2021 Schedule of Events

With the exception of Friday and Saturday evening, all events are free and require no advance registration.

Friday, October 8

7 to 9 pm
Friday Feature
Paris Livery, 226 Pleasant Street, Paris (map)

Bil Lepp, Paul Strickland and Josh Goforth will team up to entertain a crowd at Paris Livery. Cash bar available. Adults only. Masks required.

Sold Out

Saturday, october 9

9 to 10 am
Breakfast at Lil’s
Lil’s Coffee House, 627 Main Street, Paris (map)

Start your day off right by enjoying breakfast at Lil’s Coffee House while listening to stories by Paul Strickland and Sheila Arnold.

Sheila Arnold and Paul Strickland will tell stories from 9 to 10 am, and everyone is welcome. The event is free, but we ask that you come early if you are having breakfast so that all dishes are collected before the storytellers start. Lyra will have her usual quiches, a special breakfast casserole, and her breakfast breads. See the Lil’s menu online.

11 am to 12 pm
Origami with Motoko Dworkin
Paris-Bourbon County Library, 701 High Street, Paris (map)

Children and adults will begin to learn the art of origami while listening to stories from ancient Japan.

11 am to 12 pm
Jam Session with Josh Goforth
Hopewell Museum, 800 Pleasant Street, Paris (map)

Josh Goforth is a master musician who plays multiple instruments. Sing/play along as part of the Hopewell Museum’s Free Fun Hour. Children and adults are invited to come hear some old time music and play or sing along with storyteller and musician Josh Goforth.

2 pm to 4:30 pm
Storytelling Showcase
Wallis Arboretum, 616 Pleasant Street, Paris (map)

Stories from all five featured storytellers. Schedule coming soon. Seating will be available under a tent.

6:30 to 8:30 pm
An Evening of Dinner & Storytelling
Wallis House, 616 Pleasant Street, Paris (map)

Enjoy a spectacular evening of dinner and storytelling from all five featured storytellers under a tent in the backyard of the historic Wallis House. The House will be open and is handicapped accessible. Reservations required. $35 individual tickets are limited, so reserve yours early.

Sunday, october 10

Storytelling in the Churches

Each storyteller will share a 20-minute story as part of local church services.


In Addition

Storytellers will also be visiting Bourbon County Schools, Paris Independent Schools, and Nicholas County Schools. These events are open to students only.