Moreland storytelling festival on SaturdayFrom Staff Reports
Saturday’s Spin Time Storytelling Festival – jointly sponsored by Moreland Cultural Arts Alliance and the Coweta Public Library System – is the first of a series of events on the fall schedule in Moreland.
The storytelling festival in the south Coweta town is the result of months of work by the Moreland Cultural Arts Alliance.
Spin Time, the free, daylong storytelling event, will be 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday at the Moreland Mill on Main Street. There will be storytelling workshops for children, teens and adults; hands-on craft activities for children; arts exhibitors; and readings from Lewis Grizzard’s works. Food – including hot dogs and baked goods – will be for sale at the festival.
A puppet show by the Piccadilly Puppets will be staged at 1 p.m. and 1:45 p.m. Hayrides and live music will be offered from noon-3 p.m.
The highlight of the day will be a “Storytelling Concert” from 3-6 p.m. Barry Stewart Mann of Young Audiences is master of ceremonies and the event will feature Anthony Vinson of the Southern Order of Storytellers, Ladoris Bias-Davis of Kuumba Storytellers of Georgia, Jonah McDonald of Southern Order of Storytellers, Tersi Bendiburg of Young Audiences, Curtis Richardson of Wren’s Nest Storytellers, Josie Bailey of Kuumba Storytellers of Georgia, and Marian Sorensen of Alliance Theatre of Atlanta.
Puppet show, hayride and craft project tickets will be available 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For details call 770-683-0535 or go to www.cowetapubliclibrary.org .
MCAA is also working with Bear Creek Hounds to present “Full Cry” events in Moreland on two succeeding Saturdays in November leading up to the Nov. 10 Bear Creek Hounds Opening Hunt & Festival.
The Fall Ball Y’all will be Nov. 3 from 5-9 p.m. Admission is free for music and entertainment. For $15, participants get tokens to sample a wide range of game dishes and Scottish fare from area restaurants. Wine and ale tasting will be offered to adults.
Scottish and classic Southern music will be featured. Author Patrick Smithwick will be a special guest.
Nov. 10 is a daylong event at Bear Creek Farms. Tickets range from $7 for the afternoon festival to $1,500 for a table for six at the hunt brunch. Tickets are available online at fullcrymoreland.com .