Frightful Nights all over the Valley

Forget pumpkin spice.  The only pumpkins we’re interested in are Jack-o-Lanterns, those glowing grimaces designed to scare evil spirits on the Eve of All Saints’ Day – Hallow E’en.  The History Channel shares the story of Stingy Jack – supposedly the first maker of jack-o-lanterns.   Imagine trying to carve a face into a potato or a turnip!  Those were the very first jack-o-lanterns.  Praise be for pumpkins and there cavernous insides.  Flickering candles cast shadow faces on the walls as {Read More}

Love Stories – the Art of the One Person Show

Themed programs are a storyteller’s bread and butter.  Schools request stories about kindness, for example.  Churches want stories about faith.  Sometimes, the teller finds stories that fit so well together that she (or he) creates a one person offering that has to find an audience. Nationally known tellers, like Jay O’Callahan have been commissioned to create full 90 minute programs for community celebrations or notable anniversaries.  O’Callhan’s “Pouring the Sun”, a story program about growth and change in Bethlehem Steel, {Read More}

Extry! Extry! Storytelling -and Charles Kiernan – in the news

Storytelling –  one storyteller, in particular – has been burning up the online presses of the Lehigh Valley and beyond.  A wonderful article featuring Charles Kiernan appeared in The Southsider a week or so ago.  In this Artist in the Spotlight interview, Kiernan tells it like it is – giving a wonderful explanation for the importance of storytelling in today’s world.   Read it here. The Southsider followed Kiernan’s interview with an article on the Lehigh Valley Storytelling Guild’s Story Circle {Read More}

Story Circle- Fabulous, Fun and Free!

Every month – except for August – on the second Wednesday of the month, we gather at Godfrey Daniels, 7 East 4th Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015, at 7:30 pm, and share stories.  Sometimes, the stories are about our lives – that car accident, that fall from grace, (or from a great height), that teacher who changed our lives, pets we have loved.  These stories are comical, tragic, and once in a while, transformative. Sometimes, the stories are folk tales or {Read More}