Celebrated Storytellers Perform at UNC Asheville
Wed, 11/03/2010 - 2:19pm
Nationally and internationally celebrated storytellers David Novak and Barbara Freeman will present "Traditional Tales: Fairy Tales & Appalachian Folklore," at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, in UNC Asheville's Humanities Lecture Hall. The event is appropriate for adults and children ages seven and older, and is free and open to the public.
Barbara Freeman is a former children’s librarian who has been a traveling storyteller for 38 years. She has performed throughout Europe, Asia and America. She has co-produced four storytelling cassettes which have won either the Parent’s Choice Award or the prestigious American Library Association’s Notable Recording Awards. Her video, "Pennies, Pets & Peanut Butter: Stories for Children," won the Parent’s Choice Silver Honor Medal as well as the Storytelling World Honor Award.
David Novak is the winner of the 2002 Circle of Excellence from the National Storytelling Network. He has been featured at the National Storytelling Festival, Timpanogos Festival, Tejas Festival and Hawaiian Talking Island Festival. Novak has also performed in New Zealand, Hong Kong, and the Czech Republic. He has served as Master Storyteller for the Disney Institute in Orlando, and is currently artistic director of A Telling Experience and adjunct instructor for the graduate storytelling program at Eastern Tennessee State University in Johnson City.
This event is sponsored by UNC Asheville's Arts & Ideas Program. For more information, call 828.251.6808.