African-American Woman Storytelling Performance & Workshop

Posted May 4th, 2010 by Martin Nagy  Category: Arts & Entertainment,



The Arts Council Lake Erie West announces a FREE and open to all Storytelling Performance will be held on Friday, May 21 at 7:00pm at the Common Space on 1700 N. Reynolds Road. A FREE How-to Storytelling Workshop will be held on Saturday, May 22 from 9am – 4pm at the Kent Branch Library, 3101 Collingwood Blvd., Toledo, Ohio, is free and open to mature and senior citizen African-American women to learn the art of storytelling and how to portray prominent and not-so prominent African-American Women in History.. Columbus, Ohio artist, Pamela Talbert Hamilton, Storyteller-Actress-Writer-Singer will be in performance and leading the storytelling workshop with partial funding by the Ohio Arts Council. Interested workshop participants should contact Morell Fonfield or Martin Nagy at Common Space Center for Creativity at 419-531-2046 or email Martin Nagy at: for a workshop application.

The goal of the program is to train women of African descent to be storytelling artists and living history reenactors who may then be employed or volunteer in schools, senior centers, libraries or other venues throughout the year – not just during Black History Month.

Workshop enrollment is limited to the first twenty (20) serious applicants who must attend the Friday performance and the six-hour workshop on Saturday, May 22 from 9am-4pm at Kent Branch Library, 3101 Collingwood Blvd., Toledo. Lunch will be provided for participants at the workshop. This workshop will help participants to sharpen their skills in storytelling and acting through interactive drama workshops where participants will be creating a character(s), reading out loud, and practicing before small groups. Participants will be assisted in creating promotional material about themselves, their characters, and outlines of the life and times of the character(s) and how they can fit into various school curriculum areas.

Arts Council Lake Erie West is a nonprofit regional arts organization providing spaces, programs and services since 1983 that build community, increase cultural participation, celebrate the arts and engage people in cultural arts experiences. Information online at:

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