Although I don't believe in creating a "bucket" list (too ominous for me to make one; what will happen to me if I finish it, because isn't that the point?), a few things on that list consist of seeing New York City during New Year's Eve, go skydiving, and go to the Sundance Film Festival (among other things which I probably should write down). Another one that I just decided to add to the list of things I want to do one day is attend the National Storytelling Festival!
I stumbled across it when searching for something to write for the letter N, and decided to write about this. It may be stepping out of my "Halloween in April" theme (although, in my defense, the festival IS held in October), but it goes right in line with the overall theme to my blog - which is writing and telling stories.
It started out with a journalism teacher and some neighbors coming together and telling stories on an October day. Two years later, it began as a festival that would continue on for 40 years. Sort of like the stories that used to play on radios, the National Storytelling Festival believes in the power of the "well-told story" and draws crowds of people to listen to the stories the tellers share.
One part of the event you KNOW I would attend, given the chance, would be the Ghost Stories event (you can read about that here.
Have you ever been to the National Storytelling Festival? What story would you tell at the if you were asked to tell one?