Monday, January 10, 2011

Funda Fest Approaches ~

Storytelling is one of those Gifts we can never receive too much of ~

It is less than a week away. I often miss it, but it makes me happy simply knowing it is happening.

Storytelling is good for what ails us.

And I do know some of the members of The Rhode Island Black Storytellers personally...

I am hoping to post something for each of the people who died on Saturday.

John McDaid has published their names.

His blog is very much worth visiting.

Returning to Funda Fest 13. This is from the RIBS site:

A Celebration of Black Storytelling, January 16 through January 23, 2011

Rhode Island Black Storytellers (RIBS) presents its 13th Annual FUNDA FEST bringing a workshop, story swap, school shows, and public performances of spoken word, love stories, folk tales, 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 what age, culture or experience. Join us!

Today is my brother's birthday. Happy Birthday, Ben ! He doesn't read this, but if a cousin or friend does, today is the day.

George Washington Carver might have been born today, too . . . The biographies of him we were offered in school were so narrow, about him as a brilliant inventor, yes, but no telling of his family life or loves....If anyone has read a worthwhile biography, please let me know...

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