Around the world stories speak a similar language, yet are unique to their culture. Peek-A-Book, Kathai Kalatta and Avid Learning present a Masterclass featuring award-winning performers and educators Dianne Ferlatte and Dr. Margaret Read Macdonald who will share two unique aspects in performance and immersive storytelling techniques. Join us for an interactive session with these masterful storytellers to learn how to bring your own stories to life!
Diane Ferlatte is a multi-award winning performer who has captivated audiences across six continents. In addition to historical and personals stories, Diane draws from a deep well of folktales, myths, legends and fables to inform, entertain and inspire all. While many of her stories and songs have African and African American roots, she loves to tell any story that holds truths touching upon our common humanity, our history and our culture. She believes that telling and listening to each other’s stories not only enables us to learn about each other, but also to understand each other better.Read more
Margaret Read Macdonald The “Grand Dame” of storytelling Margaret Read Macdonald is a former librarian, folklorist, educator and prolific writer of children’s books. Drawing on her background in folklore (Ph.D. Indiana University Folklore Institute) and her many travels throughout the world, MacDonald searches out unusual tales from the world’s folk literature and oral traditions. She has a gift for retelling these stories so they appeal to children and adults alike. Margaret is a prolific writer and performer, having published over 55 books. In addition to this she teaches her craft at the University of Washington in the US.Read more