22460
Smith Mountain Lake
The Art of Storytelling in Virginia
Learn expert storytelling techniques from award-winning authors. Tell your personal story, enjoy tales from professional storytellers and relax on the shores of Smith Mountain Lake.
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Program No. 22460RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
899
Special Offer
6 days
5 nights
15 meals
5B 5L 5D
1
Check-in & Registration, Welcome Dinner, Orientation
W.E. Skelton 4-H Educational Conference Center at Smith Mountain Lake
2
Meet the Story Tellers, Performance
W.E. Skelton 4-H Educational Conference Center at Smith Mountain Lake
3
Sharyn McCrumb, Leonard Adkins, Keepers of the Tradition
W.E. Skelton 4-H Educational Conference Center at Smith Mountain Lake
4
Authors & Storytellers: Charles Lytton, William Kent Krueger
W.E. Skelton 4-H Educational Conference Center at Smith Mountain Lake
5
A Notable Publicist & Author, Scenic Lake Cruise
W.E. Skelton 4-H Educational Conference Center at Smith Mountain Lake
6
Lee's Surrender at McLean House, Program Concludes
W.E. Skelton 4-H Educational Conference Center at Smith Mountain Lake
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At a Glance

Discover your inner storyteller with the help of award-winning authors and professional storytellers while you bask in the peaceful atmosphere of Virginia’s picturesque Smith Mountain Lake. Learn expert techniques on how to craft gripping anecdotes and spin your personal story into a compelling narrative! Meet masterful speakers and writers to learn from them directly, and hear their skills at work with a series of engaging stories and performances.
Activity Level
Easy
Minimal walking and standing.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Spend time with award-winning authors Sharyn McCrumb and William Kent Krueger to explore what gives stories power, what makes them memorable and why they’re as important to us as breathing.
  • Learn the techniques of written, oral, visual and even musical storytelling from experts in each.
  • Delight in performances from a living history actor who will regale you with stories of General Robert E. Lee’s surrender and more!
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William Krueger
Raised in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon, William Kent Krueger — he goes by Kent — tried many careers before breaking into writing. Today, he writes the New York Times bestselling Cork O’Connor mystery series, which is set in the great north woods of Minnesota. Kent’s work has received a number of awards, been translated into many languages, and optioned by Hollywood. His novel “Ordinary Grace” was honored with the Mystery Writers of America’s Edgar Award, the Barry Award, the Anthony Award, and the Macavity Award.
Sharyn McCrumb
William Krueger
Megan Hicks
Sadeqa Johnson
April Cheek-Messier
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