Storytelling Festival in Frisco

Celebrating the power and artistry of stories, the ninth annual Lone Star Storytelling Festival will be held October 19 and 20, at the George A. Purefoy Municipal Center, in Frisco. The weekend of live entertainment is hosted by the Frisco Public Library Foundation and Frisco Association for the Arts.

The family-friendly concerts begin at 7:15 p.m., October 19, with a Favorite Stories concert, featuring four nationally acclaimed, award-winning storytellers.

Daytime concerts run from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., October 20, including a School of Rock concert at 7:15 p.m., for ages 10 and up.

Proceeds from the Lone Star Storytelling Festival benefit the Frisco Public Library, which will conduct an open house from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., October 20. The public is invited to sample the programs and resources offered, including ereader and genealogy workshops, puppet shows, story times for kids and more.

The Frisco Public Library helps keep the art of storytelling alive by teaching students 8 to18 years of age the craft in a series of extensive training sessions. Auditions are held each spring and those chosen are coached to perform with the professional storytellers.

Location: 6101 Frisco Square Blvd., Frisco. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit LoneStarStories.org.

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