Stas Ziolkowski joins KFFB’s Bob Connell on Open mic about Fairfield Bay Storyfest 2011

 Stas Ziolkowski joins KFFB’s Bob Connell on Open mic and talks about Fairfield Bay Storyfest 2011.

 Fairfield Bay Storyfest will be on On April 23, 2011 and performing tellers tents will be set up this year on the parking lots in the Village Place Mall on both sides of Building #4 (site of the Heber Springs State Bank and Edward Jones).  The cost of tickets will be $15 for adults with children under the age of 16 admitted free.  Tickets are now on sale $15 at the Fairfield Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, Fairfield Bay Library, and the Art Gallery & Studio.  They can be purchased on-line at or using Paypal; credit cards may be used at the Art Gallery (501- 884-6433). 

Listen to the tellers:

Barbara McBride-Smith

Barbara is a storyteller who transports you from the ancient world of the Greek gods and goddesses to the post-modern experiences of her Baby Boomer generation. She narrates the lives of shady ladies and bad boys of the Bible, navigates literature with the heart and soul of a librarian, identifies with country music and rock n’ roll, and interprets it all with a Texas-born cheerleader’s perspective. Entertainer, historian, preacher, and storyteller all rolled into one, Barbara McBride-Smith serves up sweet truth with a side of southern grit. Through her stories, she takes you on a journey through your life as it intersects with hers and brings you back home to yourself! 

Willy Claflin

“Accompanied by his faithful sidekick Maynard Moose, Willy Claflin has brought his unhinged comedy and musical surprises to stages across the country and beyond, from California to Cape Clear, Ireland. As a musician, puppeteer, and improviser, an artist of precision and his fellow storytellers stand in awe of that artistry…   Willy deconstructs the puppet experience–no stages, no sleight of hands, no ventriloquism, no hiding of the puppeteer…   done with a full understanding of how narrative and performance works.”

Winner of the National Storytelling Network’s
2010 Circle of Excellence Award

Priscilla Howe
Priscilla became a full-time storyteller in 1993, because she loves telling stories – funny, scary, serious, goofy and sophisticated stories, tailored to the audience in front of me. You’ll find her at festivals, school assemblies and residencies, juvenile detention centers, libraries, house concerts, colleges and coffeehouses performing in English, French and occasionally Bulgarian.  Performing with young children, her hand puppets come along for the ride; older kids and adults, she may bring out stories for more refined sensibilities.

Bobby Norfolk

Bobby is an American storyteller and arts educator. He has received three Emmy Awards as host for the television series Gator Tales and is also the host of the Emmy Award nominated cable series Children’s Theater at Bobby’s House. Norfolk performs internationally for both children and adults and is also a regular performer at the National Storytelling Festival.

In October 2009, children’s author and Emmy winning storyteller Bobby Norfolk was given the Circle of Excellence Oracle Award, an honor presented by the National Storytelling Network, which recognizes the very best storytellers in the country. This prestigious award is given to artists for exceptional commitment and exemplary contributions to the art of storytelling.