storytelling

Storytelling & Culture
2:41 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

Complicated Courtesies: Storyteller Kimberly Dark Tells It Like It Is

Kimberly Dark
Credit courtesy of Kimberly Dark

Hear the full interview with Kimberly Dark

Sociologist and storyteller Kimberly Dark will be in Kalamazoo this week as part of the annual diversity program Respecting Differences. Dark will give performances at Chenery Auditorium on Tuesday and Wednesday. She'll also perform at Western Michigan University on Friday.

Dark is famous for talking about those things you’re not supposed to mention at the dinner table.

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Storytelling
6:50 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

Von and Fran Washington's Stories Go Beyond Entertainment And Into History

Von (left) and Fran Washington are accomplished performers who share stories on history, race, and culture with schoolkids across the region.
Credit Courtesy of Washington Productions, Incorporated

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 21st century.

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Storytelling
7:15 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

'The Moth' regular to tell tales at local storytelling fest

Credit courtesy of Allison Downey

Allison Downey 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 storytelling festival at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum on Saturday.

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Classical Literature
7:50 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

World language students to host marathon reading of 'The Aeneid'

'Aeneas' Flight from Troy' by Federico Barrocci
Credit http://www.ibiblio.org

What could be more epic 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 live marathon reading of Virgil’s The Aeneid on Friday.

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