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4th Annual San Miguel International Storytelling Festival

October 7-20
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4th Annual San Miguel International Storytelling Festival

By Stephanie Medlock

Whether your favorite story is true or a fairytale, you can find it or tell it at the Fourth Annual San Miguel International Storytelling Festival!

This year, instead of a two-day competition where all storytellers tell true stories, we will have four separate events with a variety of stories in different locations around San Miguel. Then on October 20 we will present a selection of stories from those events at a Showcase Finale Gala at Bellas Artes.

Each location will feature a different type of story, beginning with a free Open Mic Morning at Tianguis TOSMA Saturday Organic Market on October 7, Stories in Spanish at Mama Mia on October 10, Tall Tales at El Quita Penas on October 11, and True Life Stories at Restaurant Paprika on October 18. Each night will offer eight to twelve stories.

“We wanted to do something different this year,” Storytelling Committee member Nathan Feuerberg explains. “This offers both the storytellers and the audience a chance to hear more types of stories in comfortable, intimate settings. Each of the restaurants has reserved space for about thirty people. “

Food and drink at each restaurant is up to the participant. Mama Mia, however, is graciously providing complimentary appetizers and drinks to the audience of Stories in Spanish.

Please contact Nathan Feuerberg at ( if you wish to be added to the lineup for any event. Tickets are online at and at the door.

The annual Storytelling Workshop will take place at the Literary Sala of Bellas Artes on October 14 and 15. The cost is $1,500 pesos for two days. To enroll, please contact Stephanie Medlock at (

Open Mic Morning, October 7, 2017. Tianguis TOSMA Saturday Organic Market (Ancha de San Antonio 123), 10:a.m. – noon. Free admission. Storytellers can tell stories in English or Spanish. They should sign up at 9:30 a.m.

Tall Tales, October 11, Benjamin Lara El Quita Penas, (Mesones #95) 6-7:30p.m. 100 pesos.

Stories in Spanish, October 10, Mama Mia Restaurant, (Umaran #8), 7-9 p.m., 50 pesos.

True Life Stories, October 18, Restaurant Paprika, (Ancha de San Antonio #7) 7-9 p.m., 100 pesos.

Storytelling Workshop, Saturday October 14, 10 a.m. – 4:30 pm. and Sunday, October 15, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Literary Sala Room at Bellas Artes, Hernandez Macias #75, 1,500 pesos.

Showcase Finale, Friday, October 20

5:45 pm--Wine Reception at Hotel Sautto (Hernandez Macias #59) with music by High Desert Rangers
7:00 pm--Stories begin at Bellas Artes Auditorio, Hernandez Macias #75
Tickets 300 pesos, at the door & online at

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