Take a Journey into Story

Take a Journey Into Story
As LVSG continues its acclaimed Children’s Storytelling Series, join us as master storyteller Denise McCormack leads kids of all ages on a romp into the imagination, Sunday, March 18, 2 PM, at Godfrey Daniels, located at 7 East 4th Street in Bethlehem, PA.

In keeping with the mission of the series, participants will be whisked away on a jaunty journey through stories and song, replete with heroes and villains and derring-do!

“The audience shapes the performance, and this event is for kids of all ages,” says McCormack, “My goal is to give the grown-ups as much fun and inspiration as their children—and plenty to talk about. Sharing good stories is a great way to get everyone involved and talking long after the show is done.”

McCormack, who has been telling professionally for more than a decade, presents programs throughout the tri-state area and is deeply committed to sharing the benefits of storytelling in its ever-broadening spectrum of applications—from education and community to health and well-being—and to people in all walks of life.
Among her many roles in the storytelling world, and apart from being a very active member of the guild and performance artist, McCormack is the NJ state liaison for the National Storytelling Network, co-chair of the NJ Storytelling Festival, president of the Patchwork Storytelling Guild in Philadelphia, and an active member of various other local and national organizations wherein storytelling plays an integral role.

McCormack’s mantra: There is a story for every time and purpose under heaven.

To find out more about Denise McCormack and what she offers, go to   www.MagicWords101.com/events… because the right words can do magic!

Tickets, available at the door, are $5.50 for kids 5 and over. There is no charge for kids under 5. Cops’n’Kids will hand out free books to all children.

The Children’s Storytelling series is sponsored by The Lehigh Valley Storytelling Guild, Godfrey Daniels, and Just Born, our favorite candy-maker.

Sign up! – Our (Digital) Humanity: Storytelling, Media Organizing and Social Justice

Lehigh University will hold a workshop entitled “Our (Digital) Humanity: Storytelling, Media Organizing and Social Justice”, April 20 – 22, 2018.  The event will take place on Lehigh University’s main campus and in adjacent South Side Bethlehem.  The workshop is part of Lehigh University’s Mellon Digital Humanities Initiative or MDHI.  This initiative seeks to explore ways for students and staff at Lehigh University to interact, learn from and cooperate with community members of the City of Bethlehem.

LVSG member, Robin Reichert will present a storytelling performance, “A Woman Called Polly”, based on the life of Johanna Polly Heckwelder, during this workshop.  The performance will be followed by a group discussion on how the issues of the past impact and inform the present.  This event will be held on April 21st from 12:15 to 1:15 pm at Maginnes Hall, as part of the Lunch Caucus.

To register for Robin’s presentation and for the entire workshop, go to http://wordpress.lehigh.edu/odh2018/register/

Children’s Series 2018

Let the joy of the storytelling season (which is All. Year. Long., btw) spill over into the New Year with our Children’s Storytelling series at Godfrey Daniels.  The fun starts on January 21st at 2 pm.  SO MUCH FUN!!!!!

Here’s the line- up.

January 21st~~Ingrid Bohn
February 4th~~ MaryAnn Paterniti (MC~Kids Open Mic)
February 18th~~Robin Reichert
March 4th~~Judy England-McCarthy
March 18th~~Denise McCormack
April 8th~~Rob Aptaker
Cops’n’Kids are rumored to be at each event to hand out FREE books.  Admission will be charged but, free books? And great stories?  Totally worth the price of the tickets.