November 14, 2020
SNAKE RIVER STORYTELLING
VIRTUAL CONFERENCE AND CONCERT
All across the country, storytelling festivals are shuttering.
We are bringing the very BEST in Storytelling right to you!
Best of all? Proceeds go to benefit those who have lost work due to COVID-19.
Join us for a full day event. We've pulled together some of the BEST in the business for you to learn from.
Can't catch the conference live? We're making the recordings available for 30 days after the conference,
so you can watch the workshops or conference at your leisure.
**This is a virtual event, held via Zoom. Ticket-holders will receive a link to the conference rooms on their Eventbrite ticket information.***
***This is a LIMITED AVAILABILITY ENGAGEMENT. We anticipate selling out. Please buy your tickets early.***
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Bill Harley is well-traveled, well-read, well-educated, well-spoken and well-loved. Accompanied by his guitar, his narrative songs and stories, both original and traditional, are a celebration of our common humanity. Best known for his work with children and families, his ability to navigate through a confusing world with humor and wisdom is evident in his masterful storytelling as well as his numerous award-winning recordings and books. A two-time Grammy winner, he is vibrant, outrageous, unpredictable and genuine with songs and stories about growing up, schooling and what it is to be human—our connections with one another and with the planet we share. Recognized by audiences and peers as one of the finest performing storytellers in the country, his work has influenced a generation of children, parents, performing artists and educators. Bill tours internationally as a performing artist, author and keynote speaker from his home in Seekonk, Massachusetts.
Kevin Kling is from Minneapolis, Minnesota where he lives on purpose. "When you freeze paradise it lasts a little longer.” He has performed his stories in libraries, school gymnasiums, The Kennedy Center, Off-Broadway, Regional Theaters and storytelling festivals around the country, including the National Festival in Tennessee and the Timpanogos Festival in Utah. His international tours include Australia, Europe and Thailand. He has been a commentator for National Public Radio's “All Things Considered”. Kevin works often with Interact Center, a company of performers with and without disabilities, exploring how, through our stories, we are connected.
The wise, boisterous teaching tales of her Lakota and Plains Apache relatives come alive in listeners’ imaginations as Dovie Thomason shares her culture with understanding, sly humor and astonishing vocal transformations. Told with elegance, wit and passion, her stories inspire delight in the spoken word and teach respect for values passed on through generations. When Dovie tells stories from her own life and from her people’s experience, the result is a contemporary vision of the rich cultures of the First Nations of North America. A former teacher, Dovie is an NEA and Arts International recipient, Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers’ Traditional Storyteller of the Year and was honored with the National Storytelling Network’s 2007 Circle of Excellence Award.
On one hand, Minton Sparks is a decorated poet, playwright, and author that’s been invited to prestigious events like the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival and Berry College’s Southern Women Writer’s Conference (alongside Maya Angelou and Kaye Gibbons). On the other hand, she’s a blue-collar troubadour that’s performed in the American Songbook Series at the Lincoln Center, made her debut at the Grand Ole Opry, appeared at the venerable Old Towne School of Folk Music, and served as teller-in-residence at the Jonesborough National Storytelling Festival.
Minton’s been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered, BBC’s Bob Harris Show, and WoodSong’s Old-Time Radio. She’s also shared the stage with heavyweights like Ben Folds, Rodney Crowell, John Prine, Nanci Griffith, and Punch Brothers and most recently The Indigo Girls. Her brand new record is Where Humans End and Birds Begin.
As the great John Prine aptly put it, “Minton Sparks is a great storyteller—humanity with humidity, all told humorously with humility.”