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Decatur Is Storytelling Central

Tellers of tales will gather Tuesday at Eddie's Attic and Sunday on the Decatur Square. In June and July, it's Log Cabin Storytelling for kids.

There's no shortage of storytelling in Decatur these days.

At 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, Stories on the Square takes place at .

From 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 13, the Southern Order of Storytellers will present Stories Squared, a "storytelling concert," in the Decatur Square.

In June and July, the DeKalb History Center will hold Log Cabin Storytelling for kids, with a different activity each week connected to storytelling.

Shannon McNeal sent this information about Tuesday's Stories on the Square.

Come hear storytelling and tell your own personal story on Tuesday, May 8th at Eddie's Attic. There is no cover charge.The event occurs the second Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. 

The guidelines are simple. It must be a true personal story, no longer than 7 minutes. There is no required theme and everyone gets to tell. Stories are told until we finish or Eddie's Attic closes.

Free parking is available at the DeKalb County Courthouse parking deck at the corner of Commerce Dr. and West Trinity Place. 

The Southern Order of Storytellers said the Sunday event, Stories Squared, is a free for all-ages storytelling concert. Jonah McDonald of the group says,

On last Mother's Day, I started Stories Squared, a free, family-oriented storytelling concert on the Decatur Square. 100 plus people attended and had a great time listening to some wonderful storytellers. The Southern Order of Storytellers (of which I'm a member) picked up the idea and produced a Stories Squared concert in September on the Decatur Square and over 150 people attended.

Stories Squared is becoming an institution in downtown Decatur and I hope we'll have an even larger audience this Mother's Day!
Our next Stories Squared concert is coming up soon: Mother's Day, Sunday, May 13 at 2:00 pm.

We have an excellent slate of storytellers, anchored by our emcee, Esther Culver and including Rory Ledbetter, Verna Muthoni, and a mother-daughter storytelling tandem, Hannah From and Debbie Weston From. Learn more at southernorderofstorytellers.org

The DeKalb History Center says children 5-12 are invited to Log Cabin Storytelling from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays in June and July at 720 W. Trinity Place, Decatur. There's a different performer and activity each week. It costs $4 for DeKalb History Center members and $6 for non-members.

For more information, visit www.dekalbhistorycenter.org To RSVP, email  borger@dekalbhistory.org.

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