Monday, August 26, 2013

Summertime and the reading list is easy!

Summer escaped my grasp.  The kids are back in school, college coursework began last Monday, and pools close in less than a week.

The sun is still in charge, paralyzing migraine sufferers while they drive on the interstate.  Air conditioners and ceiling fans hum to keep us cool and comfortable.

Meanwhile, that stack of summer reads is still sitting on the ottoman in the living room.  We were ambitious and set out to read our list, the library's list, Oprah's list, and our kid's list. Oh what a summer. And then there are the magazines. The May issues we never got to read, with outdated summer fashion advice and recipes.

The good news: we can play summer for one more week!!! Grab the stack of magazines and one of the books on the ottoman, mix up your favorite summer drink, and head to the pool.  Go easy on yourself. It's the summer after all, well what's left of it.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

At the Corner of Historical Memory and the Documented Past


At the intersection of historical memory and the documented past, we find ourselves searching for the truth of our ancestors' shared experiences. We hope the realization of this truth allows us to recognize that shared humanity, pushing us past the slogans and clich├ęs, and images the mainstream has conjured for us to believe. We are just beginning to unveil this truth, if only our hearts and minds were ready.

Join in this journey this fall at the Missouri History Museum's Slavery at Jefferson's Monticello: Paradox of Liberty

Peace,
Vy

Thursday, April 18, 2013

2013 Irene Eveland Award Recipient

Irene Eveland Award 2013
34th Annual St. Louis Storytelling Festival
May 1-4, 2013

I won the new talent award. 

Click on the following link for the press release
http://www.prlog.org/12120607-st-louis-storytelling-festival-announces-irene-eveland-award-recipient.html

Join in the fun and post your comments!!!

Who are your favorite storytellers?