Saugatuck StoryFest: Friday Events

Friday, Oct 12, 2018 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

On Friday October 12, the festival weekend kicks off with two headline events. At 7 pm, Emmy-winning, former head of HBO Documentaries Sheila Nevins will open the StoryFest with a keynote about her life as a storyteller. Then at 8 pm, Drama Desk-nominated composer and lyricist Joe Iconis is joined by his likeminded tribe of musical theatre performers for a concert combining some of his unforgettable songs and the stories behind them.

DOWNLOAD OFFICIAL PROGRAM HERE.

Link to StoryFest website.
Link to StoryFest website partnership page.

Alphabetical listing of participants.

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11

6-8 pm: Wearable Books Opening Reception
Location: 1 Main Street, Downtown Westport
Participating Artists: Anit Gangi Balkun, J Bonington, Sharon Cooper, Elizabeth DeVoll, Susan Guagliumi, Mari Gyorgyey, Jana Ireijo, C. Delari Johnston, Mollie Keller and Dana Mankowski, Cate Leach, Liz Leggett, Jane R. Rubin, Fuma Markowitz, Sooo-z Mastropietro, Kate Perri, Wendy Pieper, Pascaline Richir-Gardner, Katherine Ross, Rebecca Ross, Kathleen Scranton, Heli Stagg, Chris Timmons, and Cindy Zuckerbrod

7-9 pm: Hoops Africa / Ubuntu Matters: Sports Literacy and the Power of Community
Location: Quick Center for the Arts, Fairfield University
In collaboration with Connecticut Writing Project, Hoops Africa
Panelists: director of the Connecticut Writing Project Bryan Ripley Crandall, PhD; Fairfield University Men’s Basketball Head Coach Sydney Johnson; film producer Taylor Sharp; and founder of Hoops 4 Hope Mark Crandall.
Registration requsted.

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12

12:30-1:30 pm: Reading Aloud to Children Workshop

Program Room, The Westport Library.
Led by Children's Librarian Deborah White
Learn techniques for reading aloud to children, from birth through adolescence. This program supports the School Volunteer Association of Bridgeport and supports SVA's annual Read Aloud Day. Book suggestions will also be available. Register online.
 

6:30 pm: Festival Kick-Off with Sheila Nevins, former president of HBO Documentary Films and author of You Don't Look Your Age...and Other Fairy Tales. 
8 pm: Outdoor reception
Location: Branson Hall, Christ & Holy Trinity Church, 75 Church Lane
Register here; $30, includes entry to keynote, one copy of book and ticket to reception.

8 pm: Joe Iconis & Family
Drama Desk-nominated composer/lyricist Joe Iconis is joined by his likeminded tribe of musical theatre performers for a concert combining some of his unforgettable songs and the stories behind them.
Location: Toquet Hall, 58 Post Road East
Event Sold out; sign up for waitlist.

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