Saturday, March 4, 2017

Storytelling at YHC, Young Harris, Georgia

I heard this is an event that everyone enjoys. I hope to go this year.

A Message from

Greetings, friends,
Are you ready for the 2017 Georgia Mountain Storytelling Festival? It will be here in a month! We have a terrific schedule packed with storytelling sessions and workshops. You can see a draft of the schedule online at or at our ticket site:  http://2017gmsf.eventbrite,com.

  • We also have some special events new to the festival this year, including an open mic hour for anyone who wants to sign up to tell a story (and possibly win a prize).
  • A session on the life and works of Byron Herbert Reece put on by the Byron Herbert Reece Society
  • History's Alive presentation by Sheila Arnold Jones, one of our featured tellers. Sheila will give us an inside look at the early twentieth century through the eyes of famed African American author and folklorist Zora Neale Hurston. 

We're expanding our children't programming this year too with special stories and a workshop for the young and young at heart, a puppet show by the Mountain Regional Puppet Company, and a musical story (Kim Maerkl's "The Snake Charmer") presented in conjunction with the YHC Clarinet Summit.

There's much to enjoy, and we hope you can join us. If you haven't already purchased your tickets, early-bird ticket discounts end at midnight tonight:

If you're looking for a hotel, the Ridges Resort (5 minutes from the festival) is offering a discount on rooms; their rate is $99 per night plus taxes and fees.The manager says, "Please ask guests to call 888-834-4409 and state they are with the GA Mtn Storytelling Festival.  Once they do, then the reservationist will be able to give them the rate quoted." 

There is a Holiday Inn Express and Suites in Hiawassee,  GA,  which is 10 minutes from the venue. This is a good option. You might also consider the Comfort Inn in Blairsville, GA (10 minutes from the festival venue in the other direction).

We hope to see you in a month for two glorious days of storytelling!


1 comment:

Elephant's Child said...

I firmly believe that stories are an essential for a happy life and wish all those lucky enough to attend this event a wonderful, wonderful time.