The Woodward News

June 21, 2013

Storytelling event planned


Woodward News

Woodward, Okla. — Adults have a chance to join in on the 2013 “Groundbreaking Reads” Summer Fun.  The Woodward Public Library invites you to come have a free lunch and take a storytelling journey into the fanciful, sometimes historic, always entertaining world of Oklahoma’s wildflowers with story teller and poet Shaun Perkins. Her stories of various wildflowers from across the state explore the beauty, history, and variety of the state’s diverse people and plants.

Perkins, Locust Grove, is a storyteller, poet, teacher, and workshop facilitator, who conducts workshops and presentations at the regional and national levels with such organizations as the National Storytelling Network, National Association for Poetry Therapy, National Council for Teachers of English, and many more.  She is the curator of the Rural Oklahoma Museum of Poetry and the webmaster/liaison for the Territory Tellers, Oklahoma’s only statewide storytelling organization.

The storytelling event will be held Monday, June 24 at noon in the Conference Center, 3401 Centennial Lane. The event is free and open to the public.

Following the luncheon, participants are encouraged to stay and take a journey with words and art to discover the places in our pasts that inform our present lives.  Participants will make an art journal and complete a few writing exercises to begin filling it.  Suggested materials include a notebook/composition journal to be altered, glue stick, scrapbook paper, and scissors.  Instead of bringing supplies, participants can purchase a craft packet from the presenter for a small fee.

For more information about Perkins or the luncheon/workshop, please call the library at 580-254-8544.