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Shoals Storytelling Festival

13th Anniversary

Join us  – May 16-18, 2023!

Location:
Shoals Theatre – 123 N Seminary St. – Florence, AL 35630

Festival Hours:
The festival begins on Thurs from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Doors will be open at 6:00 pm
Friday hours 9:00 am – 9:00 pm. Doors open at 8:00 am.
Saturday hours 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Doors open at 8:00 am.

The list of storytellers who have performed at the Shoals Storytelling Festival reads like a who’s who among storytellers – Donald Davis, Bil Lepp, Dolores Hydock, Carmen Deedy, Elizabeth Ellis, Andy Offutt Irwin, Kevin Kling, Barbara McBride-Smith, Rev. Robert Jones, Tim Lowry, Diane Ferlatte, Don White, Josh Goforth, Geraldine Buckley, Three on a String, Norton Dill and the Dill Pickers, Rick Bragg, Sean Dietrich, Walt Aldridge, Lenny LeBlanc, Mac McAnally, Inge Auerbacher, Pippa White, Eric Kirkman, Kate Campbell, Minton Sparks and the late Syd Liberman and Spencer Bohren.

SHOALS STORYTELLING FESTIVAL
2024 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

 

Thursday night

7-9pm    Olio with Josh Goforth, Dolores Hydock, Bil Lepp, Tim Lowry and Kevin Kling

Friday, May 17-

8:55 am – Erick Kirkman – 9:10

9:10 -Kevin Kling – 9:40

9:40-Tim Lowry – 10:10

10:10 – Bil Lepp – 10:40

10:40-10:55 – Break

10:55 – Dolores Hydock – 12:15

12:15 – 2:00 – Lunch

2:05 – Josh Goforth – 3:00

3:00 – 3:35 – Bil Lepp

3:35 – 3:50 - Break

3:50 – 4:15 - Kevin Kling

4:15- 4:45 - Tim Lowry

Dinner 4:45-6:55

Olio – 7-9

Walt Aldridge, Dolores Hydock, Josh Goforth, Kevin Kling, Tim Lowry and Bil Lepp

Saturday, May 18th

9:00- 9:40 – Tim Lowry

9:40-10:20 – Josh Goforth

10:20-10:35 – Break

10:35 – 11:15 – Kevin Kling

11:15 – 12:00 – Bil Lepp

12:00-2 – Lunch

2:00- 3:15 – Dolores Hydock

3:15-3:45 – Josh Goforth

3:45-4 - Break

4:00 4:30 – Tim Lowry

4:30 -5:00 – Kevin Kling

5-7 - Dinner

Olio – 7-9 

Kevin Kling, Josh Goforth, Dolores Hydock, Tim Lowry and Bil Lepp

 

Friday, May 17

In Her Own Fashion, by Dolores Hydock: Stories of career disasters, celebrity encounters, war, peace, and reckless romance, based on the life of Ninette Griffith, a sassy, ambitious, independent woman who, at age 95, was ready to tell all.

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Saturday, May 18

Tony Curtis Speaks Italian and All I Can Say is 'I Love You', by Dolores Hydock: Two friends. One year. A VW beetle, three French children, and the White Cliffs of Dover. They all show up in this true story of friendship, feeling foreign, and finding your way home. What if you could meet your 19-year-old self again?

"...funny and touching, smart and insightful, personal and universal." -- review in The Birmingham News

2024 Storytellers