Rob Aptaker – Children’s Series

Rob’s stories draw from the traditions of America’s indigenous peoples.  Their lore is full of wisdom, wit and wonder.  Rob tells the stories with the authority of years of research and time spent with America’s native tellers. Come sit at the “campfire” again.  Perhaps, a trickster or two will join us.

April 1st, 2 pm, at Godfrey Daniels, 7 East 4th Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015.

Cops’n’Kids will bring books to hand out.

Admission is charged.  Children 5 and under get in for free.


Denise McCormack – Children’s Series

Denise McCormack tells stories from around the globe.  Her style is warm, inviting and full of fun.  Join Denise as she weaves her web of wonder and wisdom on March 18th at Godfrey Daniels at 2 pm.

Cops’n’Kids will hand out books.

Godfrey Daniels. 7 East 4th Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015. 2 pm

Admission is charged.  Children 5 and under get in free.


Story Circle – Happy New Year

Join the Lehigh Valley Storytelling Guild as we open a new year of storytelling.  Our monthly Story Circle starts tonight, January 10th, at 7:30 pm.  Bring stories to share or ears “with which to hear”!  This event is free to all.

Godfrey Daniels, 7 East 4th Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015

7:30 pm. January 10th, 2018

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:

Admission is $15.  Tickets can be purchased here.


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.