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UPCOMING EVENTS 2016 ( links to come)
JULY – AUGUST
2 July A Celebration at The Hans Christian Andersen Storytelling Statue in Central Park, NYC 11 am Free with LAURA SIMMS, LISE MARIE NIEGARD (Denmark), LEN CABRAL (afro-AmericanCarribean) and CONNIE REGAN-BLAKE (Appalachia)
24 -29 July STORIES IN THE WILD, Symposium on Environment and Storytelling Jondal, Norway www.storiesinthewild.com (performance , workshops, symposium)
31 July – August 5 THINKING LIKE A STORYTELLER RETREAT at Cae Mabon Center in Fachwen, Wales www.caemabon.org or http://www.laurasimms.com/storytelling-residency/
7 -8 August Workshop and Performance, for MAMS a Mother’s Organization serving abused women and immigrants in Pembrokeshire, Wales (private)
10 August SHE WHO BRINGS PEACE TO THE WORLD performance and workshop in Aberstwyth, Wales Contact TBA
11 August Performance and Conversation with Pomme Clayton, London, UK
26 – 28 August Mini Residency in NYC www.laurasimms.com call 212 674 – 3479 for information and registration (limited to 10)
CENTRAL PARK – HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN
STORYTELLING FOR FAMILIES – LAURA SIMMS ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
JUNE THROUGH SEPTEMBER
Saturdays 11 am – Noon – Free for All Ages – Full 2016 Schedule Soon – hcastorycenter.org
PAST EVENTS 2017 through 2015
Early March – 20 March Storytelling Coach and Moderator for UN WOMEN – (UN Equity for Gener Equality and the Empowerment of Women). I held interviews, engaged in writing potential presentations and coaching presenters from five countries who would speak about Gender Equality and Faith based transformation – Breaking Stereotypes. Intense, challenging and inspiring to support those working on The Role of Men and Boys in changing how women are treated, seen and included in the world. It was an honor to moderate a two and a half hour panel. Heart strengthening.
18 March Led a 2 hour workshop with parents at The Earth School, downtown Manhattan – Telling Our Stories. It culminated in five parents telling their transformative life stories at a Town Hall Meeting for children, parents and staff.
WRITING throughout March – finished a first draft of a new book WILD ROSE: The Personal Life of a Fairytale – exploration of the images, events and symbols of a tale and how it reveals profound truths about my life.
HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN STATUE schedule and curate four months of storytelling programs held every Saturday in Central Park, NY. This summer’s theme – the wisdom of diversity in culture. What a pleasure this year to create a rivetting multi cultural program that is free for children and adults.
3 April Storytelling/ Workshop for Women’s Group – Chabad Synagogue, Basking Ridge, NJ. Prepare for the storytelling feast of Passover: tales of liberation of heart and mind. I told the story of Miriam focusing on her prophecy and leadership – and the third miracle of holy days – constantly replenishing well in the desert.
12 April PONO School NYC Isis and Osiris Storytelling for Children
14 – 30 April Storytelling Tour: Storytelling Events and Dharma Art Teaching in Portland, Oregon; Seattle, Washington; Berekeley, CA (see Schedule Page for details)
5,6 May Queens Library Storytelling for youth
7 May Battery Park Sea Stories for Families NYC 11 am – noon
11 – 29 May International Storytelling Festival, Austria five cities, performances and workshops
20- 21 May International Storytelling Festival in Oslo, Norway
3,4,5 June at 9 pm each night – Laura performs HOW TO FIND ROMANIA at Physical Theater Festival, at STAGE 773 and Workshop on June 6, 10 am – 1 pm (W. Belmont Ave, Chicago)
7 June at 4 – 5 pm Evanston Public Library Storytelling for Children Fairytales and True Life Stories and 7 pm Storytelling for Adults at The Celtic Knot, Evanston, Illinois
11 June at 11 am Laura tells stories at The Hans Christian Andersen Statue, NYC
12 June Children’s Museum of Art, Nordic Festival (all day) Laura tells Nordic and Danish tales for families (time TBA)
4 Jan. THE GREAT STORYTELLING SALON with ALDO CIVICO book launch and stories NYC: 7 PM. $15 suggested, reception following.
9-13 Jan. DEVELOPMENT MEETING – TELLERS WITHOUT BORDERS – A project providing storytelling for refugees & trainings for those working with refugees. Hamburg, Germany. Tour including 2 Public Workshops and 2 Performances with Laura Simms.
26 Tuesday THE PIGEON’S BRIDE at The Pono School, NYC
31 Sunday TELLING STORIES TO OUR ENEMIES A Great Story Salon featuring ALDO CIVICO 7 pm at 814 Broadway #3 RSVP 212 674 3479
13 Saturday IN PRAISE OF LOVE storytelling with music. Laura tells stories accompanied by Lyn Anderson, Cello and devotional ragas sung by Harry Einhorn. At The New York Open Center 7 pm 22 E 30th St, New York, NY 10016 Phone:(212) 219-2527 Call for information and reservation.
2 March at 12 – 2 pm New School for Social Research, NYC Storytelling for class on Design and Environment
9 – 13 March Storytelling and Lecture Fairytales, Storytelling and Healing Conference Sintra, Portugal
12 Saturday 7pm ROSEVALLEY STORYTELLING HOUSE CONCERT Media, PA $15 call: 540 371 6775 LAURA SIMMS tells ROMANIAN FAIRYTALE with TRUE LIFE STORIES
14 Monday 7:30 pm GREAT STORY SALON: VOICE WORKSHOP – FRANK KANE – RESONANCE AND SPACE OF THE VOICE – 814 Broadway NYC: $20 suggested RSVP 212 674 3479
15 Tuesday 7 pm BECOMING PEACE: DHARMA GATHERING TALK – Laura Simms at New York Shambhala Center 118 W. 22nd Street NYC
16 Wednesday 7 -9:30 pm SHARED STORIES AND HOLIDAY SHOPPING Amazing gift Batiks, costumes and jewelry. Plan to shop for holidays. All proceeds to Emely in Zimbabwe 814 Bwy NYC. $5 suggested entrance.
20 Sunday 7 pm SHE WHO BRINGS PEACE INTO THE WORLD – Laura Simms retelling Romanian Fairytale of empress of spirit world with True Life Stories. Great Story Salon Event. 814 Broadway #3 NYC $15 suggested, reception following.
22 Tuesday 7 pm THE ABUNDANCE OF EMPTINESS: DHARMA GATHERING TALK – Laura Simms at NYC Shambhala Center 212 675 6544 free 118 W. 22nd Street 6th floor