Saturday Snapshots– Latitudes Storytelling Festival

June 9, 2012 at 11:27 am 37 comments

I’ve been involved with Latitudes Storytelling Festival for several years now, acting as a host in one of the tents, introducing and thanking speakers, then sitting back and enjoying the stories. When I met  Aubrey Davis at the event in 2006, I asked him to sign my copy of Benny’s Bagels, he wrote, “What better thanks.”

Then in 2011 I had the privilege of introducing this popular, but humble, author and storyteller at Latitudes (photo below) in the children’s tent.


See Latitudes site, learn what it’s all about. Coming this year again,  June 23-24th.

Saturday Snapshots is hosted by At Home With Books. Post a photo, taken by you or a family member and link with the host site. No random photos from the Internet and keep  it clean.


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  • 1. trish  |  June 9, 2012 at 11:57 am

    What a fun event! He looks every bit an author 🙂

  • 2. storygal  |  June 9, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    I enjoy this event each year. As a host we get to meet such interesting people. I won’t be attending this year, but perhaps I’ll do that again next year.

  • 3. lemon123  |  June 9, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    I’ll bet that is a very enjoyable day.

    • 4. storygal  |  June 9, 2012 at 12:07 pm

      I enjoy it every time and it’s well attended and connected with the Multicultural Festival. We just need good weather for people to come out.

  • 5. mostraum  |  June 9, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    Looks like a fun and interesting festival. Fun pictures.

    • 6. storygal  |  June 9, 2012 at 5:24 pm

      With both festivals held together, the people come and go, providing a good audience for the tellers. It’s a good event.

  • 7. Nise' (Under the Boardwalk)N  |  June 9, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    What fun! I have a friend that is involved in our local storytelling group.

    • 8. storygal  |  June 9, 2012 at 5:23 pm

      Have you ever heard this friend tell stories? Do you have public events where they tell stories?

  • 9. cherylmahoney  |  June 9, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Sounds like a wonderful event to be a part of!

    • 10. storygal  |  June 9, 2012 at 5:21 pm

      I enjoy doing this, but will be missing it this year. There’s next year. Thanks, Cheryl.

  • 11. Christine Harding  |  June 9, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    It sounds a wonderful festival – my Snapshot was inspired by a book, and I wrote a very short story to with it.

    • 12. storygal  |  June 9, 2012 at 5:30 pm

      Hi Christine,

      I saw your photo and read your story. I like the knitted doll and the story to go with it. Look forward to more of your posts.

  • 13. booksavvybabe  |  June 9, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    a storytelling festival sounds like a fabulous event, it looks like you had a great time! Book Savvy Babe

    • 14. storygal  |  June 9, 2012 at 5:27 pm

      If you ever get a chance to attend one, try to make it. The founder of our storytelling guild has also been to the one in Jonesville, Tennessee.

  • 15. ardsley19  |  June 9, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    Carolyn, your storytelling adventures are a story in themselves. Fun, interesting, exciting for storytellers. I will keep that date open if I can and maybe check it out.

    • 16. storygal  |  June 9, 2012 at 5:20 pm

      You would enjoy it, Diana. It’s not so far and it’s good entertainment for an afternoon.

  • 17. Lisa H. (@AliveonShelves)  |  June 9, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    I love storytelling! That would be a fabulous festival to be involved in.

    • 18. storygal  |  June 9, 2012 at 7:18 pm

      We’ve had a wide variety of storytellers involved, our own Mary-Eileen McClear among them.

  • 19. Alyce (@AtHomeWithBooks)  |  June 9, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    That looks like so much fun! Neat that you get to be so involved with it!

    • 20. storygal  |  June 9, 2012 at 8:57 pm

      I love it. One year we had open mic time with one teller I introduced, and I got to tell a story too.

  • 21. Bev@My Reader's Block  |  June 9, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    What a great event to be a part of! Would be wonderful to be involved in something like that.

    Here’s my Snapshot

    • 22. storygal  |  June 9, 2012 at 9:01 pm

      There may be an event closer than you think. Look for a storytelling guild, then ask where you can attend an event. I’m lucky to have one so close.

  • 23. Leslie  |  June 9, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    I’ve never heard of a Storytelling Festival before. If there is one near Chicago I’m missing out on it.

    • 24. storygal  |  June 9, 2012 at 9:32 pm

      I did a little search of storytelling festivals. I knew about the one in Jonesborough, Tennessee but have never been there. II hope to get to the St. Mary’s Ontario Festival here in Ontario some year. Anyway, here’s a link. Copy and paste it into Google.

      • 25. Leslie  |  June 12, 2012 at 6:20 am

        Thanks, I see a few that are in my area. I’ve never seen any promotions for them. I’ll have to pay more attention.

  • 26. storygal  |  June 9, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    Leslie, I wasn’t sure if the link would be live, but it is. 🙂

  • 27. Diane@BibliophilebytheSea  |  June 10, 2012 at 12:46 am

    Sounds like a wonderful way to spend some time.

    • 28. storygal  |  June 10, 2012 at 1:03 am

      It’s certainly an interesting and enjoyable way to spend time. And the people make it good too.

  • 29. Edgar  |  June 10, 2012 at 1:09 am

    It sounds interesting.
    Are the stories about 2 minutes long? I went to the website and listened to the peach Love story and the red pepper and the stories were fascinating. I met a budding writer not too long ago who likes to write very short fiction of about 600 words. I found out the length is enough to tell a wonderful and meaningful story.

    • 30. storygal  |  June 10, 2012 at 1:12 am

      Hello Edgar,

      There would certainly be room for shorter stories at a storytelling event. I think most of them are longer. Anywhere from 5 minutes to 15 or 20 minutes. Ones posted online may be short because people’s Internet time seems to dictate shorter content.Thanks for asking. Professional storytellers may tell longer stories depending on the audience.

  • 31. storygal  |  June 10, 2012 at 1:17 am

    One other thought, Edgar, is that it takes a good deal of talent to write a story in 600 words or less, and whether it’s long enough for a storytelling audience may depend on the story. The only way to know is to try it in an informal storytelling venue.

  • 32. pooch2P  |  June 10, 2012 at 2:25 am

    It must be quite a delight to meet an author whose books you enjoy. Lucky you! I’ve been watching Book TV this afternoon, so your topic fits nicely with my frame of mind at the moment.

    • 33. storygal  |  June 10, 2012 at 11:29 am

      Must admit, I enjoy good children’s books. I love to read and maybe having been a preshool teacher has something to do with it. 🙂

  • 34. harvee  |  June 10, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    What fun to listen to a storyteller! It’s been a while since I heard one.

    • 35. storygal  |  June 10, 2012 at 3:37 pm

      Thanks for stopping by. What type of stories do you enjoy most?

  • 36. Cipriano  |  June 10, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    This looks like a real hoot, Carolyn. I’d love to be involved with such a thing. Great pics.

    • 37. storygal  |  June 11, 2012 at 1:18 am

      If I were not volunteering, I would still sit and enjoy the stories. Meeting the storytellers makes it a little more exciting. Thanks for stopping by.


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