From the Tejas Storytelling Association website:
The summer conference is known for stories, workshops, feasts, and fun. Our featured presenter this year is Charles Temple, PhD.
Starting on Friday the 17th and continuing through Sacred Tales on the 19th, gather with friends, new and old, to increase your knowledge of using storytelling in a wide variety of environments, build your storytelling skills, and broaden your attitudes to the diverse application of storytelling your world.
Be sure to book your hotel room early, by May 17th, so you can be staying right on site. And with plenty of local restaurants nearby, you won’t have trouble finding a place for a nice lunch break.
You’ll want to see everything from the opening concert to final moments on Sunday. We have day passes and full weekend passes – and you can choose to enjoy a fine barbecue meal with salad bar, deserts, and drinks on Saturday night from local favorite, Uncle Dan’s BBQ & Ribhouse.
We’ll have our Story Store and guild area as in previous years – and a host of tellers and fun for all!
Our Keynote Speaker, Charlie Temple, Ph.D.,
knows that storytelling is a strategy that works in developing language and literacy competency, in building community in diverse classrooms, and in bridging cultures across the globe. His message and methods are incredible. They have been adopted by UNESCO. Charlie has created literature for children in Central Europe, the Caucasus, and West and East Africa. He works with progressive educators around the world to promote active learning, critical thinking, cooperation, and peace-building. He has done a workshop at the Texas Storytelling Festival on using storytelling in conflict transformation/resolution. He is a Professor and Chair of Education at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY. He is also the co-founder and co-chair of the Board of Directors for Critical Thinking International, Inc. www.criticalthinkinginternational.org