I am happy to report that I have electric power at my house (we were out for 2 days only... so far...), and decent air to breathe! I am not a praying person, but I send all good thoughts to any of you who are in the line of fire.
I am even happier to report that I will be returning for the fifth time to the stage of Tell It On Tuesday, on November 19th! Tell It On Tuesday
, for those who haven't been, is a wonderful and unique monthly performance series in Berkeley. TIOT explains that it "celebrates the expression of individual storytelling and solo performance. Coming together as a community to share works crafted by theater artists and storytellers, we provide an East Bay home to the solo performer. The last Tuesday of almost
And November is one of those exceptions - because of Thanksgiving, it will be the week before usual. And in December it will take the month off. So don't miss your chance, mark your calendars! I'll be joined on the program by three solo performers whom I don't know - one of the delights of TIOT is the variety and discovery.
I chose the title "A Spark in the Dark" for my medley of traditional stories, thinking of the coming of winter and the many holidays of light. But events have made that title a little more relevant than I realized. So I've done some re-thinking, and hope you'll want to come hear stories of the gifts AND dangers of the power that lights up the night. And the Mullah Nasruddin Hodja, that Middle Eastern trickster, is included - so be assured there'll be reasons to laugh, too. Details below, and check out my regular events below that. November is also "Tellabration" month, marked around the country by events showcasing storytelling to local communities. Find more great events near you here
Wishing you all a safe and abundant fall,
Liz Nichols "A Spark in the Dark"
Tuesday, November 19th
Music at 7, Stories at 7:30
The Marsh Berkeley (formerly Gaia Arts Center)
2120 Allston Way (just off Shattuck), Berkeley
Tickets $10-$18 sliding scale (at the door or in advance)
I co-host the CONTRA COSTA TALE SPINNERS STORY SWAP
@ ORINDA LIBRARY
FREE for adults & teens. Bring a story or just come listen.
Every 4th Thursday evening, details here
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(only 2 messages per month, promise!)
Our last meeting for 2019 will be an open telling (no featured teller) - optional theme "Gratitude"
Thursday, November 21st @ 7pm
26 Orinda Way, Orinda
Garden Rm (2nd Fl down the hall from library entrance)
uses decades of experience as a storyteller, elementary teacher, and yoga practitioner to bring The Power of Fun to all ages. She is a Rainbow Kids Yoga Teacher and Certified Laughter Yoga Leader.