the living art of storytelling in Massachusetts
Time: May 15, 2010 from 7pm to 9pm
Street: 384 Acushnet Avenue
City/Town: New Bedford, MA
Website or Map: http://www.artworksforyou.org
Phone: (508) 9841588
Event Type: adult, storytelling/performance
Organized By: Karen Chace
Latest Activity: May 9, 2010
“It Happened Something Like That…”
Featuring Award Winning New Hampshire Storyteller Joanne Piazzi
Once upon a time, the people sat at the feet of the elders and listened to stories. From these, they learned who they were and who they could become. They learned that the stories were a part of them, and that they were a part of the story of time.
Joanne, (herself a future elder), shares stories that connect us with ourselves, each other, and the world around us. Whether it’s the traditional tale of the man who learned to turn dirt into gold, her updated version of The Three Pigs, or her original saga about disgruntled chickens, you’ll find a little of yourself in every story. “It happened something like that” is a collection of tales crafted from memory, folklore and free-range wit. They’re all mostly entirely true, because she’s in them, and so are you.
Her CD, Lemmetellya! New Twists on Old Tales, was awarded a 2009 National Parenting Publications Honor Award.
ADULT OPEN MIC: Sign up for your eight minute (maximum) turn at the mic beginning at 7:00 7:00 p.m. Share your own story, song, music, essay or poem.
ADMISSION: FREE (pass the hat for the featured performer)
AUDIENCE: 18 and older
For more information go to: http://tinyurl.com/y5abr3m