Hatteras Storytelling Festival
The Hatteras Storytelling Festival is May 1-2, 2015 and takes place at the Hatteras Civic Center in Hatteras, NC. The fun starts Friday night May 1 at 5:00pm at the registration and welcome reception. Storytellers, artist and performers at the Hatteras Storytelling Festival are Danny Couch, Elvin Hooper, Clifford Swain, Ben Cherry, Nu-Blu, Rodney Kemp, James Charlet and poetry and stories by Hatteras Island Women. Friday night after the reception the storytelling begins and last till 10:00pm. Then the festival continues Saturday at 10:00am through 10:30pm.
As a lifelong resident of Hatteras Island Dan Couch will be telling stories of life on Hatteras in the early years. Another Hatteras Island long time resident Elvin Hooper, a local author will be telling stories of how life was like on the Island in much simpler times. Clifford Swain lives in Hatteras and will be playing guitar and blues harp playing the Blues, Country, Folk and Gospel music.Ben Cherry entertains all as the famous Blackbeard. Ben lives in coastal North Carolina and has a history in acting.Playing Blackbeard, dressed in costume and using authentic props, he can entertain you with stories of Blackbeard life. Nu-Blu is a band that will be performing Americana-bluegrass music. Rodney Kemp the 2003 North Carolina Historian of the Year with his North Carolina history-based tales of myths and truths.James Charlet, Historic Site Manager for the Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum telling true history stories of North Carolina history as well as and the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, the Wright Brothers National Memorial and Roanoke Island Festival Park.Poetry and stories by Hatteras Island Women will round out the festival.
If you love the Outer Banks and especially Hatteras Island will you love to hear the stories, tales, folklore, history and music that will take place at the Hatteras Storytelling Festival. This will be fun, entertaining and educational for those of all ages. Come listen to stories about pirates, shipwrecks, storms, myths, legends and life at the Outer Banks from those that know it best! For more information about the speakers and performers, and for a detailed schedule of the two-day event see Hatteras Storytelling Festival.