Tellabration – – a special event celebrated around the nation and the world shares the wonder and magic of oral storytelling to audiences comprised mostly of adults but also sometimes for children and families. The tellers are experienced, sometimes masterful, artisans who craft stories to enthrall, amuse, challenge, and inspire dreams. In November communities all around the world will focus on sharing a one of kind experience as stories light up the deep autumn night.
Around Oklahoma catch one or more of the following events:
Locust Grove OK
The Rural Oklahoma Museum of Poetry, in conjunction with the Mayes County Storytellers, will host a Tellabration event of interactive poetry and storytelling from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the museum in rural Locust Grove.The event will include a tour of the museum, an interactive poetry experience, storytelling around a bonfire, and smores. Everyone is invited. Admission is by donation. All proceeds benefit the development of the museum as it nears its completion.For more information, visit the museum website rompoetry.com or email or call curator Shaun Perkins at 918-864-9152.
Choctaw Public Library Tellabration
2525 Muzzy, Choctaw, 6:00 p.m.
Tellers include Rosemary Czarski, Susie Beasley, Liz Parker, Molly Lemmons, Marilyn Hudson, Kathryn Thurman, Barbara Jones, and Carol Roberts. Contact Choctaw Library for more information, 390-8418.
Tellabration at the Ole Angus Barn
South of Seminole, 6:30 p.m.
Go 12 miles south of Seminole or north of Ada on HWY 99 until you reach EW 134, cemetery road, turn west and go approximately 1 mile. Lights will be on in the barn, go past the barn, and you’ll see the driveway on the south. Featured storytellers will be Western humorist award recipient Sky Shivers and multi-talented Teresa Black. Host and hostess, Phillip Harjo and Jeanette Harjo, will share a story. A couple of guest pickers, storytellers and a poet may also join the party. We’ll gather at the campfire near the entrance of the Ole Angus Barn. There will be some seating, but you may want to throw in a lawn chair or blanket. In the case of inclement weather we’ll move into the main aisle of the barn. For additional information contact: Jeanette or Phillip Harjo at firstname.lastname@example.org, 405-398-4310 or 405-380-3633.
Clarke-Hobart Building, Apache, 7:00 p.m.
Storytelling and a youth singing group. For more information contact Sam McMichael or Steve Kardaleff.
Integris Village Retirement Center, 701 E. 12th Street, near intersection of Crider Road and E. 14th Street. 4:00p.m.
Featured tellers include Chester Weems, Molly Lemmons, Loralee Cooley, Straw (LaVerne) Berry, and Ed Cooley. Contact Loralee for more information.