Thank You for Supporting 'Patchwork Tales!'

 

The 2019 Patchwork Tales Storytelling Festival has ended! YCL thanks all who attended, our sponsor, the Friends of the Library, and our contributors for their support. Look for more announcements in the future, and check out Wilson's World, where host Jon Wilson stopped by to meet staff, storytellers, and others during this year's event!

About Patchwork Tales

York County Library's Patchwork Tales Storytelling Festival began in 1996 with a small grant from the South Carolina State Library and a goal to support reading and literacy through traditional storytelling and a variety of cultural arts. Held in Rock Hill, S.C., Patchwork Tales grew to a full three-day event for all ages, with award-winning national storytellers and musicians.


In 2012, Patchwork Tales was temporarily suspended due to the economic downturn, but after hundreds of inquiries, York County Library is thrilled to bring it back another year. Enjoy tale-tellin’ at its best as we bring the time-honored tradition of storytelling back to our community!

Schedule

Thursday, March 14, 2019

 

Down Home Concert: Stories and Folk Music: 2:30–4:30 p.m.

First Baptist Church Worship Center, Rock Hill

Join us for an old-fashioned good time featuring national storyteller Bobby Norfolk and singer-songwriter Laurelyn Dossett. A certified American Sign Language interpreter will translate. Recommended for adults. Doors open at 2:00 p.m. Free admission and parking.

           ASL Sign-Interpreted Performance

Friday, March 15, 2019

Tell Me More Concert: 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Rawlinson Road Middle School, Rock Hill

National storyteller Bobby Norfolk presents a special concert for Rock Hill middle-schoolers.

Tell Me More Concert: 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Castle Heights Middle School, Rock Hill

National storyteller Connie Regan-Blake presents a special concert for Rock Hill middle-schoolers.

Storytelling Sampler Community Concert: 7:00-9:15 p.m.

Sullivan Middle School Auditorium, Rock Hill 

Enjoy an evening of memorable stories with award-winning national storytellers Bobby Norfolk and Connie Regan-Blake. Artist recordings and other merchandise will be available for purchase. A certified American Sign Language interpreter will translate. Recommended for ages 7–adult. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Free admission and parking.

           ASL Sign-Interpreted Performance

 

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Patchwork Tales Family Showcase

Salsa Cinderella, presented by Grey Seal Puppets: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

York County Library, Rock Hill, Activities Room

This classic tale of love and footwear is told with a spicy twist! All the familiar characters are re-imagined as ingredients in a jar of salsa. Experience this timeless classic retold with Latin-American flavor, including an original musical score by Charlotte composer John Alexander that will have you fighting the urge to mambo in the aisles. A dazzling array of puppets all join in the quest to find the foot that fits a simple sandal. This show is sure to delight the salsa fan in
everyone! All ages. No registration required. Limited seating.

Performers

 
 

Bobby Norfolk’s innate ability to read and connect with audiences makes him one of America’s premier storytellers. Using dynamic movement, vocal effects, and vibrant characters, he creates stories that promote character education traits, cultural diversity, and literacy. Bobby won three
Emmy awards as host of CBS’s Gator Tales and also hosted the Emmy-nominated Children’s Theater at Bobby’s House. He has co-authored eight children’s books and created over 10 CDs, winning many prestigious Parents’ Choice Gold Awards and first prize for Spoken Word from Foreword Magazine. A founder of Folktale Productions and past member of the Board of Directors for the National Storytelling Network, Bobby is an NSN Oracle Circle of Excellence award recipient and serves on the St. Louis Storytelling Festival Advisory Council.
www.bobbynorfolk.com

Connie Regan-Blake, one of America’s most celebrated storytellers, has captivated hearts and imaginations around the globe. Both as a solo artist and a member of the acclaimed Folktellers duo, Connie has been featured on seven award-winning PBS recordings, has performed at the
nation’s top folk music and storytelling festivals, and has been a guest on NPR’s All Things Considered, ABC’s Good Morning America, and CNN. Her groundbreaking collaboration with the
Kandinsky Trio has been hailed as a “new art form,” and New Age Magazine, School Library Journal, and Southern Living have praised her work. Connie is a founding board member of the National Storytelling Association, frequent host and featured performer at the National Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee, and NSN Oracle Circle of Excellence award recipient.
www.storywindow.com

In this video, Connie tells how she became a storyteller and provides some guidance and tips for those looking to become storytellers themselves. A clip of Connie performing at a previous Patchwork Tales festival is also included.

Singer-songwriter Laurelyn Dossett lives in the piedmont of North Carolina, writing songs that tend to reflect both the traditional and contemporary stories of the region. Her songs
have appeared in film and television, as well as recordings by Grammy-winning artists such as Levon Helm and Rhiannon Giddens of the Carolina
Chocolate Drops. Her new songwriting project, Leaving Eden, a play with music co-written by
playwright Mike Wiley, premiered at the PlayMakers Repertory Company at UNC-Chapel Hill in April 2018. Laurelyn has partnered with Triad Stage's Preston Lane on six plays featuring regional folklore and original music, and her song cycle, The
Gathering: A Winter's Tale in Six Songs
, was  commissioned by and premiered with the North Carolina Symphony in November 2011.
www.facebook.com/laurelyn.dossett.music

Well-known for its trademark whimsical approach to storytelling and exquisite puppet design, Grey Seal Puppets offers a variety of puppet 

performances to tickle your fancy. Its 30-year history includes such honors as three Citations of Excellence from UNIMA-USA, the President’s Award
from the Puppeteers of America, and the Award for Leadership in Theatre. Drew Allison, founder of Grey Seal Puppets, has performed regularly on television and stage for three decades. He also
co-authored The Foam Book: An Easy Guide to Building Polyfoam Puppets and is featured in The Foam Book DVD.

www.greysealpuppets.com

Visitor Information

York County Convention & Visitors Bureau

Contact the York County Convention & Visitors Bureau toll-free at 1-888-702-1320 or visit www.visityorkcounty.com for information about accommodations and local attractions.

 

Official Host Hotels
Hampton Inn Rock Hill
2111 Tabor Drive, Rock Hill, S.C. 29730
(803) 325-1100

Hampton Inn Rock Hill offers a special discount rate to festival guests at $102 per night (plus tax), which includes a continental breakfast. Please mention York County Library when making reservations by phone.

Courtyard by Marriott Rock Hill

1300 River Run Court, Rock Hill, S.C. 29732

(803) 324-1400

Courtyard by Marriott Rock Hill offers a special discount rate to festival guests at $99 per night (plus tax). Please mention York County Library when making reservations by phone.

Hampton Inn
 
 

Directions

First Baptist Church Worship Center: 481 Hood Center Drive, Rock Hill, SC 29730​

 

From I-77 Northbound:
Take I-77 North toward Charlotte, NC.
Take the Dave Lyle Blvd/SC-122 Exit 79 toward Downtown.
Turn left onto Dave Lyle Blvd/SC-122.
Turn left onto Hood Center Drive.
First Baptist Church Worship Center is on the left.


From I-77 Southbound:
Take I-77 South toward Columbia, SC.
Take the Dave Lyle Blvd/SC-122 Exit 79 toward Downtown.
Merge onto Dave Lyle Blvd/SC-122 toward York Tech.
College/Winthrop Univ/Rock Hill.
Turn left onto Hood Center Drive.
First Baptist Church Worship Center is on the left.

Sullivan Middle School Auditorium:  1825 Eden Terrace, Rock Hill, SC 29730

 

From I-77 Northbound:
Take I-77 North toward Charlotte, NC.
Take the US-21/SC-5 Exit 77 toward Rock Hill.
Merge onto South Anderson Rd/US-21 N toward Rock Hill.
Turn left onto Greenbriar Avenue.
Take the first right to stay on Greenbriar Avenue.
Turn left onto Nations Ford Road.
Turn left onto Eden Terrace.
Sullivan Middle School Auditorium is on the right.


From I-77 Southbound:
Take I-77 South toward Columbia, SC.
Merge onto Cherry Rd/US-21 S via Exit 82B-A toward Rock Hill.
Turn left onto Anderson Rd/US-21 S/SC-121.
Turn right onto Eden Terrace.
Sullivan Middle School Auditorium is on the right.

York County Main Library: 138 East Black St., Rock Hill, S.C.
 

From I-77 Northbound:
Take I-77 North toward Charlotte, NC.
Take the Dave Lyle Blvd/SC-122 Exit 79 toward Downtown.
Turn left onto Dave Lyle Boulevard and go under the bridge.

Continue straight toward downtown for approximately 3.5 miles.
Turn left onto Black Street.
York County Library is on the right.


From I-77 Southbound:
Take I-77 South toward Columbia, SC.
Take the Dave Lyle Blvd/SC-122 Exit 79 toward Downtown.
Merge right onto Dave Lyle Boulevard.
Continue straight toward downtown for approximately 3.5 miles.
Turn left onto Black Street.
York County Library is on the right.

Sponsors

York County Library is able to bring the Patchwork Tales Storytelling Festival to the community for free thanks to our generous sponsors, whose financial donations, goods, and services help make the festival possible.

Presented By

Contributors

Arts Council of York County
York Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Rock Hill Schools
South Carolina Humanities
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Additional Information

For additional information on the Patchwork Tales Storytelling Festival, contact:

York County Library Children’s Services Department: (803) 981-5888
York County Library Marketing Department: (803) 981-5864 

Downloads

2019 Patchwork Tales Storytelling Festival Brochure

 
York County Library

138 East Black Street

Rock Hill, SC 29730

803.981.5858

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