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First Congregational UCC
200 North Main Street
Mount Vernon, OH 43050
740- 393-1736



  • Saturday, April 30, 2011 - 8:00 AM
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MOUNT VERNON The 25th Annual O.O.P.S! 2011 Spring Storytelling Conference, sponsored by the Ohio Order for the Preservation of Storytelling, comes to Mount Vernon on Friday and Saturday.

The conference begins with a reception on Friday at 7 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express on Upper Gilchrist Road. On Saturday, the conference opens with registration at 8 a.m. at the First Congregational UCC, 200 N. Main St., and continues all day with workshops and storytelling.

In the evening there is a Storytelling Concert at the church that is open to the public. Featuring Ohio storytellers John Locke and Cristie Merce, and a performance by Baba Jamal Koram. Koram is a storyteller in the African-American Griotic Tradition. The program begins at 6:45 p.m. with an open mic session. There is a charge for the tickets. For information call 419-289-TALE (8253) or e-mail

Published on April 27, 2011


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