Kalamazoo Valley Museum (Virtual)
9th Annual Storytelling Festival: Raising a Generation that Changes the World
Saturday, February 6, 2021 from 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Author Susan Verde and illustrator Peter H. Reynolds have created a series of picture books that fit this theme perfectly. The latest, I Am One: A Book of Action, focuses on how each of us can act purposefully to change the world. I Am Peace: A Book of Mindfulness encourages us to be fully engaged in the present moment and to make a difference in how we treat others. I Am Love: A Book of Compassion defines love as showing kindness, living with gratitude, and taking care of our minds and bodies. I Am Human: A Book of Empathy explains that we are all unique individuals, constantly learning, and making choices that show others compassion. I Am Yoga helps us discover and reflect on our lives and world.
Each book will be the kickoff point for a series of stories provided by tellers from around the world. This all-digital program will be recorded and posted to the event website throughout the day on February 6. Storytellers include: Donna Marie Todd, Adam Mellema, Noa Baum, and Jenifer Straus, Tim Cusack, La'Ron Williams, Mama Edie Armstrong, and Gemini. Tune in for five storytelling sessions, a total of 15 stories, music, pre-festival stories, and character-building blogs.
All performances are free!
Session 1: Stories of Mindfulness
Session 2: Stories of Compassion
Session 3: Stories of Empathy
Session 4: Stories of Action
Session 5: Stories of Reflection
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