Thursday, June 20, 2013

Tellabration OKC


Members of The Territory Tellers, the statewide story arts organization, the Oklahoma Association of Storytellers (a new Oklahoma City story guild), the Historical Presenters Association, and Wesley United Methodist Church will combine to present an evening  of the storytelling art this November. The date is Saturday, November 23, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m.  A special guided tour will be available from 5:00 to 5:40 p.m. followed by the story concert. Tickets will be $10 per person and available by reservation or at the door.

The internationally notable event, "Tellabration", will be celebrated in numerous locations to highlight the rich tradition and ever-new innovation of the art of oral story sharing. Although produced locally, the event is in association with the National Storytelling Network in Jonesborough, Tennessee.  

Oklahoma Association of Storytellers is a new Oklahoma City story guild that will begin meeting at the church in late summer.

Storytellers will include numerous professional talents from across Oklahoma and will be announced soon.

Reserved tickets will be available for the event and will be available at the door.  Funds raised will go to help with the historic preservation of the church, which was founded in 1910, and sits beside the historic Route 66 as it loops through the area of the city designated "Uptown". The church is located at NW 25th and Douglas Avenue, just north of NW 23 Street.  The current pure English Gothic architecture design sanctuary and stained glass art was dedicated in 1928.

To purchase tickets, donate to the fund or reserve your tickets for the event, or information about the story guild, email event coordinator Marilyn A. Hudson,  Put on the subject line: Wesley UMC Tellabration. The church is located at 1401 NW 25 and the office phone is (405) 525-3521.

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