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Kansas Storytelling Festival features the power of story

DOWNS – Do not just gather the funny and good stories and sugar-coat your family, advised storyteller Kim Weitkamp. Try to understand the lived experiences that formed the personalities of your family. Understanding those stories can change your attitude and actions and ultimately change future generations of your family.

Weitkamp was one of five professional storytellers at the 28th annual Kansas Storytelling Festival in Downs April 22-23.

The storytellers provided an appreciative audience with a full weekend of tales. Some were spooky. Some were funny. Some were thought-provoking. All left audiences ready for more next year.