Members of the Storytellers of San Diego will present the 27th annual "Tellebration" Saturday, Nov. 11 at the Bethany Lutheran Church, 2051 Sunset Cliffs Blvd., a two-hour program beginning at 7:30 p.m.
This will be the second year the event has been hosted by the local church.
"Tellebration" is a worldwide event, taking place in hundreds of venues around the globe the same night to celebrate the art of storytelling, one that is both contemporary and ancient.
"We are excited to offer an evening of storytelling for adults," said Marilyn McPhie, president of the Storytellers of San Diego. "We like to say that a storytelling concert has all the excitement of live theater with the intimacy of a conversation with a good friend."
This year's concert theme is "Uncharted" and features stories both told and sung about what it means to be human and to have that striving tested. One story planned is from a person who was part of the relief effort in the recent Mexico City earthquake, while another is an excerpt from a sea-faring adventure book, told by its author in magical folkloric realism.
"Tellebration" is a time to get together with friends and family to listen to the stories of old...and of new," said Fred Laskowski, co-curator of this year's event.
All storytellers appearing are local residents who plan to delight, captivate and mesmerize their audience.
Tickets are priced at $15 and can be purchased at the door. There is also limited parking in the church lot and the diocese lot next door.
More information can be found at www.storytellersofsandiego.org.