Our Own Stories Centerstage at Ong King Arts Center and the "Talk Story Camp"

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Story Slams are popping up across the nation, encouraging mostly non-professional participants to take the stage and tell a personal story. The amazing diversity of voices and experiences that emerge are a testament to storytelling as a transformative art. Check this vibrant site for The Moth: http://themoth.org/ HPR’s Noe Tanigawa tells why storytelling is in the spotlight right now on O’ahu.

This weekend, the Talk Story Camp offers nights and days of shared stories at Kualoa Beach Park. Check http://talkstorycamp.com/ for details. As a warm up, tonight, Tuesday, African and Native American storyteller, Lyn Ford, tells ‘Home Fried Tales”, 6pm at Kaimuki Library. Tomorrow, July 13th, she and other premier storytellers perform at the Mission Houses Museum at 5:30pm. Both events are free. Story Slams continue every other Tuesday night at Ong King Art Center--they begin around 7:30 or 8. The 19th should be great with all the energy from the Camp.

Hear two teaser stories from nationally acclaimed storyteller, Lyn Ford and Jeff Gere at noetanigawa.com