A nation-wide story telling event to take place at the Charles C. Parker Center on November 18, 2017.

TELLABRATION! ™, a night of storytelling celebrated world-wide on or about the third Saturday in November. This year it will be on Saturday, November 18 at the Charles C. Parker Center. The program will begin with a covered dish “Pot Luck Supper” at 7 p.m.

Prospective storytellers are encouraged to place their names in the “Pot Luck Stories” basket. Stories are limited to about five minutes, must be told without notes, should be suitable for a family audience, and may be of any genre from folktales, ghost stories, and tall tales to true personal narratives. In addition, each story must include the phrase “And then I threw it out the window.” The program will emceed by Delmas Franklin of Rome and will include a mixture of invited tellers and “Pot Luck” tellers drawn from the basket, as time allows.

Storytelling enthusiasts all around the globe will share their talents to celebrate the art of storytelling. Locally, TELLABRATION! ™ brings together each area’s most celebrated storytellers, to delight, captivate, and mesmerize audiences with their stories. It creates a network of storytelling enthusiasts bonded together in spirit at the same time and on the same weekend.

“This event has been going on in Floyd County for over 20 years and every single one of them has been a wonderful experience.” Says Terrell Shaw, the president of the Ridge and Valley Storytelling Guild which sponsors the event.

The public is welcomed to attend. It is not limited to Rome/Floyd county residents. It is asked that those attending, please provide a covered dish. Those interested in telling a story should contact Terrell Shaw at 706.346.9155 or email terrellshaw@me.com so that their names can be placed in the basket.

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