20th 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

2020 Schedule

●●● ALL SEATS FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED ●●●

Adult (18+) $159

Senior (65+) $149

Festival Pass -
Adult & Senior Ticket:

Includes all events except:
Student outreach on Friday morning, Workshops, and Naughty Tales. You save $51 for an adult and $41 for seniors over the price of purchasing each event individually.
 

Adult (18+) $49

Senior (65+) $46

Child (≤15) $31

Saturday 3 Show Special

All 3 Daytime Storytelling Shows from 11:00am – 5:00pm
(all at the Ojai Art Center):
11:00am: Jennifer Munro and Anne Rutherford with Amazing Adventures

-PLUS-
1:00pm: Debra Ehrhardt and Tim Lowry with Humor and Heart
-PLUS-
3:00pm: Peter Cook, Kim Weitkamp and Blind Boy Paxton with
A Feast for the Senses 

Senior tickets are for adults 65 and over. Child tickets are for children ages 15 and under.
A purple star denotes events especially designed for young kids and families.

The following handling fees apply when purchasing online, by phone, or during the festival:
• $2 handling fee per ticket (individual performances)
• $4 handling fee (total) for each Ticket Package (multiple performances)

Thursday, October 29

4:00 – 5:30 pm

Ojai Vineyard

Reception with the Storytellers 

Find out how the tellers found their stories!

Delicious Ojai Vineyard Wines for purchase.

Light appetizers provided.

 

7:30 – 9:00 pm

Matilija Auditorium

703 El Paseo Rd, Ojai

The House of Cohen with Perla Batalla​, and The Reverend B. Jones

The evening will open with a story from the Reverend B. Jones followed by Perla Batalla’s “House of Cohen”, a 75 minute concert featuring the songs and stories about legendary singer, Leonard Cohen. 

A Grammy nominated singer, Perla began her career as a backup singer to Leonard Cohen.  In the House of Cohen, Perla Batalla features selected songs and rare personal anecdotes that serve to reveal Cohen’s lighter side through Perla Batalla’s signature cross-cultural style, to convey her sincere respect and deep love for the music, the poetry, and most of all for her dear friend, Leonard Cohen. 

Friday, October 30

9:30 – 10:30am
Libbey Bowl

Fall Stories for Primary Students (Grades K-3)
withCarmne Agra Deedy, Bill Harley, and Regi Carpenter.

 

Adult $20, Child $12

Groups (10+) $10

11:15am –12:30pm
Libbey Bowl

Fall Stories for Upper Grades (4-8)
with Donal Davis, Mara Menzies, Rev. B. Jones, and Bil Lepp.

 

Adult $20, Child $12

Groups (10+) $10

3:00 – 4:30pm
Ojai Art Center Patio

Speak Peace

with Rev. B. Jones, and Mara Menzies.
 

Adults $20

Seniors $18

Child: $10

6:30 – 7:30pm

Libbey Bowl

Local Music

with Alan Thornhill

Included with purchase of Laughing Night ticket.

7:30 – 10:00pm

Libbey Bowl

Laughing Night

with All the tellers

 

Adults $30

Seniors $27 

Children $15

1:00 – 2:30pm

Art Center

Workshop

with Bill Harley

Not included in Festival Pass.

$20

9:00 – 10:30am

Ojai House

Workshop

with Bil Lepp

Not included in Festival Pass.

 

$20

10:30am – 5:00 pm
Ojai Art Center Gallery

Story Shop Stop
A boutique in the Art Center Gallery.
Unique gifts to purchase from local
artists and craftspeople

11:00am – 12:30pm
Ojai Art Center Patio

Humor and Heart

with Donald Davis and Mara Menzies

$20 adults

$18 seniors

$10 children

12:45 – 2:00pm
Ojai House

Story Swap: FREE!

Story Swap is your chance to tell a story to an enthusiastic audience. Beginning tellers welcome. Five minute limit, please. Sign up at the Storytelling Resource Store at the Ojai Art Center.

1:00 – 2:30pm
Ojai Art Center Patio

Mischief Makers 

with Bil Lepp and Carmen Agra Deedy

 

$20 adults
$18 seniors
$10 children

Saturday, October 31

9:00 – 10:30am

Libbey Bowl Stage Right

Workshop

with Donald Davis


Not included in Festival Pass.

$20

3:00 – 4:30pm

Ojai Art Center Patio

Musical Tales

with Bill Harley and  Reverend B. Jones

 

$20 adults
$18 seniors
$10 children

6:00 – 8:00pm  
Matilija Auditorium

Tales of Mystery and Suspense for Halloween Night

with Bill Harley, Carmen Agra Deedy, Rev. B. Jones, Donald Davis, and Bil Lepp.

 

$30 adults

$27 seniors

$15 children

8:45 – 10:30pm
Ojai Art Center Patio

Naughty Tales Under the Stars on the Patio

This year's performers include Regi Carpenter, Mara Menzies and Brian Finklestein.

Not included in the Festival Pass

$40

Sunday, November 1

​9:00 – 10:30am
Ojai Art Center Gallery

Workshop
with Carmen Agra Deedy
Not included in Festival Pass.

 

All Tickets $20

​9:00 – 10:30am
Ojai House

Workshop
with Reverend B. Jones
Not included in Festival Pass.

 

All Tickets $20

11:00am – 1:00pm
Ojai Art Center

Farewell Tales and Continental Breakfast
with all the Tellers

 

Adults $30
Seniors $27
Child $15

The Ojai Storytelling Festival is presented by Performances to Grow On, a non-profit organization. Support our programs with a tax-deductible donation. In these tough times, donations in any amount make a difference. Don’t have a lot to give? No problem. All it takes is $1 to make a difference in a child's life. Have a little more to give? You can also make contributions on behalf of friends and family…