Monday, April 11, 2011

Storytelling Festival bring downtown crowd to Cape Girardeau

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KRCU) - Master story tellers captivated the audiences during the 4th annual Cape Girardeau Storytelling festival this weekend.

More than 630 people attended the festival in downtown Cape, which featured 6 of the top story-tellers from around the country.

Chuck Martin, co-producer of the festival and executive director of the Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitors Bureau was very pleased with the outcome of this year’s festival.

"You know what I think for me the highlight is to see so many people coming from all over, certainly the Midwest and spending time in our community," Martin said.

The festival also brought nearly 2500 middle school students from around the area which Martin feels is important in spreading the idea of story telling and oral tradition to a younger generation.

Martin hopes to expand the storytelling festival in the future to include several additional one day events, much like the ghost story telling event in October.

Matthew Caldwell, KRCU


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