storytelling http://wmuk.org en Complicated Courtesies: Storyteller Kimberly Dark Tells It Like It Is http://wmuk.org/post/complicated-courtesies-storyteller-kimberly-dark-tells-it-it <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Sociologist and storyteller </span><a href="http://www.kimberlydark.com" style="line-height: 1.5;">Kimberly Dark</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> will be in Kalamazoo this week as part of the annual diversity program Respecting Differences. Dark will give performances at </span><a href="https://www.wmich.edu/president/respecting-differences-2014" style="line-height: 1.5;">Chenery Auditorium</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> on Tuesday and Wednesday. She'll also perform at </span><a href="http://www.kimberlydark.com/calendar.html" style="line-height: 1.5;">Western Michigan University</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> on Friday.</span></p><p>Dark is famous for talking about those things you’re not supposed to mention at the dinner table.</p><p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 18:41:32 +0000 Rebecca Thiele 13136 at http://wmuk.org Complicated Courtesies: Storyteller Kimberly Dark Tells It Like It Is Von and Fran Washington's Stories Go Beyond Entertainment And Into History http://wmuk.org/post/von-and-fran-washingtons-stories-go-beyond-entertainment-and-history <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The art of storytelling in the African American community is one that has dated back centuries. Because this kind of storytelling is so steeped in history, it has become even more important to make sure that stories of civil rights, racial equality, and breaking barriers are made relevant to youngsters - and adults - in the </span>21st<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> century.</span></p><p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 23:50:19 +0000 Erin Williams 12487 at http://wmuk.org Von and Fran Washington's Stories Go Beyond Entertainment And Into History 'The Moth' regular to tell tales at local storytelling fest http://wmuk.org/post/moth-regular-tell-tales-local-storytelling-fest <p></p><p></p><p><a href="http://allisondowney.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Allison Downey</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is a singer-songwriter, an associate professor of elementary education at Western Michigan University, and a renowned storyteller. Downey will be one of about seven storytellers at this year's </span><a href="http://kvm.kvcc.edu/plan/storytelling.html" style="line-height: 1.5;">storytelling festival</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum on Saturday.</span></p><p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 00:15:20 +0000 Rebecca Thiele 11971 at http://wmuk.org 'The Moth' regular to tell tales at local storytelling fest World language students to host marathon reading of 'The Aeneid' http://wmuk.org/post/world-language-students-host-marathon-reading-aeneid <p>What could be more <em>epic </em>than reading an epic poem in the way it would have been read more than two thousand years ago? How about reading it in English from beginning to end? The Western Michigan University World Languages department is doing a <a href="http://exiledbyfate.com/">live marathon reading</a> of Virgil’s <em>The Aeneid</em> on Friday.</p><p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 23:50:50 +0000 Rebecca Thiele 3073 at http://wmuk.org World language students to host marathon reading of 'The Aeneid'