Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Storyteller Diane Wolkstein Coming to South Florida

Diane Wolkstein is a renowned storyteller and author. She focuses on folk tales from around the world, and invokes her own Jewish heritage in her books Treasures of the Heart: Holiday Stories That Reveal the Soul of Judaism and Esther's Story. She will be giving several performances and workshops in South Florida this February.

Thursday, February 12, 2009, 7-9 PM
Palm Beach Storytelling Guild Meeting

Luis Hernandez Salon and Art Studio, 142 SE 5th Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33483, phone 561-353-0338. Directions to the meeting; I-95 or Turnpike To Atlantic Ave Delray exit east. Go to SE 5th AVE (Federal Hwy south) and make a right. Pass SE 1st ST traffic light and find the 5th unit on your right.

Saturday, February 14, 2009, 12:30pm
A Taste of Love: A Valentine's Day Special

Willow Theatre, Sugar Sand Park, 300 South Military Trail, Boca Raton, Florida (View Google Map), Admission: $25 (including lunch), Reservations: (561) 347–3948.

This event is part of the series "A Cultural Feast: A Deliciously Different Performance Event," and is sponsored by the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters at Florida Atlantic University.

Sunday, February 15, 2009, 10AM-2PM
Storytelling Workshop with Diane Wolkstein, FAU in Boca Raton

Diane's workshops are for everyone who loves stories, wants to hear more stories, and wants to learn to tell more stories. In her workshops, she incorporates exercises dealing with voice, gesture, and character development. Depending on the focus of the workshop, she speaks about story content, understanding of story genres (folk tale, fairy tale, myth, epic), and understanding the persona of the storyteller.

Everyone who attends has the opportunity to tell at least one story. Among those who attend her workshops are parents, librarians, actors, therapists, educators, writers, dancers, lawyers, and taxi drivers. There is always a cross section of people and of interests, creating lively participation and interaction. Participants at Diane's workshops leave with an increased appreciation of the skills and importance of storytelling as well as with a treasure: a new story — their story.

Registration fee: $75.00 per person
To register, please contact: cneile@fau.edu

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