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Traditional Tales for Our Times: Stories to Start a New Year (Caravan of Stories: Sunday Brunch)

March 15, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

$10 – $30
We are as happy as a Bactrian camel to celebrate the return of Spring and the return of our story gatherings via Zoom with folk tales told by some of our favorite Bay Area storytellers.
Tim Ereneta, Neshama Franklin, Liz Nichols, Ann Riley, and Terry Stokes join us with stories from the Silk Road that speak to our present moment.
After the stories, we invite you to stay to talk with friends new and old:
What story speaks for your experiences and transformations since last March?
Suggested donation: $10-$30
(Payments are through the event link above, hosted by Amir School of Music, not through Facebook — and therefore, Facebook lists as a free event. We apologize for the possible confusion about pricing)
About the storytellers:
Tim Ereneta
Storyteller Tim Ereneta of Berkeley, California, enjoys sharing classic and forgotten fairy tales, with audiences of all ages—but especially adults. The tales he shares may be centuries old, but their themes of miracles and treachery are still relevant in today’s world. Tim has told stories on stages from Washington, DC, to Chennai, India, and in theaters, art museums, churches, and nightclubs and around campfires. A playwright and actor, Tim brings 30 years of theatrical experience to his performances.
Neshama Franklin
Neshama’s been telling ever since she learned to talk. Started professionally with folktales at the library where she still works, got into personal stories at the Moth, and considers all stories “true” no matter where they come from. Check her out on YouTube. She also has a biweekly radio program on KWMR and a weekly blog of book reviews at Marin County Library.
Liz Nichols
Liz Nichols got lost in the Folklore & Mythology section of the public library at age ten and hasn’t found her way out yet! She brings her teaching and cross-cultural background to storytelling for all ages. Liz is part of SF’s Asian Art Museum Storytellers group, and the former Director of Storytelling Programs at Stagebridge. She’s also a Master Trainer in TimeSlips Creative Storytelling for people with memory loss. www.liznichols.net.
Ann Riley
Ann Riley tells people that she has been telling stories ever since she needed an alibi. She has been telling stories at the Asian Art Museum for more than a decade, and as a member of the Storytelling Association of California, she also tells in schools, churches and anywhere folks will sit still long enough to listen. God created man because he loved stories.
Terry Stokes
Terry Stokes moved to the Bay Area in ’06, retiring from a 30-year career as a Film Editor in Hollywood. Since arriving here he’s taken Acting Workshops with Donna Davis, and David Ford. He began singing in the bass section of Luminescence, the choir of UUCB, under the direction of Dr. Bryan Baker. He then joined the troupe of Never Too Late of Stagebridge in Oakland, the oldest senior theatre company in the country. He’s performed as a storyteller at Tell It On Tuesday; as well as many other local story swaps.


March 15, 2021
10:00 am - 11:30 am
$10 – $30


Dana Sherry