The Sixth Annual Storytelling Festival at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum celebrates family stories February 2-3, 2018. Starting with Art Hop Friday Night from 5 to 8 p.m., the fun continues on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Storytellers, musicians, authors, illustrators, and vendors will share their love for family stories.
Musician and artist Dan Smith will showcase his family portraits, as well as perform Friday night at 5. Author Deanna Scelzo will share and autograph her books Winter In My “Hood” and “Chillin” In The Barn, illustrated by Dan Smith. Entertainer Louie from New York will provide back-to-back concerts with family songs at 6 and 7 p.m.
Michigan author Lisa Wheeler kicks off the Festival Saturday morning at 9:30. Comedian, actor, motivational speaker, and storyteller Tim Cusack will entertain with family stories at 11:30 a.m. Bring your lunch or purchase one and join us for a family concert by Gemini at 1 p.m. La’Ron Williams weaves stories at 2:30, followed by Elisha “Mother” Minter at 4:30 p.m.
There will be plenty of time between storytellers to visit the many authors, educators, storytellers, musicians, and illustrators at the vendor fair. Kazoo Books will be on hand with a variety of family books, Golden Books, and Michigan authors available for book signings. Kalamazoo Sportswear will have Storytelling Festival and Museum t-shirts, as well as books bags, available for purchase.