Storytelling Workshop: Wisdom Woven into Community
Merna Ann Hecht will present a lively participatory workshop on the art and craft of traditional storytelling. Through improv and individual and group exercises participants will “try on” different characters and emotions. Expect high energy participation with conversation about the primacy of traditional storytelling for transmitting wisdom and values, once a part of most every culture.
Merna Ann Hecht, nationally known storyteller, teaching artist, essayist, and poet uses storytelling in all of her work with diverse populations. Her writing, activism for social justice and teaching are guided by her commitment to bring marginalized voices through story and poetry to wide community visibility. Merna founded the Stories of Arrival: Refugee and Immigrant youth Voices Poetry Project. She is a recipient of numerous grants and awards, a published poet and essayist, a longtime islander, a blueberry farmer and the current Vashon Island Poet Laureate.
Thursday, April 11 | 10am – 1:30pm
Lit Con pass holders receive a 50% discount. You will be e-mailed a coupon code when you purchase your pass. You can also receive your discount by contacting the box office: 206-259-3007.
Location: The workshop will be held backstage in the Katherine L White Hall.
Lunch: There will be a 30 minute break, please bring a lunch.