October is National Arts and Humanities Month. And Delaware Humanities is hosting a Yorklyn Storytelling Festival this weekend to celebrate:
The festival is part of Delaware Humanities’ mission to provide educational outreach, special projects and funding opportunities that bring Delawareans together.
The organization’s executive director Michele Anstine says it features a lineup of storytellers in the spoken-word - equivalent of a major music or arts festival, “There are going to be nine national storytellers, who will be performing both at the beginning of the Festival - the kickoff on the 18th - and also on Sunday - at the end of the Festival."
That line-up includes Delaware’s own Twin Poets - brothers - Nnamdi Chukwuocha and Albert Mills.
Anstine notes that the Festival will also offer workshops, “And I think that that’s sort of - it’s not a unique approach. It is something that I think from our point of view as humanity supporters and champions...I think that it’s a way for the public who is here in Delaware, to learn a little bit about the storytelling art.”
Anstine adds that the Yorklyn Storytelling Festival is a family-friendly event. The event starts Friday, Oct. 18, 2019 and runs through Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019 at the Center for the Creative Arts (CCSArts).
More information and tickets are available here.