Updated Position of Story Crossroads (5/25/2020):
We value everyone’s health and, as the Story Crossroads Board, we constantly monitor the COVID-19 situation. As a result, we have made some adaptations. We have virtual options as well as exploring limited-sized events with required mask-wearing and sanitation measures.
The CDC has given us guidance and you can find more here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/large-events/mass-gatherings-ready-for-covid-19.html
Details on What We Will Do:
Subject to change:
- The Big Why Panel: Historical Storytelling meets Humanities, Saturday, June 20, 2020, 9:00am-10:30am MDT, Zoom Panel featuring Dr. Caroliese Frink Reed, Sheila Arnold, Darci Tucker, and Brian “Fox” Ellis – sharing the humanities of why we as people are drawn to these kinds of presentations as well as the cultural studies and linguistics necessary to do these presentations justice.
- House concerts resume on Friday, August 14, 2020 and will offer 25-person limited seating for outdoor concerts in West Jordan, UT with RSVPs/masks required and proper distancing. Masks available to add to your donation at event.
- Exploring limited-registration outdoor/back-up virtual Story Camp for no more than 15 youth plus 2 professional storyteller mentors, hope to launch in August 2020 in Salt Lake City, UT. Participants receive special Story Crossroads masks.
- Next Story Crossroads Festival will be May 12, 2021 – will also live-stream in 2021 though will see what combinations of in-person options we can do.
Details on What We Already Did:
- Celebrated Story Crossroads Spectacular on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 and individual performances can still be viewed.
- Offered 90-minute workshop by Dr. Csenge Zalka about how to research folktales on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 from a computer near you through Zoom.
- Offered 90-minute workshop by Bruce Walker about how to research family/genealogy stories on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 from a computer near you through Zoom.
- Premiered pre-recorded 2020 Youth/Community Tellers through the Story Crossroads YouTube Channel, shared with permission and featuring 17 people.
- Participated in the April A to Z Blog Challenge starting with A is for Apples of Alteration posted on April 1, 2020, theme of Hope & Healing: folktales around the world to beat back viruses.
- Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
- Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects daily.
You can check back on this page at any time to understand what we plan to do.