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COURTESY KAVEH KARDEN Ed Chevy, a deaf storyteller, is shown at left standing in front of a video image of himself that’s projected on the wall. Chevy will present — in sign language with a voice interpreter — a horror story by Edgar Allan Poe at Friday’s Spooky Stories show.
COURTESY TRI NGUYEN A crowd packs McCoy Pavilion for the Talk Story Festival. Here the storyteller, seated, is with a sign language interpreter.
COURTESY HONOLULU THEATRE FOR YOUTH Jeff Gere created the Talk Story Festival and has produced and hosted it since its inception in 1989. He will also perform both nights this year.