August 23rd, 2018
6:30-8:30pm (Doors open at 6:00pm)
Scoundrel and Scamp Theatre, in The Historic YWCA, 738 N 5th Avenue
$5 Suggested cash donation at the door
What makes education worth investing in? The moment when something clicks for the first time? The students transformed? The jobs gained? The chance to start over?
Join us to hear true stories from local students, teachers, parents and community members about how education has shaped who they are today, what they’ve learned, what they’ve seen, how they have supported education and what role we all play in the future of education in our state.
Terrol Dew Johnson
Evan Grae Davis
Curated by Jen Nowicki Clark and Josh Schachter
More information here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2070954443167740/
The 2018 Odyssey Storytelling Season begins on Thursday, January 4 with Memory. Here are all of the dates and themes for 2018.
January 4- Memory
Feb 1- You Don’t Know Me
March 1 – Sidekicks
April 5 – Mythic
May 3 – Fake
June 7- Different
July 12 – Summer
August 2- Red Flags
Sept 6 – Branded
Oct 4 – Big Brother
Nov 1 – Dealbreakers
Dec 6 – Mortified
Very soon, Odyssey will be making an exciting announcement regarding our storytelling venue. Check back often so you don’t miss it!
Thanks to all the volunteers and speakers, and especially to our emcee, Editorial Cartoonist and Humor Columnist, David Fitzsimmons, for making this event such an incredible success. We will be posting photos soon.
Penelope Starr read from her newly released book, The Radical Act of Community Storytelling: Empowering Voices in Uncensored Events. This step-by-step guide chronicles Starr’s years growing the community of Odyssey Storytelling. Why did a fifty-eight year old artist decide to take on a small project that turned into a successful nonprofit storytelling organization? What challenges did she face and how did she survive them? How can other communities create their own storytelling events? Experience her joys, frustrations and laughter. The Radical Act of Community Storytelling is packed with practical tips and plenty of inspirational stories.
Now more than ever, we must celebrate and embrace the uncensored voices of diverse community members. This is exactly what Odyssey Storytelling has been doing for thirteen years through monthly live shows featuring the true stories of everyday people.