The 1988 Marion Carter Storytelling Festival has been scheduled June 22-26 at the Utah Arts Festival at the Triad Center. Named for a local librarian, the event will be sponsored by the Salt Lake City Public Library.
Marion Carter was a librarian and storyteller at the city library until her death in Nov. 1986. She was known throughout the Mountain West for her skill, shared through workshops and storytelling sessions in the region.The featured storyteller at a storytelling festival will be Lacee A. Harris of the Northern Ute Indian Tribe. Harris was born on the Ute reservation at Fort Duchesne and weaves Indian myths and folklore into his stories.
Other types of stories planned for the event include "Tales to Curl Your Toes and Tickle Your Funny Bones," "Trickster Tales," "Utah Mining Stories," "World Tales Old and New," and "Fanciful Tales of Sound and Motion."
Admission to the storytelling festival is included with the price of admission to the Utah Arts Festival. The storytelling festival is being partially paid for by the Marion Carter memorial fund.
Donations to the fund can be made through the library. For more information, call the Salt Lake City Library System at 363-5733.