Events at Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center

Peter Cook is a deaf performing artist, whose work incorporates American Sign Language, pantomime, storytelling, acting, and movement. Using nonverbal methods of storytelling, Cook creates community for both deaf and hearing audiences. Since 1986, Cook has traveled extensively with Kenny Lerner to promote the Flying Words Project and ASL literature. He has performed as a […]

The work of the Twin Poets reflects their lives. Their compassion and commitment for their words is only outdone by their work in the community of Wilmington, Delaware. For the past two and a half decades, these two wordsmiths have been warriors on the frontline of their community. They are the founders of GOALS – […]

Patrick Ball was born and raised in California and gave little thought to such things as where his ancestors came from or his career goals, but he did become acquainted with the piano and guitar. During college, he continued his flirtatious relationship with music and found he was irresistibly drawn to words, the music of […]

In our annual fundraiser “Talk of the Town,” Barbara McBride-Smith remembers a few of the kinfolks, friends, and imperfect strangers who changed her life…mostly for better, occasionally for worse, probably forever. Her poignant, chuckle-worthy stories will remind you of the colorful characters in your own life and leave you to decide: embrace them or let […]

In Storytelling Arts of Indiana’s annual fundraiser, “Talk of the Town,” Don White will tell stories from his 2021 book “The Hitchhiking Years.” They’re stories about America in the mid-seventies and a method of travel that is lost to history. “We stuck our thumbs out and left the life we had known in the industrial […]

An evening of stories and songs about Mother Earth featuring two fantastic women, Heather Forest and Beth Horner. Both artists are recipients of the Circle of Excellence Award for artistry in performance presented by the National Storytelling Network. Heather Forest is a modern-day bard, who wrote and composed “EARTHSONG,” a musical monologue about planetary ecology. […]

Brigid Reedy is a singer, songwriter, fiddler, poet, and storyteller who has become a singular young voice representing her beloved home state of Montana. Now age 22, Brigid’s writing draws considerably from her experience as a young woman living and working in the contemporary rural West. A natural and charismatic performer since the age of […]

Our newest Frank Basile Emerging Stories Fellow, Manón Voice, brings us the story of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, the oldest African-American congregation in Indianapolis.The church was organized in 1836 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1991. In her piece, Voice researched the connections of Bethel AME with the Underground Railroad and […]

A native of Great Britain, Jennifer Munro, award-winning storyteller, actor, and author, brings Scrooge, the Cratchits, and Fezziwigs vibrantly to life in her dramatic, and thoroughly English interpretation of Charles Dickens’s literary classic. Enjoy this tale of heartbreak, redemption, and joy, as Dickens intended it, on a bare stage with just the power of the human […]

Storytellers Carol Moore and M.J. Kang, who were both part of the Exchange Place for the 50th Anniversary of the National Storytelling Festival, bring a variety of personal stories featuring ways we give, receive, take, find and surround ourselves with people, places, and things we love. With a style that is comedic, conversational, and authentic, Carol […]