Augusta Baker's Dozen Storytelling Celebration 2013
Mark your calendars for Thursday, April 11 - Sunday, April 14! Acclaimed storyteller Connie Regan-Blake, and Grammy award winning kindie music group The Okee Dokee Brothers are coming to Richland Library for the 27th Annual Augusta Baker's Dozen Storytelling Celebration. Free and fun for the whole family, this year's celebration will include storytelling workshops, a film screening and three live performances!
Augusta Baker's Dozen Storytelling Celebration:
Thursday, April 11 | 2 -4 p.m. (Please call 803.929.3470 to register.)
Storytelling Workshop with Connie Regan-Blake | Main Library
Friday, April 12 | 6:30 p.m.
Connie Regan-Blake Storytelling Live! | Main Library
Saturday, April 13 | Saturday's events are part of the Indie Grits Festival
10 a.m. | Connie Regan-Blake Storytelling Live! | Nickelodeon Theater (1607 Main St.)
11 a.m. | Can You Canoe? Film Screening | The Nickelodeon Theater
Sunday, April 14 | 3 p.m.
Okee Dokee Brothers Live! | Main Library
The Augusta Baker's Dozen Storytelling Celebration honors the life and work of nationally-known author and storyteller Augusta Baker.
This event is sponsored by Richland Library, Richland Library Friends, and USC School of Library and Information Science.
Special thanks to C.G. Fuller Foundation, Historic Columbia Foundation, Richland County School District One, and the Nickelodeon Theater for making this adventure possible.
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