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Story Crossroads Spectacular - virtual experience

Presented by Story Crossroads at Online/Virtual Space, Online/Virtual UT

May 13 2020
Story Crossroads Spectacular - virtual experience

Story Crossroads Spectacular is a virtual storytelling experience with two live-streamed performances, two workshops, and two interactions with oral traditional characters.

Live is always best, and this is the next best thing with professionals that are…spectacular. Enjoy two virtual workshops and two 1-hour virtual concerts on May 13, 2020 as part of Story Crossroads Spectacular as well as other experiences.

Please complete this online form to let us know you are virtually attending!  Any adult who completes this form enters drawing for CDs/books of our featured professionals. Adults can represent a family unit or class.  Sending us pictures, drawings, and ... view more »


All events are family-friendly with the workshops geared more for teens and adults. The storytelling performances at 9:30am and 7:00pm MDT are free. The interactions online with the two oral traditional characters, Baba Yaga and the Shoemaker Elf, at 9:00am and 6:30pm MDT are also free. Donations are accepted here:

The two 90-minute workshops have a sliding scale of $5-$50, suggested $25.

See more details/register on Dr. Csenge Zalka’s workshop on researching folktales:

See more details/register on Bruce Walker’s workshop on researching/performing personal and family tales:

Please complete form that you are virtually attending.

Call/text questions to Rachel Hedman at 801-870-5799 or email

Contact: 801-870-5799


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Additional time info:

Download printable schedule here: 9:00am-9:20am MDT, “The Wandering Ones” interactive oral traditional character – Baba Yaga, multi-streamed to Twitch, YouTube, & Facebook9:30am-10:30am MDT, Dave & Carol Sharp, “Celtic Stories & Songs” with Q&A at end, multi-streamed to Twitch, YouTube, & Facebook11:00am MDT, YouTube Premiere of 2020 Youth/Community Tellers from feed-in festivals for Story Crossroads–pre-recorded videos combined together, closed captioning1:00pm-2:30pm MDT, Workshop by Dr. Csenge Zalka from Hungary–“Down the Rabbit Hole: how to research folktales” through Zoom3:00pm-4:30pm MDT, Workshop by Bruce Walker from Alabama–“The Power of Personal & Family Stories: how to research, perform, & tap into that power” through Zoom6:30pm-6:50pm MDT, “The Wandering Ones” interactive oral traditional character – Shoemaker Elf, multi-streamed to Twitch, YouTube, & Facebook7:00pm-8:00pm MDT, “The Gashler Family Storytelling Show” featuring Stephen, Ariah, Aspen, & Percy, multi-streamed to Twitch, YouTube, & Facebook

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.



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Online/Virtual Space

Online/Virtual, UT 00000

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

If your event is being affected, canceled, or postponed due to the response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, please provide the details below.:

WE VALUE EVERYONE’S HEALTH AND, AS THE STORY CROSSROADS BOARD, WE CONSTANTLY MONITOR THE COVID-19 SITUATION. AS A RESULT, WE HAVE ALREADY MADE SOME ADAPTATIONS. CURRENT POSITION OF STORY CROSSROADS: * Postponing full 5th Annual Story Crossroads Festival from May 13, 2020 to May 12, 2021 – will still live-stream in 2021 though looking at virtual options to still celebrate storytelling on May 13, 2020 * Pause on in-person monthly house concerts though will offer virtual house concerts when we are past the Urgent Phase in Utah…hopefully by August 2020. We will keep up with news and also the guidance from leaders. * Meanwhile, we have been participating in the April A to Z Blog Challenge with first blog posted on April 1, 2020:

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