Judy England-McCarthy at Northeast Ministry

Judy England-McCarthy will present stories to the children of Northeast Ministry’s summer camp on July 20th at 1:30 pm.  Please contact Northeast Ministry about this program as it is a PRIVATE event.

Northeast Ministry, 1161 Fritz Drive, Bethlehem, PA, 18017, 610-691-3355  http://northeastministry.com/

Ingrid Bohn – Northeast Ministry

Ingrid Bohn will present stories to the children of Northeast Ministry’s summer camp on July 20th at 1:00 pm.  Please contact Northeast Ministry about this program as it is a PRIVATE event.

Northeast Ministry, 1161 Fritz Drive, Bethlehem, PA, 18017, 610-691-3355  http://northeastministry.com/

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/

 

Mother’s Day Sunday Service with Robin Reichert

Join Robin Reichert and members of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Lower Bucks as Robin tells stories about mothers and motherhood. Robin’s book Earth Divine – Adventures of an Everyday Mystic will be available for purchase.

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Lower Bucks, Pen Ryn School 235 S. Olds Blvd. Fairless Hills, PA  19030 (215) 752-5689 http://www.uuflb.org/  This service is free and open to the public.  May 14th at 10:30 am

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.

Robin Reichert – Critters and Creatures

Robin Reichert weaves the wonders of the natural world into everything she does.  Gather round as she shares the adventures of critters of all kinds.  Robin will tell her tales at Godfrey Daniels Listening Club (7 E. 4th St., Bethlehem, PA 18015) on March 19th at 2 pm.  Her stories will surprise, delight and enlighten listeners of all ages.  Cops’n’Kids will hand out FREE books.  Children ages 5 and under attend for free.

This event is part of the Children Storytelling Series, a collaboration between the Lehigh Valley Storytelling Guild and Godfrey Daniels.

 

 

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.

Stories of Friendship and Warmth with Larry Sceurman

Listening to Larry Sceurman’s tell stories is like sharing a cup of hot chocolate after playing in the snow.  His friendly manner is reflected in the stories he tells.

Join Larry at Godfrey Daniels, 7 East 4th Street, Bethlehem, Pa 18015, on February 19th at 2 pm.  He will delight you, warm you and guide you as he enfolds you in a hug of stories.

Admission is $4.50.  Children ages 5 and under attend for 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.

Native American Tales with Rob Aptaker at Godfrey’s

Rob Aptaker tells stories of the Native people of the Eastern Woodlands, including the story “How Bear Got his Short Tail” and “How Turtle Got a Long Neck”.  Join him as he chants, drums and tells stories of winter magic, and heroes .

This event will take place at Godfrey Daniels Listening Club, 7 E. 4th Street at 2 pm on January 15th, 2017.  Admission is $4.50.  Children ages 5 and under enter FREE.