Celebrate with Timeless Tales & Music!

Join Us for the 19th Annual

Patchwork Tales Storytelling Festival

March 9-14, 2020

 

York County Library is pleased to present the 19th annual Patchwork Tales Storytelling Festival. Experience the magic of storytelling through one-of-a-kind live performances from nationally known storytellers. Mark your calendars and join us as our community comes together to celebrate a time-honored tradition during this six-day storytelling extravaganza.

 

Schedule

*Free admission and parking for all events!

Monday, March 9, 2020

 

Giving Stories Wings

Join storyteller Suzette Hawkins as she blends traditional folklore with storytelling. Recommended for ages 5–adult. Space is limited.

5:30–6:30 p.m.

Lake Wylie Library

185 Blucher Circle, Lake Wylie, SC 29710

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

 

Storytelling with Ramona Moore Big Eagle

Spend an evening with Ramona Moore Big Eagle, oral historian, storyteller, and Legend Keeper from the Tuscarora Nation of North Carolina. Ramona shares Native American Indian stories that have been handed down from one generation to the next by Native Elders. Recommended for ages 5–adult. Space is limited.

5:30–6:30 p.m.

Fort Mill Library

1818 Second Baxter Crossing, Fort Mill, SC 29708

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

 

Mountain Music, Stories and Dance  (Registration Required)

Join Jeff Robbins for an upbeat, participatory, educational performance of Appalachian mountain music. The program will also include an instrument-making workshop where attendees make their very own playable “One String Pork-n-Bean Guitar” and conclude by using them and “jamming” with Jeff! Ages 6–11, accompanied by an adult. Register online or call 803-222-3474, starting February 26. Limit 20.

5:00–6:00 p.m.

Clover Library

107 Knox Street, Clover, SC 29710

Thursday, March 12, 2020

 

Tell Me More Concert

Storyteller Donald Davis presents a special concert for York middle-schoolers. This event is by invitation only.

9:00–10:00 a.m.

York Intermediate School, York

Down Home Concert: Stories and Folk Music

Join us for an old-fashioned good time featuring storytellers Donald Davis and Sheila Arnold and musician Jeff Robbins. Recommended for adults. Doors open at 1:30 p.m.

2:00–4:30 p.m.

St. John’s United Methodist Church

321 S. Oakland Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29730

  ASL Sign-Interpreted Performance

Mountain Music, Stories and Dance  (Registration Required)

Join Jeff Robbins for an upbeat, participatory, educational performance of Appalachian mountain music. The program will also include an instrument-making workshop where attendees make their very own playable “One String Pork-n-Bean Guitar” and conclude by using them and “jamming” with Jeff! Ages 3–11, accompanied by an adult. Register online or call 803-684-3751, starting February 27. Limit 25.

4:30–5:30 p.m.

York Public Library

21 E. Liberty Street, York, SC 29745

Friday, March 13, 2020

 

Tell Me More Concert

Storyteller Sheila Arnold presents a special concert for York County middle-schoolers. This event is by invitation only.

9:00–10:00 a.m.

York Preparatory Academy, Rock Hill

Tell Me More Concert

Storyteller Leeny Del Seamonds presents a special concert for Clover middle-schoolers. This event is by invitation only.

10:00–11:00 a.m.

Clover School District Auditorium, Clover

Storytelling Sampler Community Concert

Enjoy an evening of memorable stories with award-winning national storytellers Donald Davis and Leeny Del Seamonds. Artist recordings and other merchandise will be available for purchase. Recommended for ages 7–adult. Doors open at 6:15 p.m.

7:00–9:30 p.m.

Rawlinson Road Middle School Auditorium

2631 W. Main Street, Rock Hill, SC 29732

  ASL Sign-Interpreted Performance

 

Saturday, March 14, 2020

 

Family Showcase

Join Hobey Ford and his Golden Rod Puppets as they explore the magical world of animals, introducing the audience to the metamorphosis of a butterfly, various ecological systems, and endangered animals. It also features Hobey’s original “foamies” puppets. All ages. Space is limited.

2:00–2:45 p.m.

York County Library, Activities Room

138 E. Black Street, Rock Hill, SC 29730

 

Performers

Sheila Arnold

Known for her interactive style that often incorporates song, Sheila Arnold has given over 600 presentations for schools, churches, professional organizations, and museums in 41 states. She has twice been featured at the Colonial Williamsburg Storytelling Festival and the National Storytelling Festival. Sheila has written and produced two books and two storytelling CDs and, for helping museums and exhibit designers, holds the title of “historical consultant."

Donald Davis

Renowned storyteller Donald Davis was born in a Southern Appalachian mountain world rich in stories. Although he heard many traditional stories about Jack and other heroic characters, he was most attracted to the stories of his own life. Featured at festivals throughout the world, the World’s Fair, and the Smithsonian Institution, Donald is also known as a prolific author, producer of books and CDs, and a recipient of the NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence and Lifetime Achievement awards.

Leeny Del Seamonds

With a face and voice that launched a thousand characters, Leeny Del Seamonds is an internationally acclaimed performer, coach, author, multi-award-winning recording artist, and professional voice actor. Recipient of the NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence Award and the 2002 National Storyteller of the Year, Leeny performs Hispanic/Latino, original, and World stories spiced with exquisite mime, a cornucopia of characters, and a love of people.

Hobey Ford's Golden Rod Puppets

Internationally renowned in the puppetry field, Hobey Ford is known for his excellence in puppetry performance, as well as his skill as a master storyteller. He designs and constructs all of his Golden Rod Puppets and sets. He is a two-time winner of puppetry’s highest honor, the UNIMA Citation of Excellence, and a recipient of three Jim Henson Foundation grants and the Hermitage Fellowship.

Suzette Hawkins

Patchwork Tales regional teller Suzette Hawkins views storytelling as a traditional art form that can promote literacy, imagination, and moral values. Suzette began telling stories in 1982 after attending the National Storytelling Festival and has been an emcee and storyteller for Patchwork Tales in the past. Her stories range from humorous tales to ghost stories and other tales that lead the listener through a gamut of emotions.

Ramona Moore Big Eagle

Ramona Moore Big Eagle is an oral historian and Legend Keeper from the Tuscarora Nation of North Carolina. Her storytelling is interactive, using artifacts, crafts, and drumming. She tells her Native American stories dressed in full regalia and is the founder and president of the Storytellers Guild of Charlotte.

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Jeff Robbins has brought more than 7,000 performances to schools and libraries throughout the United States. His tried-and-true professional show, Mountain Music, Stories and Dance, is enjoyed by audiences of all ages. Most of the instruments Jeff plays were handmade by him and his father, including mandolin, fiddles, dulcimer, several banjos — and a unique instrument called a “One String Pork-n-Bean” guitar.

 

Visitor Information

Official Host Hotels

The following hotels have partnered with us to offer festival guests a special discounted rate. Please be sure to mention York County Library when making reservations by phone.

Cambria Hotel Fort Mill

340 Amistead Avenue, Fort Mill, S.C. 29708

(803) 578-9960

$129 per night (plus tax)

 

Courtyard by Marriott Rock Hill

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

(803) 324-1400

$99 per night (plus tax)

 

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

$102 per night (plus tax),

includes a continental breakfast

Hampton Inn
 

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

York County Library

Sponsors

Friends of the York County Libray
Sam's Club
City of Rock Hill
Walmart

Contributors

Clover School District
York School District 1
York Preparatory Academy
YourYC.co

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

2020 Patchwork Tales Storytelling Festival Brochure  (coming soon)

 
York County Library

138 East Black Street

Rock Hill, SC 29730

803.981.5858

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