Patchwork Tales Storytelling Festival

York County Library will present the 18th annual Patchwork Tales Storytelling Festival on March 14 Р16, 2019. Attendees can experience the magic of storytelling through one-of-a-kind live performances from nationally known storytellers.  SC Humanities supported this program with a Fast Track Literary Grant.

York County Library’s Patchwork Tales Storytelling Festival began in 1996 with a goal to support reading and literacy through traditional storytelling and a variety of cultural arts. Held in Rock Hill, S.C., Patchwork Tales grew to a full three-day event for all ages, with award-winning national storytellers and musicians. In 2012, Patchwork Tales¬†was temporarily suspended due to the economic downturn, but after hundreds of inquiries, York County Library is thrilled to bring it back¬†another year.

Featured events include:

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Down Home Concert: Stories and Folk Music¬†|¬†2:30‚Äď4:30 p.m.
First Baptist Church Worship Center, Rock Hill
Join us for an old-fashioned good time featuring national storyteller Bobby Norfolk and singer-songwriter Laurelyn Dossett. A certified American Sign Language interpreter will translate. Recommended for adults. Doors open at 2:00 p.m. Free admission and parking
ASL Sign-Interpreted Performance

Friday, March 15, 2019

Tell Me More Concert | 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Rawlinson Road Middle School, Rock Hill
National storyteller Bobby Norfolk presents a special concert for Rock Hill middle-schoolers.

‚ÄčTell Me More Concert¬†|¬†10:00-11:00 a.m.
Castle Heights Middle School, Rock Hill
National storyteller Connie Regan-Blake presents a special concert for Rock Hill middle-schoolers.

Storytelling Sampler Community Concert | 7:00-9:15 p.m.
Sullivan Middle School Auditorium, Rock Hill
Enjoy an evening of memorable stories with award-winning¬†national storytellers Bobby Norfolk and Connie Regan-Blake.¬†Artist recordings and other merchandise will be available for¬†purchase. A certified American Sign Language interpreter will¬†translate. Recommended for ages 7‚Äďadult. Doors open at¬†6:15 p.m. Free admission and parking.
 ASL Sign-Interpreted Performance

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Patchwork Tales Family Showcase
Salsa Cinderella, presented by Grey Seal Puppets | 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
York County Library, Rock Hill, Activities Room
This classic tale of love and footwear is told with a spicy twist! All the familiar characters are re-imagined as ingredients in a jar of salsa. Experience this timeless classic retold with Latin-American flavor, including an original musical score by Charlotte composer John Alexander that will have you fighting the urge to mambo in the aisles. A dazzling array of puppets all join in the quest to find the foot that fits a simple sandal. This show is sure to delight the salsa fan in
everyone! All ages. No registration required. Limited seating.

Learn more about the performers on the event’s official website: The website also includes directions and information for visitors to York County.

The mission of SC Humanities is to enrich the cultural and intellectual lives of all South Carolinians. Established in 1973, this 501(c) 3 organization is governed by a volunteer 20-member Board of Directors comprised of community leaders from throughout the state.  It presents and/or supports literary initiatives, lectures, exhibits, festivals, publications, oral history projects, videos and other humanities-based experiences that directly or indirectly reach more than 250,000 citizens annually.