As the Leaves Turn, Fall Storytelling Season begins...
Our Bloomington Storytellers Guild has traditionally had a Fall Ingathering - an open invitation to anyone interested in any aspect of storytelling to join us, to find out more about our group, and to help us think about what we might do during the coming year.
This year the meeting is:
Sunday, September 15th, 2019
Noodles and Company, Eastland Plaza, in the back room
Bring any interested friends with you, we'll have a few stories, lots of information, and we'll discuss upcoming auditions and meetings.
Just as where you live effects your own story, your story effects the place you live
A program of short
stories accompanied by a photo gallery and refreshments will be presented at
the Main Library of the Monroe County Public Library on Sunday, November 4 from
2:00-3:00pm in the Auditorium.
To reserve a spot call 812-349-3050 or register at www.mcpl.info.
The program is free and open to the public.
A partnership between Bloomington Storytellers Guild,
Bloomington Arts Commission, South Central Indiana Housing Opportunities, and the
Monroe County Public Library.
Why storytelling? As neighborhoods evolve to embrace new
identities and residents, the spoken word art form can provide a sort of time
travel through the geography and humanity of our communities to illustrate
local stories.Storytellers will recount
tales of Bloomington's neighborhoods in their own words and the words of those
who were interviewed for the project. Whether renting or owning, new or
long-time resident, your neighborhood has stories.
One storyteller who will present, Stephanie Holman, said
“Each neighborhood has seen change and what happened long ago often informs the
present and future. Many who walk in town have no idea what used to be on that
spot. Neighbors can come together knowing the back story while adding to the
timeline. B-line trail used to be a busy railroad serving downtown industries
such as limestone, mirrors, baskets and much more than furniture. So many
quarries were right here in town. The new Switchyard park was the McDoel
Railroad Switchyard for over a hundred years. Bloomington is growing its own
Listen to the stories on November 4, 2:00-3:00pm and view
the photo gallery in the library the month of November. If your neighborhood is
not mentioned in the program, add a pin to the neighborhood map, tell your story
over refreshments and leave a note in the guest comment book.
The Bloomington Storytellers' Guild was formed in 1974 to help keep the ancient tradition of oral storytelling alive. In addition to being a means for sharing classic folk and fairytales of our times (and times past), storytelling encourages use of the imagination, listening skills, and an interest in reading.
Members of the Guild meet about once a month to share new stories and plan storytelling events. Membership is open to anyone with a love for stories, a desire to tell them -- and ten bucks for the registration fee.