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All Things Storytelling at the 2014 AFS Annual Meeting

Friday, October 17, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Lorraine Cashman
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by Milbre Burch (Storytelling Section co-convener) --

The Storytelling Section invites you to its 2014 sponsored panel:

09-04 Storytelling at the Crossroads of Community and Commodity
Saturday, 2- 4 pm

Joseph D. Sobol (East Tennessee State University), chair
  • Milbre Burch (University of Missouri), The Wind is Listening: Conversations with Geri Keams and Pansy Frank
  • Varick Chittenden (Traditional Arts in Upstate New York), From Trapper's Cabin to Festival Stage: The Evolution of an Adirondack Teller
  • Joseph D. Sobol (East Tennessee State University), The Next Last of a Breed? Dynastic Succession and Resistance in an Appalachian Storytelling Clan
  • Dovie Thomason (independent), Walking the Branching Path

And please join us for the 2014 Dan Crowley Memorial Concert, also sponsored by the Storytelling Section. It features Dovie Thomason in a storytelling concert,"Walking the Branching Path" on Saturday, November 8, 8:00-9:00 pm at the Convention Center: O'Keeffe. (Please note, this is a new location.) Tickets: $15.00 ($10.00 for Storytelling Section members).

Internationally-renowned Kiowa Apache and Lakota storyteller Dovie Thomason has worked extensively in the worlds of reservation schools and pow-wows, and is also one of the premier performers in the revival realm of contemporary storytelling festivals, public schools, and universities. In this year’s Dan Crowley Memorial Concert presented by the AFS Storytelling Section, Dovie will tell a selection of traditional tales, framed by reflections on sources and ethics of tradition-bearing within and beyond traditional tribal settings.

If you book a ticket to hear Dovie Thomason; you will be rewarded tenfold! See you there!

The Storytelling Section is eager to collaborate with other sections for future pre-conference workshops, panels and events.You are all invited to the Storytelling Section business meeting on Friday at 12:15 pm to break bread and share ideas!

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