LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) – People in Myrick Park this weekend celebrated the art of storytelling.
More than 600 people took part in the La Crosse Storytelling Festival by listening to different tales, including a few stories about La Crosse's history.
The art of storytelling is often lost in a technology-driven world, said festival chairperson Sara Slayton. This event gives people the chance to be compelled through gestures, tone and emphasis, she added.
"As human beings, we really need to look at each other, to reach each other not only at a communication level, but at an emotion level and that's what storytelling does. It grabs your brain, it grabs your funny bone, it grabs your heart," Slayton said.
The festival also had a food tent, a silent auction, a book store, and a children's stage.
All money raised will go toward funding next year's storytelling festival.
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