by Deborah Studnitzer
From father to son, from mother to daughter, from generation to generation, from dawn to dusk, from East to West…there were storytellers. The ancient art of storytelling is the up-close and personal transmission of ideas, traditions, dreams, humor, wisdom, and love. Every culture has its stories, and it is the storytellers who pass them from one generation to another.
The 19th annual Rockland County Storytelling Festival celebrates the art and the age old tradition of storytelling on Sun Nov 16 from 1:30-4:30p at the Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library in Garnerville. Hear professional storytellers Elise Krakower, Julie Pasqual, Pamela Schembri, and Chuck Stead joined by high school students who will also tell their stories. There will also be storycrafts for children–but storytelling is not just for kids.