Tuesday, January 29, 2008

"Safe and sound" well delivered

An enthusiastic audience turned out for Stephanie's World War II program:"Safe and Sound, Letter to Follow". Many veterans of that war and their families were there and their response to the presentation was heartfelt. She mentioned a date, and someone in the dark whispered "Midway", anticipating the tragedy that was coming. There were tears and laughter and a real sense of the time period.Afterwards, fellow storytellers surrounded Stephanie to tell her how much we appreciated the incredible amount of research and work that went into creating this piece.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

A new story begins

Welcome to the newest addition to the BtownStorytellers community:
Adeline Marie
Just beginning her listening days
and already joining her big brother in her mom's stories
And this is why Lisa will not be telling at this year's Wintertelling!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Wintertelling coming up

Wintertelling: After Hours for Adults
Monroe County Public Library
303 E. Kirkwood Avenue
Traditionally there are stories that could only be told in the winter. Join us for a concert of stories sure to entertain, enlighten, amuse, and warm the heart. This after-hours program is presented by members of the Bloomington Storytellers' Guild who have been featured performers on stage, radio, and television throughout Indiana. Stay for sweets, hot drinks, and a chance to talk with the tellers. For mature audiences.
Please register in advance at 812-349-FACT, but walk-ins also welcome! **Please enter through Kirkwood Doors for this special after hours event.
Friday, February 8, 7:30 PM

Monday, January 7, 2008



Stories of Hoosiers at Home and War during WWII
Sunday, January 27, 2008
In collaboration with the Indiana Historical SocietyPresented by Tom Beattie and Tom & Pat Grabill
Indiana History Center Basile Theater450 W. Ohio St, Indianapolis 4 – 6 p.m.
Tickets $10/Advance, $12/DoorTo order tickets call 317-232-1882

Stephanie Holman came upon this two line telegraph while reading through the archives at the Indiana Historical Society. This wireless “Radiogram” sent home after the attack on Pearl Harbor still speaks to us as do all the letters sent home to Indiana. This storytelling performance presents a fascinating mix of humor and fear revealed in those writings. The letters from soldiers and their families describe both the realities of war on the battle front and the effects of war on home towns. Stories of military life dominate the narrative, from trials in training to close calls in battle, but they also show the soldiers yearning to stay in touch with home by their questions about crops and classmates and a sister’s promising romance.

Friday, January 4, 2008

Stepping into the Holidays

It was a lovely pre-holiday gathering of the Guild on Dec. 16th. Conversation and cookies and a cup of cheer put us in the mood for tales. Did we plan a theme? No, but one clearly emerged - not one you might have expected for the season - shoes! Our tired feet longed for those comfortable kitten-heeled peep toe shoes in Pamela's story. Brandie combined some Christmas traditions in her tale of the stocking and the shoe. Thanks to all who turned out for our annual December meeting. See you all in January!