UNA Front Porch Storytelling Festival

2014 UNA Front Porch Storytelling Festival

2014 UNA Front Porch Storytelling Festival


Barbara McBride-SmithBarbara McBride-Smith
Join us for the University of North Alabama Front Porch Storytelling Festival on May 16 and 17, 2014, with renowned storytellers Donald Davis, Diane Ferlatte, Dolores Hydock, Bil Lepp, and Barbara McBride-Smith, and featuring guest teller/musician Walt Aldridge. We'll be in the Performance Center of Guillot University Center beginning at 9 a.m. on both Friday and Saturday, with Olios (featuring all the tellers) at 7:00 p.m. in the tent on the lawn of the Florence Lauderdale Public Library in downtown Florence (at 350 N. Wood Avenue). Tickets go on sale March 1, 2014, so please make plans to attend. You can view the schedule here.



And don’t forget our storytelling workshops on Wednesday, May 14. Storyteller Dolores Hydock and UNA Professor Bill Huddleston will each lead a free workshop. (See workshop schedule for details).





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Visit the Florence May Days website for information on exciting events all month long!


Dr. Bill Foster

Dr. Bill FosterDr. Bill Foster was the heart of our storytelling festival and one of its biggest champions—we were devastated to lose him in September, 2012. The host of the UNA Front Porch Storytelling Festival for the first two years, and a beloved figure on campus for 40 years prior to that, Dr. Foster cannot ever really be replaced—but we are delighted to have his extremely talented daughter Melissa carry on the family tradition as host of the UNA storytelling festival.