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Live storytelling is a means of sharing and interpreting human experiences in a social and entertaining way. Stories have been shared throughout the ages in every culture as a means of entertaining, educating, instilling moral values and preserving history and culture. Stories are kept alive by being retold again and again.
Discover and learn the art of live storytelling with three, free programs in Cleveland Metroparks:
Wednesday, April 3 � 7 - 8:30 p.m. -AND-
Tuesday, April 9 � 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Rocky River Nature Center � Rocky River Reservation
Storytelling is a natural form of communication found in every era and culture. Discover the art of storytelling and learn a variety of storytelling motifs and styles ranging from fable to fact and from family to audience. This program is for adults only. Registration, beginning March 21, is required. Rocky River Nature Center is located at 24000 Valley Parkway in Rocky River Reservation, north of Cedar Point Road in North Olmsted. For registration and more information, call 440-734-6660 or visit clevelandmetroparks.com.
Second Saturday Storytelling
Saturday, April 13 � 7:30 - 9 p.m.
Look About Lodge � South Chagrin Reservation
Spring has sprung and trickery may be in the air. Listen to some old-time trickster tales followed by refreshments and a story swap. Share a favorite tale with the group. Look About Lodge is located at 37374 Miles Road in South Chagrin Reservation, between SOM Center Road/Route 91 and Chagrin River Road in Bentleyville. For more information, call 440-734-6660.
Learn how to tap into the power of live storytelling by attending the 2013 Ohio Storytelling Conference on Saturday, May 4 and Sunday,
May 5, co-hosted by Rocky River Nature Center and the Ohio Order For the Preservation of Storytelling at Rocky River Nature Center in North Olmsted.
Enjoy the nature tales of Doug Elliot, naturalist, author and musician, joined by Cleveland Metroparks Historical Interpreter Foster Brown, also an author and musician, along with other storytellers and story teachers.
The weekend kicks off on Friday, May 3 with a pre-conference workshop for nature and environmental storytellers. Learn or improve storytelling techniques with beginner and advanced workshops on Saturday, followed by a public storytelling concert on Saturday evening. A family storytelling concert on Sunday afternoon wraps up the conference.
Rocky River Nature Center is located at 24000 Valley Parkway in Rocky River Reservation, north of Cedar Point Road in North Olmsted.
Details, fees and registration are available online at http://oopstorytelling.org. For more information, call Janelle Reardon of Rocky River Nature Center at 440-734-6660.
Discover the art of storytelling in Cleveland Metroparks - part of your life, naturally!