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Only in Florida: A Story Slam Workshop with Dr. Caren Neile
April 29 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
If you are a human, you have a story to tell. This one-of-a-kind presentation, based on Dr. Caren S. Neile’s public radio segment and book, Only in Florida: Why Did the Manatee Cross the Road and Other True Tales, discusses true, quintessentially Florida stories and why these stories matter. A guide to identifying and sharing personal stories will be included in this engaging and educational presentation.
Dr. Neile has taught storytelling studies at Florida Atlantic University for 20 years. A performing storyteller, she has worked in 10 states and six countries, including as a Fulbright Senior Specialist in Vienna and Jerusalem. Dr. Neile’s publications include the books Florida Lore and Only in Florida and a chapter in the Oxford Encyclopedia of American Folk and Folklife Studies. She co-hosts the Public Storyteller segment on Miami public radio, WLRN.
This Florida Talks program is a partnership between Florida Humanities and the Broward Public Library Foundation. Funding for this program was provided by Florida Humanities and sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the aforementioned entities. Registration is suggested but not required to attend.
April 29 @ 3:00 pm -
April 29 @ 4:30 pm