RAPS is giving a benefit storytelling concert for Open Door Service Center, Benevolent Ministries Food Pantry (111 West 6th Street, Sedalia, Missouri 65301 (660) 827-1613) on Saturday, January 13, 2018 from 7:00-9:00 pm at the Heckart Performing Arts Center, 2010 Tiger Pride Blvd., Sedalia, MO. The price of entry for this family-friendly entertainment is one canned good or non-perishable food item or a bottle of shampoo per family.
State and regional storytellers will perform as part of the 2018 RAPS Chicken Festival.
Join us on Thursday December 7 at the Trailside Center, 9901 Holmes, KCMO 64131 for our annual Holiday Party!
RAPS will provide meat, cheese, rolls, drinks, plates, cups and utensils. You need to bring a side dish or dessert and a White Elephant gift. Be there at 7 pm for fun, food and friendly fighting over interesting gifts.
2018 River and Prairie Storyweavers
25th Annual Chicken Festival
January 12-13-14, 2018
Registration: $25 for RAPS members. RAPS membership is $25 per person or $35 per family. Registration is collected at the Chicken Festival.
Location: Econolodge Truman Inn & Suites, 3501 West Broadway, Sedalia, MO 65301. Call 660-826-8400 and ask for “Chicken Festival” discount. Rooms are $60 plus taxes. You could share a room. Econolodge Truman Inn & Suites offers free breakfast; Wi-Fi; indoor pool; and hot tub with Jerry McGuire Restaurant on site.
Bring: Your stories, musical instruments, amazing auction items and money.
Friday, January 12
Storytelling in the Community 8 am—5 pm
Dinner (On Your Own) 5 pm—7 pm
Let the Stories Begin 7 pm—10 pm
Saturday, January 13
Let the Stories Continue … 8:30 am—10 pm
Chicken News and Chicken Stories
Stories sprinkled with Music
Lunch (Provided) 11:30 am—1 pm
Even more Stories 1 pm—5:30 pm
Stories interspersed with Music
Auction with 3 minute Stories
Dinner (On Your Own) 5:30 pm—7 pm
Stories, Music and Stories 7 pm—late
Chicken Festival Traditions
Late Night Stories
Sunday, January 14
Stories and Music 8:30 am—11 am
May the Circle Be Unbroken
Tellers and Musicians may put their name in a basket. Names will be drawn and written on a flip chart so tellers and musicians will know their performance order. Stories are limited to 8 minutes.
Contact Linda Kuntz, River and Prairie Storyweavers, Event Coordinator, at 816-896-6893 with questions.
River and Prairie Storyweavers will return to Sedalia, Missouri on January 12-14, 2018 for their 25th Annual Chicken Festival.
This Sat, July 15, the Woodneath branch of the Mid-Continent Public Library will host the 3rd Annual Missouri Liars contest.
The contest will run from 2:00-4:15 pm. The library address is 8900 NE Flintlock Rd, KCMO 64157.
There are 10 finalists that will be telling their story, hoping to win the esteemed title of Best Liar in the Show-Me State for 2017 (politicians are specifically prohibited from entering the contest which is why is says Best Liar instead of Biggest). The stories are appropriate for anyone that is willing to suspend disbelief and enjoy the tale.
In addition to the contest there are workshops and speaking opportunities all day (see below). And, since it is at the library, it is all FREE.
Events for Saturday July 15 at The Woodneath Library Center
9:30AM – 11:00AM
Introduction to Storytelling with Joyce Slater and Sue Hinkel.
Join veteran storytellers Joyce Slater and Sue Hinkel for this interactive workshop which will introduce you to the basics of storytelling. How do you find good stories to tell? How do you get started telling your stories in live performance? If you’ve already started telling stories, what’s the next step you can take to improve your storytelling? Joyce and Sue will answer these questions and many more in this 90-minute workshop (sponsored by MO-TELL).
11:00AM – 12:00PM
Open Mic Story Swap
Come and share a story (8 minutes or less) in a safe, supportive environment. No prior storytelling experience necessary (sponsored by MO-TELL).
12:00PM – 1:30PM
Showing and Telling: An Advanced Workshop for Writers and Storytellers with Anthony Clark
Agents and editors frequently advise writers to show and not tell, but every story has “told” parts and “shown” parts. How do you decide which parts to tell in summary form and which to dramatize? Writer and Storyteller Anthony Clark facilitates this 90-minute workshop which focuses on story telling versus story showing. Learn some tips for dramatizing your story, and for deciding which parts to dramatize. Also, learn how story “showing” applies to storytellers. (Designed for experienced writers and storytellers but beginners are also welcome.)
2:00PM – 4:15PM
Finals of the Missouri State Liars Contest
Come cheer on your favorite liars as they compete for cash prizes and title of Best Liar in the Show-Me State for 2017. For contest details visit http://www.mo-tell.org
Location of events:
Woodneath Library Center
8900 NE Flintlock Road
Storytelling!! At Woodneath Library, 8900 NE Flintlock, KCMO 64157 from 2-4 pm today. Mary Schmidt will be the featured teller. Free for all ages.
We are in the middle of the NSN Storytelling Conference!
You can still attend.
For schedule of events and onsite ticketing info check out NSN’s website here.
RAPS meeting at John Knox Village in Lee’s Summit from 10 am – Noon. See our calendar for more details!
This is the new website for River and Prairie Storyweavers (RAPS), a storytelling group based in the Greater Kansas City Area.
The website is still under construction (so lots of changes and added content ahead), but feel free to look around and contact us!