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/

Denise McCormack at Northeast Ministries

Denise McCormack will tell stories to the day campers at Northeast Ministries on June 29th at 1:30 pm.  This event is open to day campers.  Please contact Northeast Ministries if you want to attend and are not enrolled in the day camp.

Northeast Ministry, 1161 Fritz Drive, Bethlehem, PA 18017 610-691-3355

Karen Maurer – Northeast Ministry

Karen Maurer will tell stories to the day campers at Northeast Ministries on June 29th at 1:30 pm.  This event is open to day campers.  Please contact Northeast Ministires if you want to attend and are not enrolled in the day camp.

Northeast Ministry, 1161 Fritz Drive, Bethlehem, PA 18017 610-691-3355

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.

Ingrid Bohn – MIfflin Community Library SRP

Ingrid Bohn will tell stories to members of the Mifflin Community Library Summer Reading Program on June 9th at 6:30 pm.  Please contact the library about attending.  This event is free.

Mifflin Community Library Summer Reading Program  
6 Philadelphia Ave, Shillington, PA 19607     (610) 777-3911

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.


West Park Arts Fest

Members of the Lehigh Valley Storytelling Guild – including Denise McCormack, Judy England-McCarthy and Ingrid Bohn –  and of Patchwork, a Philly based storytelling group, will tell during the West Park Cultural Centers Arts Fest on June 3, 2107 from 12 noon to 5 pm.  This event will take place in West Fairmount Park in Philadelphia, PA.

4100 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia, PA 19131.

Times for the tellers will be announced.  Go to the West Park Arts Fest website for more details.

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.

Story Circle

The monthly Story Circle happens on May 10th at 7:30 pm at Godfrey Daniels, 7 East 4th Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015.  A workshop will precede this month’s Story Circle.  The event is free and open to all.

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.