The Storytellers Series
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About the Event
Calling All Storytellers to Warm the New Year!!!
Nancy Howard Cobb—author, storyteller and interviewer--will help participants “edit” and shape stories for live presentation.
In lieu of writing, the spoken word takes precedent and also center stage in January 2020. After refining and shaping
10-15 minute tales of joy, sorrow, surprise, love, or loss, the storytellers will be given the (optional) opportunity to
present their work to friends and family for a festive evening celebration at the Wainwright House—(perhaps an ongoing
monthly event, depending on the turnout of participants….).
Whether serious, hilarious, surprising or heartbreaking, our true life stories are important to share in real time and in
three dimensions, with nary a screen in sight.
Imagine an intimate setting—a kind of hearthside stage--where it will be safe to develop and fine tune a story you’ve
always wanted to tell in a setting of other “tellers’ of all ages. Everyone has a story that deserves to be heard—and told.
Akin to the Moth Story Series that began in a thrift shop in Soho over a decade ago, The Moth has gone on to garner
a national audience on NPR and presentations in live and lively venues in U.S. cities from Coast to Coast.
Dates: Workshopping Date: January 5 & 12
Storyteller Stage: January 19
Nancy Howard Cobb--Author of In Lieu of Flowers: A Conversation for the Living, now in its eighth printing and featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show after September 11, 2001--has spoken about grief, mourning, and living with dying in hospices, medical schools, women's groups, professor grand rounds, bookstores, and end of life conferences across the country. She has interviewed a variety of people in print and on radio; among them Jane Goodall, Jonas Salk, Chuck Yeager, Studs Terkel, and Shelby Foote for the tenth anniversary of the Discovery Channel and in her first book, How They Met: Jay and Mavis Leno, Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon, Carly Simon and Jim Hart, Carol and Walter Matthau. As the host of two public radio programs, Cobb interviewed a cross section of writers and poets including Arthur Miller, Annie Dillard, Maurice Sendak, William Styron, Billy Collins, Richard Wilbur, Sharon Olds, Stanley Kunitz, and Galway Kinnell. A former actor, Cobb is also the author of The Kids' Letter Writer Book illustrated by Laura Cornell. http://www.nancyinconversation.com
- Storyteller Series: Member$60$600$0
- Storyteller Series Non-Member$66$660$0