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What goes around comes around, one thing leads to another, and whether it’s diet fads, fashion, or technology trends, everything old is new again. Join storyteller Dolores Hydock for an evening of funny, affectionate, and mostly true stories about the cycle of life that keeps us all pedaling as hard as we can. 7 – …

Pedaling Hard on the Cycle of Life told by Dolores Hydock Details »

Carolina Quiroga and Lyn Ford share the stage, as well as the stories of their heritages and hearts. These are the “family stories” of their communities and cultures. You’ll quickly find out why they’re told and retold from one generation to the next. Bilingual storyteller Carolina Quiroga was born and raised in Cali, Colombia. In …

“From Affrilachia to South America: Stories from Our Culture and Community” told by Carolina Quiroga and Lyn Ford Details »

Join Portia Sholar Jackson as she premieres “A Celebration of Family, Unity, Faith, and Love.” In this story, Sholar Jackson will share her experiences as an African-American growing up in Indiana and experiencing the joys of the Indy 500, visiting the L.S. Ayres Tea Room, riding the train at Christmas, and camping at Monroe Reservoir. …

A Celebration of Family, Unity, Faith, and Love. Details »

In the spirit of Charles Dickens, storyteller Tim Lowry interprets the world’s most beloved ghost story, “A Christmas Carol,” with heartfelt sincerity and no small dose of his signature side wit. In his interpretation of the story, Lowry addresses the importance of family, pleasure of music, and joy of feasting on delicious food. This one-man …

“Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol” told by Tim Lowry Details »

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 …

“A Feast for Your Own Eyes” featuring Peter Cook Details »

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 – …

“From Lips, to Ears, to Action” featuring the Twin Poets Details »

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 …

“The Quiet Land of Erin: Celtic Harp Tunes and Tales from a Simpler Time” featuring Patrick Ball Details »

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 …

Talk of the Town: “Turning Back Time” featuring Barbara McBride-Smith Details »

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. …

“Mother Earth” featuring Heather Forest and Beth Horner Details »

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