May 02, 2021
4:00 pm PDT - 5:30 pm PDT
May 2, 2021 @ 4:00pm PDT/7:00pm EDT
- Dr. Margaret Read MacDonald
Dr. Margaret Read MacDonald, now retired from her career as a Children’s Librarian, tours the world sharing stories and offering her Playing with Story workshops. She is a multiple award-winning author of 400 books on storytelling and folklore topics, including her latest, Kindness Tales: World Folktale to Talk About.
- Kristin Pedemonti
Kristin Pedemonti believes in kindness to everyone, no exceptions. She is a National Storytelling Network StoryBridge Award for her work across cultures; she’s performed in 20 countries on 5 continents, her favorite so far, Iran. Not only a performer, Kristin is a published author, a Storytelling Consultant at the World Bank, and Founder/Facilitator of Steer Your (inner) Story; a recovery from trauma program based on Narrative Therapy practices bolstered by the Master’s Program at University of Melbourne. steeryourstory.com
- Alton Takiyama-Chung
Alton Takiyama-Chung, a Japanese-Korean storyteller, grew up with the superstitions and the magic of the Hawaiian Islands. He tells stories from Hawaii, Asian folktales, ghost stories, and stories from the Japanese-Americans experience of WWII, the Plantation Days in Hawaii, and the immigration of the Chinese into the US. He has performed at the Timpanogas and the National Storytelling Festivals, and at several international storytelling festivals. He also is a former Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Storytelling Network, the national organization for storytellers in the US. (altonchung.com)
Elisa Pearmain is a licensed psychotherapist who has been telling stories professionally and leading therapeutic storytelling workshops for over 30 years. She is the award-winning author of two collections of wise tales, and a double CD called, Forgiveness: Telling Our Stories in New Ways. She is on the Executive Board of the Healing Story Alliance.
Format: The story session opens with a concert of tellers sharing prepared stories with themes of kindness. During the second half of the gathering, audience members are invited to share a story, moment, or reflection about kindness that emerged for them as listeners.
Purpose: We all need a little more kindness in our lives. Perhaps a story can take us there.