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Five Boro Story Project

Richmond Hill Love Letter
Writing Workshop

Queens Library (Lefferts)
103–Lefferts Boulevard, Richmond Hill, New York
Saturday, November 12th, 2016, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

What are the details that make your neighborhood what it is? Join our writing workshop and write about your life experiences in Richmond Hill and other neighborhoods that you’ve called home. This workshop is facilitated by Nadia Misir, writer and Richmond Hill native and former fellow with the Asian American Writer’s Workshop.

Your writing could be featured in the Richmond Hill Love Letter culminating event in December!

You are also invited to bring any Queens photographs and memorabilia, and Queens Memory will be on hand to digitize them for inclusion in the Archives at Queens Library’s collections, and save them to a thumb drive that you can take home.
Participants will also have the chance to view archival treasures from the Queens Library Archive. Refreshments will be provided.

Admission: Free


Storytelling at the Provincetown Playhouse
Fall 2016: Border Crossings

Provincetown Playhouse
133 MacDougal Street, New York City
(between West 3rd Street & Washington Square)
Closest MTA subway trains:
A,B,C,D,E,F (West 4th Street); #1 (Sheridan Square); #6 (Bleecker Street).
Select Sundays at 3:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted

Boundaries and walls — Physical. Emotional. Political. We humans set them up, tear them down, and sometimes manage to pass through them to free ourselves and others. Stories help us to viscerally remember the interconnection of everything, visible and invisible. In this time of old order walling in and walling out versus new order global connectivity, four internationally–renowned storytellers — Peter Stevenson, Regina Ress, Noa Baum and Laura Simms — will bring stories that explore and illuminate the possibilities of crossing borders to find boundlessness and peace. Join them and learn how.

Sunday, November 6th, 2016:
Laura Simms
Unlocking Nine Locks

Unlocking Nine Locks is an exploration of ancient roots and contemporary repair of rape of all kinds — physical, environmental, political and spiritual. In her program, world–renowned storyteller / teacher / author Laura Simms will explore the origins of disconnection from the natural world and the power of the feminine — and the regenerative nature of telling stories, which can provide profound repair. This program weaves true stories with tales from Scandinavia, Haiti and South Africa, along with a rarely–shared tale from Jakob and Wilhelm Grimm. This work is revelatory, entertaining, and transformative. Come witness the wall of punishing beliefs crumble as we cross the border into a more essential way of seeing the healing nature of our minds. Due to adult subject matter, this program is appropriate only for adults and and youth of 15 years and over.

David Montgomery, Program Director, Program in Educational Theatre (NYU Steinhardt)
Regina Ress, Producer

Admission: Free (seating is limited, and the box office opens one hour before each performance).
Contact: 1–212–998–5867

African Folk Heritage Circle, Inc.

Folks Tellin’ Tales

Sister’s Uptown Bookstore & Cultural Center
1942 Amsterdam Avenue (at 156th Street, New York City)
Select Tuesdays from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016:
Telling a Belly Full of Tales

Admission: $10.00

Contact: Dr. Joyce C. Duncan at 1–212–568–1645
or Sister’s Uptown Bookstore & Cultural Center at 1–212–862–3680

Storytelling with the Hans Christian Andersen Storytellers
at Scandinavia House

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Scandinavia House
58 Park Avenue, New York City
(four blocks south of Grand Central Station)
Select Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Some of New York's most famous storytellers bring to life exciting tales of mythical creatures and fantastic adventures from Scandinavia and the far North.

Saturday, November 12th, 2016:
Julia Morris and Navida Stein
Brave and Clever!

Julia Morris and Navida Stein weave music, song and chant into stories from Sweden and Finland — including how brave Pippi Longstocking thwarts some burglars, how Mikko the Fox got a white tip on his tail, and how
The Clever Copper Pot saves the day.

Saturday, December 10th, 2016:
Rolf Stang and Robin Bady
Santa’s Toy Maker and Other Winter Holiday Stories

Robin Bady and Rolf Stang join forces to tell Alf Prøysen’s “Carpenter Andersen” and other delightful holiday stories to light up this darkest time of the year. Snuggle up in Scandinavia House’s cozy library for some magical tales told by two wonderful tellers.

Admission: Free (and suitable for children five and up)
Contact: 1–212–879–9779 or

Out by Ten

Out by Ten
A showcase for storytellers and musicians

John Strasberg Studios
555 Eighth Avenue, New York City

(between 37th and 38th Streets)

Please watch this space for the next Out by Ten show to be announced.


Stories at the Statue of Hans Christian Andersen

Central Park (Conservatory Water)
72nd Street & Fifth Avenue entrance, New York City
Saturdays from June through September, from 11:00 a.m. to 12 noon

Please watch this space for the Summer 2017 line–up to be announced next year.

Visit the Hans Christian Andersen Storytelling Center website and make a donation with PayPal to support the Center’s activities

This series is sponsored by the Hans Christian Andersen Storytelling Center, Inc., and is produced with the participation of the Central Park Conservancy and the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation.