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VSA TN Prepares for Storytelling Event

VSA TN Prepares for Storytelling Event

On Thursday Oct. 12, Estelle Condra, Cynthia Watkins and I will present a storytelling event at the Country Music Association Multipurpose Room located at 35 Music Square East in Nashville at 7pm. Tickets for the event are $10 and can be purchased by contacting userk7706@comcast.net. Proceeds will benefit VSA Tennessee.   I am going to provide some background on each of the 3 storytellers starting with myself, since I am certainly only the opening act. My final background story will feature our main performer, internationally renowned storyteller, Estelle Condra. My love for storytelling began at the bedside of my great grandma. This woman was able to spin a yarn on any conceivable topic, which kept me entertained for hours. She also told family stories that included those of her father who was a Civil War Veteran. My historical perspectives were much more influenced by family oral tradition than any classroom lecture. As I entered school, my love for storytelling was expanded. A library was a luxury that our small Lutheran school could not afford, but just two block away from the school stood the imposing Victorian Gothic Willard library with a grand wooden staircase that descended into an underground room where our class would huddle in great expectation for story time. Those expectations were more than met by children’s librarian, Miss Margaret. She bewitched me forever with her very first story as her voice boomed out “Wiley and the Harry Man”. Each week, I could not wait to enter that sacred area to be enchanted by the next magical gem she was about to share with us. I vividly... read more
Celebrate National Comic Book Day With Us

Celebrate National Comic Book Day With Us

Join us for National Comic Book Day on Monday, Sept. 25 at Middle Tennessee State University from 2:30-3:30.  Learn to draw cartoon characters under the artistic direction of Whitney Wilkerson.  The workshop is free, but preregistration is required as space is... read more
Come Out For A Smashing Time

Come Out For A Smashing Time

Come smash some teapots with us!  We are going to smash them apart and then reassemble them into art portraits. You are invited to come out and join in the fun on Monday, Sept. 25 from 6-8pm at the Sumner Teen Center.  The workshop is free of charge and part of the Teapot Diplomat Program.  However, space is limited and registration is required. This program is in partnership with the Sumner Teen Center and under the artistic direction of Dee Kimbrell.  Funding is provided by Mark and Niki Antonini. To register, contact VSA Tennessee at... read more

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