By Marianne Donnelly
Photo courtesy Nevada Storytelling Guild.
Nevada Storytelling Guild will participate in the worldwide storytelling event known as "TELLABRATION!™, at the West Charleston Library on November 23, 2019 from 1:00-2:15 pm.
From the National Storytelling Network website, we have the TELLABRATION!™ Proclamation: "In the name of storytelling, The National Storytelling Network and the Nevada Storytelling Guild are proud to sponsor 2019's local Tellabration!™ on November 23, 2019 From 1:00-2:15 pm at Las Vegas West Charleston Public Library.
It is hereby proclaimed to be TELLABRATION!™ the Worldwide Event of Storytelling that takes place across six continents, 40 states and nine countries, from Sacramento to Savannah, Boise to Barcelona, West Virginia to the West Indies, and of course, Las Vegas, Nevada. Over 300 audiences will gather for this annual spectacular storytelling event!
Without further delay, in joy and anticipation, let the stories begin!"
As recorded on the National Storytelling Network site, "It all started in 1988 when the late grand Master Storyteller J. G. "Paw Paw" Pinkerton dreamed of having a night each year when storytellers in each community got together and told stories to their families and friends. Thus, TELLABRATION!™ was born. Friends of storytelling liked his idea and began making it happen."
This annual event continues to grow by hundreds of tellers telling to thousands of people, bringing joy and drawing us closer together in peace, friendship and love.
In Las Vegas, Nevada we are pleased to have:
EMCEE: M. Samela Dingus, who has hosted storytelling events for the past six years, including annual TELLABRATION!™ events at West Charleston Library.
Carmen Artis brings to life in words and songs "Sojourner Truth," the courageous Northern slave-turned free who saved many.
Misty Haehn will tell the clever tale of "The Lawyer and the Devil", which she first heard from her Irish grandfather.
Rochelle Hooks will share "The Frog Who Wanted to be a Singer," a story of perseverance, as well as the birth of rhythm and blues!
Karla Huntsman will use puppets in a cautionary Middle Eastern tale, "The Camel and The Merchant."
Sandy Pearlman will present a story from 1898 by Kenneth Grahame, "The Reluctant Dragon", which is concerned with friendship and respecting each other's differences - even with a dragon!
Binnie Tate Wilkin will share an original story/poem, "Yard Broom Mama", about a woman from her childhood in the Southeast United States.
Judy-Ann Davis Young will tell, "Sister or Not, I Love You”, a personal tale.
Marianne Donnelly will tell her version of a Brothers Grimm classic,"The Shoemakers and the Elves."
This exciting program is presented by the Nevada Storytelling Guild, which was started in 2012 by its current President, Dr. Rochelle Hooks. It is an active affiliate of the National Storytelling Network.
In the spirit of "sharing the fire" Nevada Storytelling Guild warmly welcomes anyone with a passion for telling--beginners to professionals--to monthly meetings at College of Southern Nevada North Las Vegas Campus, 3200 E. Cheyenne Avenue, North Las Vegas, Nevada.
The meetings take place the fourth Tuesday each month (except December and July) from 6:30 p.m to 8:00 p.m. in the Paul Laxalt room S-144, in the main building.
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