Storytelling was an important mode of both communication and entertainment in the Southern Appalachian region, and Bear on the Square wants to do its part in helping carry on this cherished tradition.
Bear on the Square continues to feature storytelling, hosted by Debbie Weston From with performances by members of the Southern Order of Storytellers.
Stories—filled with tall tales, moral lessons, riddles and history—served to entertain, educate, and build community for early Appalachian settlers.
Stop by the Storytelling Stage in Hancock Park and spend some time listening to professional storytellers who are keeping alive the oral tradition of the mountains today.
Saturday 10 am
Saturday 2 pm
Jeremie Meadows (youth teller)
Sunday 3 pm
Barry Stewart Mann