Grand Finale Celebration
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 10, 11, & 12, 2017
This year’s Annual Mariposa Storytelling Festival will feature many talented artists. The Sierra Sun Times will feature each storyteller leading up to the festival.
Check back regularly for more information about each of this year’s featured guests.
Tim Tingle is an Oklahoma Choctaw whose great-great grandfather, John Carnes, walked the Trail of Tears in 1835. He is an award-winning author and storyteller and will be making his third appearance at the Mariposa County Arts Council’s, Storytelling Festival. The 30th Mariposa Storytelling Festival will be celebrating its Grand Finale weekend, March 10 – 12, 2017. Events take place at the Mariposa County High School on Friday, March 10th and Saturday, March 11th. Don’t miss our new Sunday, March 12th Brunch and Stories with the Tellers at the Mariposa Senior Center located at 5246 Spriggs Lane in Mariposa.
As a storyteller, Tingle brings the lore of the Choctaw Nation to life in lively historical, personal, and traditional stories. He plays the Native American flute and often accompanies himself with an assortment of gourd rattles and drums, adding a haunting dimension to his performance. Vocal chants and hymns sung in the Choctaw language compliment his stories.
His first children’s book, "Crossing Bok Chitto," garnered over twenty state and national awards, and was an Editor’s Choice in the New York Times Book Review. A featured speaker at the National Book Review, Tim has performed at the Smithsonian, the Kennedy Center, The Library of Congress, National Storytelling Festival and numerous festivals and schools across the globe. For the U.S. Department of Defense, he has completed over eleven speaking tours, performing stories to children of military personnel stationed in Germany.
Tickets may be purchased online at MariposaArtsCouncil.org, or contact the Mariposa County Arts Council at (209) 966-3155, or (800) 903-9936, for more information.
The MARIPOSA COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL, INC. is an incorporated not-for-profit organization, created to promote and support all forms of the cultural arts, for all ages, throughout Mariposa County and is funding in part by Mariposa County, the California Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
To learn more about Tim Tingle visit his website at TimTingle.com.