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Kedr Livanskiy
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Sep 28, 2017

26th Annual Storytelling Festival


26th Annual Storytelling Festival

Sep 28th 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Shiloh Temple

Lyn Ford, the Teller of Home-Fried Tales to Headline the 26th Annual “Signifyin’ & Testifyin’” Storytelling Festival!

 

Lyn Ford Teller of Home-Fried Tales

Lyn Ford is a fourth generation, nationally recognized, Afrilachian* storyteller. Afrilachian means anyone of African American heritage and history, from the region called Appalachia.  A word also created by a man named Frank X Walker.  Lyn is also a teaching artist with the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education, and workshop facilitator with both OAAE and the Ohio State-Based Collaborative Initiative of the Kennedy Center.  She is a write, published in storytelling magazines and newsletters, as well as teachers’ enrichment books and story anthologies, and her own books.  Lyn is a recording artist with award-winning CDs.  She encourages people to go to her page, Laughter, Breath, Joy! For more information on her being a Laughter Yoga Teacher and breath mechanic.  Lyn’s tribute to her favorite storyteller, her father, Edward M. Cooper who was the best storyteller she ever heard!  Come join Lyn as she joins the other featured storytellers this year!

Who are the other tellers, you ask:

·         Valerie Tutson from Providence, Rhode Island;

·         Donna Buie “Mama Koku” from Collegeville, Georgia;

·         Elisha Minter “Mother Minter” from Charlottesville, NC;

·         Toni Simmons from Dallas, TX;

·         Beverly Cottman “Auntie Beverly” from Minneapolis, MN

·         William “Oba” King from Chicago, IL

·         Mitch Capel “Gran’Daddy JuneBug” from Fayetteville, NC

For more information on each storyteller, please visit www.blackstorytellers.com and click on their picture.

Where and when can you hear these storytellers?

·         Thursday evening, September 28, 2017 at 7 PM come to the opening at Shiloh Temple located at 1201 West Broadway; Minneapolis, MN 55411;

·         Friday evening, September 29 at 7 PM come to the Tall Tales “Liar’s Contest” at Ames Elks Lodge located at 1601 Plymouth Ave. N.; Minneapolis, MN 55411.

·         Saturday evening, September 30 at 7 PM come to the Grand Finale which will be held at the Minneapolis Central Library located at 400 Hennepin Ave.; Minneapolis, MN 55401

·         Friday morning is dedicated to the students in the metro area.  There will be three free concerts at UROC in Minneapolis and three concerts in St. Paul at Kagin Hall on the Macalester College Campus!

·         All events are free and family friendly!

For more information, call Nothando Zulu at 612-529-5864 or email at nzulu@blackstorytellers.com.

Lyn Ford, the Teller of Home-Fried Tales to Headline the 26 th Annual “Signifyin’ &
Testifyin’” Storytelling Festival!
Lyn Ford Teller of Home-Fried TalesLyn Ford is a fourth generation, nationally recognized, Afrilachian* storyteller.Afrilachian means anyone of African American heritage and history, from the regioncalled Appalachia. A word also created by a man named Frank X Walker. Lyn is alsoa teaching artist with the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education, and workshop facilitatorwith both OAAE and the Ohio State-Based Collaborative Initiative of the KennedyCenter. She is a write, published in storytelling magazines and newsletters, as well
as teachers’ enrichment books and story anthologies, and her own books. Lyn is arecording artist with award-winning CDs. She encourages people to go to her page,Laughter, Breath, Joy! For more information on her being a Laughter Yoga Teacherand breath mechanic. Lyn’s tribute to her favorite storyteller, her father, Edward M.Cooper who was the best storyteller she ever heard! Come join Lyn as she joins theother featured storytellers this year!Who are the other tellers, you ask: Valerie Tutson from Providence, Rhode Island; Donna Buie “Mama Koku” from Collegeville, Georgia; Elisha Minter “Mother Minter” from Charlottesville, NC; Toni Simmons from Dallas, TX; Beverly Cottman “Auntie Beverly” from Minneapolis, MN William “Oba” King from Chicago, IL Mitch Capel “Gran’Daddy JuneBug” from Fayetteville, NCFor more information on each storyteller, please visit www.blackstorytellers.comand click on their picture.Where and when can you hear these storytellers? Thursday evening, September 28, 2017 at 7 PM come to the opening atShiloh Temple located at 1201 West Broadway; Minneapolis, MN 55411; Friday evening, September 29 at 7 PM come to the Tall Tales “Liar’s Contest”at Ames Elks Lodge located at 1601 Plymouth Ave. N.; Minneapolis, MN55411. Saturday evening, September 30 at 7 PM come to the Grand Finale whichwill be held at the Minneapolis Central Library located at 400 Hennepin Ave.;Minneapolis, MN 55401 Friday morning is dedicated to the students in the metro area. There willbe three free concerts at UROC in Minneapolis and three concerts in St.Paul at Kagin Hall on the Macalester College Campus! All events are free and family friendly!For more information, call Nothando Zulu at 612-529- 5864 or email atnzulu@blackstorytellers.com.

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