World Storytelling Day 2017

21 Mar 2017 - 18:00

St. Paul

World Storytelling Day 2017
Tuesday March 21st, 6-9pm
Weyerhaueser Auditorium, 75 West 5th St., St. Paul MN


Each year, since 2003, World Storytelling Day events occur around the world, on or around March 20. The world theme this year is TRANSFORMATION; worldwide events appear at

For Reservations and further information, contact
Larry at 612.747.3904 or

Featured Tellers:

BEVERLY COTTMAN, long time high school science teacher, is a multidisciplinary artist, in all things celebrating the rich heritage and culture of the African Diaspora. She tells African and African-American folktales as Auntie Beverly.

MAREN HINDERLIE has worked as a storyteller for the MN Historical Society, the Guthrie Theater, and other theatrical, educational, religious, or festival communities worldwide. On World Storytelling Day She will have just returned from telling stories in Vietnam and the Philippines.

LARRY JOHNSON has taught storytelling and video since portable video equipment emerged, just before he was drafted in 1970 to serve as an unarmed army medic. His book, SIXTY-ONE, is 61 stories calling for less war, more walking, and better Veteran care.

KUBISA S. MUZENENDE, a respected human rights advocate, is founder and director of LET AFRICA LIVE, a non-profit in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, providing job training and psycho-social support to youth victims of war – former child soldiers, victims of sexual abuse, and survivors of violence.

The evening will also serve as the annual celebration for the Minnesota Alliance of Peacemakers (MAP), beginning with a 6 p.m. reception and tabling by some of the 70 member organiza-tions.

MAP ( is cosponsor, with LANDMARK (, of the event. MAP sponsors the Leslie Reindl Peace Essay Contest, and will showcase the student winners in the 7 p.m. program.

Donations to MAP will be gladly accepted to go toward peace essay scholarships for next year


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