City of Cape Girardeau offers new storytelling schedule | Community Spirit
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - An Evening of Storytelling with Regina Carpenter and Jim May on Friday, May 17 marks a new chapter in storytelling events in Cape Girardeau.
Three one-day storytelling events are now offered throughout the year, and the new format gets kudos from nationally renowned storyteller Regina Carpenter.
“The format allows audiences to enjoy an unforgettable evening of wonderful stories with their community members,” Carpenter said.
Audiences will now be able to journey away and come back again in just one evening with the best storytellers the country has to offer. In this concentrated time, we get to experience the powerful connection story can bring to our community and family.”
The Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitors Bureau and Southeast Missouri State University are proud to offer three one-day storytelling events throughout the year, so join us at the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus for “An Evening of Storytelling with Regina Carpenter and Jim May”.
Longtime Cape Girardeau Storytelling fans will recognize the names of these two tellers, as both have performed in Cape Girardeau before. Regina Carpenter made her debut Cape Girardeau performance at the October 2011 Ghost Storytelling event while Jim May debuted at the 2012 Storytelling Festival.
Regina's diverse repertoire of stories are "warm and magnetic, with lessons that are never far from the surface," while Jim "tells stories in the fine tradition of Mark Twain and Will Rogers."
Tickets are available as of April 17 by calling 573-651-2265 or by visiting the Special Events page at RiverCampusEvents.com.
Future storytelling events include Michael Reno Harrell and the Reverend Robert Jones on September 6, 2013, The Uncalled for Trio featuring Bil Lepp, Kim Weitkamp and Andy Offutt Irwin on January 17, 2014 and Willy Claflin performing “Mrs. Satan for President: The Incredible Saga of Victorian Claflin Woodhull” on May 16, 2014.
We are privileged to partner with Southeast Missouri State University to present these wonderful evening of storytelling events at such an incredible venue, and we look forward to seeing you on Friday, May 17 at an Evening of Storytelling with Regina Carpenter and Jim May!
We are so grateful to the generous support of our sponsors, who help keep storytelling alive and well in Cape Girardeau: Macy’s, Holiday Inn Express, Teresa Connell Graphic Designer, West Bank Bistro, Capaha Bank, First Missouri State Bank, McDonald’s, Reppert’s Office Supply, Sandy Goldberg at Colonial Life and Thomas R. Higgins Accounting.
We look forward to seeing you on May 17 and at future storytelling events, and stay tuned to VisitCape.com/Storytelling for details.
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