Storytelling Arts of Indiana Hosts Annual Benefit Saturday

Storytelling Arts of Indiana hosts their 10th Annual Benefit Talk of the Town this Saturday, February 20 from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Indianapolis Business Journal’s Arts and Entertainment writer Lou Harry is set to be the master of ceremonies at this Indianapolis nonprofit event. The evening will feature world renowned storyteller Carmen Agra Deedy. Attend the benefit for $80.00 per person, or just catch Deedy’s full length performance of Stories for the Journey Home for $20.00 in advance or $25.00 at the door. Either way, don’t miss this special Indianapolis art event.

Tickets to Storytelling Arts of Indiana’s benefit Talk of the Town include socializing with Carmen Agra Deedy, dinner, a cash bar, a silent auction and the best seats in the house for Deedy’s performance of Stories for the Journey Home. Join Storytelling Arts of Indiana in celebrating another decade of excellence in storytelling throughout the Hoosier heartland. Plus, help this Indianapolis performing arts organization raise funds for continuing program throughout 2010.

Carmen Agra Deedy was born in Havana, Cuba in 1960. Her family emigrated from the island when she was only an infant, due to the Cuban Revolution. Though too young to remember her homeland, the move away from Cuba would impact Deedy’s life and work profoundly. Reared in the riches of both Latin American and Southern cultures, Deedy’s writing and performance style reflect her dual heritage. With “razor sharp wit and light and entertaining style,” Deedy has grown to be very popular throughout the United States. Central Indiana eagerly welcomes her back to Indianapolis this Saturday, February 20.

Deedy has traveled the United States and Canada sharing her stories. She has performed at places as varied as the Disney Institute, the New Victory Theatre, the Folger Shakespeare Library and the Kennedy Center. In addition she has swept the festival circuit with shows at the St. Louis Storytelling Festival, the Athens Storytelling Festival, the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival and the National Storytelling Festival.

She has won countless awards for her eight published children’s books, written in English. So far she has published two children’s books in Spanish. All of which were released under by Peachtree Publishers. Titles include Agatha’s Feather Bed: Not Just Another Wild Goose Story, TreeMan, The Library Dragon, The Last Dance, The Secret of Old Zeb, The Yellow Star: The Legend of King Christian X of Denmark, Martina the Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale and 14 Cows for America.

You may recognize Deedy’s voice from her contributions to National Public Radio’s Weekend All Things Considered and Latino USA, heard in Indianapolis media on WFYI. She has released several audio books and audio collections, which her well received and highly decorated. Don’t miss your chance to hear Carmen Arga Deedy perform live this Saturday at Storytelling Arts of Indiana’s annual benefit Talk of the Town.

For additional information about Talk of the Town, at the Indiana History Center in Indianapolis downtown, visit Storytelling Arts of Indiana’s official website.

With prime Indianapolis real estate along the Indianapolis Canal Walk and White River State Park, the Indiana History Center is a perfect place for this Indianapolis event. Enjoy a spectacular view of Indianapolis downtown, then grab dinner at any of these great Indianapolis restaurants or Indianapolis bars.

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Talk of the Town: 10th Annual Benefit for Storytelling Arts of Indiana
Featuring Carmen Agra Deedy
Saturday, February 20 from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center
450 West Ohio Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202