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PowellsWood Storytelling Festival Friday, July 13 & Saturday, July 14
Federal Way, WA
COME HEAR DONALD DAVIS, ETH-NOH-TEC, and MANY MORE GREAT TELLERS IN THE BEAUTY OF POWELLSWOOD GARDENS IN FEDERAL WAY!
Eth-Noh-Tec The exciting duo, Nancy Wang and Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo, share Asian folktales in a dynamic blend of poetic storytelling and graceful physical theater. http://www.ethnohtec.org/
Donald Davis Appalachian master teller, Donald Davis, brings his audiences to laughter and tears…often at the same time. He tells of growing up in North Carolina and of coping with the world in his travels. Donald will share stories from his 40 some books and CD’s including his latest Tales from a Free-Range Childhood. http://www.ddavisstoryteller.com/
Alton Chung This Japanese/Korean teller from Hawaii creates affecting story performances based on oral histories of Hawaii’s peoples. He will present: stories from the Japanese-American 100th Battalion and 442 Regimental Combat Team of World War II; Tales of Okinawan high school girls who were impressed into the Japanese Army, plus stories of Hawaii-Okinawa connections during WWII. http://www.storynet.org http://altonchung.com/
Joe Hayes Santa Fe teller, Joe Hayes shares folktales from the Southwest. Joe’s slow, drawling telling style pulls audiences right in. Some of his sets will be bi-lingual…Spanish and English…and you will swear you understood the Spanish too…even if you don’t. Joe is author of over 47 picture books and collections of Southwestern folklore. http://www.cincopuntos.com/authors_detail.sstg?id=19
Debra Harris-Branham One of Seattle’s most exciting storytellers, Debra’s lively African-American folktales will rock the audience. Debra is a school librarian at Campbell Hill Elementary in Renton. Don’t miss her fun audience-participation tales.
Norm Brecke Norm combines music and story to engage listeners of all ages. Norm teaches at Kennydale Elementary where he directs a student storytelling group. Sit a spell and let Norm engage your young ones. http://www.seattlestorytelling.org/storytellers/norm_brecke.htm
The Whitman Story Sampler Jen and Nat Whitman delight young audiences with their lively audience-participation folktales. The Whitmans teach abroad in international schools, but have returned to perform for King County Library System Summer Reading programs every summer for the past 15 years. http://www.margaretreadmacdonald.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=friends.whitman
Pat Peterson Pat Peterson is loved for her well-honed personal stories, and for her quirky emcee abilities. Pat has been emcee for the Forest Storytelling Festival for 10 years, and will emcee our concerts as well as telling. http://www.seattlestorytelling.org/patpeterson.html
Donald Davis, Life Story Workshop: 9-12 in Garden Room.
Designed to tap memory and help you begin to shape personal and family stories.
Eth-Noh-Tec, Tell it! Move it! Workshop: 1-3 in Woodland Tent. Incorporate physicality into your telling. Learn from the masters, “We create illusions using our words, imagery, and gestures.”
Tea with the Tellers: 3:30-4:30 Garden Room courtyard. Hosted by Diane Powell.
Saturday Schedule July 14
WOODLAND GARDEN TENT: TELLING FOR ADULT LISTENERS
10:00-11:00- Pat Peterson, MC; Donald Davis; Alton Chung, Joe Hayes, Eth-Noh-Tec.
1:15-12:15- Donald Davis: Tales from a Free-Range Childhood
12:45-1:45- Joe Hayes and Debra Harris-Branham; Tales from our Folk Traditions
2:00-3:00- Eth-Noh-Tec: The SilverRiver of Tales
3:15-4:30- Festival closing program for all ages: Pat Peterson MC; Norm Brecke; Donald Davis; Alton Chung; Joe Hayes; Debra Harris-Branham; Whitman Story Sampler; Eth-Noh-Tec.
PERENNIAL GARDEN TENT: LIVELY WORLD FOLKTALES FOR ALL AGES
10:00-11:00- Debra Harris-Branham and The Whitman Story Sampler
11:15-12:15- Joe Hayes and Debra Harris-Branham
12:45-1:45- Whitman Story Sampler and Eth-Noh-Tec
2:00-3:00- Debra Harris-Branham and Donald Davis
GARDEN ROOM SPECIAL ADULT PROGRAMS
11:15-12:15- Alton Chung, Okinawan Memories of WW II
12:45-1:45- Pat Peterson and Donald Davis, Oh, Those Wonderful Memories
2:00-3:00- Alton Chung, The Japanese-American Experience of WW II
SPRING GARDEN STORIES FOR OUR YOUNGEST LISTENERS
10:00-11:00- Norm Brecke, Songs and tales for younger listeners.
11:15-12:15- Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo and The Whitman Story Sampler
12:15-12:45- Norm Brecke, Sing Along.
12:45-1:45- Norm Brecke, Songs and Tales.
2:00-3:00- The Whitman Story Sampler and Joe Hayes
With Shawn Thomas, Head Gardener, PowellsWood
Tour schedule and details TBA
To order tickets by mail, send payment to:
PowellsWood Festival Registration
29607 8th Avenue S
Federal Way, Wa 98003
This festival is made possible through the generous support of Diane and Monte Powell, owners of PowellsWood Garden. The festival is co-sponsored by the Seattle Storytellers Guild.
PowellsWood: A Northwest Garden
Festival parking will be accommodated at Sacajawea Middle School, 1101 South Dash Point Road, Federal Way, WA. Parking at the garden itself will be reserved for presenters, key staff, and vendors. Please catch the Festival Shuttles at Sacajawea Middle School for transport to the garden.
PowellsWood: A Northwest Garden
Festival Parking at Sacajawea Middle School
1101 South Dash Point Road
Seattle Storytellers' Guild
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