‘Entering Circles’ to be theme of Sojourner Storytelling Conference
‘Entering Circles’ to be theme ofSojourner Storytelling ConferenceFebruary 11, 2005Kelly Homan Rodoskikahoman@syr.edu
Syracuse University’s Hendricks Chapel will host the Seventh Annual Sojourner Storytelling Conference, “Entering Circles,” on Tuesday, Feb. 15.
The conference will be held from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and is free and open to the public. Paid parking for the public will be available in the Irving Garage.
This year’s storytellers and the stories they will share include:
- The Open Hand Puppet Theater Ensemble of Syracuse will present “UnBridle That Mule – Fifteen Miles of Fun on the Erie Canal,” from 10:15-11 a.m.
- Patricia Burak, director of SU’s Lillian and Emanuel Slutzker Center for International Services and assistant professor of literature in The College of Arts and Sciences, will present “The Scarlet Flower,” a Russian folktale, from 11:15 a.m.-noon.
- The Rev. Frederick “Fritz” Lampe, Lutheran chaplain, will tell “The Cinderella Tales and The Swan Maiden,” from 12:30-1:30 p.m.
- Arthur Flowers, professor of English and creative writing in The College of Arts and Sciences; and Francis McMillan Parks, director of Students Offering Service and African American Programs in Hendricks Chapel, will present “The Voices and Geniuses of the Harlem Renaissance and Beyond,” from 2-3:30 p.m.
The conference will conclude with the folk/acoustic music of Dana “Short Order” Cooke and His Band Joe from 7:30-8:30 p.m. in the Hendricks Chapel’s Noble Room. Cooke, who has been nominated for several Syracuse Area Music Awards (SAMMYS) for best songwriter and best album, can often be heard on TK99-FM’s Sunday morning program “Blue Moon Cafe” and on WAER’s Sunday afternoon folk and acoustic program “Common Threads.” More info can be found at www.DanaCooke.com.
The Sojourner Storytelling Conference is sponsored by SOS and African American Programs at Hendricks Chapel; The College of Arts and Sciences; SU’s Office of Multicultural Affairs; and the Slutzker Center for International Services. Call Rachael Gazdick at (315) 443-1254 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.