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December 24, 2002

Winter Storytelling Festival: Traditional Tales from Around the World

Seattle-In cultures around the globe, winter is a time to gather together and share the warmth of traditional legends and lore. From Dec. 26 - 30, 2002, the Burke Museum presents its fifth annual Winter Storytelling Festival. Come inside and be enthralled by dynamic storytellers from Latin America to East Africa. Performances are daily at 11:30 am and 1:30 pm, with children's craft activities offered all day.

Schedule

  • Thurs. Dec. 26: Nancy Calos-Nakano - Asian-Pacific Stories
  • Fri. Dec. 27: Margaret Read MacDonald - World Folktales
  • Sat Dec. 28: Rose Cano - Stories of Latin America
  • Sun. Dec. 29: Hidaat Ephrem - Holiday Stories of East Africa
  • Mon. Dec. 30: Gene Tagaban-Native American Stories
Storyteller Biographies

Nancy Calos-Nakano is back to the Storytelling Festival by popular demand. She is an artist and educator who has been telling stories for 13 years. Her fascinating tales come from around the Pacific.

Margaret Read MacDonald is an expert storyteller for whom the whole world is story material. She has published many story collections and will be telling "cold winter stories," including a St. Sylvester's Day Tale.

Rose Cano is a Latina storyteller, playwright, and theater artist. She is the founder of the North-South Conexions Project, a program of cultural exchange. She will sing and tell tales from Mexico and Peru, in English and in Spanish.

Hidaat Ephrem is an Eritrean poet and passionate storyteller. She will tell "Christmas at Our House," as the holiday is seen through the eyes of a child in Eritrea, and through Ephrem's own recollections.

Gene Tagaban is an Alaskan storyteller and performance artist of Tlingit descent, and has worked with theaters around the country. He will share traditional Native American tales of the Tlingit people.

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