Murray Storytelling Showcase

Murray City Cultural Arts presents 2021 Murray Storytelling Showcase April 2021 at Murray City Library. 

Participants in the Murray Storytelling Showcase are chosen from our various storytelling residencies at the Murray Library, the Murray Senior Recreation Center, Liberty Elementary after-school and in designated school classrooms. 

Finalists from the Murray Storytelling Showcase will be invited to participate in the 6th Annual county event, Story Crossroads, to be held May 11, 2021 in Murray Park and other county facilities. The county festival will have a small fee.

Contact Katie Lindquist at klindquist@murray.utah.gov or phone 801-264-2638 for questions. 

Murray Storytelling Residencies

Murray City Cultural Arts Presents 2021 Storytelling Residencies via Zoom!
**This is a great opportunity and fun way for children, teens, and adults to develop story writing and storytelling skills!

Residencies: (held online via Zoom)

Library: Grades 3-12

  • January 23 - March 6
  • Saturdays only
  • 1:00 PM (Zoom)
  • (Please email suz.hudson@comcast.net)

Liberty Elementary: Grades 3 - 6

  • February 2 - 25
  • Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays only
  • 3:45 PM (Zoom)
  • (Child does not have to attend Liberty Elementary to participate in the residency)

Murray Senior Recreation Center: Adults/Seniors (18+)

  • February 24 - March 26
  • Wednesdays & Fridays only
  • 1:00 am - 2:30 am (Zoom)

Registration:

1. Fill out and return Registration Form to the Murray Parks & Rec Office or email to klindquist@murray.utah.gov
2. Find and bring a potential story (3-7 minutes) to the first workshop. *Don’t worry if trouble finding a story, stories can be obtained during first workshop.
3. Learn storytelling skills and share in a workshop setting to polish story.
4. Practice at home!
5. Participate in preliminary judging. 2 finalists per grade chosen for final city wide showcase.

QUESTIONS? 

Please email klindquist@murray.utah.gov or leave a message at 801-264-2638.
Some schools/teachers have chosen to have their students participate during class time (in class or via zoom). If you need help determining which residency to sign up for or if your school is planning to participate, please email klindquist@murray.utah.gov