Storytelling Arts of Indiana’s Emerging Stories Fellowship Winners Present

Each November Storytelling Arts of Indiana premieres new work by authors awarded their annual fellowship; on Saturday, November 14 share this new Hoosier work. This Indianapolis event will be held at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center from 7:30 to 9:30 pm. Hear new stories from Hoosier writers keeping the traditions of Indiana writers like Booth Tarkington, James Whitcomb Riley and Kurt Vonnegut alive. Advanced tickets are $10.00 or $12.00 at the door.

Josefa Crowe is the first of the two authors presenting that night. Her story “Growing-Up Under the Swastika” opens up her youth in Germany under Hitler’s dictatorship. Torn between the gentle passive resistance she was taught at home and the brutal, hateful Nazi ideology being taught in her school, her childhood was rife with confusion and contradiction. Share in her story as she navigates the rocky waters of World War II Germany. This important recollection of a dark time in history sheds light on where we were, where we are going, and what mistakes we are already repeating.

The second of the two authors, Sally Perkins, shares a much lighter tale of two miniature poodles. As their ignorant owners experience the growing pains from puppyhood to adulthood, hilarity ensues. With a myriad of ridiculous problems from doggy carsickness to OCD poodles, these owners learn life lessons the hard way… from their pets. Sally Perkens is an avid participant in Storytelling Arts of Indiana’s storytelling program at Riley Hospital for Children.

Think you might have a story worth sharing? Visit Storytelling Arts of Indiana’s website for more information about the Frank Basile Emerging Stories Fellowship. This award recognizes and rewards talented Indiana storytellers dedicated to preserving Indianapolis culture. Grant applications are due by April 30, 2010 for next years Emerging Storytellers.

Storytelling Arts of Indiana
Emerging Stories Fellowship
November 14, 7:30 pm

Frank and Katrina Basile Theater
Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center
450 W. Ohio St
Indianapolis, IN 46202