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Friday, April 3, 2009

SPIRIT OF OKLAHOMA STORYTELLING FESTIVAL IS HAUNTED


Not really. But it got your attention! The 3rd annual storytelling festival on the campus of Seminole State College in Seminole, Ok will have an intensive workshop on telling ghost/scary stories on Friday June 5 with nationally known storyteller, Dan Keding.


Dan Keding, storyteller of international acclaim, is well known for his telling of traditional world folktales, personal narratives of his boyhood in Chicago, ghost stories and dark tales, and superbly crafted original pieces.

As a child he learned the traditional stories that his grandmother brought to this country from Croatia. A well-respected ballad singer, he accompanies himself on guitar, banjo and spoons. This combination of dynamic storytelling and powerful ballad singing has made him a festival and concert favorite throughout the US, Great Britain and Ireland, endearing him to audiences of all ages.



Workshop description: "Why are we fascinated by ghost stories? When do they fit into our working repertoire? In this workshop we'll discuss researching, tellling, and interpreting the scary story. This workshop will focus on ghost stories, horror stories and ghastly tales from around the world. They're not just for October."


There will also be a late evening ghost story session with the keynote tellers. For registration, costs, etc. go to http://www.territorytellers.org/


--"The Oklahoma Ghostteller" aka Marilyn A. Hudson

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