Lititz Storytelling Fest welcomes Davis

By on August 29, 2018

Five masters of the art of storytelling will be featured at this year’s Lititz Storytelling Festival, set for Sept. 28 and 29.

Concerts featuring all five storytellers will take place both evenings at 7 p.m. at the Warwick High School Performing Arts Center. The cost per ticket is $20 for adults, and $10 for students in grades K through 12.

Throughout the morning and afternoon on Sept. 29, workshops with each of the individual artists will be held at multiple locations around town. Each venue has its own admission fee. Visit lititzsf.org for details.

Weekend pass &tstr; Includes entry to all events on Sept. 28 and 29. Cost is $60 for adults and $20 for students in grades K through 12.

Each week leading up to the fest, we’ll be posting a profile of one of the guest storytellers. This week, meet…

Donald Davis

Among the most popular figures on today’s storytelling circuit, Davis was born into a Southern Appalachian mountain world rich in stories. While he heard many traditional stories about heroic characters, he was most attracted to the stories of his own family and places of origin. Davis began retelling the stories he heard and then adding his own new stories to them until he was repeatedly asked to “tell it again…on purpose.”

During his 25-year career as a United Methodist minister, Davis began to use stories more and more. He was also asked to perform at festivals and other settings until he retired from the ministry to tell stories full time.

The author of 18 books and more than 40 original recordings, Davis is the recipient of both the Circle of Excellence and the Lifetime Achievement Awards from the National Storytelling Network.

Learn more at ddavisstoryteller.com.

VIP session

On Sept. 27, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., a VIP reception with the storytellers will be held in the Lititz Historical Foundation’s Oehme Gardens. This is a 21-and-older event and costs $50 per person. Only 50 tickets are available for this session.

The fest is presented by The Warwick Education Foundation. Tickets to the Lititz Storytelling Festival can be purchased at lititzsf.org.

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