Family Festival of Stories 2014 at Dominican University was a huge success … again!

Janice Del Negro and Oba William King gave a great performance! There was truly a story for everyone in the one hour set. The families in the full-house audience told us it was "fun", "perfect", and "totally entertaining".
Oba's drumming was a huge hit during the Costume and Fancy Face Parade. Everyone had a great time dodging the ghosts and ghouls that haunt the Cloister Walk on campus.

Between October 6 and 17, The Storytelling in the Schools program sent Mama Edie, Kucha and Baba Tony, Linda Gorham and Megan Wells into Oak Park area schools, performing for over 600 children. All of the participating schools had a nice turnout of families for the Festival.

Our volunteer crew fell right into place – face painters, stage décor, email blasts, and publicity as well as sound and light provided by Dominican – it's a well-oiled machine that results in a memorable community event.


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Illinois Storytelling Festival presents is produced in cooperation with Dominican University and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science and is partially funded by Northlands Storytelling Network. This event is also partially funded by the Oak Park Area Arts Council, in partnership with the villages of Oak Park, Forest Park, and River Forest, and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.