June 30, 2019 – Don’t wait till the last minute, get your tickets for the local (but relatively unknown) national Storytelling Festival happening in our back yard, at the North Columbia Schoolhouse. One can get tickets at Briarpatch Co-op or www.sierrastorytellingfestival.org.

The Sierra Storytelling Festival goes beyond role-bending, with a Japanese female comic, a Brazillian mime, a senior theater activist and more. Diverse as they might be, the commonality of the human experience and the joy of life is what audience members walk away with.

Local teller Dalymple MacAlpin will be showcased on Saturday morning.

The Festival is thriving in it’s 34th year, but with mostly Bay Area attendees, therefor the volunteer committee that produces the event wants locals to put the third weekend in July on their calendar.

This year the Yuba Bus will be helping with transportation to the North Columbia Schoolhouse, and we will be hosting delicious food from Meze, as well as beer and wine from craft brewers and wineries.

2019 Tellers are Choctaw author Tim Tingle, Japanese-American comedienne Motoko, Brazilian Mime Antonio Rocha, Sirius XM star Kim Weitkamp, and Parent’s Choice award-winning musician Kirk Waller.  Friday and Saturday night will feature Bay Area senior theater activist Liz Nichols.

Locals can also volunteer for 3 hours and get into a session for free, please call volunteer coordinator Cathy Balan at (530) 434-3309.

“Sierra Storytelling Festival is a dream for any storyteller/performer. Performing on stage under a ceiling of tree canopies, crisp sails, and blue skies; a warm and welcoming audience; delicious food and craft beer. Add to that a wide blend of stories and music and seriously, why would you do anything or go anywhere else that weekend?”- Kim Weitkamp