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The Bard’s Confession:
January 31, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm$5.00 - $10.00
Stories of Art, Nature and the Human Condition
Host: Mary Roberts
Musician: Jeff LaQuatra
Program: Storytelling and poetry as it reflects our theme of returning to and representing nature.
When we tell our personal stories of joy, suffering, laughter and chaos, they reflect our humanity as shaped and inspired by our physical world and our imagination.
These stories help us make meaning of our experiences and when we look deeper and more honestly, they are the stories of our ancestors and for our descendants. It’s how we remember who we are and where we’re going.
Tonight, we have six storytellers who will recount personal true tales that reflect the sacred triumvirate of art, nature, and the human condition. The stories will reflect a moment in time or a game-changing event that involves conflict, transformation and resolution.
A flood that devastates a community but gives rise to a stunning memorial. A crippling illness that inspires an athlete to write her story as she watches the seasons change from her room. Or your prayer of gratitude for a day that didn’t end in tragedy.
Storytellers are encouraged to sign up below. (deadline December 1st) You’ll have lots of help and will be coached by Mary Roberts—local storyteller, author, and owner of 3 Dog Story, a story coaching business. Each story can be up to ten minutes. Mary is also the emcee of the evening and will be introducing each storyteller so be sure to write a short bio on your application.
Storytelling is not only an adventure for the speaker, but the audience gets to laugh, cry a little, show empathy, and shake their heads in recognition of their own lives. It’s how we connect. When we truly listen to someone’s story, we are changed.
Want to be a Storyteller?
Please email Mary by December 1, 2018, and include the following:
- Contact Info
- Story Idea (a few sentences about what happened and what you think it all meant!) Stories must be about you, true and told by heart.
- Any relevant experience as a speaker, writer, artist, actor or raconteur (though NOT required.)
- Bio (no more than 150 words.)
Food and drink available for purchase at The Lyric.