April 29, April, 30, May 1 & 2, 2015
2015 Headliners
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Friday, May 1

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Featuring Carol Birch

And special guest emcee Corinne Stavish

(This event may include mature themes and language.)

 Carol started storytelling in 1971. Birch is the author of eleven novels and several books which examine the aesthetic of storytelling as an artistic medium.  She has also won two awards for her novels Life in the Palace and The Fog Line. Along with teaching at Southern Connecticut State University, she performs all over the world and has lectured at forty-one universities across the nation.  Known for a compelling blend of energy, warmth, vulnerability, and directness, Carol restores orality and spontaneity to the fixed silence of stories found in print. She combines warm and energetic artistry with a personal touch to leave her audiences wanting more.   A third-grader in North Carolina once asked how she knew a story and his friend exclaimed: “She knows that story ’cause she was there!

 

Performance Location~    

Jackson High School Auditorium

544 Wildwood Ave.

7:30pm~ Doors open at 7pm

 

Saturday, May 2

Featuring La’Ron Williams

And special guest emcee Judy Gail Krasnow

(This event may include mature themes and language.)

A Michigan native, La’Ron Williams is a storyteller as well as an educator. He incorporates singing, acting, and visual art into his storytelling. With his gifted voice he might create thunder, or even the sound of water falling, and he delivers chilling versions of traditional songs you won’t easily forget. In his stories, Williams strives to share the power and beauty of African culture, describing the lessons of struggle, perseverance, and survival of Africans in the Western Hemisphere.

Performance Location~     

Jackson High School Auditorium

544 Wildwood Ave.

7:30pm~ Doors open at 7pm

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