Winter Tales Workshop: “I Pledge Allegiance to the Coat of Many Colors”

Saturday, February 21, 2015
Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory, Urbana, IL

As part of the Spurlock Museum’s Winter Tales event, a celebration of American Indian storytelling, the Museum is offering a workshop for writers, educators, and tellers by nationally renowned teller, speaker, and author Tim Tingle. Pre-registration is required and numbers are limited. Winter Tales events are sponsored by an endowment from Reginald and Gladys Laubin. Contact Kim Sheahan for information or registration: 217-244-3355 or ksheahan@illinois.edu.

Workshop description:
As an Oklahoma Choctaw writer and storyteller, Tingle shares brief stories of his own experiences performing and writing stories of multiple ethnicities. Participants (Tim included) will ponder the rightness and wrongness of telling outside of one’s experience. Hoping for a high level of audience participation, Tim's goal is to germinate ideas for a truer version of who we/they are in our performance tales and written narratives. “Where do we go to learn the truth?” Good question.