11th Annual Storytellers’ Festival

Starburst Storytellers Festival

October 18-22, 2015

Brought to you by the Friends of Anderson County Library, in cooperation with Anderson University

Performances are free and open to children and adults, the young and the young-at-heart.

Sunday, October 18th
3 pm – Main Library
Hobey Ford’s Golden Rod Puppets in “Migration.” Young Beatriz learns about the migration patterns of various animals and insects while experiencing her own family’s migration.

Monday, October 19th
10:30am – Thrift Library Art Gallery, Anderson University
Ellouise Schoettler – “Flesh on Old Bones,” a genealogy workshop.
4pm – Main Library
J’miah Nabawi will be at the Children’s Monday Makerspace program with stories, songs, and crafts.
6:30pm – Main Library
Donna Marie Todd and Lona Bartlett.

Tuesday, October 20th
10:30am – Pendleton Branch Library
Ellouise Schoettler – “Flesh on Old Bones,” a genealogy workshop.
6:30pm – Main Library
Clemson Area Storytelling Guild (CAST).

Wednesday, October 21st
10:30 am – Main Library 
Ellouise Schoettler – “Flesh on Old Bones,” a genealogy workshop.
6:30pm – Main Library
An “Honor Our Veterans” Special! Ellouise Schoettler in “Hello Girls,” an original presentation about the American women who volunteered as switchboard operators in France during WWI.

Thursday, October 22nd
10:30am – Main Library
Ellouise Schoettler  – “Flesh on Old Bones,” a genealogy workshop.
4:30pm – Main Library
Lona Bartlett will be joining the District 9 3/4 Tweens.
6:30pm – Main Library 
Festival closing at Family Night @ the Library. J’miah Nabawi and special guests present an evening of stories, songs, and crafts.




From 1-85 North, take Exit 19A to Hwy. 76 and turn right toward Anderson. Follow Clemson Blvd. to intersection of E. Greenville St. Turn left, then right onto N. McDuffie Street. The Anderson County Main Library is two blocks up on left.

From I-85 South, take Exit 27 to Hwy. 81(E. Greenville St.) and left toward Anderson. To reach the Anderson County Main Library, continue on E. Greenville St. to N. McDuffie St. Turn left. The Library is two blocks up on left.


Each year the Starburst Storytellers perform for students in area schools and those bussed to Anderson University. We appreciate the help of the Anderson University Teaching Fellows Program and the schools’ support of this outreach and the assistance of Friends board members & supporters in making the tellers’ visit to Anderson an enjoyable one.

In addition to Anderson University, the Friends of the Anderson County Library is also grateful to the following sponsors for their support of the 11th Starburst Storytellers’ Festival:

  • AnMed Health Carolina Cardiology
  • AnMed Health Family Medicine Residency
  • Blue Ridge Security Solutions
  • The Peoples Bank
  • Board of Trustees, Anderson County Library
  • Kay McKee, Marian Moorhead
  • Caroline Tolbert & Carl & Debby Stone
  • Wells Fargo
  • Walmart Foundation
  • Institute of Museum and Library Services

An extra special thanks to:

Jennifer Walker & The Bleckley Inn

For more information, contact Marybeth Evans, Community Services Coordinator for the Anderson County Library,
at 864-260-4500, ext. 107.