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!
Re Zickau. Storyfort Assistant Director
RE Zickau is a queer librarian, reader, and story-collector. RE has a BA in Literature from Boise State University, and a MLIS from San Jose State University. RE believes in equitable access to information, intersectional feminism, and the power of good words. Outside of work, RE loves baking desserts, exploring Boise, discovering new authors and poets, and binging on podcasts. This is RE’s third year with Storyfort.
Grace Lovera, Storyfort Assistant
Grace Lovera has lived in Boise since 2006. Even with generous doses of travel and living outside of the country for a period of time, Boise has always felt like her home. Grace believes that storytelling is a wonderful way to share in the collective human experience and build connections with others. In her spare time she can be found writing, making short films, and/or collecting useless thrifted goods, oh and she is also currently a student at Boise State University working on a BFA in Narrative Arts. This will be Grace’s third year with Storyfort.
Joe Davidson, Storyfort Assistant
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.
Amy Burton, Storyfort Intern
Originally from Anchorage, Alaska, Amy has bounced around Boise and the Pacific Northwest since 1987. She has a BFA in theatre from the University of Idaho and is currently pursuing an associates in creative writing from the College of Western Idaho. She loves to read, journal, bake cookies, sew, do yoga, and enjoys spending time with her partner Noble and their dog, Chimichanga.
Forest Gerlach, BSU Intern
Forest Gerlach has been in love with storytelling in its many forms ever since he created a four-page comic for fun in kindergarten. He is only a few months away from a BA in Rhetoric & Composition, but he wants to explore every possible opportunity to learn. Outside of writing and school, he enjoys finding new recipes to cook, trails to hike, and music to listen to. He’s okay at Super Smash Bros too.
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