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Storytelling concert on Friday, July 31, 7:30pm, Marriott Country Club Plaza Hotel.  Two great American pastimes, storytelling and baseball are the themes at the National Storytelling Network’s Story Slam.  The public can participate by crafting a 5 minute true personal story with baseball lingo and hit it out of the park at the Royal Grand Slam. Tickets can be purchased at the door.  Info at Suitable for adults and teens. $15 per person


National Storytelling Network’s Storytelling Concert on Sunday, August 2, 2:30pm at the Marriott Country Club Plaza Hotel.  Enjoy an afternoon concert featuring nationally-recognized storytellers and musicians: Grammy award winner Bill Harley, Cross-Cultural storyteller Emily Lansana and Brazilian storyteller Antonio Rocha.  Tickets can be purchased at the door. Info at


Suitable for age 8 and older. $15 per adult.  Every paying adult can bring 4 children for free.

These programs are underwritten by media sponsor KCUR, Mid-Continent Public Library Woodneath Story Center, the Missouri Humanities Council, and Metropolitan Community Colleges Maplewood-Kansas City Storytelling Festival.





The National Storytelling Network is dedicated to advancing the art of storytelling – as a performing art, a process of cultural transformation, and more.


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