Under One Sun: benefit for Puerto Rico

Lehigh Valley Storytelling Guild is proud to sponsor this event!  It’s a family friendly free-for-all featuring a trio of storytellers and a quartet of musical acts on November 12th from 2 to 4 pm at Trinity Episcopal Church, 44 East Market Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018.  Other sponsors are WDIY – community Radio – and Trinity Episcopal Church.

All proceeds will go to UNIDOS, the Hispanic Federation’s Puerto Rico Relief initiative.

Charles Kiernan, Ingrid Bohn and Judy England-McCarthy will tell stories  with warmth, welcome and wit.

Chiles’ Play a children’s song writing duo, Today, We Fight with Peace, a father/daughter duo, Tom and Betty Druckenmiller, an old time music pair and Closer, a classic rock band, will keep your toes tapping and your fingers snapping.

Admission is $15 for adults, $5 for children 10 and under, and $35 maximum for families of 2 adults and 2 or more children.  So bring the whole family.

If you want to help this fundraiser, and are unable to make the concert, we have started a GoFundMe page.  Click through to donate!

Tellabration! ™ – The International Day of Storytelling

November 18th marks the 2017 celebration of Tellabration!(tm), the international day of storytelling. All around the world, tellers regale audiences of all ages with stories of transformation, change, laughter, hope, fear, conflict and love.

Trinity Episcopal Church, 44 East Market Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018, the Lehigh Valley Storytelling Guild hosts “Remembrance of Stories Past”, an elegant evening of stories and memories. This event begins at 6 pm with a champagne reception. Stories begin at 7 pm. Admission is free. Donations will go to the Lehigh Valley Storytelling Guild’s Education Committee and to Trinity Episcopal Church. Older teens and adults will enjoy this event.

The tellers at this event are Larry Sceurman, Bruce Marold, Denise McCormack, Robin Reichert and Tom Egan.  The stories are a mix of reminiscences, literary retellings and historical enactments.

Celebrate the power of the stories we share, the stories we hear, the stories that help shape who we are and who we hope to be.

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.

D-d-don’t look now!

jacklanternScary stories – this is the time of year for those creepy, crawly tales.  The Lehigh Valley Storytelling Guild promises great story events in October.

For people who like to be warm while their spines chill, join members of the Lehigh Valley Storytelling Guild at Godfrey Daniels, 7 East 4th St., Bethlehem, PA, 18015, on Wednesday, October 26th.

For heartier folks, and those who like to live, ahem, dangerously, join Guild tellers around the fire circle at Jordan UCC, on Church Road in South Whitehall, PA, 18104.  This event will happen on Oct. 29th at 7 pm.

Check our calendar and Upcoming events listings for more info about times, admission, etc., and for more spooky fun.


Author! Author!

Congratulations to Lehigh Valley Storytelling Guild member, Robin Reichert, on the publication of her new book, Earth Divine; Adventures of an Everyday Mystic.  “Here is the journey of a woman, once frightened of life, whose persistent faith and interaction with nature altered her perspective.”  Robin’s memoir shows her spiritual quest and growth through interactions with nature, with mentors, and with the faith practices and cultures of indigenous people.         Earthdivine

We know Robin to be in touch with the Divine – a gentle and gifted storyteller.  To order her book, visit CreateSpace, https://www.createspace.com/6446853.