Date(s) - Oct 24th 2021 - Nov 6th 2021
Stories of Stones & Bones, and other creepy things
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24 THRU SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6
A Treat for the Whole Family
LVSG presents Stories of Stones & Bones, and other creepy things, a virtual story feast for an ethereal experience filled with fun and frights. Suited for general audiences.
Join Karen Maurer, Ingrid Bohn, Robin Reichert, and Denise McCormack for thrills, chills, and fun as we celebrate this season’s favorite holiday: All Hallows Eve.
According to McCormack, the producer of the show, “Being able to weave stories for kids of all ages is a great treat for us, the storytellers. To get ready, each of us sift through dozens of tales until we find that special one that screams, “Share me!” and then we begin our journeys to put the stories into just the right words for the people who’ll share them with us. For this particular event, we want adults to enjoy the stories as much as the kids and for kids to enjoy the stories as much as the adults. To do that, we leave the sizing up to each individual imagination. Remember, the scariest stories reside inside our heads, and much of what’s heard will depend on how and when we hear it, and who we hear it with. The bottom line is that we want everyone to enjoy the stories.”
What ages is this program appropriate for?
If it were a movie or television show, I’d say it’s Y7 and the stories might be compared to those found in Alvin Schwartz’ Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.
There are moments of levity with silly interludes between the stories, and a little of this and a little of that—including a ditty or two that may prove nostalgic for some of us.
This program is meant to be enjoyable for as many people as possible, of all age ranges.
Are pre-recorded programs available at other times or formats?
We have found that organizations enjoy showing the programs at their own venues, and we can arrange that availability.
We also find that some viewers from around the world may not be able to access our platform, and we will also address requests to make other arrangements if possible.
If you’d like additional information, please contact us.
About the Artists:
Ingrid entertains people in story and song and has been active in theater productions for over 30 years. She is an Interactive Theater and Storytelling artist with something for everyone and appears throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Karen Maurer is one of the best-loved storytellers in the Lehigh Valley and enjoys a remarkably storied background as a library youth services coordinator, writer, and blogger of children’s literature. She tells tales to all ages, coaches and runs Storytelling Workshops for children and teens, and writes songs for Chiles’ Play, a children’s musical duo with her brother, Dan. Maurer has engaged audiences with her storytelling for more than two decades, is a member of the LVSG board, an advisor to the Patchwork community, and a presenter and reviewer of books for middle grades and teens for area literature conferences and on her blog, booksnstories.blogspot.com.
Through the ancient art of storytelling, Robin weaves tales that will open your heart and stir your soul’s wildest imaginings. Robin has been featured at various storytelling events throughout the region, even performing at Zoellner Theater, in Bethlehem, PA, as a “curtain warmer” for John Lithgow. She enjoys telling stories to all ages and has done so for various organizations, fundraisers, cultural events, spiritual retreats, peace gatherings, and in intimate home settings.
Denise McCormack has been telling professionally for more than a decade, presents programs throughout the tri-state area, and is deeply committed to sharing the benefits of storytelling in a broad spectrum of applications from education and community to business, health, and well-being. Among her many roles in storytelling, McCormack is a board member and active teller for and with the Lehigh Valley Storytelling Guild, the NJ state liaison for the National Storytelling Network, recent past co-chair of the NJ Storytelling Festival, president of the Patchwork Storytelling Guild in Philadelphia, and an active member of various other local and national organizations wherein storytelling plays an integral role.
McCormack’s mantra: There is a story for every time and purpose under heaven. For more information: www.denisemccormack.live
ABOUT LEHIGH VALLEY STORYTELLING GUILD:
The Lehigh Valley Storytelling Guild was founded in 1998 to promote the art of storytelling in the Lehigh Valley and presents numerous showcases, appears at festivals, and conducts story circles and workshops. Its members often perform at various other venues and events throughout the area, in-person and ethereally.
Notabley, the guild hosts The Lehigh Valley Family Storytelling Series, enjoys adding libraries to its favorite haunts in October, and typically meets on the second Wednesday of each month for a story circle–which is free and open to the public. Check the calendar for details and other upcoming events and news in the world of storytelling at http://lvstorytelling.org
ABOUT GODFREY DANIELS:
The Vision of Godfrey Daniels is to present the finest of folk music and performing arts through the “Godfreys Experience”; that is, the presentation of the folk arts in a comfortable and spontaneous environment, accessible to all ages and backgrounds. We seek to provide this rich experience by creating an intimate link among the musicians, audience members, and volunteers, an experience rarely found in our society today. Godfrey Daniels stands out by providing professional yet non-intimidating performance conditions; encouraging aspiring regional talent, and further developing the fabric of our local musical arts community. We value the heritage of folk music, linking our past to our future. We are a vital part of the cultural fabric of the South Side Bethlehem and greater Lehigh Valley communities.
Godfrey Daniels exists to create and nurture the appreciation of traditional and contemporary folk music and performing arts by providing an intimate environment where professional artists, amateur performers and audience members will be enriched by the unique experience of live performance. For more information, go to http://www.godfreydaniels.org