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Grand Opening Moved to Community Center

April 22, 2019

Because of projected inclement weather on Friday the Stone Soup Supper (5:30-6:30pm) and the Grand Opening (6:30-8:30pm) have been moved to the Woodruff Community Center (116 S. Main Street).

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2019 New Voices

January 27, 2019

Congratulations to the New Voices for 2019! As you can see this is a diverse group of storytellers from all over the country. The New Voices will present in two different sessions on Saturday, April 27th at 10:00 – 11:15 AM and 1:30 – 2:45 PM. Both sessions will be held at the Woodruff Community Center. This is a great opportunity to see some up-and-coming storytellers. Presenting the New Voices for 2019 Mark Goldman (AZ) Paul Strickland (KY) Omar and Lori Hansen (ID) Yasu Ishida (SC) Simon Brooks (NH) Jane Ogbur Dorfman (MD) Shelia Gray (VA) Cooper Braun-Enos (CO) Melanie…

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Stone Soup Festival Liars' Contest

The Story Behind Stone Soup’s New Voices

January 27, 2019

By Linda Goodman, Stone Soup Board 2014-2016 In 2014, after 29 years of storytelling, and even though we are the designated Official Storytelling Festival of the state of South Carolina, Stone Soup had a problem. At our festival review following the 2014 Stone Soup Storytelling Festival, our board noticed a drop in attendance. We brainstormed about how we could create a new Stone Soup identity while preserving and nurturing the tradition of the past. Our group is dedicated to preserving the intimacy of our event with small venues and a cozy atmosphere, but we needed more. We needed a spark.…

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Featured Tellers Selected for the 2019 Festival

January 8, 2019

The Stone Soup board members reached a consensus and asked the following 2018 New Voices to return as Featured Tellers for the 2019 festival: Tony Marr, Sam Pearsall, Jeff Doyle and Karen Pillsworth. Congratulations! We’re excited to hear the stories they will tell! Stone Soup selects Featured Tellers from the pool of New Voices from the previous year.

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2019 Festival Date – April 26-28

July 19, 2018

April 26-28, 2019 Save the date, circle it, tell all your friends because the week after Easter is going to be story telling heaven in Woodruff, SC in 2019. We hope you will make plans to join us for a spectacular weekend of activities. Lots more details to come to stay tuned.

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