October 31, 2018 –
An Evening of Frightfully Good Tales
Godfrey Daniels and Lehigh Valley Storytelling Guild proudly present Haunted: An Evening of Frightfully Good Tales, a night of psychological thrillers and chillers, stories for adult audiences, on Wednesday, October 31, from 7 to 9:30 PM, at Godfrey Daniels, 7 E. 4th Street, Bethlehem, PA. Tickets: $12.50. Light refreshments will be available for purchase. BYO-Beer&Wine. This program is not suitable for children.
Sit back and hold on tight as Charles Kiernan, Denise McCormack, and Karen Maurer lead listeners down a dark and haunting path to celebrate this season's favorite holiday: All Hallows Eve.
According to McCormack, "The scariest stores reside inside our heads. Our mission is to bring them out and expose them, give them life and light, sometimes in metaphor and sometimes in hard truth, real events, and then put them back to bed. Like all of the best stories, we want the tales to resonate with our listeners. The stories, themselves, are haunting. And we expect that the atmosphere of Godfrey Daniels will enhance that effect."
Notably, the tale spinners have a history of leaving enthralled listeners wanting more and inspiring story spirits and past recollections of their audience members.
About the Artists:
Storyteller Charles Kiernan, now retired from gainful employment, performs at theatres, listening clubs, schools, libraries, and arts festivals. He is also coordinator for the Lehigh Valley Storytelling Guild, Pennsylvania State Representative for the National Youth Storytelling Showcase, Pennsylvania State Liaison for the National Storytelling Network and recipient of the 2008 Individual Artist Award from the Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission.
Denise McCormack has been telling professionally for more than a decade, presents programs throughout the tri-state area, and is deeply committed to sharing the benefits of storytelling in a broad spectrum of applications from education and community to business, health, and well-being.
Among her many roles in storytelling, McCormack is the NJ state liaison for the National Storytelling Network, co-chair of the NJ Storytelling Festival, president of the Patchwork Storytelling Guild in Philadelphia, and an active member of various other local and national organizations wherein storytelling plays an integral role.
McCormack's mantra: There is a story for every time and purpose under heaven.
Karen Maurer--a past librarian, youth services coordinator, writer, and blogger of children's literature, tells tales to all ages, coaches and runs Reader Theatre Workshops for children and teens, and has won incredible success with her recently formed Chiles' Play, a musical duo conceptualized with her brother Dan.
Maurer, who has actively engaged audiences with her storytelling for more than two decades, is a member of the LVSG board and other community organizations, author of the BooksNStories blog, and a presenter and reviewer for the Library Association with a focus on Young Adult literature.
Maurer's specialties and services include professional storyteller, workshop developer and leader, and program coordinator.
ABOUT LEHIGH VALLEY STORYTELLING GUILD:
The Lehigh Valley Storytelling Guild started in 1998 to promote the art of storytelling in the Lehigh Valley and presents numerous showcases, appears at festivals, conducts story circles and workshops, and its members often perform at various other venues and events. LVSG typically meets at Godfrey Daniels Listening Club on the second Wednesday of each month except August. Check the calendar for details and other upcoming events and news in the world of storytelling at http://lvstorytelling.org
ABOUT GODFREY DANIELS:
The Vision of Godfrey Daniels is to present the finest of folk music and performing arts through the "Godfreys Experience"; that is, the presentation of the folk arts in a comfortable and spontaneous environment, accessible to all ages and backgrounds. We seek to provide this rich experience by creating an intimate link among the musicians, audience members, and volunteers, an experience rarely found in our society today. Godfrey Daniels stands out by providing professional yet non-intimidating performance conditions; encouraging aspiring regional talent, and further developing the fabric of our local musical arts community. We value the heritage of folk music, linking our past to our future. We are a vital part of the cultural fabric of the South Side Bethlehem and greater Lehigh Valley communities.
Godfrey Daniels exists to create and nurture the appreciation of traditional and contemporary folk music and performing arts by providing an intimate environment where professional artists, amateur performers and audience members will be enriched by the unique experience of live performance. For more information, go to http://www.godfreydaniels.org