Webster City Community Theatre will sponsor a storyteller workshop on Sept. 20, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Kendall Young Library meeting room. There is no charge for the workshop.
Theater officials said the event is designed for museum and historic site volunteers, teachers, librarians, history-loving storytellers, archivists, docents, tour guides and other interested parties. The workshop will address how to search out stories in the community, tell these stories and make history come alive; what artifacts can share and the value of heritage.
Dale Jarvis, the workshop presenter, is a storyteller, author, walking-tour owner and heritage conservationist from Canada. He will present a two-hour workshop on storytelling. Through this workshop, participants will learn to utilize story telling for more engaging historical interpretation. Participants will learn the basic principles of cultural interpretation, and what it means for a storyteller. Hear how fact and fiction blend together to become entertaining - and sometimes chilling - tales. Jarvis will also talk about how he uses archives and oral history to find his stories and bring them to life.
For more information, contact WCCT at 832-4456.