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Update on Interfaith Storytelling Festival Nov. 3

posted Oct 8, 2012, 11:28 AM by Interfaith WS
Join your friends -- children, youth and adults -- Saturday, Nov. 3 for a time of music, story, food and fun at the Interfaith Storytelling Festival.  Sponsored by Interfaith Winston-Salem (, the event is free and will be held at Knollwood Baptist Church, 330 Knollwood St., beginning at 4 p.m.  You’re welcome for any or all segments.


Special sessions will be offered at 4:15-5:20 for children, youth and adults, and a nursery for age three and under will be provided.  Children age 4 through second grade will be led by outstanding early childhood educators and storytellers Dr. Thomas Moore, Renee Andrews and Laura Crews.  Judy Willis, a storyteller who has appeared on NPR, will lift children in grades 3-5 with her “I am YES” program.  Youth in grades 6-12 will work with Hanadi Rashad in creating an interfaith quilt.  Rabbi Mark Strauss-Cohn from Temple Emanuel, Imam Khalid Griggs from the Community Mosque and John (the Baptist) Ashburn from Knollwood will meet with adults and share stories from their traditions.


A light meal will be provided at 5:30-6:30 by chefs from Temple Emanuel, the Annoor Islamic Center, the Hindu community and Ardmore United Methodist Church.  It is free but donations will be accepted.  During the meal, representatives will tell the importance of food in their traditions.


At 6:30, singer/folk theologian Ed Kilbourne will offer a concert of music and story.  Kilbourne, whose style has been likened to that of Garrison Keillor of Prairie Home Companion, has been popular in the Southeast for many years, giving more than 8,000 solo performances.  The nursery will be available during the concert.


You may pre-register for the event at