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July 2015
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  Linda Gorham tells for the Chicago Public Library Summer Reading Challenge
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  Linda Gorham tells for the Chicago Public Library Summer Reading Challenge
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  Linda Gorham tells for the Chicago Public Library Summer Reading Challenge
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  Linda Gorham tells for the Chicago Public Library Summer Reading Challenge
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  ASE: The Chicago Association of Black Storytellers Adult Concert
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  ASE: The Chicago Association of Black Storytellers YOUTH Concert
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  Do Not Submit - A Storytelling Open Mic
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  Linda Gorham tells at Niles Public Library
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  Linda Gorham tells at Evanston Arts Festival
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  Linda Gorham tells at Evanston Ethnic Arts Festival
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  "Fiesta de Barrio!"
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  Storytelling in the Snug with SHANTA NURULLAH
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  WYCC-PBS TV Families Read Program
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Jul 6th, 2015 (Mon)
  Linda Gorham tells for the Chicago Public Library Summer Reading Challenge

Chicago Public Library
Summer Reading Challenge -- June 23, 24, & 25, July 6, 7, 8 & 9
“THE STARS, MOON, SUN & OTHER CELESTIAL BODIES”
Presented by Linda Gorham, Storyteller

Linda Gorham loves sky stories and, like so many, loves exploring the old stories that answer the questions:
* How did the sun get in the sky?
* Who is the man in the moon?
* How did one day come to be followed by one night?
* What do the patterns in the stars mean?

Linda will share her favorite interactive folktales and myths that helped cultures all over the world explain all the wonderful things we see in the sky.

These 45-minute programs are for children ages 7-11 years old.

July 6 Schedule:

11:00 AM   
Douglass Branch   
3353 W. 13th St.   
Portia Latalladi   
312-747-3725   
platalla@chipublib.org

1:30 PM   
Archer Heights Branch
5055 S. Archer Ave.   
Elzbieta Jastrzebska-Ptasik   
312-747-9241   
eptasik@chipublib.org

4:00 PM   
Hall Branch
4801 S. Michigan Ave.   
Donna Morris   
312-747-2541   
ddmorris@chipublib.org

Admission  Free!
www.chipublib.org -- search under events and Linda Gorham

Jul 7th, 2015 (Tue)
  Linda Gorham tells for the Chicago Public Library Summer Reading Challenge

Chicago Public Library
Summer Reading Challenge -- June 23, 24, & 25, July 6, 7, 8 & 9
“THE STARS, MOON, SUN & OTHER CELESTIAL BODIES”
Presented by Linda Gorham, Storyteller

Linda Gorham loves sky stories and, like so many, loves exploring the old stories that answer the questions:
* How did the sun get in the sky?
* Who is the man in the moon?
* How did one day come to be followed by one night?
* What do the patterns in the stars mean?

Linda will share her favorite interactive folktales and myths that helped cultures all over the world explain all the wonderful things we see in the sky.

These 45-minute programs are for children ages 7-11 years old.

July 7 Schedule:

11:00 AM
Chicago Bee Branch   
3647 S. State St.   
Christine Reynolds   
312-747-6872   
creynold@chipublib.org

1:30 PM   
Lozano Branch   
1805 S. Loomis St.   
Elvira Camargo   
312-746-4329   
ecamargo@chipublib.org

4:00 PM   
Manning Branch   
6 S. Hoyne Ave.   
Elizabeth Hanson   
312-746-6800   
ehanson1@chipublib.org 
www.chipublib.org -- search under events and Linda Gorham

Jul 8th, 2015 (Wed)
  Linda Gorham tells for the Chicago Public Library Summer Reading Challenge

Chicago Public Library
Summer Reading Challenge -- June 23, 24, & 25, July 6, 7, 8 & 9
“THE STARS, MOON, SUN & OTHER CELESTIAL BODIES”
Presented by Linda Gorham, Storyteller

Linda Gorham loves sky stories and, like so many, loves exploring the old stories that answer the questions:
* How did the sun get in the sky?
* Who is the man in the moon?
* How did one day come to be followed by one night?
* What do the patterns in the stars mean?

Linda will share her favorite interactive folktales and myths that helped cultures all over the world explain all the wonderful things we see in the sky.

These 45-minute programs are for children ages 7-11 years old.

July 8 Schedule:

11:00 AM   
Roden Branch
6083 N. Northwest Hwy.   
Jerry McNally   
312-744-1478   
gmcnally@chipublib.org

1:30 PM   
Lincoln Belmont Branch   
1659 W. Melrose St.   
Gwen Thomas   
312-744-0166   
gthomas@chipublib.org

4:00 PM   
Edgewater Branch   
6000 N. Broadway   
Stuart Griner   
312-742-1945   
sgriner@chipublib.org
www.chipublib.org -- search under events and Linda Gorham

Jul 9th, 2015 (Thu)
  Linda Gorham tells for the Chicago Public Library Summer Reading Challenge

Chicago Public Library
Summer Reading Challenge -- June 23, 24, & 25, July 6, 7, 8 & 9
“THE STARS, MOON, SUN & OTHER CELESTIAL BODIES”
Presented by Linda Gorham, Storyteller

Linda Gorham loves sky stories and, like so many, loves exploring the old stories that answer the questions:
* How did the sun get in the sky?
* Who is the man in the moon?
* How did one day come to be followed by one night?
* What do the patterns in the stars mean?

Linda will share her favorite interactive folktales and myths that helped cultures all over the world explain all the wonderful things we see in the sky.

These 45-minute programs are for children ages 7-11 years old.

July 9 Schedule:

11:00 AM   
Mayfair   
4400 W. Lawrence Ave.   
Safwan Arslan   
312-744-1254   
sarslan@chipublib.org

1:30 PM   
Oriole Park Branch
7454 W. Balmoral Ave.   
Amy Shirley   
312-744-1965   
awilson@chipublib.org

4:00 PM   
Uptown     Branch
929 W. Buena Ave.   
Laura Jenkins   
312-744-8400   
ljenkins@chipublib.org

www.chipublib.org -- search under events and Linda Gorham

Jul 10th, 2015 (Fri)
  ASE: The Chicago Association of Black Storytellers Adult Concert

ASE is excited to announce its summer performing schedule! Friday and Saturday, July 10 and 11 are the dates of our Adult and Youth concerts at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts.

Our Adult Concert, on Friday, July 10 includes storytellers, Beverly Bennett, Alice Collins, Gwen Hilary-Fitch, Oba William King, and Dhamana Shauri. Our special guest is Reginald Robinson, ragtime specialist and recipient of a MacArthur Genius grant.

Our youth concert is a celebration of Anansi, a well known trickster character from West African folklore.

7 PM
Admission  $10

Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts
University of Chicago
915 E. 60th Street
Chicago

Dolores Gordon
msdee12004@yahoo.com
www.aseblackstorytellers.org

Jul 11th, 2015 (Sat)
  ASE: The Chicago Association of Black Storytellers YOUTH Concert

ASE is excited to announce its summer performing schedule! Friday and Saturday, July 10 and 11 are the dates of our Adult and Youth concerts at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts.

Our Adult Concert, on Friday, July 10 includes storytellers, Beverly Bennett, Alice Collins, Gwen Hilary-Fitch, Oba William King, and Dhamana Shauri. Our special guest is Reginald Robinson, ragtime specialist and recipient of a MacArthur Genius grant.

Our youth concert is a celebration of Anansi, a well known trickster character from West African folklore.

Pictures and details on our website: www.ASEBlackStorytellers.org

2 PM
Admission  Free!

Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts
University of Chicago
915 E. 60th Street
Chicago

Dolores Gordon
msdee12004@yahoo.com
www.ASEBlackStorytellers.org

Jul 12th, 2015 (Sun)
  Do Not Submit - A Storytelling Open Mic

Do Not Submit! A Storytelling Open Mic
Second Sunday of the Month

Do Not Submit is a judgment and pressure free night for storytellers from zero to decades of experience to connect, share stories, and hone their craft. For the first time, we are making these true local events, in that each one will reach out to, welcome, and be run by people from the immediate community.

5:30 pm Sign-Up, 6 pm Stories
Admission No Cover

The Celtic Knot Public House
626 Church Street
Evanston IL 60201

847-864-1679
celticknotpub@sbcglobal.net
www.CelticKnotPub.com

Jul 16th, 2015 (Thu)
  Linda Gorham tells at Niles Public Library

Every story has a hero!

1:00 PM
Admission Free

6960 W. Oakton St.   
Niles

Arianne Carey    847-663-6632
acarey@nileslibrary.org
www.nileslibrary.org

Jul 18th, 2015 (Sat)
  Linda Gorham tells at Evanston Arts Festival

Linda Gorham will present folk tales from around the world on both days of the Festival. Linda thinks outside of the box, giving a new twist on old stories by using movement, humor... and sometimes the audience!
1:35 - 5:00 PM   

Noon to 7 pm
Admission  Free!

Dawes Park, Evanston
Sheridan Rd at Church St.

http://www.cityofevanston.org/festivals-concerts/ethnic-arts-festival/

Jul 19th, 2015 (Sun)
  Linda Gorham tells at Evanston Ethnic Arts Festival

Linda Gorham will present folk tales from around the world on both days of the Festival. Linda thinks outside of the box, giving a new twist on old stories by using movement, humor... and sometimes the audience!
1:35 - 5:00 PM

noon to 7 pm
Admission Free!

Dawes Park in Evanston
Sheridan Road at Church St.

http://www.cityofevanston.org/festivals-concerts/ethnic-arts-festival/entertainment/

Jul 23rd, 2015 (Thu)
  "Fiesta de Barrio!"

?Habla Ingles? Can you speak Spanish? Come and enjoy a little bit of both at the outdoor “Fiesta de Barrio!” on the block of 4700 S. Hermitage in Chicago on Thursday, July 23rd. The highly interactive bilingual storytelling and percussion of Mama Edie will be featured at 5:30! This celebration is sponsored by La Casa Norte, a community organization dedicated to uplifting the quality of life for families in Spanish-speaking neighborhoods. “Fiesta de Barrio!” will also include fabulous cultural dancers, a petting zoo, puppet show, face painting, games and free food! This event is free and open to all! Here's what people have said about Mama Edie's performances:
“It was obvious that our largely bilingual (Mexican-American) families felt at home as you passed so easily between Spanish and English while telling your stories." ~ Linda Pucciani, Literacy Support Teacher, Burnham School, Cicero, IL
"...The overwhelming response from the neighborhood schools demanded that a second performance be added..."
~ Carol Cannon, Woodson Regional Library

For more information regarding the event, please contact Kiara Sample at Kiara@LaCasaNorte.org or phone 773-276-4900. For more information on Mama Edie Armstrong, please contact her at MamaEdie2@aol.com or view her web site www.storytelling.org/MamaEdie.

Event: 4:00 - 7:00 PM
Admission  Free

4700 S. Hermitage Avenue
Chicago, IL

(773) 276-4900
Kiara@LaCasaNorte.org
http://www.lacasanorte.org/event/party-on-the-block-back-of-the-yards/

Jul 26th, 2015 (Sun)
  Storytelling in the Snug with SHANTA NURULLAH

“A captivating African-American storyteller, musician and writer, Shanta Nurullah utilizes original stories, traditional folktales and musical instruments from around the world.Shanta's stories are about empowerment, peace, healing and self-discovery... and the many different ways in which people attain them.” ~www.wttw.com

There will be NO COVER CHARGE for this wonderful event, but we will "pass the hat" for Shanta that evening.

**PLEASE NOTE** Seating in the Snug is very limited. Come early to reserve your seats, have a meal in our dining room, and then retire with your drinks to the coziness of the Snug for storytelling!!

Reservations for dinner and storytelling or for storytelling alone are strongly recommended.

8 pm
Admission No cover, pass the hat

The Celtic Knot Public House
626 Church Street
Evanston IL 60201

847-864-1679
celticknotpub@sbcglobal.net
www.celticknotpub.com

Jul 29th, 2015 (Wed)
  WYCC-PBS TV Families Read Program

Have you ever been the “new kid”? Have you ever wondered why people didn’t like you just because you didn’t look or dress like them? Come and explore through the story of “Purrfect Friends” by Susan Maddaugh just how wonderful sharing differences can be. This free public performance, sponsored by WYCC-PBS TV, will be provided at the Carter G. Woodson Regional Library, 9525 S. Halsted, Chicago, IL on July 29th at 11:00. Through the magic and mystery of Mama Edie’s original story, “Boca Linda, the Shrinking Girl,” young audiences will also learn that it takes more than being beautiful on the outside to be a good friend. Come ready to sing, dance and play maracas in these lively lessons in life!

For information on Mama Edie's other performance themes or workshops promoting personal empowerment and healthy communication styles through storytelling, please view her web site at www.storytelling.org/MamaEdie. These workshops are provided for parents, educators, social service agencies, places of worship and the corporate sector.

11:00 - 12:00
Admission Free

Carter G. Woodson Regional Library
9525 S. Halsted Avenue
Chicago, IL

(773) 487-3696
sberry46@ccc.edu
http://www.wycc.org/wycc-pbs-kids-and-family/