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Varta: a Storytelling Festival

March 23 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Highlights and agenda:

Varta will feature South-Asian artists, writers and storytellers in the library in the heart of South-West Austin.

Oral storytelling from South-Asia: The festival will launch an exhibit of oral storytelling techniques from South-Asia. The moving exhibit will be displayed in the library and will be accompanied by the launch of an audio storytelling project focused on storytelling.

Children’s Storytelling and Activities: Drop-in hands-on story activities! There will be a chance to learn new stories, color on various themes, and celebrate the South-Asian culture with a story performed by local children. We will also have a storytelling performances from artists.

Likhawat creative storytelling panel: Listen to local authors and storytellers on their inspiring journeys.

Dastangoi: Get ready to enjoy an immersive storytelling performance with a desi folk story.

Music and Dance performance: Families can also enjoy dance performances from local nonprofits and South-Asian artists.

Chance to win prizes, giveaways, free ice-creams, and overall have a FUN day engaging with art, literature and stories!


March 23
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Event Category:


Performance Type
Festival, Poetry or Spoken Word


Austin Public Library, Hampton Branch at Oak Hill
5125 Convict Hill Rd
Austin, TX 78749 United States
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