Each installment of our Short Stories Live series invites guest curators to select a theme and develop a program of live readings performed by local actors. In this edition, Native artists from across Seattle collaborate to present a cross-generational storytelling showcase featuring all Native American voices.
A long time ago—before there were computers, televisions, or even the written word—we told stories. Storytelling is the ancient human ability to share knowledge, wisdom, and philosophy. Stories allow us to see a subject or topic in a new and living way, and to reflect upon legends that speak to us on a level deeper than our modern brains and logic can understand or explain.
Hear from Roger Fernandes (Lower Elwha Klallam); Barbara Lawrence (Suquamish); Fern Renville (Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate); and Ella Fernandes (Lower Elwha Klallam). Join these four local Native storytellers as they share legends from their cultures, and take a step back from today’s technologically driven world to experience the iconic tradition of sharing wisdom and meaning.
Presented by Town Hall Seattle.