South Mountain Community College invites literary buffs to perfect their storytelling craft with a weeklong series of events led by acclaimed storyteller, three-time Emmy Award winner, and Circle of Excellence Oracle Award winner Bobby Norfolk.
SMCC's Storytelling Institute will kick off this week of special events with "Dissecting Story." This two-part discussion session will look at the universal traits shared by stories of all cultures and regions and be held from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, February 10 and 11.
On Wednesday, February 12, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Performance Halls, guests can hear Norfolk tell the first-person story of York, the African-American slave of William Clark. Dressed in character, Norfolk shares his accounts on Lewis and Clark's Corps of Discovery.
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Norfolk will bring his storytelling back to the stage on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. as he brings to life the Harlem Renaissance with voices such as Duke Ellington, Langston Hughes, and Zora Neale Hurston.
The week of events will conclude on Friday with a special Educator's Story Workshop from 1 to 3 p.m. Like all of the other events, this workshop is free and open to the public and all skill levels.
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