Dennis Boyne – Story Slam Workshop

On July 12th, Dennis Boyne, creator of Lehigh Valley Story Slam, will offer a Story Slam workshop – how to run one, how to participate in one, the whys and wherefores-, at 6:00 pm at Godfrey Daniels, 7 East 4th Street, Bethlehem, PA, 18015.

A Story Circle will follow at 7:30 pm.  The workshop AND the Story Circle are FREE.

 

 

Mysticism with Robin Reichert

Robin Reichert will tell stories about “Mysticism” during the Adult Forum at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lehigh Valley on June 25th at 9 am.  Robin’s book Earth Divine – Adventures of an Everyday Mystic will be available for purchase.  This event is free and open to adults and older teens.

Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lehigh Valley, 424 Center St, Bethlehem, PA 18018 (610) 866-7652 http://uuclvpa.org/

 

Tales of Courtship and Marital Mayhem w/ Ingrid Bohn, Judy England-McCarthy, Denise McCormack

The Center of Art in Wood and Patchwork Storytelling Guild present stories of marriage and partnership on June 8, from 6 to 8 pm.  All three tellers, Denise McCormack, Ingrid Bohn and Judy England-McCarthy are Lehigh Valley Storytelling Guild members.  View amazing wooden artifacts and listen to stories about their use.  Wine will be served.  Audience members will be entered into a drawing for a prize valued at $150.

The Center for Art in Wood is at 141 N. 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Phone 215-923-8000. Website: www.centerforartinwood.org

Admission is $15.  Tickets can be purchased here.

Adults

Telling Stories Outside Your Culture Workshop

Rob Aptaker provides guidelines for telling the essential stories from other cultures in this part of the Story Circle Workshop series.  The workshop will be held at Godfrey Daniels on May 10th at 6 pm and will be followed, after a short break, by the monthly Story Circle at 7:30 pm.  This event is Free.

Rob will cover the following concepts;

  • When you borrow something valuable from someone, treat it with more care than you would with your own valuables.
  • The importance of checking in with people from the cultures whose stories you’re borrowing.
  • Where creativity and inspiration DO have their place.
  • Pointers from traditional teachers.
  • Q & A to follow.

Storytelling In Higher Education Workshop

Join Dr. Deryl Johnson at Godfrey Daniels on April 12th at 6 pm, as he leads a workshop on telling stories to teens and adults.  This event is free and open to the public.

Dr. Johnson teaches Communications at Kutztown University and is a professional storyteller.

 

Earth Divine with Robin Reichert

Storyteller and author, Robin Reichert, will present the adult forum at Trinity Episcopal Church, 44 East Market Street, Bethlehem, PA, at 9:15 am on April 2nd.  Robin will share stories, talk about her book, Earth Divine: Adventures of an Everyday Mystic and take questions.  Robin will sign and sell copies of her book.

Fairy Tales EXPOSED with Chris Ochs

Everything You Know about Fairy Tales is WRONG – a talk by Chris Ochs.

“We’ll look at the origins, meanings and evolution of icons from fairy tales. Then compare them against their curious, funny and often GRISLY counterparts throughout history, smashing several childhood icons along the way.
FAIR WARNING – any children in the audience will be mortified, and may leave in tears.”
Parkland Community Library, March 7th, 2017 at 7 pm.  Free.

Fairy Tale Confidential

Mwahahahahaha!  Welcome to the Dark Side of Fairy tales. We ALL know fairy tales.  There is a quest, and a princess – or a damsel – and a hero, and a villain, and a struggle and, poof!, at the end everything works out.  And, they are sweet and innocent and innocuous.  Or, are they??

Spend any time on Fairy Tale Lobby, a blog hosted by LVSG member Megan Hicks and Mary Grace Ketner, and these “harmless” stories display the conflicted emotions of the psyche.  Charles Kiernan, LVSG Coordinator, posts an in depth monthly examination of Grimm’s tales, on his Fairy Tale blog.  Fairy tales may have been our ancestors answer to psycho therapy, since these stories delve into all the neuroses and abominable behavior of human existence.  These stories also guided and counseled our forebears with examples of problem solving and shining virtue.

If you hope to learn more,LVSG story lover member, Chris Ochs, will offer his talk, “Everything You Know About Fairy Tales Is WRONG”, at various Lehigh Valley libraries in March.  Check our calendar for times and places.  Note:  Ochs’ talk is NOT for young children.

Story Slam – Here We Go Again!

Lehigh Valley Story Slam starts the New Year right, with the theme of “Here We Go Again”.  Do you have a short TRUE story about things that repeat themselves, themes that recur, favorite amusement park rides, slippery, slidey slopes you just can’t resist?  Bring it to the Lehigh Valley Story Slam at McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub and Whisky Bar in Bethlehem on January 18th.  OR, just come out to listen to others tell of their repeating adventures. The fun begins at 8 pm.  Stories must be no longer than 5 minutes and they must be as true!

Story Circle at Godfreys

Drop by to listen and to share stories of life, imagination, laughter and tears.  The Story Circle meets on the second Wednesday of each month – except August – at Godfrey Daniels Listening Club, 7 E. 4th Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018.  The fun begins at 7:30 pm.  Open to all!  Free for all!