“Sharing our stories helps us to transcend our differences and to celebrate our interconnectedness––there is nothing better than a good story.”
Added to the calendar on Friday Sep 13th, 2013 8:41 AM
Yvette Brandy, Michael Katz and Megumi will perform at “Telling Tales”, a community celebration of cultural tradition, creativity and spoken word. Numerous local tellers, reflecting a rich variety of storytelling styles, will join them, including Erica Blue, Linda Yemoto, Bill Lynch and Walker Brents III.
With an “all ages, all stages” approach, this family-friendly event is open to all. Light snacks and refreshments will be available for purchase, as well as CDs and books by featured storytellers.
"Telling Tales" will take place at the Berkwood Hedge School campus, located at 1809 Bancroft Way in central Berkeley. Berkwood Hedge has a rich and vibrant history of involvement in progressive education and social justice activism, celebrated its 60th anniversary with the first “Telling Tales” Festival in 2007. That day has grown into an annual community festival.
“In today’s world, the art of storytelling is more important than ever. Stories build a sense of connection, identity, and community. With storytelling, we teach, entertain, pass on cultural history and form friendships and community”, stated Marti Mogensen, a “Telling Tales” co-founder.