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New Jersey Storytelling Festival offers tales for all ages

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Story tellers from throughout New Jersey and the tri-state area will perform stories for all ages Saturday, Sept. 14, at the 27th annual New Jersey Storytelling Festival at Howell Living History Farm, 70 Woodens Lane, Hopewell Township, N.J.

The fun begins with the Story Slam from noon to 1 p.m. Contestants are chosen at random to recount a five-minute-or-less personal tale on the theme “Hog Wild!”

Then a continuous rotation of tellers will perform throughout the farm from 1 to 5 p.m., followed by the festival’s signature close, the Lightning Round, in which tellers will tell tales no longer than two minutes in quick succession, from 5 to 6 p.m.

Admission to all events is free thanks to the sponsorship of the Friends of Howell Living History Farm.

Before the festival, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., teller Judith Black will lead participants in an interactive workshop (professional development credits available). The workshop is free and open to the public, but registration is required as seating is limited.

Wear comfortable shoes and bring a refillable water bottle. Water pumps are available for your use. Food items will also be available for purchase.

For information, visit the New Jersey Storytelling Network at njstorynet.org or Howell Living History Farm (609-737-3299) at howellfarm.org.


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