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Second Annual
Sacred Storytelling Festival

March 12-15, 1997

at the Dominican Conference Center

Sponsored by
The Storyfest School of Sacred Storytelling

This annual Spring event features storytellings and workshops
led by the Apprentices, Journeyers, and Master Tellers
from the School of Sacred Storytelling

Photo: Copyright©1996 by Robert Béla Wilhelm

Saint Louis Cathedral on Jackson Square
with it own memories of sacred stories
of the remarkable & much beloved Franciscan friar
Pere Antoine
who lived in poverty and simplicity
and gave bread and good counsel to those in need.

Festival Schedule:

Wednesday Evening:

Welcome reception: 4:00-5:00

Stories from Sacred Scriptures: Hebrew, Christian, and Other

Thursday Morning:

Breakfast at 8:00

FIRST WORKSHOP, 9:00-10:15: To Be Announced

SECOND WORKSHOP, 10:30-11:45: To Be Announced

Thursday Afternoon:

THIRD WORKSHOP, 2:00-3:15: To Be Announced
FOURTH WORKSHOP, 3:30-4:45: To Be Announced

Thursday Evening:

Dinner at 5:30, featuring local Creole cooking

Stories form Our Lives: from Childhood to Now

(schedule continued below...)

Photo: Copyright©1996 by Robert Béla Wilhelm

The historic Ursuline Convent in the French Quarter:
source of many sacred stories in the history of New Orleans
including the miracles of Our Lady of Prompt Succor
who protected the citizens of New Orleans
from ravaging fires (in 1788)
and foreign invasions (in 1815)

Festival Schedule (...continued)

Friday Morning:

Breakfast at 8:00

FIFTH WORKSHOP, 9:00-10:15: To Be Announced

SIXTH WORKSHOP, 10:30-11:45: To Be Announced

Friday Afternoon: Free time to explore New Orleans
Thursday Evening:

Stories form Our Imagination: Folklore & Culture

Saturday Morning:

farewell and departure

Photo: Copyright©1996 by Robert Béla Wilhelm

Sacred stories are vivid images resting in the soul, like this handcrafted statue of a holy man resting serenely in the peace of God.


Dominican Conference Center
at Broadway & St. Charles in the Uptown area
near Audubon Park and Loyola University.
A few blocks from the Maple Street district
bookstores, shops, and restaurants.
Half a block from the St. Charles streetcar
that goes directly to the French Quarter

COST: Registration $165 for all performances and workshops for payment received before February 1, $180 afterwards. Lodgings $153 for shared room, $168 for single room. which includes two breakfasts, and two dinners featuring New Orleans cuisine. Cost for partial registrations: $25 per each workshop and $10 for each evening storytelling concert. LIMITED REGISTRATION.

Photo: copyright©1996 by Robert Béla Wilhelm

Good stories are handcrafted vessels:
they hold refreshment for the imagination, and nurture for the soul.

the School for Sacred Storytelling

Offers public seminars, courses, and performance
in both the United States and Europe.

Also offers a three-summer apprenticeship program
for people wishing to use sacred storytelling
in their communities, churches, schools.

School of Sacred Storytelling APPRENTICESHIPS

School of Sacred Storytelling SEMINARS & WORKSHOPS

Lefcadio Hearn's New Orlean's dream tale,

Other Storyfest Journeys to Legendary Places in the World

Storyfest Home Page

For More Information:

School of Sacred Storytelling
18934 Rolling Road, Hagerstown MD 21742

e-mail: [email protected]

phone: 301-791-9153
phone: 800-277-7035
fax: 301-739-2779

The Dominican Conference Center, New Orleans
phone: 504-861-8711

all materials, text & graphics, on this page:
Copyright © 1996 by Robert Béla Wilhelm

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