A grant from the National Storytelling Network will help Farmington revamp its annual storytelling festival, scheduled for Jan. 22.
Sarah Hale, arts and events coordinator, said Farmington was one of only seven communities in the U.S. to receive a special grant for the storytelling event and she said the funds will allow the city to create a student teller outreach program in local schools and invite a nationally accredited storyteller to the festival.
“It gives us hope that the Farmington Storytelling Festival will grow to become a landmark event for our city, Hale said.”
At the festival, kids will be entertained from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. by creating their own story in a make and take booklet. Families will be invited to come together in the main hall from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. as they are entertained by a variety of storytellers, including: student teller Alyssa Wood, Utah storytelling guild tellers Nanette Watts and Clive Romney; and Brenna Barnson, a national teller.
There is a $1 admission fee for the event, which will be held at the Community Arts Center at 120 South Main St.