Students to tell tales

Photo provided by the LSU School of Library and Information Science--LSU graduate student Shannon Domingue tells a folk tale at the 2012 Storytelling Festival.
Photo provided by the LSU School of Library and Information Science--LSU graduate student Shannon Domingue tells a folk tale at the 2012 Storytelling Festival.

Anyone looking for a family activity Saturday should stop by the LSU Museum of Art for the fourth annual LSU School of Library and Information Science Storytelling Festival.

Ten graduate students in LSU Associate Professor Suzanne Stauffer’s Art and Practice of Library Storytelling class will tell folk tales from different cultures.

“The rule is that they must be traditional and appropriate for all ages,” Stauffer said.

The stories run about five minutes and will be presented in a gallery setting. Between each tale, students will create a drawing.

“They will be drawing as they are talking more or less stick figures,” said Stauffer, who explained that in the end, the person telling the tale will create a surprise drawing that has something to do with the story.