Megan Hicks at Ocoee Story Fest

Megan Hicks at Ocoee Story Fest

February 7th, 2013 by Staff Report in Chattnow Outabout

Megan Hicks

Photo by Contributed Photo/Times Free Press.

DID YOU KNOW?

The Cleveland Storytelling Guild meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month in the Community Room of the Cleveland Bradley County Public Library.

The Cleveland Storytelling Guild will present its 18th annual Ocoee Story Fest on Friday, Feb. 8, with Megan Hicks as the featured storyteller.

The concert of "stories for the entire family" will start at 7 p.m. at the Museum Center at Five Points, 200 E. Inman St., in Cleveland, Tenn.

In addition to her main performance, Hicks will perform in six schools through the support of the Arts in Education arm of the Allied Arts Council of the Cleveland Bradley County Chamber of Commerce.

Since its inception in 1991, the Cleveland Storytelling Guild has been working to keep alive the ancient art of the oral tradition. Ocoee Story Fest, begun in 1996, is one of the longest-running storytelling festivals in Tennessee, outside the National Festival held each October in Jonesborough. Each year the guild brings nationally recognized storytellers to the area.

Hicks has earned critical and popular acclaim as a storyteller. She has played small venues in rural America, regional stages throughout the U.S. and international programs on three continents.

Admission is $5, with a family maximum of $15.

For more information, contact Judy Baker at tellone@bellsouth.net or 423-479-7887.