2018 Schedule of Events

Some events are limited attendance, so reserve your tickets early!!

Friday, May 11

paintbrushes - Copy2:00 to 5:00 pm
Healing of Art and Storytelling Workshop
NEW event!
Paris-Bourbon County Library, 701 High Street (map)

$25 standard tickets, $45 CEU tickets

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6:00 to 8:00 pm
Ghost Storytelling
FREE event!
First Christian Church Gazebo, 911 High Street, Paris (map)

5:00 pm — Dinner ($6 tickets)
6:00 pm – Music by Phoebe and David Wagner
6:30 pm – Adam Booth
6:55 pm – Thomas Freese
7:20 pm – Kim Weitkamp

Bring your own chair or blanket for the storytelling.  A spaghetti dinner fundraiser by the Men’s Club of the First Christian Church will be held beforehand.

$6 Dinner Tickets

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IMG_00737:00 to 8:00 pm
Storytelling by Sheila Arnold Jones
FREE event! NEW event!
First Baptist Church, 345 N. Locust Street, Carlisle (map)

Donations gratefully accepted.

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Storytelling by Bil Lepp
FREE event! NEW event!
Hartfield & Company Distillery, 320 Pleasant Street, Paris (map)

Donations gratefully accepted.

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Saturday, May 12

IMG_008410:00 am to 12:00 pm
Storytelling at the Arboretum
FREE event!
Wallis Arboretum, 616 Pleasant Street, Paris (map)

10:00 am – Kim Weitkamp
11:00 am – Bil Lepp

Seating on the lawn, so feel free to bring your own blankets or folding chairs. Donations gratefully accepted.

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10:30 to 11:00 am
Preschool Concert: Wish I Were a Horse
FREE event! NEW event!
Jones Storytelling 2017 LR
Paris-Bourbon County Library, 701 High Street (map)

Some of the first sounds, images and words that children learn are about animals. Preschool-aged children, 18 months to 5 years, will enjoy Sheila Arnold Jones sharing stories, songs and activities about some familiar and unfamiliar animals. Children must be accompanied by an adult, but grownups will also love the stories as well as hints and suggestions along the way to help foster early literacy. Reservations required. Limited to 30 participants.

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10:30 to 11:30 am
Children’s Storytelling Workshop: Introduction to Appalachian Storytelling
Appalachian WorkshopFREE event! NEW event!
Hopewell Museum, 800 Pleasant Street, Paris (map)

Welcome to a world of mountain storytelling! In this interactive workshop led by Adam Booth, you will hear a traditional Appalachian story and deconstruct it to learn about structure, style and cultural elements. Then, you will create your own story built upon this model, culminating in a group telling of new “traditional” stories. Reservations required. Limited to 30 participants.

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11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Duncan Tavern Open House
FREE event! NEW event!
323 High Street, Paris

In honor of the Paris Storytelling Festival, the Duncan Tavern Historic Center will have an Open House and be selling beverages and sweets. This is a wonderful opportunity to see the oldest tavern in Kentucky and a beautiful historic site FREE of charge!

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.12:00 to 1:45 pm
Open Microphone
FREE event! NEW event!
Hope Park, 525 Main Street, Paris (map)

All are invited to share a story at the Hope Park in Downtown Paris. Please prepare a story no longer than 8 minutes. Sign up in advance or on site the day of the telling if time slots are still available. May be limited to 10 storytellers. Hay bales will be available for the audience to sit, eat lunch and listen.

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Storytelling at the Arboretum

FREE event!
Wallis Arboretum, 616 Pleasant Street, Paris (map)

2:00 – Adam Booth
3:00 – Thomas Freese

Seating on the lawn, so feel free to bring your own blankets or folding chairs. Donations gratefully accepted.

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.5:30 to 8:30 pm
An Evening of Dinner, Music and Storytelling
IMG_0098Bourbon County Courthouse, 301 Main Street, Paris (map)

Enjoy a spectacular evening of music and storytelling inside the unique venue of the historic Bourbon County Courthouse. Handicapped accessible. Reservations required.

$30 Tickets

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Sunday, May 13

10:45 am to 12:00 pm
Church Services with Bil Lepp Storytelling
FREE event!
First Christian Church, 911 High Street, Paris (map)

Bil Lepp will be perform a 20-minute story during Church services.

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10:45 am to 12:00 pm
Church Services with Kim Weitkamp Storytelling
FREE event!
First Presbyterian Church, 517 Pleasant Street, Paris (map)

Kim Weitkamp will perform a 20-minute story during Church services.

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In addition, storytellers will also be visiting Nicholas County, Bourbon County, and Paris Independent Schools on Friday during school hours and Bourbon Heights Nursing Home on Friday afternoon. These events are not open to the public.

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