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FUNDAFest - Family FUNDay Storytelling Workshop
Saturday, January 21, 2012
1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903
Barnard Room (3rd Floor)
Intergenerational Storytellling Workshop -- 1 - 2 pm
This year's workshop will be lead by nationally recognized storyteller Lyn Ford. Lyn is a fourth-generatio Afrilachian* storyteller. She is a teaching artist with the Greater Columbus Arts Council and workshop facilitator with both GCAC and the Ohio State-Based Collaborative Initiative of the Kennedy Center. A writer, published in storytelling magazines and newsletters, as well as teachers' enrichment books and story anthologies, she is also a recording artist of award-winning CDs and a Laughter Yoga leader. For more on Lyn: http://www.storytellerlynford.com/default.html
*Afrilachian or Affrilachian: of African American heritage and history, from the region called Appalachia. (Much gratitude to Frank X Walker, for creating this wonderful word!)
Family FUNDay Storytelling Concert -- 2:30 - 4 pm (in Auditorium, 3rd floor) - featuring invited guests!
RI Black Storytellers (RIBS) presents its 14th Annual FUNDA FEST, bringing workshops, story swaps, school shows and public performances of spoken word, love stories, folk tales and true stories from Westerly to Woonsocket, Providence to Newport.
FUNDA means to teach and to learn in Zulu and Kiswahili. RIBS' mission is to promote the awareness, appreciation and application of Black storytelling through performance, educational, cultural and historical experiences.
Whether you are a kid, have a kid, or are a kid at heart, stories are for all of us, no matter age, culture or experience. Join in!