Spring / Summer 2015 Storytelling Performance Calendar

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Denise Valentine @ Philadelphia Folklore Project - photo by Diane Macklin

Denise Valentine @ Philadelphia Folklore Project – photo by Diane Macklin

Spring / Summer 2015

May 16, 3 PM – 4:30 PM
WHERE DOES MY STORY BEGIN?      Philadelphia Folklore Project  PFP logo
Philadelphia Folklore Project
735 South 50th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19143
P: 215.726.1106
Storyteller Denise Valentine has been on a journey
to unravel the complicated threads of her family’s history,
examining tales told generation-to-generation, collecting
DNA evidence and written records. Come listen to
Denise recount her adventures looking for her family’s
place in the story of slavery and freedom in Columbia,
South Carolina, home of her paternal ancestors.
This program is presented by Linda Goss
and made possible by Friends of the Artists.

MAY 18th 5:30 – 8:30PM
Southeast Delco School District
1560 Delmar Drive, Folcroft, PA  19032
Sharon Hill School

May 19th, 8:00am – 3:00pm
Professional Collaboration at Central High School      Professional Collaboration at Central High School 2015 #CHScollab
2015 #CHScollab
Central High School 1700 W Olney Ave, Philadelphia, PA

Look for Denise Valentine in Session 1 Workshop – 9:00-10:00AM – Historytelling – Beyond the Facts and Figures.    A workshop for students, parents and educators combining archival research, African American oral history and folklore for a performance- centered conception and interpretation of historical events.

Registration is free and open to all School District of Philadelphia educators. Order tickets via Eventbrite.

Denise Valentine, Storyteller - www.denisevalentine.com

Denise Valentine, Storyteller – http://www.denisevalentine.com

MAY 21, 11:00 AM
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Seacrest Studios @ CHOP
34th Street and Civic Center Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19104

May 23rd, 2:00 – 2:30PM – Storytelling workshop at Art Sanctuary Philadelphia Literary & Arts Conference, part of

    Art Sanctuary Philadelphia Art Sanctuary’s 31st Annual Celebration of Black Writing Festival May 1 – 31, 2015

Art Sanctuary’s Celebration of Black Writing Festival | May 1 – 31, 2015 | Temple University Ritter Hall & Annex (Cecil B. Moore Avenue at Montgomery Avenue). More than 50 workshops, performances and sessions to choose from, featuring some of the regions most talented authors and artists, INCLUDING a youth track! Follow #CBW31 on Twitter.

May 27, 2015 @ 6:00PM
Great Escapes!
Mill Memorial Library
495 East Main Street
Nanticoke, PA 18634
A Program of The Pennsylvania Humanities Council

June 7, 2015, 7:00 PM 
Reaching for Resonance in Black & White
Two Families, Six Generations in America
Denise Valentine & Bill Mettler:
Master Storytellers Weave Their Craft
A Companion show to My Racial Ignorance,
by artist Bonnie Mettler
on Exhibition at
Historic St. Georges United Methodist Church
235 N. 4th St.
Philadelphia, PA  19106

Bonnie MettlerEmmett Till | Selected Artwork by Bonnie Mettler in My Racial Ignorance

JUNE 20th, 2:00 PM

Great Hudson River Festival

Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival
(aka “the Clearwater Festival”)
Croton Point Park
Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520 

(Photo credit Augusto F. Menezes) The Clearwater is the environmental organization founded by Pete Seeger, with the main purpose of cleaning up the Hudson River.

Clearwater’s flagship event, the Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival (aka “the Clearwater Festival”) Saturday, June 20 and 21, on the east bank of the Hudson River, Croton Point Park in Croton-on-Hudson, Westchester County, NY., is a large folk music and storytelling festival held each year on Father’s Day weekend. Several stages, crafts and food vendors, and
the river itself, create a lovely weekend for the
10,000 + attendees to the festival. You can see more details about the festival at www.clearwaterfestival.org/

A Look Back!
In the News!
History and Reconstruction
In a project funded by the
Pew Center for Arts and Heritage, the storyteller collaborated with historian Phillip Seitz and
Reconstruction Inc., a grass-roots group (William Goldsby, chair) that supports returning citizens, youth at risk
and lifetime prisoners,
to ask the question: how can deep knowledge of history
change lives? Click to Read more about what I’ve been up to in the world of storytelling…
Denise Valentine, Storyteller

Denise Valentine, Professional Storyteller, Teaching Artist, Public Speaker, Historical Performer, Consultant

A Look Ahead!

Philadelphia Middle Passage Ceremony & Port Marker Project (PhillyMPC)

On June 2, each year, the Philadelphia Middle Passage Ceremony & Port Marker Project (PhillyMPC) will honor our ancestors and commemorate the nearly 2 million Africans who perished in the Middle Passage.

 *Ancestral Remembrance Day, June 2nd

​Research identifying all ports of entry for Africans during the 350 years of the transatlantic human trade* identifies the Port of Philadelphia on the Delaware River as one of more than 175 Middle Passage ports in 50 nations of North, Central, and South America, the Caribbean, and Europe.PhillyMPC’s mission is to gather support for the application and installation of a historical marker in their memory. Read more … 

About Storymama01

Professional Storyteller, Blogger, Teaching Folk Artist, Cultural Curator, Consultant, History Lover, Humanist
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