Thursday, March 13, 2008

Going Deep is a GO!

Yippee! We've just decided that Going Deep: The Long Traditional Story Festival is definitely going to happen!

Don't know about this? It's an incredible festival/retreat held in Bethlehem, IN on April 10-13, 2008. Picture this:
  • Three utterly entrancing long traditional stories,
  • Told by three storytellers (one at a time),
  • Three intense workshops about the story from the night before,
  • Afternoons free for massages, palm reading, walks, naps, music, art, relaxation,
  • Delicious family-style meals,
  • Set in a tiny town where there is no cell phone coverage and no Internet access,
  • In a lovely bed and breakfast where the lawn slopes down to the Ohio River.
What stories? Thursday night we'll revel in Olga Loya's tremendous Aztec Creation Myth. Friday will be my Medieval French story, Queen Berta and King Pippin. Saturday is Megan Wells' compelling version of Helen's Troy. Old World, New World, Medieval. What a feast!

We still have a few more spaces--this is a small-group festival, maximum 20 participants.

Need more information or want to register? E-mail Cynthia Changaris at or contact me directly.

This festival was founded by Olga Loya, Liz Warren and me. We're pleased to present it thanks to Scheherezade's Legacy, the storytelling partnership of Cynthia Changaris and Mary Hamilton. Check out Liz Warren's article on the festival in the March/April 2008 issue of Storytelling Magazine.

1 comment:

Liz said...

Priscilla - I'm thrilled (not surprising since I'm one of the producers) that Going Deep is going to go. So many people have let me know informally that they hope to come "someday". I hope that this milestone means that there will be more "somedays" for Going Deep.

And a very big dose of gratitude to Cynthia and Scheherezade's Legacy for the creative work needed to make it happen. It simply would not be possible without Cynthia's commitment.