About Tulsa’s storytelling festival, Tapestry of Tales...
The second annual Tulsa Storytelling Festival will be April 17-18, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. and will feature some of the best national tellers in America. Liz Weir, world renowned Irish storyteller, from Northern Ireland - Reggie and Kim Harris, musicians and storytellers - Motoko, a Japanese teller - and Kevin Kling, a playwright and storyteller - all will be here for two evening "olios" (storytelling performances). A Family Day Event will be held on April 18 at 2 p.m. All events will be held at Boston Avenue United Methodist church in their Jubilee Center. For more information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tulsa's Own Barbara McBride-Smith
Barbara McBride-Smith is Tulsa's own storyteller! Entertainer, historian, preacher, and storyteller all rolled into one, Barbara serves up sweet truth with a side of southern grit. Through her stories, she takes you on a journey through your life as it intersects with hers and brings you back home to yourself!
MC for Tulsa's 2015 Events
Meet the Storytellers...
Liz Weir is a storyteller and writer from Northern Ireland, with an international reputation. Formerly a children’s librarian for the city of Belfast, she now travels the world telling stories to adults and children. Liz Weir was the first winner of the International Storybridge Award from the National Storytelling Network.
Consummate musicians and storytellers, Kim and Reggie Harris have entertained audiences at venues such as The Kennedy Center and The Smithsonian Institute. They are a “mini” festival of diversity as they com-bine ear candy harmonies and sparkling wit.
A Parents’ Choice Award winner, Motoko has shared her blend of traditional Asian tales, stories of her Osaka childhood and of her life as an immigrant, and original mime vignettes across the U.S. since 1993. She conducts classroom workshops on Japanese culture, creative writing, and origami geometry.
Kevin Kling, from Minneapolis, is a well-known playwright and storyteller, and his commentaries can be heard on NPR’s All Things Considered. His storytelling stage shows deliver hilarious and often tender stories. The National Endowment for the Arts has recognized Kling’s artistry.