Tell Me a Story!

Tell Me a Story! Festival May 17, 2014

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Tell Me a Story! Festival May 17, 2014, Clarkston Community Center, 2 to 5 p.m.

Interested in story telling, especially in children’s stories that are passed on from generation to generation?

There are many ways to get connected to the Second Annual Tell Me a Story! Clarkston Literacy and Language Festival scheduled for May 17, 2014, 2 to 5 p.m., at the Clarkston Community Center.

Tell Me a Story!  is sponsored by the Clarkston Early Learning Network (CELN), a network of individuals and groups  that meets monthly the third Wednesday of each month, l2 noon to l:30 p.m., at the Clarkston Library, for discussions, sharing and action.  Tell Me a Story, which is free, is designed to showcase children’s stories from diverse cultures and to promote the importance of families talking, singing and reading to children starting at birth.

Stories collected and told by families from Sudan will be featured at the 2014 event.

Here are some ways you can get involved:

  • Sponsor an activity for children (age group:  toddlers through elementary school).  There will be tables and outdoor space for groups who are interested in sponsoring an activity or providing information.
  • Participate in the “open mike” session and share a story that you may remember from your childhood.
  • Volunteer to help with activities, set up and clean up.
  • Donate used but usable children’s books.
  • Make a financial donation.
  • Attend and invite others in your neighborhood to attend and enjoy the storytelling and the festival.

To volunteer, email: or call Roberta at CDF:  404 736-6602.  Committee chairs include:  Sondra Shurling, Clarkston Library, Story Telling Program; Rodney Reese, DeKalb County Government, refreshments; Anastasia Hardy, Refugee Family Services and Pierre Story, DeKalb Opportunity Zone Family Coach:  literacy and play & learn activities.

Tell Me a Story! is funded in part by the DeKalb Opportunity Zone/United Way of Greater Atlanta. CDF is the fiscal agent for the project.

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