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Go Tell it on Black Rock Mountain Storytelling Festival
August 12 @ 8:00 am - August 13 @ 5:00 pm
Come celebrate storytelling in the mountains with this two-day event in partnership with Black Rock Mountain State Park and the Rabun County Public Library.
Friday, August 12th:
Campfire, Smores, and Stories, 7:30 – 8:30 pm at the Black Rock Mountain State Park Campground (near the Mellinger Center)
Join a park ranger for an evening campfire while enjoying s’mores and swapping stories. This is a family-friendly event open to the public and campers.
Ongoing Events, Saturday August 13th:
Upcycled Journal Craft, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm at the Rabun County Public Library
Debora’s love of storytelling began as a child listening to her favorite storytellers – Family! She grew up hearing the stories of her elders from two different cultures: Appalachian and Italian American. While working as a Teaching Artist at the Craddock Center in Cherry Log, she was introduced to the art of storytelling as a profession. She fell in love with the art form which led her down the educational path to study storytelling at East Tennessee State University where she earned her MA. At ETSU, Debora was fortunate to learn from some of the most distinguished and celebrated storytellers. She has had the great fortune of sharing stories on a variety of stages nationally and in a variety of settings: elementary and middle schools, public libraries, festivals, and places of worship. Debora has also facilitated storytelling workshops for future and current teachers, parents, and students of all ages and encourages everybody to connect by sharing their stories. Since 2013, she has been the Storytelling Chair for Bear on the Square Mountain Festival in Dahlonega by bringing Appalachian tales to the stage. When covid hit in 2020, she began telling stories from the Story Steps in her front yard to the neighborhood children and their families. Debora continues to be influenced by her family heritage and carries on the tradition of oral storytelling by blending both backgrounds to create an eclectic style of her own.