Summer time and the living is easy, if you are listening to good stories presented at Telling For Tips at Ritual Café, 13th street between Grand and Locust, on Thursday June 19, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM.
This month Irish American, professional teller Maureen Korte will dazzle the audience with Irish tales as well as telling stories to celebrate Juneteenth with African-American experiences. Maureen is on the Iowa Arts Council Roster, the VSA Iowa roster, Metro Arts roster, and the CultureALL catalogue. She travels worldwide telling stories and learning stories from other cultures.
Joining Maureen will be Bettie Jane Bibler. Bettie Jane is renowned for her personal and folk tales as well as using a multitude of international instruments to complement her performance. She will also be telling African stories because of Juneteenth. Bettie Jane is also on the Iowa Arts Council roster as well as Metro Arts.
Margery Sudbrock, from Indianola, will create origami figures as she spins her tales of peace and presents stories of country life. Margery is not only a performance artist but a visual artist and many times accompanies her stories with drawings done while telling.
All tellers tour the Midwest and U. S. telling stories, teaching storytelling, doing private seminars as well as telling at festivals and conferences, in schools, businesses, and annual events. They are all members of the Two Rivers Story Spinners a central Iowa group of professional storytellers that meet monthly at the Des Moines Playhouse.
Telling for Tips is a free event. Come and enjoy stories and tell a story yourself when the mic is open to the audience. Stories are appropriate for all ages.
Enjoy a beer and some of the fine Ritual Café food that sure to please everyone.
For more information e-mail Maureen or call 276-7973