GLEN JEAN — Do you like a good story? Then join thousands of storytellers and listeners around the world in observation of Tellabration!™ 2019 on Saturday, Nov. 23. Locally, stories will be told from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at New River Gorge National River’s Canyon Rim Visitor Center in Lansing.
“Tellabration!™ originated in 1988 as part of the ongoing revival of the oral tradition of storytelling. During this event coordinated by the National Storytelling Network, people around the world tell stories on the same day,” said Jodi French-Burr, park ranger. “At the same time we’re sharing stories in this local National Park Service site, tales will be told in 40 other states and nine countries.”
Stories told at this year’s free event in Lansing will dive deep into local heritage, from the tales of people and happenings in the New River Gorge during the industrial boom to the tales of nature folklore that fill our forests.
Join in on the fun of stories for people of all ages and learn some history of the place you call home.