MARCH 20 - 24, 2019
Back for its sixth year, Storyfort brings diverse and far-reaching stories to the Fest. Storyfort will be bringing poets, fiction writers, refugee storytellers, spoken-word artists, journalists, cocktail stories, immigrant narratives, political analysis and narrative, prisoner's stories, memoirists, podcasters, band and musicians' narratives, stories of the other, graphic novelists and more to the stage all five days of Treefort.
Storyfort is a unique literary and storytelling festival within the larger arts and music festival, Treefort Music Fest. Storyfort is all about great writing and compelling narrative, bringing in top-notch authors, poets, journalists, spoken word artists, memoirists, refugee storytellers, podcasters and much more.
As part of Treefort Music Fest, Storyfort is able to offer its artists and attendees an experience unlike any other literary festival – one full of vigor, excitement, knowledge and wide-ranging cultural, political, and artistic insights. As a major component of Treefort Music Fest, Storyfort artists bring their powerful narratives beyond the literary festival, infusing voice, wisdom, and story to the overall scope of a festival that brings music, technology, yoga, culinary arts, craft beer and cider, performance art, and comedy to the Pacific Northwest.
Storyfort’s mission is to keep its events free and open to the public, and to continue to perpetuate great art and discourse in the Boise community and far beyond. Storyfort has grown from approximately 500 attendees in 2014 to 2,600 in 2018.
Christian Winn, Storyfort Director
Christian Winn is a fiction writer, poet, teacher of writing, and lover of great stories, interesting humans, the occasional card game, Miranda July, The Mountain Goats, Jennifer Egan, and this amazing thing called Treefort. He is the co-founder of Storyfort and is stoked to see Storyfort move into its sixth year as a bigger, badder, kickass celebration of story!
Joe Davidson, Assistant Director
Joe Davidson started out as the ultimate Storyfort fanboy and somehow managed to sneak his way on to the team. He is currently in the process of obtaining a BFA in Fiction at Boise State University, and when he’s not getting thoroughly involved with stories he’s probably out playing with his dog.
Allison Maier, Assistant
Allison Maier is a nonprofit outreach coordinator, occasional freelance reporter and endeavoring fiction writer. She moved back to her hometown of Boise six years ago, after studying journalism and covering stories in Montana and New York City. This is her first year on the Storyfort team. When not working, she is likely pairing books and coffee, wandering the Greenbelt with her canine soul mate or listening to an extensive repertoire of podcasts.
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