Storytelling Spectacular

Stories Rooted in Life: The 10th Annual Kansas City Storytelling Celebration
Saturday, October 17, 2009
9:00 pm

The Metropolitan Community College of Maple Woods presents Stories Rooted in Life: the 10th Annual Storytelling Celebration. Both beginners and advanced storytellers can sharpen skills, share their latest yarn, and settle in for a good listen. For more information, visit

This year's storytelling celebration features four of the stand-out tellers from past events. Tim Tingle performs traditional Native American tales. Deb Swanegan weaves her African American, Cherokee, Hebrew, and Scots-Irish cultural heritages into a tapestry of unique stories and songs. Beth Horner relates the folklore and tales of the Ozarks. Renowned deaf storyteller Peter Cook uses American Sign Language (ASL), pantomime, acting, storytelling and movement, along with elastic facial expressions, to convey everything words cannot. For ages 10 and up.