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March 17, 2005

CW presents its first Storytelling Festival "Spinning Stories/Spanning Time" Sept. 16-18

One of America’s oldest and favorite pastimes comes to a new venue this year as the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation presents eight nationally acclaimed storytellers Sept. 16-18 at its first storytelling festival, “Spinning Stories/Spanning Time: A Weekend of Stories Old and New” that will feature 18th through 21st-century stories.

“Storytelling is an effective and compelling way to build bridges of understanding and connect with people and communities,” said Rex Ellis, Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area vice president and an award-winning storyteller. “Colonial Williamsburg represents a wonderful venue for teaching and embracing history while linking the past to the present. I’m excited that this popular genre is coming to Colonial Williamsburg.”

A variety of festival ticket options will be offered including a weekend pass, day pass, evening pass, and school group pass and hotel package. More details about the Colonial Williamsburg storytelling festival will be available in the coming weeks.

Media Contact:
Lorraine C. Brooks
(757) 220-7280