday festival events may be purchased individually for specific concerts or for the Festival as a whole. The NHSA website at http://nhstorytelling.org/festival lists ticket prices and other details. Registration may be done online or at the Festival. For more information contact Joyce Sabato at events@nhstorytelling.org.