Storyteller to headline Hispanic Festival

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Award-winning storyteller Antonio Sacre will visit Northwestern College for a Hispanic Festival Sept. 16–20.

Sacre is an internationally known bilingual writer, storyteller and solo performance artist. He has encouraged embracing diversity through performances at the Kennedy Center, the Library of Congress’ Festival of the Book, and Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art.

On Wednesday, Sept. 17, Sacre will perform in Northwestern College’s Christ Chapel at 10:05 a.m. He will also give a public performance at 7:30 p.m. in the same venue.

Sacre will also present workshops for area teachers, parents and students involved in English Language Learners programs Sept. 16 and 17 in Denison and Orange City.

Community members are invited to Northwestern College’s central campus (north of Zwemer Hall) on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the Hispanic Festival.

In addition to authentic Mexican food, the festival will include Hispanic children’s games and activities from 10 a.m. to noon, storytelling, and performances by a mariachi band and Estrellas de Jalisco, a children’s Mexican folk dancing troupe.

For more information about Saturday’s Hispanic Festival, contact event planner Barbara Turnwall, 712-707-7040 or turnwall@nwciowa.edu. The rain location is the DeWitt Theatre Arts Center.

The festival kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15–Oct. 15).

Funds for Sacre’s visit are provided by Humanities Iowa, AEAs 4 and 12, Northwestern College, the Northwest Iowa Reading Council, and the Iowa Writing Project. Humanities Iowa is an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

PRESS CONTACT
Duane Beeson
Director of Public Relations
Northwestern College
101 7th St. SW
Orange City, Iowa 51041
712-707-7116
beeson@nwciowa.edu