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Part One: Teaching Through Telling Stories: An Indigenous Perspective with Mike Lindsey “Writingbear”
September 6 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
For millennia before modern education and media, people of all cultures used stories to impart the values and knowledge deemed important by society. Today, storytelling is often portrayed as merely entertainment, performance or acting. In these sessions, the presenter will share his unique perspective and insights as a teacher and Cherokee storyteller for more than 30 years. Participants will learn to tell stories to impart their message authentically and effectively to 1 or 100.
Participants of this 2-part session will get a greater understanding of: Why stories are so effective. How to listen deeply. How to pick appropriate stories to tell. How to formulate good stories. How to deliver stories with impact – The inner attitudes that make storytellers successful.
Part One: Tuesday, September 6, 2022
Part Two: Tuesday, September 13, 2022
8:00 PM Eastern _ 7:00 PM Central _ 6:00 PM Mountain _ 5:00 PM Pacific Time
Please RSVP for both sessions
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Presenter biography: A Storyteller, Mike Lindsey is also known as “Writingbear,” his spiritual name, used for ceremony, prayer, and storytelling. With Cherokee heritage on both sides of his family, he credits his maternal grandmother (herself a Cherokee storyteller) with the greatest influence on his life and stories. Writingbear has shared stories throughout North America and Indian Country.
He has appeared in a variety of venues including workshops, schools, colleges, museums, festivals and pow-wows. Most recently, he was the keynote presenter for the 2021 University of Arizona Humanities Festival. (“A Life in Stories: Visions and Journeys in the Land of Mystery” https://humanitiesfestival.arizona.edu/thf2021/) He has produced a CD of recordings from live events, entitled “Stealing Horses.”
While working and living on the Navajo reservation, he helped establish reading programs and served for 8 years on the Advisory Council of the Native American Baha’i Institute in Houck, Arizona.