Who are the Storytellers?
The Storytellers Committee (a combination of the former Poets & Storytellers and Drama committees) sponsors a host of writing activities for creative self-expression, as well as opportunities for dramatic presentations of others’ work. We believe that writing and/or performing deepens a sense of community among participants, enables us to better know ourselves, and helps us give voice to a creativity that nourishes the soul. The committee, which meets monthly, sponsors numerous activities, which are OPEN TO ANYONE OF ANY AGE WITHOUT ATTENDING COMMITTEE MEETINGS.
Opportunities for Involvement
Monday Writers Group – Bring any original writing (poems, stories, essays) to the Monday group, which meets in the Thornhill Room at 12:30 on the second and fourth Mondays of every month. Writers share insights and support.
Open Mics – These events take place three or four times a year, generally as an after service brunch. Bring any original piece of about five minutes to read, tell a story, or just come to listen. The next brunch is scheduled for November 20th at 11:30 in the Thornhill Room.
Anthology – The committee assembles an anthology of writing and drawings by adults and children. Pieces must given to Margaret Irvin by August 28 for inclusion in this year’s anthology. There are samples of the anthology available at the Book Depot and the church office.
Works in Progress – An annual September evening presentation of original, rehearsed works by featured MPC members and friends. We encourage anyone interested to submit works on the topic of aging to Sharon Noteboom to perform or have performed in this year’s program.
Additional – We sponsor additional special events as appropriate, such as Jean Gregory’s one woman show, The Apple of Nobody’s Eye, a special Faith Trio poetry reading, and a faith journeys church service.
by Bud Sisson
The Child Lives
by Margaret Irvin
by Tracy Livesey
Two Poems for Children
For further information – please contact Jan Stites or Margaret Irvin.