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Joe Hayes
Storyteller Joe Hayes

UTSA hosts storytelling festival, workshops March 1

By Ashley Harris
Public Affairs Specialist

(Feb. 28, 2008)--The UTSA Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching will present nationally known bilingual storyteller Joe Hayes for the fourth annual UTSA Storytelling Festival from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 1 in the 1604 Campus Main Building. The event is free and open to the public; pre-registration is not required.

The event will offer workshops on a range of topics including how to tell stories, the use of traditional storytelling and digital storytelling in the classroom, as well as how to launch storytelling festivals in schools. Workshop participants will receive certification of attendance and are eligible to receive continuing education credits.

Three afternoon workshops requiring pre-registration will be from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. The cost of these workshops is $25, $15 for UTSA students.

For more information about the afternoon workshops and to register, contact Miriam Martinez at (210) 458-5971.

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About storyteller Joe Hayes

A nationally recognized teller of tales from Hispanic, Native American and Anglo cultures, Joe Hayes is one of America's premier storytellers. His bilingual Spanish-English stories have earned him a distinctive place among America's storytellers.

Hayes has received the Arizona Young Readers Award, two Land of Enchantment Children's Book Awards, four IPPY Awards, a Southwest Book Award and an Aesop Accolade Award.

His books have been on the Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List twice. His book, "The Day It Snowed Tortillas," was chosen by the editors of The Bloomsbury Review as one of their 15 favorite children's books published in the last 15 years.

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