Workshops – Dennis Boyne

The Lehigh Valley Storytelling Guild continues to offer cultural enlightenment with another awesome FREE workshop.  Dennis Boyne, founder of Lehigh Valley Story Slam, will lead a Story Slam Workshop, designed to allow YOU to offer story slams at your next corporate picnic or family event.  Teachers can use the story slam format to encourage students to write down and present their escapades. NOTE: stories told during story slams can NOT be read from a paper.  Librarians can offer story slams as community entertainment.  Boyne’s Lehigh Valley Story Slams have turned into hilarious, sometimes touching, events as tellers from all walks of life share slices of their lives.  Get the goods from a master.  Dennis’ workshop happens on Wednesday, July 12th at Godfrey Daniels, at 6 pm.

Every other month or so, the Lehigh Valley Storytelling Guild offers FREE workshops to anyone who wants to attend.  Subjects covered in the past have been Voice Care, Professional Presentation, Storytelling in Higher Education and Telling Stories from Other Cultural Traditions.  The workshops are posted on our events column.

Storytelling Workshops for the Young

This summer, two local libraries will offer storytelling workshops as part of their Build a Better World Summer Reading Programs.

Both programs will run for six sessions and end with a performance by workshop participants.

Allentown Public Library will offer Build a Better Story Workshops on six consecutive Wednesday evenings from 6 to 7:15 beginning on June 28th.  These workshops are best for children aged 7 and up.  Younger children can attend with a parent.  Pre-teens and teens are welcome.  Registration is strongly suggested, although not required. Registration begins on June 5.  Call the Allentown Public Library for more details. 610-820-2400, ext. 4.

The Emmaus Public Library will offer storytelling workshops for teens and pre-teens on Tuesday afternoons from 2 to 3:30.  The dates are June 20th and 27th, July 18th and 25th, August 1st and 8th.  Registration begins June 12th.  Call the Emmaus Public Library at 610-965-9284.

Author! Author!

Congratulations to Lehigh Valley Storytelling Guild member, Robin Reichert, on the publication of her new book, Earth Divine; Adventures of an Everyday Mystic.  “Here is the journey of a woman, once frightened of life, whose persistent faith and interaction with nature altered her perspective.”  Robin’s memoir shows her spiritual quest and growth through interactions with nature, with mentors, and with the faith practices and cultures of indigenous people.         Earthdivine

We know Robin to be in touch with the Divine – a gentle and gifted storyteller.  To order her book, visit CreateSpace, https://www.createspace.com/6446853.

Lehigh U. Students Collecting Stories from their Neighbors

Lehigh University students are collecting stories from their neighbors.  Read about it in this article from the Express-Times.