Open Daily

Literary Program

Friday evening, March 18th at 6:30 PM at Coral Springs Center for the Arts, 2855 Coral Springs Drive, Rms A and B

Come participate in—or just enjoy—a very special evening with Dr. Caren Neile, NPR’s Public Storyteller and Gayle Ross an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation and a direct descendant of John Ross, Principal Chief of the Cherokee during the infamous “Trail of Tears”. Her grandmother told stories and it is from this rich Native American heritage that Gayle’s storytelling springs. During the past twenty-five years, Gayle has become one of the best-loved and most respected storytellers to emerge from the current surge of interest in this timeless art form.

 

Dr. Caren Neile will speak to the art of storytelling and about her latest book, Pennina’s World: A Jewish Life in Stories.  Gayle Ross will relate  “The Three Brothers’ Journey”,  a uniquely Cherokee version of an epic hero’s journey tale.

 

You can put your name in the hat to tell your own true, five-minute “only in Florida” story and compete for a free book and a cash prize on Saturday, March 19 at 11:00 AM on the performing arts stage at The Coral Springs Festival of the Arts.