23rd Annual Storytelling Festival Family Show


Each year The Ark brings audiences along on
a journey to the land of the mind’s eye with the
February Storytelling Festival, featuring talespinners
from far and wide. African-American Illinois
storyteller Linda Gorham energizes her audiences
by using movement, humor, and sometimes zaniness
as she tells multicultural folktales updated
with attitude. Charleston, West Virginia storyteller
Bil Lepp describes himself as a “liar,” and in fact
he got his start when he won the West Virginia Liars Contest in 1990, picking up a
hundred dollars and a golden shovel for his efforts. Yvonne Healy and Darryl Mickens
will fill the bill for an event that’s one of southeast Michigan’s hidden gems. Sunday’s
program is a family show, featuring artists from the Saturday night lineup. 1pm. The
Ark, 316 S. Main St. Ann Arbor. $10. www.theark.org