Collegiate School hosts Akolkol Storytelling Festival

Collegiate School hosted the Akolkol Storytelling Festival in partnership with Richmond Young Writers in June. Global Scholar-In-Residence, former Lost Boy and author John Dau engaged more than 55 creative 10-14 year olds participating for a daylong workshop during which they learned to write and speak their stories.
The young wordsmiths listened to Mr. Dau share tales of African wisdom and strength, read from his upcoming children’s book and provided feedback. The attendees then wrote their own stories, leaving the daylong festival with a minibook of their own.