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!

Voice Care Workshop

Carly Bergey workshop on Voice Care
January  11th, 6:00pm, Free.
At Godfrey Daniel
7 East 4th Street
Bethlehem, PA 18015
Courtesy of the Lehigh Valley Storytelling Guild

Carly Bergey, SLP | Speech Therapist,  will talk about how the vocal cords work, vocal health tips, demonstrate some warm ups and talk about how to take care of your voice. Carly Bergey is a Speech Language Pathologist certified by the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association. She received her Bachelor of Music in Voice from Belmont University in Nashville, TN and her Masters in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She is also certified in the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment, Lessac-Madsen Resonant Voice Therapy, and has extensive experience treating voice, PVFM/VCD, Chronic cough, and swallowing disorders. She has been in practice since 2010.

Story Circle at Godfrey’s

It’s time for the Holiday Story Circle at Godfrey Daniels.  Bring a story, poem or memory to share at the free monthly event.  (This month is special!)

Story Circle begins at 7:30 pm and is open to everyone, tellers and listeners alike.  There is a Story circle on the second Wednesday of every month – except August

Godfrey Daniels Listening Club, 7 East 4th Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015.


Christmas Blarney Show

McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub announces its second annual Christmas Blarney Show on December 6th, at 7 pm.  Dennis Boyne, an LVSG member and the guiding light behind Lehigh Valley Story Slam will be part of the festivities.

The event includes dinner, stories and music, all with an Irish Christmas vibe.  The cost is $35 a person.  Click here to purchase tickets.