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Florida Storytelling Association

The art of storytelling is everywhere, from the classroom, to the board room, to the kitchen table.

The Florida Storytelling Association supports the art of storytelling.

F L O R I D A   H O U S E   O F   R E P R E S E N T A T I V E S

A resolution designating the week of November 16-22, 2014, as “Florida Storytelling Week.”

WHEREAS, the art of storytelling is a valuable method of sharing Florida folklore and contributes to the preservation of the history of our state, and

WHEREAS, the art of storytelling embraces the heritage and oral tradition of diverse cultures within our state, enabling all Floridians to celebrate the strength of community in the richness of diversity, and

WHEREAS, the art of storytelling promotes literacy and character development among the youth of our state while encouraging mastery of language arts and knowledge of the history and folklore of Florida as students learn, tell, and listen to stories in school or community settings, and

WHEREAS, the art of storytelling fosters communication, tolerance, and understanding among Florida citizens of every age and background, and

WHEREAS, the Florida Storytelling Association, Inc.,
consisting of numerous storytellers in all regions of the state, serves to preserve, perpetuate, and promote the art of storytelling in Florida by educating storytellers and encouraging the art of storytelling, NOW, THEREFORE,

Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives of the State of Florida:

That the House of Representatives commends the Florida Storytelling Association, Inc., and designates the week of November 16-22, 2014, as “Florida Storytelling Week.”