Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Kristi Kent, Communications Director
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Tellabration! 2014 at Rome Civic Center
ROME, GA. — The Greater Rome Convention and Visitors Bureau is teaming up with Ridge and Valley Storytelling Guild for Tellabration! 2014, a free evening of storytelling at Rome Civic Center on Saturday, November 22 at 7 p.m. Locals and visitors are invited to come and listen to stories told by six talented tellers from the northwest Georgia area to help celebrate the ancient art and tradition of storytelling.
Tellabration! is celebrated annually and is a worldwide evening of storytelling which began in 1988. J. G. Pinkerton, a Connecticut storyteller, envisioned the celebration as a network of storytelling enthusiasts who would gather annually to tell stories on the same weekend all over the United States. Tellabration! spread to a few states and grew until it expanded nationwide in 1990 and eventually worldwide under the umbrella of the National Storytelling Network headquartered in Jonesborough, TN.
Terrell Shaw, coordinator of the Ridge and Valley Storytelling Guild and a storyteller of Tellabration! 2014, expresses the goal of the event is to promote storytelling and inspire others through the spoken word. The event allows storytellers who have a unique gift and passion for bringing stories to life, the opportunity to amaze and entertain audiences. Following the event, attendees will have the chance to meet and greet the featured tellers of Tellabration! 2014: Jane Cunningham, Sammy Hill, and Tersi Bendiburg.
Tellabration! 2014 is a free event; however, donations are accepted for youth storytelling projects. This event is not recommended for children under the age of ten.
Rome Civic Center is located at 402 Civic Center Drive which is across the street from Applebees. For more information, call 706-295-5576.
The Greater Rome Convention & Visitors Bureau (GRCVB) is the official destination and sports marketing organization of Rome and Floyd County, Ga. The GRCVB’s mission is to strengthen the economic prosperity of the community through tourism development by attracting leisure travelers, conventions, meetings, sports and events.