On the Road with Orpheus is a workshop connecting myth and folktale to personal experience, current events, and other aspects of the oral tradition. Share the process that Gerry Fierst, Luray Gross, Phil Orr, and Bill Wood used to create our theatre evening of storytelling.
Gerald Fierst, storyteller, author, and literacy educator, has worked in film, television and theater, as well performing and recording in the US, Europe, and Asia as a storyteller. He is the recipient of two Parents Choice Awards for his recordings of world folktales. Fierst has been a featured teller and ghost storyteller at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesboro, TN, a Storyteller in Residence at the International Storytelling Center, and is on line with a scholastic.com web page Meet the Storyteller http://teacher.scholastic.com/writewit/storyteller/meet.htm He is the author of The Heart of the Wedding, a book of wedding stories and ceremonies, and two illustrated children’s books, Imagine the Moon, and Bye, Bye, Big, with Margaret Read MacDonald. He is the founder of the New Jersey Storytelling Guild.
Storyteller and poet Luray Gross told her first stories to herself while perched in an apple tree on the Pennsylvania farm where she grew up. Since then, she has brought story, song and poetry-making to thousands of students and teachers over the last twenty-some years. She was awarded a Fellowship in Poetry by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and named one of their Distinguished Teaching Artists. She is the author of three collections of poetry, most recently The Perfection of Zeros, published by Word Tech. Known for her expressive voice and energetic, sensitive teaching style, she believes that creative expression is vital to our lives.
About The NJ Storytelling Guild: The New Jersey Storytelling Guild meets once a month, September through June, at the Vincent Building, to the right of the Union Congregational Church, 176 Cooper Ave., Upper Montclair NJ. Guild membership is $30.00 a year for five workshops. For non-members, workshops are $10.00. Swaps are free to the public. For information and details, please call: 201-836-8209