Next Up: The Dean of American Storytelling!

GIOIA TIMPANELLI is coming to SDSU!

*Sunday, May 1st: Workshop, “The Art of Storytelling”– 2 p.m. Location TBA– For registration information, please contact Meagan Marshall, marshall_meagan@yahoo.com
*Monday, May 2nd at 7 p.m.: Reading and book signing at SDSU’s Scripps Cottage

Often called the ‘Dean of American Storytelling,’ she is today considered one of the world’s foremost storytellers – widely respected as both a master and scholar of the ageless art. She won two Emmy Awards (Citations of Merit) for Tales from Viet Nam and for her series of 30 programs on storytelling, Stories from My House, on educational television, where she created, wrote, produced, and appeared in eight series of literature programs shown on PBS stations throughout the United States. She has also received the prestigious Women’s National Book Association Award, and recently the Maharishi Award. She has performed her improvisational telling of ancient and modern stories and given talks in collaboration with respected masters of other art forms- especially in the world of poetry and letters (Joseph Campbell, Robert Bly, James Hillman, Nor Hall, and Gary Snyder) throughout the United States, including The New School, The Art Institute of Chicago, The University of California, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum, The Museum of Modern Art, The American Museum of Natural History, Il Santuario De Guadalupe in Santa Fe, John Hancock Hall in Boston, the Laurel Theatre in Knoxville, Riverwalk in New Orleans, the 1980 Winter Olympics, the Spoleto Festival, and The Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, and many other venues. She has also performed in Canada, Britain, Ireland, Italy, Spain, and Greece. She founded the storytelling at ARTPARK, Lewiston, New York, 1973-1983; one of the first storytelling places for the revival of storytelling. She is one of the founding members of the New York Storytelling Center in New York City.
Her latest book called What Makes A Child Lucky is published by W.W. Norton.

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