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The Essence of a Forest Fire and Other Stories from a Siberian River Village
September 15, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm$10
Performance and discussion by Kira Van Deusen
We are delighted to welcome Kira van Deusen back to the Silk Road House, fresh from her latest story gathering journey to the Russian Far East. There she heard stories from a close indigenous Udege friend who brought a magnificent blazing woman to life. The essence of the forest fire and the people who fight it. Kira brings us the story, and perhaps a tiger or a horse — with all the warmth but minus the flames!
About Kira van Deusen
Kira has a long history learning stories from the indigenous peoples of Siberia and Nunavut. Her published works include Kiviuq – An Inuit Hero and his Siberian Cousins (2009), Singing Story Healing Drum – Shamans and Storytellers of Turkic Siberia (2005), Mountain Spirits – Khakass Stories (2003), The Flying Tiger: Women Shamans and Storytellers of the Amur (2001), Raven and the Rock: Storytelling in Chukotka (1999). For more about Kira, visit, http://www.kiravan.com/
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