The Oklahoma City Storytelling Festival kicks off Sept. 6, 2012, at Festival Plaza, 400 W California. Guest tale spinners for this year’s event are Dolores Hydock, Clare Murphy, Steve Poltz and Antonio Sacre. Evening performances begin at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, through Saturday, Sept. 8. Art of Storytelling workshops will be held at 10 a.m., 1:30 and 3:15 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, 10 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8. A family matinee is scheduled at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8. For more information, call 405.270.4848 or go to www.artscouncilokc.com .