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May 19, 2010 12:00

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See State Champion Guilford County Youth Tellers at 6th Annual NC Storyfest Saturday

The Piedmont’s Largest Storytelling Festival

Five youths from workshops conducted by Nc storyfest Inc.’s Youth storytelling collaborative, a youth development program funded by the United Arts council of Greater Greensboro, are winners at the state level. They are Imani Nelson, katie Wilson and olivia lawson from millis Road elementary school; eva Raquel Jones from Ragsdale High school; and Aziza Ward from Guilford early college. Approximately 200 youth participated in the workshops last fall. Thirteen youths from Guilford county were selected to compete in the state storytelling competition coordinated through the storytelling Arts center of the southeast in laurinburg.

“These are some of the most gifted young tellers we have ever had”, said Brenda Gilbert, board chair of the storytelling center of the southeast, in an April 3rd letter to local coordinator lynda stumpf (lmassingill18002@aol.com (336) 580-4137) Great stories for all ages, including our youth, will be at the 6th annual free storytelling festival sponsored by Nc storyfest Inc, may 21-22 (see www.ncstoryfest.org ). Guilford county youth will showcase their exceptional storytelling talents in a performance at 2:15 pm on saturday at the cultural Arts center in downtown Greensboro.

Nc storyfest is a FRee event for all ages Thanks to our sponsors: Proctor & Gamble Foundation, United Arts council of Greater Greensboro, Downtown Greensboro Inc., Greensboro Public library, city Arts of Greensboro, Nc storytelling Guild, YES! Weekly, Nc Humanities council, High Point Arts council, & the Guilford county schools.

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