Marblehead's Judith Black will transport online listeners to a World War II home-front workplace when she joins the Stories Connect Us All storytelling festival from Oct. 9-11.
More than 60 storytellers will tell 72 stories over the three days.
In Judith's story you will meet a woman in the WW II defense industry toiling and producing in spite of suffocating sexism and racism.
Judith has been telling stories for almost 40 years, bringing her characters to life through song, silence, movement, humor, gestures, interaction and all the other tools, tricks and skills of her craft.
Judith loves what she does, she said.
She sparks her listeners' imaginations.
Judith was influenced by master Massachusetts storyteller Jay O'Callahan, who brought storytelling out of the library and to the stage, she said.
Jay's voice has power. It goes straight to the heart, bringing to adult listeners some of the same excitement they felt when hearing stories as children.
Judith performs stories for her audiences, shaping her stories to enter the hearts and minds of her listeners.
Information about Stories Connect Us All:
During the three-day festival, participants can log onto the Stories Connect Us All Facebook page (www.Facebook.com/StoriesConnectUsAll) to watch personal videos from a different professional storyteller every half hour, from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. (CDT) each day. The videos will feature multicultural storytellers sharing stories of their unique cultural backgrounds, challenges and triumphs.
Storytellers will be online to answer questions and respond to participants’ comments and anecdotes. This means you can watch the videos, then comment on them and tell your story, too. It’s like a global book club – everyone will be sharing the same videos and talking with each other about them from Australia to India to Africa to Ireland to the United States. It’s a whole new interactive story event and you can be part of it!
Judith's Storytelling Classes:Annual Classes:In the warm of summer (last week in June):www.tellingstoriestochildren.com
In the cold of winter:
Making Stories from Life (first weekend in Feb.) http://www.storiesalive.com/MakingStories.html