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Originally published in Compass, August 8, 2013
Tim Sample to perform in Castine

Maine humorist and renowned storyteller Tim Sample is coming to Castine to kick off the Storytelling by the Sea festival on Friday, August 16, at 1 p.m. at the Wilson Museum, 120 Perkins Street. And, so are a whole host of other storytellers including John MacDonald, Jennifer Armstrong, Frank Gotwals, Oscar Mokeme and many more, according to a news release.

There will be something for everyone, including ASL interpreters for the hearing impaired, and a workshop on how to tell a great tale. The Festival runs August 16, 17 and 18. Advance tickets may be purchased from the Wilson Museum and the Witherle Memorial Library in Castine. In addition to great storytelling there will be food, vendors and even a pie auction. For more information and a full schedule of events, visit or call 326-9247.

The culmination of a year-long storytelling extravaganza, Storytelling by the Sea festival is sponsored by the Castine Arts Association, Maine Maritime Academy, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Castine, Wilson Museum, Witherle Memorial Library and Friends of Witherle Memorial Library. American Sign Language interpreters supported by a grant from the Sharon St. Cyr Fund, Inc.