Saturday, December 15, 2007
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Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Friday, December 7, 2007
Monday, December 3, 2007
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Stephanie Holman presented her story about three women artists of the Brown County Artists Colony. She was commissioned by the Indiana Historical Center and Storytelling Arts of Indiana to create a program for their "Sharing Hoosier History Through Stories" series. This program was to promote the IHS publication "Skirting the Issue: Indiana's Historical Women Artists."
Stephanie premiered the story in 2004 and has traveled the state telling the 45-minute program at numerous museums and libraries. This presentation on November 1st at the Monroe County Public Library was her final presentation of the story. However, it was filmed by Community Access Television and will be shown regularly on Channel 3.
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Saturday, November 3, 2007
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Saturday, October 27, 2007
And over the delicious pumpkin ice cream and warm Hallo-wine, we talked over the evening's stories.What will we remember about this year's Festival?
Maybe the "pink fuzzy boots"? Maybe the eerie true WWII tale? Maybe it will be Lisa's shriek or Christina's growling dog? Perhaps we'll remember that Godfather Death left Josh with an empty hand? Maybe we'll always talk about the time Hope drove all the way around Indy twice to get to Blooomingon (and then walked in one minute before she went on stage - what a trooper!) or maybe it will just be the "alternative ending".
We hope our audience left with some good memories as well.
Friday, October 26, 2007
Monday, October 22, 2007
We were the "Professional raconteurs from the Bloomington Storytellers’ Guild" in their publicity. The crowd of 65-70 people gathered on tarps laid over the cold wet lawn in the library courtyard. A giant century-old Tulip Poplar towered over them. A swelling half moon slowly rose in the sky beyond the brick wall enclosing the courtyard. Both Ginny and Patty tried out some new stories as well as telling some old favorites. The audience listened closely, ignoring the trucks revving their engines at the corner and the train whistles that went on and on and on until Patty put them in her story.
Friday, October 19, 2007
An ink-black night with jack-o'-lanterns and fresh cider set the stage for an evening of live storytelling beneath the stars. A Halloween-time tradition for more than 30 years, the Festival of Ghost Stories features haunting tales of ghosts and horror that will tingle the spine. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, dress warmly and avoid the chill as seasoned storytellers spin their tales in the dark hollow at Cascades Park.
Admission to the Festival of Ghost Stories is free for adults, teens and older school-age children. Not appropriate for younger children. In case of rain, the Festival of Ghost Stories will be held at the Monroe County Public Library. For weather-related updates, call the Community Events Hotline at (812) 349-3754.
A community partnership event sponsored by the City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department, Monroe County Public Library and the Bloomington Storytellers Guild.
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Stephanie reports that if you were planning on seeing Carmen Deedy on Wednesday night (and Stephanie was planning on introducing her!) - expect to see Antonio Sacre instead.
We'll be looking for your comments and reports on the events you attended and, those of you who are performing, how your sessions went!
Thursday, October 4, 2007
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
It has been far too long since I've been in touch. As Ghost Stories season is upon us, I think of you more and more. I hope you're all having a good time in Bloomington.
I am having a blast being a librarian--and also being a storyteller. I finally joined the Portland Storytellers Guild in June, right before they went on hiatus for the summer; but now we're starting up again, and we're having some fun. I just got back from a "Stories by the Sea" festival in Newport, OR (paid for by my library district!), with Elizabeth Ellis as one of the three headliners! Woo-hoo! It was a very cozy festival, and Miz Elizabeth is a delight. I wonder if she ever gets tired of being the engine of conversation, since all anyone ever wants to do is listen to her talk...
Sunday, September 23, 2007
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Look for several BSG members there! In fact at 1:00 on Saturday, you'll have two of our members telling:
Pamela Smith will be telling "Paul and Silas in Jail" at theNetwork of Biblical Storytellers tent;
while Hope Baugh will be telling "A Hoosier in Tokyo" on the Indiana Historical Society stage.
Monday, September 17, 2007
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Monday, September 10, 2007
Friday, September 7, 2007
The Festival will be Friday, October 26th. Email the guild at email@example.com if you want more information about the Festival.
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
“The Search for the Time and a Place to Paint”
As 2007 marks Brown County's celebration of 100 years as an art colony, enjoy this storytelling event that features three women artists. Storyteller Stephanie Holman weaves art and story into a memoir of Ada Walter Shulz, Alberta Rehm Shulz and Marie Goth. Through talent and perseverance, these women found the time to pursue their professions in beautiful “Peaceful Valley.” Their stories explore how their art and lives intersected in remarkable and sometimes scandalous ways. This program was developed in partnership with the Indiana Historical Society and Storytelling Arts of Indiana.
Monroe County Public Library, Auditorium, Thursday, November 1, 7;00-7:45pm
Call 812-349-3228 to register or register online at www.mcpl.info
Saturday, August 25, 2007
The Monroe County Public Library has hosted a monthly "Storyhour Extravaganza" for preschool children for about 35 years.
Here a group of storytellers from the past and present of this program gather to celebrate PC's contributions to it and to wish her lots of telling opportunities in her retirement.