Join Barrington's White House for evening of storytelling
Join the Barrington Cultural Commission at Barrington's White House for an evening of storytelling from 7:30-9 p.m. on Friday, April 28.
Back for a third engagement, this always-enjoyable storytelling event uses a family-friendly version of the popular "Moth Radio Hour" as its model. Featuring professional Emmy-winning storyteller Jim May, a group of local storytellers will explore the theme "I Knew I Belonged When ..." Megan Wells, a nationally recognized storyteller, will assist local storytellers in preparing their tales.
"People ask, 'Do you read your stories?' The answer is simple, 'no.' Storytelling is a spoken word, improvisational art form," Wells said.
"The crafting and learning of a story's shape takes place before the actual telling. For some, writing the experience down helps the creative process. Reading a story out loud is called Live Lit -- a different experience. In Live Lit the audience is experiencing the delivery of a written art form. Listening to storytelling is a living conversation."
The theme for inspiration, "I Knew I Belonged When…", coincides with the "We Belong to Each Other" campaign as a way to nourish a culture of belonging in Barrington and beyond.
"Belonging becomes more tangible when we speak to each other about our experiences," Wells said. "As we 'belong' to each other, we care for each other at a deeper level."
Tickets cost $20 for this event, which is offered both in-person and virtually.
For tickets, visit www.barringtonswhitehouse.com.
There is something for everyone at Barrington's White House. Tickets and registration for all events can be found at barringtonswhitehouse.com/events.
Barrington's White House is at 145 W. Main St., in the heart of downtown Barrington. Cultural programming at Barrington's White House is underwritten, in part, by generous sponsors.
For information, call (224) 512-4066 or visit barringtonswhitehouse.com.