The worlds largest story telling festival. I think this was the 39th anniversary. I met a lady who drives 20 hours from somewhere in Canada to come and had only missed a few. It is an art form that isn’t so popular these days, and given the crowd were exclusively over 60 its looking bleak. There are maybe a dozen or so ‘pros’ who make a living from it, mainly CD sales. At the event there is the ‘Swappin Ground’ where anyone can have a turn at telling a story, an ‘up and coming’ invitational for newer semi pros, then the pros. The stories may be comedic, or dramatic, e.g. reading a civil war diary. At night was ghost stories by the water.

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