7th Annual Summit & Festival – May 9-12, 2022

Featuring: Lorna MacDonald Czarnota (NY), Holly Robison (OR), Joan Effiong (GA), John Adams, Ramona Lucius, Mary Louise Hughes, Omar & Lori Hansen, Laurie Allen, Melva Gifford, Nino Reyes, Kira Larkin, Sam Payne, Karl Behling, Elizabeth Sargent 

Rates include all Summit & Festival whether live, virtual, or hybrid:

$15 per household – until May 1, 2022 to be $20

$25 per class – until May 1, 2022 to be $35

$5 per homeschool group – until May 1, 2022 to be $10

Discover how to do a virtual field trip – from public, private, charter and homeschool or onward to other organizations such as senior centers.

General Schedule

Monday, May 9, 2022, 9am-3:00pm (includes breaks) MDT

Hybrid – in-person and virtual in real-time

This is a separate ticket than the rest of the programming shared below. Story Crossroads Members–individual or through organizations–can receive reduced rate. Email info@storycrossroads.org if code is needed. Lorna MacDonald Czarnota teaches a 5-hour hybrid workshop based on her books “Dancing at the Crossroads: A Guide for Practitioners in At-Risk Youth Programs.” This is a true hybrid where she will present in-person with people who can attend in Murray, Utah (Salt Lake County) but also have a Zoom option for people who cannot travel or be there in Utah. We have a videographer who is an expert in this type of set-up. You can also review the details before registration here.

All parts of the Festival/Summit (minus Lorna’s presentation) can be viewed from mid-May to June 15, 2022

Monday, May 9, 2022, 7pm-7:50pm MDT

Hybrid – in-person and virtual in real-time

Included with the Festival/Summit ticket

Included with the Festival/Summit ticket – Keynote by Holly Robison who wrote a piece in “Tomorrow’s Storytellers Today” plus established youth storytelling in Utah and Oregon

Monday, May 9, 2022, 8pm-9pm MDT

Hybrid – in-person and virtual in real-time

Included with the Festival/Summit ticket

State of the Art, presenters could be a mixture of in-person and/or virtual, TBD, receiving reports from the six major continents with focus on storytelling and education

Tuesday, May 10, 2022 – all day

Hybrid – in-person, recorded and released later

Included with the Festival/Summit ticket

In-Person Festival with youth tellers and professionals sharing the stage at Murray City Park, Utah, Recorded so that people can view later if not part of the in-person crowd

Wednesday, May 11, 2022 – starting at 9:00am MDT

Virtual, pre-recordings only

Included with the Festival/Summit ticket
Virtual Field Trip Day

*  Pre-recordings released on that day

*  Includes a video of youth tellers – makes it possible to spotlight youth tellers beyond Utah

*  Includes several videos from story artists

Thursday, May 12, 2022 – starting at 9:00am MDT

Virtual, with real-time Questions & AnswersFree/Outreach

“Language of Story” that focuses on a different language each year and its relation to storytelling techniques and traditions, streamed to Story Crossroads YouTube Channel so people can ask questions in real-time

Thursday, May 12, 2022 – starting at 10:30am MDT

Virtual, pre-recordings with option to ask questions after the fact through email to be answered by the next day

Included with the Festival/Summit ticket
*  Two “bite-sized” educational based presentations geared for junior high/high school/higher education students, easier to see more classes do this as a virtual field trip due to working better with school schedules
10:30am-11:00am MDT – Bite-sized Story in History/Geography/Cultural Studies, etc.

11:30am-Noon MDT – Bite-sized Story in History/Geography/Cultural Studies, etc.

Thursday, May 12, 2022 – 4:30pm-5:30pm MDT

Virtual, within Zoom, recorded so people who can’t make the time can view later
Included with the Festival/Summit ticket

Geared for teachers for professional development, using storytelling in the classroom

Thanks to funding from National Endowment for the Arts; National Endowment for the Humanities; Western States Arts Federation; Utah Division of Arts and Museums/Utah Legislature; Utah Humanities; City of Murray; Zoo, Arts & Parks (ZAP) of Salt Lake County; Salt Lake City Arts Council; Clever Octopus, and 80+ businesses and individuals.