The Storyteller workshop, which was being sponsored by the Webster City Community Theatre on Sept. 20, has been cancelled. Officials from the Community Theatre determined several complications which prevent them from hosting this event, which was to be held at the Kendall Young Library.
Dale Gilbert Jarvis, the storyteller who was scheduled for the workshops, will still come to Webster City, speaking to the Webster City Middle Schools 5th and 6th grade classes on Sept. 20. Jarvis, an internationally known storyteller, will present and provide tips for the students. He is an author, heritage conservationist, and created the St. John's Haunted Hike ghost tour held each year in Newfoundland, in addition to his professional storytelling. He works as the provincial folklorist for Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada and is a member of several Storytellers' networks both in Canada and the United States.
Becky Hacker Kluver, Principal of the Webster City Middle School stated the middle school is "excited to host Dale Jarvis, artist in residence, focusing on storytelling."
Storyteller Dale Jarvis
This event is being held in cooperation with the Story! Festival board in Story City, which kicks off their Storytelling weekend on Thursday, Sept. 20. Their first open event is a Dinner & Story at Prairie Moon Winery north of Ames, and Storytelling events will be held on Friday and Saturday with evening performances. Workshops, streetside Story! Stops, matinee performances and an open Mike event for novice tellers will be held during the day on Saturday. The tellers from the weekend will be making presentations in several Story county and Hamilton County schools prior to the kick-off on Thursday evening.