100 Years of Stories

 Photo used with permission from UW-Eau Claire

Who doesn’t love a good story?

In celebration of UW-Eau Claire’s centennial, the College of Education and Human Sciences will host Storytelling Festival Friday on September 16 at 7 p.m. in the Davies Center Dakota Ballroom. The event is free and open to the entire community.

The festival will feature twelve storytellers made up of current and former UWEC students, faculty, and staff. There will be a mix of personal narratives and folklore, all presented in traditional storytelling format. 

The storytellers include local fan favorites Chancellor James Schmidt; UWEC alumni Catherine Emmanuel of the Eau Claire City Council, Mike Paulus of Volume One, Psia Mou of the Eau Claire School District, Khoua Vang of the Eau Claire School District; faculty members Eric Torres of Education Studies, Kristin Rossi of Special Education; faculty emeritus August Rubrecht from English; and current students Mai Lee Kha, Kayla Patterson, and Sergei Raspel. 

Rob Reid of education studies will emcee and share a story, and Carmen Manning, dean of the College of Education and Human Sciences, will welcome the crowd.

The band Pit Wagon, which includes three UW-Eau Claire alumni, will play before the festival and during intermission. Doors open at 6:30pm. 

For more information, contact Rob Reid by email or at 715-836-5015.

Photo used with permission from UW-Eau Claire