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Peoria Journal Star (Peoria, IL) , September 26, 2004


The 10th Annual Chinquapin Folk Music & Storytelling Festival was held Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 24-26, at Camp Wokanda, just North of Peoria on Boy Scout Road. For 10 years the festival has presented some of the best folk performers and storytellers in the country as well as a few from across the sea.

Bob and Kathie Myers had a story to tell, and they traveled more then 200 miles to tell it.

The Elkhart, Ind., couple quit their jobs in 1986 to pursue a joint career as professional storytellers. Performing mainly stories from children's literature, on Saturday they recounted tales as a two-person team.

"I started professionally in 1985," Bob Myers said. "But I think I was born telling stories."

Subjects Covered: storytelling festivals

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