Thursday, May 20, 2010
Local story tellers needed for book and health fair
The FW Coleman Theatre Club is seeking storytellers for their upcoming “Local Big Read” Book and Health Fair.
Storytellers, of all ages, should be able to read, summarize and relay stories from works written by local authors.
As an incentive, presenters of all ages will be given an opportunity to sit for a free, professional glamour shot. Persons performing may also use the event towards their profiles, resumes, and performing arts grants applications. DVD copies of each performance should be requested at the time of the fair.
Special prizes will be given to performers who present their stories in costumes according to the descriptions that the authors give in their works.
Excerpts may be poetic monologues or dialogues, short stories or mini-plays by authors who have signed up for the FW Coleman Theatre Club’s campaign to increase the reading of materials written by new and local authors.
Local authors and newcomers who are presently listed for the “Local Big Read” roster are Minister Pamela Gray Addison - Women Who Worship; Gertrude R. Anderson - Poems and Praises; Robert Bradley - Wake UP! An Analysis of African-American History; Ora Todd Chalmers - Building Better Lives To Our Father In Heaven; Minister Madeline C. Coburn - C.R.I.E.D. - A Pastor’s Life Behind Bars; Florence Virginia Wilkins Coleman - 1) Black Treasure In Mississippi and the Best of Revival Songs; 2) Greener Pastures; Angelee Coleman Grider - 1) Amazing Animals of This Land, a book of poetry for children, 2) Awakening Words for the Poetically Correct, and This Is My Will - How To Write Obiographical Sketches (Your Own Obituaries); Annette Riley Joseph - A Tear From The Corner of Her Eye; Judith Ann Schwartz - Special Thoughts for Special People; Renee Taylor - Tales of Deliverance.
For more mature, film shorts type of presentations, presenters may use books by Carolyn Ferrante-Crymes - Sweet Scorpion (adult reading); or Terry Holt - Twelve Again (adult reading).
Books are available at Lighthouse Bookstore; Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, BooksAMillion.com, Borders.com, WaldenBooks.com, BakerandTaylor.com and CreateSpace.com
The Book Fair and Health Fair is scheduled for August 14, in the Eddie Lee Smith Multi-Purpose Building, Holly Springs. The program is being funded in parts by the FW Coleman Theatre Club, Swirl (Rial Products), and the Mississippi State Department of Health (Linda Turner, supervisor).
Anyone who desires to sign up for the local “Big Read” campaign, volunteer to help with the fair, or be listed on the “Local Big Read” roster may do so at www.FWColemanTheatre.com via Guest Book.
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