Central Texas Storytelling Guild Joins 13th Annual Round-the-World “Tellabration!” Event

November 10, 2004

From those handed down through generations to the simple kid’s bedtime variety, good stories are universally loved. The St. Edward’s University Master of Liberal Arts program in association with the Central Texas Storytelling Guild is proud to present the 13th Annual Central Texas “Tellabration!” at St. Edward’s University. On Saturday, Nov. 20, storytellers and listeners will join together to celebrate the magic and wisdom of story through the “Tellabration!” event. Last year, more than 300 “Tellabration!” events were held in 42 states and 10 countries. This year’s “Tellabration!” weekend will be held across at least six continents — from Austin to Australia, Calgary to California and Glasgow to Gladstone, stories will be shared on a variety of topics and in numerous languages.

Here in Austin, the fun begins at 6:30 p.m. with “Story Circus,” a variety of stories for children and followed at 7:45 p.m. by “Sittin’ and Listenin’,” which features tales for the young at heart. This year’s event concludes with a special, adults-only performance of “Psst! Wanna Hear This?,” from 10 p.m.–midnight at the Life Dance Institute located directly across Congress Avenue from St. Edward’s.

• Who: Anyone who loves a story
• What: Tellabration!
Admission: $6 for adults and children 10 and over
$2 for children 9 and under
$3 for university students with valid ID card and
senior citizens
• When: 6:30 p.m.–Midnight, Saturday, Nov. 20
• Where: Mabee Ballrooms A&B, Ragsdale Center, St. Edward’s University
Life Dance Institute, 3212 South Congress

Founded by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward’s University has been named as one of America’s Best Colleges for 2005 by U.S. News & World Report and was selected by The Princeton Review for inclusion in the guide “Colleges with a Conscience.”
St. Edward’s is a private, Catholic, liberal arts university of approximately 4,650 students located in Austin, Texas.

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Stephanie H. Elsea, APR
Communications Director
512-448-8404/C: 512-750-3649