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Tellabration! A Celebration of the Oral Tradition

November 18, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Saturday, November 18
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Tellabration! is a mammoth storytelling event made up of dozens of storytelling happenings all over the world. Its purpose is to introduce adults, as well as children, to the pleasures of the oral art of storytelling. In collaboration with the Connecticut Storytelling Center, the Institute for American Indian Studies is excited to be presenting a multicultural folktale Tellabration! at the Washington Montessori School. Darlene Kascak (Schaghticoke Tribal Nation, Education Director at IAIS) will make history come alive from the oral traditions of her indigenous ancestors that have been passed down and preserved from one generation to the next. Motoko, whose repertoire includes Asian folktales, Rakugo and Zen tales, as well as oral memoirs from her childhood in Osaka, Japan, will enchant audiences of every age. Drawing from her own travels, internationally known storyteller Valerie Tutson will bring to life an assortment of myths, folktales, and historical accounts from the African continent and the African Diaspora. An open mic session will immediately follow the featured storytellers’ performances, as an opportunity to allow up-and-coming storytellers to share their stories with a live audience.

This program is supported by a grant from Connecticut Humanities. 

Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Please visit our website to register online. Questions? Please call (860) 868-0518 or email [email protected]. Price of participation: $15 for Non-Members, $10 for IAIS Members.

Price of Participation


$15 for Non-Members, $10 for IAIS Members


November 18, 2023
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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The Institute for American Indian Studies
(860) 868-0518
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Washington Montessori School
240 Litchfield Turnpike
Washington, CT 06777 United States
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(860) 868-0551