Join Potluck Storytelling on Dec. 2 for an interactive evening of poetry, short plays (volunteer readers needed!), essays, and fiction by five Baltimore writers who will read from and tell the stories behind their work.
Join me for a storytelling workshop at Single Carrot Theatre on Saturday, November 15, 2014 from 12:00-4:00 p.m.
Adote Akwei immigrated to the United States in 2005 with his wife and five children. A union organizer and human rights activist in his native Togo, Adote is active in his church and in the community at large as a champion of West African emigres in Maryland.
Tamra is tantalizing, amazing, morally correct, magnificent, intelligent… a mother, a sister, an aunt, a daughter, a woman… motivated, full of life, spiritual, thoughtful, caring, honest, forgiving, strong, an overcomer, but mostly free.
Marc Steiner has spent 50+ years of his life working on issues of social justice. He began working as a Civil Rights organizer at age 14 and was a Maryland Freedom Rider at age 16. For the past 20 years he has hosted the radio program, The Marc Steiner Show.
Zinaida Rozenberg was born in Riga, Latvia, just before World War II. “What I remember of my childhood is only hunger and starvation,” she recounts. “In May 1945, we learned my father at age 27 had been shot on the streets of the Ghetto. All my extended family was murdered.”
A track star in high school and college, Melton Holden’s university years were interrupted when he was drafted during the Vietnam conflict.
Since 2005, Harriet Lynn has performed her one-woman cabaret based on the life of Ella Shields, a Baltimore-born male impersonator who sang in dance halls across the U.S. and Europe from 1898 until her death in 1952.
Alvin Eng is a native New York playwright, director, performer, and teacher in the Department of Theatre at Goucher College in Baltimore.
Jessica Keyes’ photos from The Autumn Leaves Project – Chestnut Group Event on October 14, 2014 at Baltimore’s Area 405.