Stories galore 

It’s time once again for the Ruth Lilly Hoosier Storytelling Festival, hosted annual by Storytelling Arts of Indiana and the Indiana History Center. Stories geared for adults as well as children are featured now through Saturday, with the main events taking place Friday night, Oct. 13, and all day Oct. 14 at the History Center and Military Park.

The five featured storytellers (along with local tellers) will perform many programs: Derek Burrows (folktales and legends from the Caribbean, Africa and beyond), Gay Ducey (world folktales and stories of independence, spunk and sass from her Southern heritage), Lyn Ford (adaptations of folktales, original stories and personal narratives from her childhood), Andy Offutt Irwin (stories infused with sound effects and songs touching on universal themes) and Syd Lieberman (internationally acclaimed teller of Jewish and historical tales as well as literary stories).

For a complete schedule, go to or call 317-255-7628. Friday, events take place at Military Park. Performances for students and home school families will be held from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. “Scary Stories” and Spooky Crafts will be from 6-8:30 p.m. and “Scarier Stories” from 8:45-10 p.m. Saturday, storytelling workshops will be held at the IHC starting at 9 a.m. Storytelling will be from 12-5 p.m. and 7:30-10 p.m. in Military Park. Each session is $10, $5 for kids advance ($12 and $6 at the gate), and the workshops are $30.

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