Wednesday, November 30, 2016
It's the winter holiday season again and whether you celebrate Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa or Dewali, there are stories to share with others. This is the time of year for sitting in front of a fire (or in another warm location) and telling stories of your family and holiday traditions. This is what binds us to each other and to those who have gone before. And don't forget, when you plan your celebrations and parties, include storytelling. It makes the time unforgettable! And remember, in Victorian times, this was the season for ghost stories...try it out!
Saturday, November 5, 2016
I just attended a Storyswap with the Utah Storytelling Guild and it was great to see old friends, meet new ones and hear amazing stories. I have spent the last month telling ghost stories to anyone who would listen and it was a great ride! With all the talent around the area, if you are in northern Utah and haven't been to a storytelling presentation of some kind...you are just plain missing out! I have the privilege of performing an hour long program of stories entitled--"From Sea to Shining Sea: Stories on the Quest for Freedom" on November 11th for Veteran's Day. I am excited to be able to share tales from our history and those who have given so much for the freedoms we enjoy. As you gather with family later this month for the Thanksgiving holiday, be sure to share some stories with your children and grandchildren. They'll remember that long after the leftovers have disappeared!