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Ellie Shinham 


Saturday June 25, 2011 from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM EDT

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University Union Building

General Meeting: Chesapeake Rooms

Lunch: Severn Lounge

Workshops: Chesapeake Rooms

Olio: Susquehanna Terrace

Towson University

Towson, MD

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Maryland Storytelling Summit 

Join us for the first annual Maryland Storytelling Summit! Maryland is alive with storytelling, and we want to get the storytellers, the storyteachers, the storylovers and the storyhealers all together for a fun & educational day. The Summit will feature a Keynote Address, presentations from key state storytelling organizations, a networking lunch, high-quality workshops, story swaps, and an Evening Olio.

The Summit is supported by the Graduate Reading Program of Towson University, StoryTeachers, Voices in the Glen, and Story Tapestries.

Your registration fee of $35 includes admission to all events, continental breakfast, lunch, and snacks. Please register prior to June 20th, 2011.

Summit Schedule:

Registration open at 9:30AM: Please register here or via paper form by 6/20 for accurate food count

10AM Keynote Address by Baba Jamal Koram

11AM Storytelling Organizations: Past, Present, Future

Noon Lunch

1PM Break OR Networking over dessert

1:30PM Choice of Workshops

"Putting Flesh on Old Bones: Genealogy & Storytelling" by Ellouise Schoettler

"Discover the Written Word: Breaking Down the Walls of Creative Writing through Storytelling" by Arianna Ross

Thesis Roundtable: featuring the scholarly work of MyLinda Butterworth, Karen Burdnall, & Beth Ohlsson

3:30PM Break

4PM Story Swaps

5PM Dinner Break -- on your own

7PM - 9PM Evening Olio: Geraldine Buckley, Noa Baum, Bob Smith, Walter Jones & Jane Dorfman are the featured tellers

Please join us!