Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Coming Soon: Seeking the Spirits: Find, Researching and Telling Ghost and Paranormal Stories
The workshop kicks off with a storytelling concert at the historic and rumored-to-be-haunted Gaslight Theater at 7:00pm on Friday, March 1. Storytellers will be Jason and myself, Katie Ross, Mikalena Zuckett, Danny McMillion, Sue Atkinson, Judi Tarowsky and perhaps a few others. Our topic for the concert will be historical stories--tales found or rooted in history. Why? Because adjacent to the Gaslight Theater is the Golden Derrick Gallery, and owner (of both places) Terry Wiley is staging an exhibit of historic Sistersville photos focusing on the many floods that have ravaged the area over the years, courtesy of the town's bordering neighbor, the Ohio River.
The following day, Saturday, March 2nd, we will be in the meeting room of the Wells Inn, getting down to work. Well, not work really because storytelling and stories are a fascinating topic and storytellers themselves are a fun group anyway. Each person will either bring a story idea with them--some thread of a tale they've heard, a story they've told but want to improve or deepen in some way, or as a last resort a story from one of the books I will have available.
Then we'll be back to work on their stories, having our group work a bit on their stories and then telling them once again and seeing how what they learned during the day impacted their perception of the story and what areas they identified for strengthening and enriching the tale.
It will be a great time. Maybe you can come! If you're interested, please contact Jo Ann Dadisman at jdadisman at aol.com, or email me at susannaholstein at yahoo.com. Room reservations can be made by calling the Wells Inn directly at 304-652-1312.
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