Clarkston Tell Me a Story! Cultural Language and Literacy Festival this Saturday

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Tell me a story globeLooking for something to do with your pre-school children this Saturday afternoon?  Plan now to attend the free, second annual Tell Me a Story!  Festival, Saturday, May 17, 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Clarkston Community Center.  Join “Cat in the Hat” and others for an afternoon of listening, learning, conversation, and fun.

The festival will feature children’s stories in a variety of languages, including Atlanta Sign Language (with translation).  Story tellers include Barry Stewart Mann & McKenzie Wren (Spanish and English), Nasra Mireh and Hibo Hassan (Somali and English), Mon Rai (nursery rhymes in Nepali and English), Kuumba Story Tellers of Georgia, Gwen Napier and LaVerne  Amponsah (English), Bobby King (English), Candace Jones (American Sign Language), Emmanual Gai Solomon (a Sudanese oral children’s story in English), and Clarkston storytellers from Sudan participating in the Brimstone Applied Oral Storytelling Project, including Abrahim Mohamad (a student at Freedom Middle School) and his father.

Literacy and language activities for pre-school children and their families are sure to delight and educate.  More than 10 organizations will engage children and their families in art projects,  play and learn, story telling, and more.  In addition, the Clarkston Library staff will help you and your children sign up for a library card.  These activities will be held in the Angora Hall, Clarkston Community Center.

There will be a raffle for book cases donated by the Clarkston Community Center and partners and a free ice cone for every child.

While supplies last, each child will receive a free book,

Come one, come all!

The Clarkston Tell me a Story! is sponsored by the Clarkston Early Learning Network and is funded in part by the DeKalb Opportunity Zone/United Way of Greater Atlanta.   United Way and  OurRainbow Press donated children’s books,  and many organizations and individuals  worked together to plan the event.  

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