Presented By Caren Neile
Doesn’t it often seem like history is something that happens to other people? This engaging, highly interactive program uses real-life, old-Florida stories of adults and children, rascals and heroes as a jumping-off point for story creation that helps participants understand that they too are a vital part of living Florida history.
Caren S. Neile, Ph.D., MFA, teaches storytelling studies at Florida Atlantic University. Dr. Neile has performed, lectured and published on storytelling and literature throughout the U.S. and abroad, including as a Fulbright Senior Specialist in Jerusalem and Vienna. She is a co-founding editor of the academic journal Storytelling, Self, Society and former chair of the National Storytelling Network, the professional organization of storytellers, which gave her an Oracle Award for Regional Leadership and Service in 2005. Dr. Neile co-produces and co-hosts The Public Storyteller, a weekly segment on Miami public radio, as well as numerous storytelling events throughout South Florida.
- Microphone (for larger venues), hand-held if possible