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10/27/2003
Hudson Valley to host American Storytelling Festival
National and international storytellers featured on Saturday, Nov. 1

CONTACT: Janine Kava (518) 629-8071 or (518) 629-8085
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, October 27, 2003

Hudson Valley Community College will sponsor its third annual Roots and Branches Storytelling Festival on Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium.

The event features nine afternoon workshops that will explore the art of storytelling and an evening performance of "American Bounty, American Dreams: Maize, Roast Beef and Collard Greens," by American Storyfeast.

The workshops will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and will be facilitated by the Storycrafters, also known as Jeri Burns, Ph.D., and Barry Marshall of Philmont. The Storycrafters perform and teach in schools, libraries and other venues, and have been featured performers at national and international storytelling and folk festivals.

The evening performance by American Storyfeast – a collaborative performance by storytellers Charlotte Blake-Alston, Gayle Ross and Jon Spelman – begins at 7 p.m.

Admission for the entire day is $16 for adults, seniors and high school students; $10 for children (14 years old and under) and free for Hudson Valley students. Admission for either the afternoon workshops or the evening performance is $8 for adults, seniors and high school students; $5 for children (14 years old and under) and free for Hudson Valley students. More information about this or other cultural events at Hudson Valley Community College is available online at www.hvcc.edu/events or by calling 629-4TIX.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 50 degree and certification programs in four academic divisions: Liberal Arts and Sciences; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and Business; as well as programs run through the Educational Opportunity Center offering certification programs in workforce and academic preparation.