Here's the ensemble gathered before the show - missing Hope who had to drive in from Carmel and so came a little later than these folks. What a great evening of storytelling it was! We had short stories and long stories, funny stories and serious ones, traditional folktales and true-life adventures. We went from slave ships to WW II to modern Toyoko, from Africa to West Virginia to the Pacific Northwest. It was all captured on video by CATS - so you may watch it on your cable TV. Check out their schedule here.
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.