Nov 282011
 

One of my favorite radio programs is The Moth. Ordinary people from all walks of life tell stories. We all have a story, right?

Crossroads Charlotte is holding its own homage to The Moth, called, what else, The Cankerworm, on November 30th, 2011, 8pm to 10pm, at UNC-Charlotte Student Union, 9201 University City Boulevard.

The theme this time around:

We know that many in our history displayed courage during the Civil Rights era and our country is better for it. There is still work to do – come out and tell a story on what you believe New Courage is in this day and age.

If you want to be on the list of storytellers, email arissaelamin11@gmail.com for guidelines. Put “cankerworm” in subject line.

Note: this event isn’t associated with The Moth. Just inspired by it. This is a free event.

 November 28, 2011  Posted by  Cultural Comments Off
Oct 022011
 

One of my favorite radio programs is The Moth. Ordinary people from all walks of life tell stories. We all have a story, right?

Crossroads Charlotte is holding its own homage to The Moth, called, what else, The Cankerworm, on October 14th, 2011, 7pm to 9pm, at Levine Museum of the New South, 200 East 7th Street. The theme this time around is “courage.” Do you have a story (8 minutes or less) about courage? Do you want to hear other people’s stories?

If you want to be on the list of storytellers, email arissaelamin@yahoo.com for guidelines. Put “cankerworm” in subject line.

I attended a previous installment of Cankerworm, in February at Central Coffee, and really enjoyed it. There were some great storytellers and a very supportive atmosphere.

Note: this event isn’t associated with The Moth. Just inspired by it. This is a free event.

 October 2, 2011  Posted by  Free Events Comments Off
Jun 122011
 

One of my favorite radio programs is The Moth. Ordinary people from all walks of life tell stories. We all have a story, right?

Crossroads Charlotte is holding its own homage to The Moth, called, what else, The Cankerworm. The theme is “money.” Do you have a story (8 minutes or less) about money? Do you want to hear other people’s stories?

Bring your story (no paper; this is a storytelling event, not a reading) to Hodges Taylor Gallery, 401 N. Tryon St., Tuesday, June 28th, 7pm. If you want to be on the list of storytellers, email Crystal and let her know.

I attended the last Cankerworm, in February at Central Coffee, and really enjoyed it. There were some great storytellers and a very supportive atmosphere.

Note: this event isn’t associated with The Moth. Just inspired by it. This is a free event.

 June 12, 2011  Posted by  Free Events Comments Off
Mar 262011
 

Gaston County Museum presents Tales Through Time, a storytelling event that brings together storytellers from three different traditions.

Orville Hicks, Watauga County, NC, keeps Jack Tales alive
Chetter Galloway tells tales of African lore
Donald Rogers, Chief of the Catawba Nation, tells traditional Catawba Indian stories and tales.

Saturday, April 2nd, 12pm to 3pm
Gaston County Museum
131 West Main Street, Dallas, NC

 March 26, 2011  Posted by  Cultural, Free Events Comments Off
Mar 052011
 

Tales Through Time: Storytelling. Saturday, April 2 from Noon to 3 pm, free
Gaston County Museum
131 W. Main Street, Dallas, North Carolina

Orville Hicks comes from a long line of Wautaga County storytellers, and keeps the tradition of Jack Tales alive. These Appalachian stories with English and German roots feature Jack, the underdog, who always outwits his brothers.

Chetter Galloway began telling stories of African lore at Colonial Williamsburg. He honed his craft at East Tennessee State University’s Master storytelling program. He has released several recordings of African stories.

Chief Donald Rogers tells traditional Catawba Indian stories and tales. He is Chief of the Catawba Nation who have been in South Carolina for several thousand years.

 March 5, 2011  Posted by  Free Events, literature Comments Off
Nov 212010
 

Tellabration is a celebration of storytelling. Come to the Levine Museum of the New South Sunday, November 21st, from 2pm to 4pm, and hear storytellers spin yarns. This event is included with museum admission. Park at 7th Street Station and bring your ticket for validation.


Event: Tellabration!™ 2010 featuring Michael Reno Harrell and Gail Haley
Event Date: Sunday, November 21, 2010
Time: 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Venue: Levine Museum of the New South
Location: 200 East 7th St., Charlotte, NC
Cost: Free with Museum admission (www.museumofthenewsouth.org)
Contact: Ramona Moore Big Eagle (704-568-6940 home; 704-779-8632 cell)

The Storytellers Guild of Charlotte, Inc., in partnership with the Levine Museum of the New South, is hosting Tellabration!™ 2010 for our local community. Featured is Carolina singer, songwriter, and yarn spinner Michael Reno Harrell. Michael has recently debuted his one-man play, My Roots Are Showing: A Southern Boy’s Bumpy Road to Manhood. Plus, Gail Haley, in honor of her Levine Museum exhibit, Old Stories for a New South, will be telling Jack Tales. Ms. Haley is a storyteller, writer, and illustrator who won the Caldecott Medal in 1970 for her retelling of the African folk tale A Story, A Story and the Kate Greenaway Medal in 1976 for The Post Office Cat. (www.gailehaley.com)

Ramona Moore Big Eagle, founder and President of the Storytellers Guild of Charlotte, Inc., will emcee this event. A reception follows the storytelling. Enjoy refreshments and meet the storytellers! For more information, call 704-568-6940.

Tellabration!™ is a trademarked program of the National Storytelling Network. The Storytellers Guild of Charlotte, Inc. is a non-profit ganization founded in 1997 for the purpose of perpetuating the oral tradition of storytelling and providing support for professional and aspiring storytellers in an atmosphere of respect and fellowship.

The Storytellers Guild of Charlotte, Inc. meets at 7:30 PM on the second Thursday of each month at the Barnes and Noble Booksellers in the Arboretum Shopping Center. All are invited and welcome to come and share the “stories” of their lives. Meetings begin at 7:30 PM with a “story swap” or a featured teller and continue with the business aspect of storytelling. Free.

 November 21, 2010  Posted by  Attractions & Museums, literature Comments Off