Join us around the Farrington Nature Linc campfire in Lincoln as our Fugitive tellers share their true tales on the evening's theme, “Planting a Seed." Some Farrington community folks will also share their 5- to 6-minute stories and we'll be inviting a storyteller or two (picked from a hat) who want join in the storytelling fun. At Farrington, with each visit, spending time in nature, its staff helps to “plant the seed” of engagement with nature and personal growth for the children from low-income urban communities who visit them.
The evening’s featured tellers:
RACHEL GANS-BORISKIN is a Senior Lecturer in Communications at Simmons College where she teaches storytelling, journalism, health communication, and media studies. A political junkie, she blogs at politicsinpink.com waxing eloquent, and at times angry, about feminism, politics, and popular culture. She lives in central Massachusetts with her husband, two kids, two cats, two lizards, and numerous dust bunnies.
KAREN LOCK KOLP began telling live stories in 2015, when she won the first slam she ever entered. She's competed in multiple semifinals in Massmouth’s annual “Big Mouth-Off” competition. Karen has told for WGBH's Stories from the Stage and she's told many stories as a featured teller here at Fugitive Productions. Karen is also an expert in child development whose podcast, We Turned Out Okay, features lots of stories and updates weekly.
BETHANY VAN DELFT’s “hip and grounded, laid back delivery” has earned her the honor of performing at the prestigious Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal, and notable appearances on Comedy Central, TV Guide Channel, and NickMom. Her monthly show, “Artisanal Comedy,” has been named “one of the top indie nights to check out.” Unashamedly in touch with her inner nerd, Bethany enjoys being a panelist on “You’re the Expert” and “Literary Death Match,” and is thrilled to be Mainstage storyteller and host for The Moth.
This event is tailored for ages 14+ to enjoy an evening of stories by a fire. The storytelling begins at sundown, but you are welcome to arrive earlier to picnic on the property.
So bring a blanket or your beach chairs (and remember to bring extra layers in case it gets cold as it gets dark) and join us for some great stories under the stars.