19th Annual Ojai Storytelling Festival

More than a festival... It's an experience.

What

The 19th Annual Ojai Storytelling Festival

When

October 24-27, 2019

Where

Libbey Bowl, 
Ojai Art Center,

Ojai House

Contact Us

To learn more, don’t hesitate to get in touch

© 2019 Ojai Storytelling Festival

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OCT 24-27

OJAI, CALIFORNIA

The Tellers

SOME OF THE BEST TELLERS
IN THE COUNTRY

2019

Full of surprises

Kim Weitkamp

Master of Ceremonies

"Kim Weitkamp's performances are full of little surprises. When she begins, you'll laugh at her. Then, you'll laugh at her characters. Then you'll turn around and care about her characters and root for them. And then she'll sing, and it's pure milk and honey." — Storyteller, Andy Offutt Irwin

 

Blind Boy Paxton

Storyteller

An amazing multi-instrumentalist — Blind Boy Paxton plays banjo, guitar, piano, fiddle, harmonica, Cajun accordion, and the bones — his ability to transform traditional jazz, blues, folk, and country into the here and now, coupled with his humor and storytelling, make for a uniquely engaging performance. We thank the Western States Arts Federation and the National Endowment For the Arts for their support of this artist.

2019

Music, humor, and story

2019

Folklore, music, and alter egos

Anne Rutherford

Storyteller

Anne Rutherford's enchanting, funny, and touching performances delight audiences with Pacific Northwest folklore and tales of personal adventure. Her singing and mandolin playing add to the fun, along with vivid vocal and physical characterizations such as her original Wild West alter-ego, the adventurous Clementine Ryder.

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Funny, bold, and entertaining

Debra Ehrhardt

Storyteller

Funny, bold and supremely entertaining, Debra Ehrhardt tells stories about Jamaica and her journey to America. Debra has written several one woman shows that have taken her around the world.

Peter Cook

Storyteller

A very imaginative and visual performer, Peter S. Cook is an internationally reputed deaf performing artist whose works incorporates American Sign Language, pantomime, storytelling, acting, and movement.

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Pantomime, story, movement

Tim Lowry

Storyteller

A human time machine, Tim serves up a refreshing brew of historic facts, regional folk tales, and personal narratives garnished with poetic language that is never saccharine but unmistakably Southern.

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A human time machine

Brian Finkelstein

Storyteller

Brian Finkelstein is a writer who has been nominated for two Emmys. He is also a regular performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and is a host / storyteller for The Moth. You can read his story “Perfect Moments” in the Moth’s first book: 50 trues Stories.

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Host for The Moth

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Original, touching stories 

Jennifer Munro

Storyteller

Jennifer Munro creates funny, original stories that will touch your heart, lift your spirits, and make you laugh. The characters who populate her stories resonate with the frailty and courage of the human condition. 

2019

Mischief Maker

Ruby Cooper

Storyteller

Ruby is a  storyteller of truth and lies, a traveler around the block and across the continents, a student, a teacher, a lover, a mischief maker, writer, daughter, mother, and grandmother, a liberal thinker and an advocate for those who need a helping hand. 

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The Venues

Libbey Bowl - 210 S. Signal Street

Ojai Art Center -113 S. Montgomery Street

Ojai House - 304 N Montgomery Street

Nestled near the rear of a beautiful grove in Libbey Park, Libbey Bowl has been described by artists and audience members alike as being an almost enchanted venue. The mission of the Ojai Art Center since it opened in 1939, has been to support and advance the interest of the arts within the community. Finally, nestled one block North of Main Street is Ojai House, a true Ojai gem featuring an intimate venue and treasures from around the world.

Our Sponsors

SUPPORTING ONE OF OJAI'S
MOST BELOVED ANNUAL EVENTS 

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