Warm your heart, tickle your funny bone, and travel the world with storytellers Dovie Thomason and Rafe Martin at the Kearney Public Library during the weeklong Kearney Storytelling Festival. All performances are free.
Lakota and Kiowa Apache storyteller Dovie Thomason has been sharing her culture with people throughout the world for nearly 30 years. Author, lecturer, recording artist, and storyteller, Dovie adds personal stories and untold histories to the traditional tales of First Nation cultures she was taught growing up, especially by her Grandma Dovie and her dad. Dovie will share this contemporary narrative of Indigenous North America told with elegance, wit, and passion at the Kearney Public Library, Tuesday, January 15 at 7:00 p.m. This family program promises enchantment for everyone!
Award-winning author, Rafe Martin is a gifted storyteller who has been sharing his stories across the country and as far away as China and Japan since the early 1980's. He shares an empowering vision of language, writing, creativity, and imagination. A native of New York City, he grew up listening to family stories and fairy tales, learning at an early age how stories told in voice come alive. On Friday, January 18 at 9:15 a.m. he will share stories especially for preschoolers and their families.
The Kearney Public Library will set the stage for the Kearney Storytelling Festival’s showcase events on Saturday, January 19, 2013. There will be storytelling for all ages by national and local storytellers; two sessions of stories for families at 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. See you at the Kearney Public Library, 2020 1st Avenue, for stories and fun!
Then Saturday evening at the First United Methodist Church, 4500 Linden Drive, grownups will enjoy a night of stories just for them starting at 7:00 p.m. Storytelling for Adults features the national tellers, Dovie Thomason and Rafe Martin.