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Storytelling with Donna Washington
Port Townsend Public Library - Carnegie Reading Room

Tuesday, Nov. 13, 7:00-8:00pm

Join master storyteller Donna Washington for an engaging evening of storytelling. 

“Storytelling is about creating community. It can be funny, absurd, deadly serious, exaggerated, or understated, but it is always about bringing us out of whatever reality we call home into a shared place where go through an experience together. Storytelling is a comment on the life we humans live, and it asks us to find ourselves and those around us in the words. Only when we understand how similar we are will we be able to break down the barriers that separate us and cause so much dissent. To know my story is to see yourself.”  ~Donna Washington
 

Master storyteller Donna Washington graduated from Northwestern University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Speech in 1989. Since then she has traveled across the world performing as a storyteller and presenting workshops about the inextricable link between storytelling and literacy. She has been featured at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, TN as well as hundreds of festivals across the country. She has performed in thousands of schools and libraries, and keynotes conferences about the importance of storytelling and early literacy, using hospice stories for healing and closure, and employing storytelling as an educational tool in the classroom.

Donna’s nine storytelling CDs have garnered twenty-six awards, including Golden and Silver Parent’s Choice awards, Storytelling World and Honor Awards, Children’s Music Web Awards, and National Parenting Publication Awards.  She has authored numerous articles about using storytelling in both performance and in the classroom

Washington writes a popular storytelling blog called Language, Literacy and Storytelling, and contributes pieces to other blog sites as well. Donna is also a member of the editorial committee for the National Association of Black Storytellers, and has served as president of the North Carolina Storytelling Guild.

Sponsored by Friends of the Port Townsend Library and Centrum’s Oral Storytelling Workshop http://centrum.org/oral-storytelling-workshop/.
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