The Kansas City Public Library Hosts the Storytelling Spectacular

For Immediate Release:
October 12, 2009
Contact: Henry Fortunato
816.701.3514
The Kansas City Public Library Hosts the Storytelling Spectacular

Stories Rooted in Life: 10th Annual Kansas City Storytelling Celebration takes place in area libraries from October 14 – 17, 2009.

On Saturday, October 17, 2009, a day of storytelling workshops and concerts culminates in the Storytelling Spectacular from 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch of the Kansas City Public Library, 4801 Main Street.

 

This year’s storytelling celebration, for ages 10 and up, offers 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.

 

Coordinated by the Metropolitan Community College at Maple Woods, Stories Rooted in Life features master storytellers, workshops, and opportunities to perform for children and adults.

 

Admission to events at the Kansas City Public Library is free.

 

For storytelling events at the Kansas City Public Library, visit http://www.kclibrary.org/event/stories-rooted-life.

 

For all storytelling events in the area, visit http://www.mcckc.edu/storytelling.