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“The Tongue and Pen: A Workshop for Writers with Kim Weitkamp”

This workshop is for storytellers and writers at all levels of expertise! Whether you are a writer, spoken word artist, teacher, or speaker, Kim will inspire you and give insight into the power of storytelling. Whether you share your stories through tongue or pen or on page or stage, this workshop will give insight, tools, and practical exercises to infuse your craft and help you stay focused as you work through the layers of your story.

Friday 10 – 11:30 am Venue:  Story & Song Center for Arts & Culture Tickets $35

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“Tea & Tales with Harriett Tubman”

Featured Performer: Diane Johnson Enjoy your choice of hot teas along with sweet and savory treats during this special Tea and Tales features Diane Johnson, performing a musical tribute of slave songs in costume as Harriet Tubman.

Friday 3-4:30 pm Venue:  Story & Song Center for Arts & Culture Tickets $25

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“Musician Storytellers”

Featured Performers: Michael Reno Harrell, Kim Weitkamp, Paul Strickland along with Shana Smith, Bob Patterson, Sean McCarthy 

Storytellers and musicians join forces in this musical storytelling event.

Friday 7:30-9:30 pm Venue:  SpringHill Suites By Marriott Tickets $35

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Shana Banana

“StoryTime with Ms. Dearsha and
Special Guest Shana Banana”


Featured Performers: Shana Banana

This special Story Time features Shana Banana, a nationally known children’s entertainer and author. Each child who attends will receive a free book.

Saturday 10:30 – 11:30 am
Venue:  Story & Song Center for Arts & Culture
Free Event, Reservations Required

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“More than Words — tips & techniques for performing your story: A Workshop with Paul Strickland”

Expert storyteller Paul Strickland gives performance techniques for storytelling. We’ve all heard the old saying, “Show, don’t tell.” In this workshop you’ll learn how to show better when you tell. Supporting the story you’re telling with a seasoning of the performance techniques you’ll learn in this workshop will elevate your listeners’ experience while deepening your connection to the story itself.

Saturday 1 – 2:30 pm
Venue:  SpringHill Suites By Marriott
Tickets $35

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Life on American Beach

“Island of Stories and Book-signing”


Featured Performers: Dickie Anderson, Jarrett Hill, Chip Kirkpatrick and the American Beach Storytellers

Local historians tell stories about Amelia Island’s fascinating past,

American Beach Storytellers—Residents of American Beach who contributed to the new book Life on American Beach: Voices from Within share memories of time spent at American Beach.  Emcee: Sarah Ammar

Saturday 3 – 5 pm
Venue:  SpringHill Suites By Marriott
Tickets $35

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Headliner 

“The Art of Storytelling with Carl Hiaasen”

Spend an evening with the person Dave Barry calls “one of South Florida’s most vital natural resources.” Listening to Carl Hiaasen’s powerful convictions about society and the environment, or stories about writing the characters in his bestselling novels, makes for an entertaining and utterly hilarious evening.

 

Joining Carl will be award-winning songwriter and veteran storyteller Michael Reno Harrell, whose recordings top the Americana Music Association charts year after year

Emcee: Sam Cobean

Saturday 7:30 – 9:30 pm Venue:  SpringHill Suites By Marriott Tickets $65 (includes an autographed book) or $55 (event only; no book)

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Headliner Event

The Art of Storytelling with Carl Hiaasen

Spend an evening with the person Dave Barry calls “one of South Florida’s most vital natural resources.” Listening to Carl Hiaasen’s powerful convictions about society and the environment, or stories about writing the characters in his bestselling novels, creates an entertaining and utterly hilarious evening.

Joining Carl will be award-winning songwriter and veteran storyteller Michael Reno Harrell, whose recordings top the Americana Music Association charts year after year.

Emcee: Sam Cobean

Saturday 7:30 – 9:30 pm
Venue:  SpringHill Suites By Marriott
Tickets $65 (includes an autographed book) or $55 (event only; no book)
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“Lunch with Storytellers”

Featured Performers: Paul Strickland, Michael Reno Harrell and Kim Weitkamp

Lunch will feature a delicious deli buffet followed by performances by nationally known storytellers Paul Strickland, Michael Reno Harrell, and Kim Weitkamp. Emcee: Sam Cobean

Sunday 12:30- 2:30 pm
Venue:  SpringHill Suites by Marriott
Tickets $48

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