In the cold, dark winters of old Scandinavia, storytellers were held in high esteem because of their ability to spin tales of adventure, romance, and war providing a welcome diversion from everyday tasks. Eager listeners stared into the flames while images of magical conquests swept through their minds and inflamed their imaginations.

Over time, electronic entertainments seem to have shuffled storytellers off to the pages of history books, except for special events such as Ephraim’s Scandinavian Heritage Festival.

Drawing on the old and cherished tradition of storyteller Hans Christian Andersen, storytelling has expanded to include pioneer stories, folktales, children’s stories, and other adventures from various tellers who love the craft.

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