Forest of Wake Storytelling Festival August 15

August 2015

Forest of Wake Storytelling Festival 2015The Wake Forest Renaissance Centre for the Arts will host the “Forest of Wake Storytelling Festival” on Saturday, August 15. Featuring four professional storytellers along with entertaining workshops and concerts for children and adults, the festival will introduce the art of storytelling to the Wake Forest community and celebrate one of humanity’s oldest art forms.

Audiences of ages 6 and older are sure to relate to the colorful, humorous and inspirational stories shared by the lineup of storytellers, including Cary’s Alan Hoal, Ron Jones and Pamela Alberda from Durham and Raleigh’s Henry Gogel.

The Forest Storytelling Festival will begin at 9:30 a.m. with a “Welcome with Alan Hoal and Pamela Alberda” and a workshop with Dem Bones and Henry Vogel, followed by a variety of workshops and performances. A free open mic session will be offered from 4 to 5 p.m.

The day-long festival will conclude at 7 p.m. with an evening concert featuring performances by all four storytellers.

A variety of ticket options are available, including a full festival concert pass for $15. Tickets for each event and workshop may be purchased online at or at the Renaissance Centre Box Office, 405 S. Brooks Street.

For more information about the 2015 Forest of Wake Storytelling Festival, including descriptions of all the events and workshops, visit

The Renaissance Centre is located at 405 S. Brooks Street in the heart of downtown Wake Forest. For more information, call the Renaissance Centre Box Office at 919-435-9458.