Updated Position of Story Crossroads (9/15/2020):
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 re-phasing into 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:
- House concerts that are outdoors/proper-distanced/masked for August -October 2020, still debating on colder months and what to do about November-February, will for sure hold March-October 2021 – 30-person seating with required pre-registration.
- Recordings from live House Concerts – available for a two-week rental upon availability date
- Monthly All Things Story Virtual Workshop Series – held through Zoom, various storytelling topics
- Next Story Crossroads Festival will be May 12, 2021 – with “Virtual Day” emphasizing virtual field trips with various limited-sized/proper-distanced events for the live storytelling experience.
Details on What We Already Did:
- Kicked off monthly All Things Story Virtual Workshop Series on Labor Day, September 7, 2020 with Simon Brooks
- Held first-ever Virtual Youth Teller Reunion – 6th Reunion since 2016 on August 15, 2020
- Kicked off Proper-Distanced House Concerts on August 14, 2020
- Celebrated both the Virtual and Limited-Sized Story Camps on August 12-14, 2020.
- Celebrated The Big Why Panel: Historical Storytelling meets Humanities on Saturday, June 20, 2020 and can still be viewed.
- 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.