Join PSPL for Story by Story, a monthly storytelling series for adults and mature teens. Listen as diverse tellers from around the country tell stories reflecting a variety of cultures, beliefs, and experiences. Performances run 45-60 minutes, followed by an up-to 30 minute discussion opportunity.
Story by Story will be held in the Library’s River Room, and an American Sign Language interpreter will be provided for all events. Please register for each individual event, as space is limited. For more information, contact Diane Dehoney at (502) 352-2665 x108 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carrie Sue Ayvar
Flowing seamlessly between Spanish and English, Carrie Sue Ayvar chooses from her large repertoire to connect people, languages, and cultures through her stories. She believes folktales can be windows into each community, often dealing with universal problems and ideas but tinted with their own cultural viewpoint. Stories are the threads woven into the tapestry of time, and Carrie Sue seamlessly weaves together personal and traditional tales in this program.
An internationally celebrated storyteller, Carrie Sue Ayvar has been connecting people, languages, cultures, and curriculums in both English and Spanish for over forty years. As an award-winning storyteller, Chautauqua scholar, and a national credentialed teaching artist, she has performed in diverse venues across the country and internationally. An advocate for the art of storytelling and arts education, she believes that, like her Grandpa Nat taught her, “If you don’t know the trees you may be lost in the forest, but if you don’t know the stories you may be lost in life.”
For more information on Carrie Sue Ayvar, visit www.carriesueayvar.com.
This program will be presented in Spanish and English.
Humorist, playwright, and author, Kevin Kling is hailed as a Minnesota state treasure. Former Guthrie Theater artistic director Joe Dowling said that "Kevin has the ability to be genuinely funny, but he can also move you to tears.
Arif Choudhury is a professional storyteller, filmmaker, theater artist, and stand-up comic.
Michael McCarty’s mother always read to him and told him stories. As a high school student in the 1960s, he discovered the amazing stories of Black history and culture that weren’t taught in schools, so he began telling stories.
As a professional storyteller, Linda Gorham tells stories on the biggest stages. But singing? In public? In front of a microphone? Well, that was a whole ‘nuther’ thing for her. Scary! Linda will share her story of finally getting the courage to sing – with joy as her mother taught her.
Each year, Sheila Arnold and Adam Booth choose a folktale, create their own new interpretations of the tale specifically for adults, and share both in concert.
In America today, we often feel divided from our fellow citizens. We sometimes feel as if the gulfs between us are so wide they will never be bridged. The divide feels real, but what if it isn't? What if the only thing that divides us is the stories we believe about people we don't know?
Peter S. Cook is an internationally reputed Deaf performing artist whose work incorporates American Sign Language, pantomime, storytelling, acting, and movement.
Yvonne Healy didn’t simply kiss the Blarney Stone; she swallowed it. A citizen of two cultures, Irish and American, Yvonne spoke both languages as a child. From this world of hidden treasures rose one of America’s most endearing storytellers. Funny, thought-provoking, and dynamic, too!
The desert wind blows, the palms sway as Loren Niemi tells a “choose your adventure” story of the Baker, the Contessa, the Mapmaker, and the Widow, in search of their destiny with four starting points (the audience must choose from) to an improbable destination, Fata Morgana, and four, maybe five
Ni de Aquí, Ni de Allá / Not From Here nor From There