storytelling

Museum of the Sierra Resiliency Fund

   

In the wake of the damage that last year’s Creek Fire brought to the Central Sierra, an effort is underway to keep the fire from claiming yet another casualty, that of memory. The Creek Fire Storytelling Project is a campaign by the Central Sierra Resiliency Fund to document and preserve the stories of the fire and the unique histories that predated it. To learn more, Valley Edition Host Kathleen Schock spoke with the fund’s councilmember Kristin Telles.

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For as long as we’ve had the ability to speak, humans have been telling stories. Today, story telling pervades all forms of media — books, music, film, advertising, video games and more. And yet, nothing is quite as engaging as a live human sharing their story. In December 2019, the Beale Memorial Library in Bakersfield, in association with Bakersfield Toastmasters Clubs and Valley Public Radio presented an evening of true stories, told before a live audience. And now you can hear it yourself, with this special broadcast of Storyteller's Showcase. 

If you're a fan of radio storytelling programs like The Moth Radio Hour, you won't want to miss a special storyteller's showcase event in Bakersfield Saturday December 7th. The Beale Memorial Library, in association with Bakersfield Toastmasters Clubs and Valley Public Radio will present  "Miles to Go Before I Sleep" an evening of true stories, told before a live audience.

It's lunchtime at the Sanger High School Cafeteria. But instead of hundreds of teenagers, the room on this Saturday is filled with ordinary Valley residents of all ages and ethnicities, some writers, and a handful of theatre professionals from LA's Cornerstone Theatre. And even though many of them just ate, the conversation quickly turns to the issue of the day… hunger.