Storytellers

Who are the Storytellers?

The Storytellers Committee (a combination of the former Poets & Storytellers and Drama committees) sponsors creative writing activities and dramatic presentations by the church community. We believe that writing or performing deepens a sense of community among participants, enables them to better know themselves, and helps them give voice to a creativity that nourishes the soul. The committee meets monthly.

Opportunities for Involvement

The following activities are open to anyone of any age and do not require attendance at committee meetings.

Monday Writers Group – Bring any original writing (poems, stories, essays) to the Thornhill Room at 12:30 on the second and fourth Mondays of every month. Writers share insights and support.

Open Mics – These events occur three or four times a year, generally as a brunch after the service. Bring an original piece to read, tell a story, or just come to listen. (Performances should be about 5 minutes or less.) 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 be 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.

Sample Writings

Birthday Parties
by Bud Sisson

The Child Lives
by Margaret Irvin

Facebook Fantasy
by Tracy Livesey

Two Poems for Children
Ann Dabney

For further information – please contact Jan Stites or Margaret Irvin.