San Ramon Library hosting storytelling festival

from the Marin Independent Journal

“The marvel of live storytelling is that it is simultaneously ancient and authentically new. A 300-year-old story is an original, every time it is retold. ‘I have to see the audience,’ says Diane Ferlatte, a sought-after Bay Area storyteller performing at San Ramon Library’s 24th annual International Storytelling Festival in July. ‘I don’t want it dark in the theater. It’s a person-to-person kind of thing. If they give me a response with their faces, I shape the story differently. It’s like a conversation. I get feedback from lips and eyes.'”