"The Tulsa Storytelling Festival: Tapestry of Tales" at the Boston Avenue Methodist Church
Hemingway once noted: "There are two kinds of stories. The ones you live and the ones you make up. And nobody knows the difference. And I don't ever tell which is which." Great writers aren't the only ones who feel compelled to tell stories. It's something we all do. We have to. Doing so makes us human; sharing stories makes life easier, richer, more coherent, more meaningful. On this installment of ST, we learn about a story-driven event for the Tulsa community that's happening this weekend. "The Tulsa Storytelling Festival: Tapestry of Tales" will take place tonight and tomorrow night, April 25th and 26th, at the Boston Avenue Methodist Church in downtown Tulsa. It gets underway each evening at 7:30pm. Our guest is one of the four nationally-known storytellers who'll perform at the festival: Donald Davis is an Appalachian teller from North Carolina, and he's been featured at festivals and gatherings all over the world. Others on the program for this celebration are Corinne Stavish, a Jewish teller from Michigan; Tim Tingle, a Native American teller from Oklahoma; and Charlotte Blake Alston, an African-American teller from Pennsylvania. You can learn more about this gathering, including ticket details for both nights as well as a Saturday-afternoon event especially for children and families, at this link.