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Philip Gulley, the bestselling author of a series of books called Harmony will be one of six storytellers who will be spinning their yarns at the Lititz Storytelling Festival, taking place September 14 and 15. The books are set in the town of Harmony, Indiana in a Quaker community.
Philip Gulley is himself a Quaker pastor, who discovered the power of telling stories through his preaching. He realized that his congregation listened to his sermons more closely when he told stories. He came to prominence as a writer and storyteller when radio host Paul Harvey read a story Gully had written for his church newsletter on the air. A publisher heard it, and offered Gully a book contract. Gully has also written a series of books with humorous and inspirational essays called Porch Talk.
The Lititz Storytelling Festival is being presented by StoryPartners LLC, which is a Lititz-based storytelling company formed by husband and wife team, David Worth and Brenda Burkholder. David Worth is also one of the storytellers participating in the event.
Also participating will be award-winning master storyteller Charlotte Blake Alston, who performs traditional and contemporary stories from African and African American oral and cultural traditions. The other storytellers include Terri Mastrobuono, Kenneth Sensenig and Rita Clarke. A full schedule of the 2-day event can be found at the StoryPartners website.
Below you can listen to our audio feature on the event:
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