It is unfortunate that Will Johnson did not contact the local storytelling community with regards to his article. He would have found out that the Nelson Storytelling Guild is in the process of taking over the Kootenay Storytelling Festival organization.
And while they may not hold a festival this year, they did hold an exciting, entertaining evening of storytelling called “Stories in Concert” to a full house at Bigby Place on Sunday, Jan. 17. There was no volunteer fatigue there!
Johnson’s source, Ms. Moore, is no longer affiliated with the festival, and a lack of volunteers was not to blame for the past festival’s failure. The guild is planning storytelling events in the near future. They are a dynamic group of volunteers to watch out for!
Peter Bartl, Nelson