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LIBBEY BOWL AND OJAI ART CENTER – Annual Ojai Storytelling Festival

The 19th annual Ojai Storytelling Festival will take place Oct. 24-27 in Libbey Bowl and the Ojai Art Center.  The line-up of award-winning storytellers is set and includes Kim Weitkamp storyteller and musician from Ohio, Peter Cook, deaf performing artist from Chicago, Tim Lowry of South Carolina, Blind Boy Paxton of New York, Anne Rutherford of Oregon, Debra Ehrhardt of Jamaica and Jennifer Munro of England. Tickets are now available from the website at www.ojaistoryfest.org.  The festival offers a variety of performances, workshops, and  musical events with programs for students and children and performances for adults that include a comedy night, tales of the supernatural(just for Halloween) and Naughty Tales for adults only.  A complete schedule is posted online on the website.  The Ojai Storytelling Festival has become one of the best-known storytelling events on the West Coast.

Thursday, October 24

6:30 – 9:30 pm
Ojai Art Center Patio

Meet All the Storytellers and Raw and Unfiltered Stories
The evening starts off with all the tellers sharing how they became storytellers followed by Raw and Unfiltered Tales with 2 Moth Winners: Brian Finkelstein, and Ruby Cooper+ Anne Rutherford, Debra Ehrhardt, Jennifer Munro, and Blind Boy Paxton.

Adults:  $35

Seniors: $32

Friday, October 25

9:30 – 10:30am
Libbey Bowl

Fall Stories for Primary Students (Grades K-3)
with Tim Lowry, Anne Rutherford and Peter Cook

Adult $20, Child $12

Groups (10+) $10

11:15am –12:30pm
Libbey Bowl

Fall Stories for Upper Grades (4-8)
with Kim Weitkamp, Jennifer Murnro, Blind Boy Paxton and Debra Ehrhardt

Adult $15, Child $12

Groups (10+) $10

3:00 – 4:30pm
Ojai Art Center Patio

Stories of Courage
with Debra Ehrhardt and Jennifer Munro
and Peter Cook

Adults $20

Seniors $18

Child: $10

5:00 – 6:00pm
Art Center Patio

Song Stories
with Kim Weitkamp and Blind Boy Paxton

Adults $20

Seniors $18

Child: $10

7:00 – 8:00pm
Art Center Patio

Celebrating Joni Mitchell

with Kimberly Ford and Friends

Adults $20

Seniors $18

Child $10

8:45 – 10:00pm

Art Center Patio

Supernatural Tales
with Anne Rutherford, Jennifer Munro
and Tim Lowry

Adults $20
Seniors $18

9:00 – 10:30am
Art Center Patio

Essential Stories for Effective Communication Workshop with Tim Lowry

Not included in Festival Pass.

$20

11:00am – 5:00 pm
Ojai Art Center Gallery

Story Shop Stop
A boutique in the Art Center Gallery.Unique gifts to purchase from local artists and craftspeople

11:00am – 12:30pm
Ojai Art Center Patio

Amazing Adventures

Jennifer Munro and Anne Rutherford

$20 adults

$18 seniors

$10 children

12:45 – 2:30pm
Ojai House

Story Swap: FREE!

Story Swap is your chance to tell a story to an enthusiastic audience. Beginning tellers welcome. Five minute limit, please. Sign up at the Storytelling Resource Storeat the Ojai Art Center.

1:00 – 2:30pm
Ojai Art Center Patio

Humor and Heart

Debra Ehrhardt and Tim Lowry

$20 adults
$18 seniors
$10 children

Saturday, October 26

9:00 – 10:30am
Ojai House

Preserving Family Stories Workshop

with Jennifer Munro

Not included in Festival Pass.

$20

3:00 – 4:30pm

Ojai Art Center Patio

A Feast for the Senses

Peter Cook, Blind Boy Paxton and Kim Weitkamp

$20 adults
$18 seniors
$10 children

5:30 – 8:00pm
Libbey Bowl

Laughing Night

with all the Tellers

$30 adults

$27 seniors

$15 children

8:30 – 10:30pm
Ojai Art Center Patio

Naughty Tales Under the Stars on the Patio

This year’s performers include Anne Rutherford, Debra Ehrhardt and Blind Boy Paxton

Not included in the Festival Pass

$40

At Laughing Night on Sat. Oct. 26 starting at 5:00pm we will have a food truck offering some good ole’ fashion bbq bringing some southern exposure to the evening. The food is great and there will be veggie burgers in addition to pulled pork, brisket,
tri tip and chicken along with tasty sides of beans and coleslaw. Stories and barbecue… A winning combination!

Sunday, October 27

​9:00 – 10:30am
Ojai Art Center Gallery

Jumpstart Your Stories
Workshop with Anne Rutherford
Not included in Festival Pass.

All Tickets $20

11:00am – 1:00pm
Ojai Art Center

Continental Breakfast and Farewell Tales
with all the Tellers

Adults $30
Seniors $27
Child $15