Something Telling

Family stories focus of festival
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Storyteller Tim Cusack

Families are fodder for great stories and the Kalamazoo Valley Museum will celebrate family stories at this year’s Storytelling Festival, Feb. 2-3.

The annual event brings storytellers, musicians, authors and vendors together to celebrate the art of storytelling. The event kicks off at 5 p.m. Feb. 2 with musician and artist Dan Smith and author Deanna Scelzo, who will sign and share books they have written and illustrated together. In addition, Entertainer Louie, from New York, will present concerts of family songs at 6 and 7 p.m.

On Feb. 3, presenters will include Michigan author Lisa Wheeler, comedian and storyteller Tim Cusak, La’Ron Williams and Elisha “Mother” Minter. The duo Gemini will offer a musical performance.

Admission is free. For more information, including a schedule of performances, visit