Earlier this week, CBS Sunday Morning presented a feature on Storytelling. You can see it at this link. It's a teaser for the wide variety of ways all ages are experiencing storytelling in our world today.
We in the Washington, DC, area are really lucky in having a number of good venues where we can listen to all the various types of storytelling regularly. Hope you will check out SpeakeasyDC and Better Said Than Done.
Right in Chevy Chase, we have Tales in the Village, which has story programs every third Wednesday at the Friendship Heights Village Center. On Sept. 19, "Tales" opens its third season with A STORY SAMPLER—a taste of storytelling featuring six storytellers who have differing styles and viewpoints. The event starts at 7:30 p.m. at 4433 South Park Dr., Chevy Chase, MD, and is free and open to the public.
This Saturday night, Sept. 15, three local story organizations collaborate to present a special evening at The Writer's Center in Bethesda which features six invited local tellers. Following is the info from the organizations:
The Other F Words: Friendship, Fidelity and Foolishness
An invitational storytelling concert by six stellar tellers from the DC area.
Sept. 15, 2012, at 7:30 p.m. at The Writer's Center in Bethesda (4508 Walsh St.—off of Wisconsin Ave., with plenty of parking).
The storytellers are Noa Baum, Geraldine Buckley, Ralph Chatham, Janice Curtis Greene, Ellouise Schoettler and Anne Sheldon.
These seasoned tellers individually have delighted audiences from coast to coast for years. Don't miss this chance to hear them all on the same stage in one evening.
The invitational concert is jointly sponsored by Telling Moments, The Virginia Storytelling Alliance and Voices in the Glen. This is the "kick-off" event that may become an annual "Happening" in the area.