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Tcha Tee Man Wi

March 6-8, 2014
Tenth Annual Tcha Tee Man Wi Storytelling Festival
Corvallis & Albany, Oregon

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For Immediate Release:


Beloved Storytelling Festival for Adults and Children

Returns For Its 10th Season – March 6 – 8, 2014

The beloved Tcha Tee Man Wi Storytelling Festival returns for its 10th season on March 6 – 8, 2014. The Festival brings some of the best storytellers from across the country to the Mid-Willamette Valley just as live storytelling continues to gain renewed vigor and respect across the nation. The festival features three days of exciting performances and creative workshops for both adults and children in the Albany and Corvallis areas.

After a two year hiatus, the Wonderkeepers Storytelling Guild has assumed the production of the Festival with the help of dedicated volunteers, local sponsors and contributors, and the National Storytelling Network. Joyce Morgan, founder of Wonderkeepers and a former Festival board member said, “Storytelling creates community, cultural awareness, and a great deal of fun. We knew we had to return this important gathering to the community.”

The Festival continues its tradition of inviting respected national, regional and local performers to share the drama and comedy of their own lives and varied backgrounds, along with the universal insight of myth and legend. We can arrange interviews with this year’s performers:

Latina storyteller, performance artist, and writer, Olga Loya uses a dramatic mix of Spanish and English to share traditional tales from Latin America as well as stories from her own varied and colorful life growing up in East Los Angeles.

Cowboy poet and storyteller, Joe Herrington, grew up under a big Texas sky and roamed the wilderness beneath it. With the clear eye of a Will Rogers and a voice of campfire warmth, he finds the deep connections between our current world and the day-to-day lives of his rugged characters.

Raised in a Midwestern storytelling family, Steven Henegar celebrates the wonderful variety of stories that we use to share our lives. Funny, touching and relatively honest, Steven calls up the everyday and the fantastic - truth and lies mined from a long life looking around.

Libraries in Albany and Corvallis will offer a free family concert and after school student performance on March 6 and 7. Reasonably priced evening concerts for adults and older children take place at the Troubadour Music Center and the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Corvallis on March 7 and 8. Storytellers will be in some area schools on March 7. Featured performers will lead two workshops for adults on storytelling techniques and finding and shaping stories from your life and family on March 8.

The Tcha Tee Man Wi Storytelling Festivals is supported by our wonderful anonymous donors, a grant from the Benton County Cultural Coalition under the fiscal umbrella of the National Storytelling Network (http://www.storynet.org). For more information: http://www.tchateemanwistorytelling.com.

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Sponsors and Supporters

The Wonderkeepers Storytelling Guild would like to thank our sponsors and supporters for the 2014 Tcha Tee Man Wi Storytelling Festival:


Our Much Appreciated Anonymous Donors

Benton County Cultural Coalition
Benton County Cultural Coalition

Albany Public Library
Albany Public Library

Corvallis Public Library
Corvallis Benton County Public Library

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Corvallis

National Storytelling Network
National Storytelling Network

Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center
Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center

Albany United Presbyterian Church



If you would like to join us as a sponsor of the Tcha Tee Man Wi Storytelling Festival,
please contact the WonderKeepers Storytelling Guild


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