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150 Years of Storytelling: Celebrating Nebraska History through Literature
August 1, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
One event on August 7, 2017 at 8:30am
One event on August 8, 2017 at 8:00am
From Nebraska Educational Television’s broadcasting legend Ron Hull to Neihardt biographer and journalist Tim Anderson to living history pioneer stories in the park to traditional American Indian tales from Jerome Kills Small around a campfire setting, all presenters selected have a deep connection to Nebraska, and a variety of genres represents the rich tapestry of stories that represent the diversity of our state. Each workshop will encourage participant involvement, aiming to inspire storytelling through experience and fellowship, as well as educate participants in how individuals and communities are enriched through the art of storytelling.
Scheduled for August 6-8, the conference offers an educational vacation opportunity for families, elders, students, educators and more. Many of the event committee have a literary background and are life-long Nebraskans, which gives attention to details while planning an added touch. Ponca State Park is situated along the Missouri River in northeast Nebraska, a beautiful and historic setting with lodging and meals available as part of the experience. The goal is for participants will leave with a deeper knowledge of storytellers who have made a difference that matters in the lives of people from all over the world and feel a sense of pride to be a part of our great state. We plan to continue to seek out partners, sponsorship and have been meeting monthly since September 2016 to develop a memorable, one-in-a-statehood storytelling event.