Harriet Cole, storyteller and story-teacher, captivates audiences with the art of performance storytelling. Courtesy photo
Learn more about the art of performance storytelling. Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) is offering three storytelling workshops with storyteller Harriet Cole at the Los Alamos Nature Center on Saturday, March 12.
Each workshop has a different focus, and all the workshops will be interactive, experiential, and filled with storytelling games designed to increase performing confidence.
(Mis)adventures in Story starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 12. During this first workshop, adults and children will explore the process of finding, crafting, and telling stories based on the participants’ own experiences and adventures, especially those involving the environment! This is a two-hour workshop.
Get the Facts — Get the Story starts at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 12. During the second workshop, Harriet Cole will introduce participants to the art of crafting and telling stories based on factual material. The skills taught in this workshop are of particular use to teachers and students. This is a two-hour workshop.
Hear It, Picture It, Tell It starts at 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 12. The third workshop is designed for children (ages 9 – 14). Participants will listen, learn, and tell simple folktales. This is a 90-minute workshop.
Harriet Cole is a Los Alamos “almost native” who lived in town for more than forty years. She returns as a storyteller, story-teacher who has worked with community college students, Boys and Girls Club members, youth groups, park rangers, elementary school teachers, and fellow storytellers. She is both an adjunct instructor in the Maricopa Community College District and a professional storyteller. She has performed in venues ranging from the Gila Bend Shrimp Festival to the Mojave Desert National Preserve.
Harriet has led storytelling workshops for the National Association of Interpreters, the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, the Episcopal Diocese of the Rio Grande, and the National Storytelling Network.
These workshops will take place at the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road. Each workshop is $25. PEEC members can attend a workshop for a discounted rate of $20. Advance registration is required. To register or learn more about this and other PEEC programs, visit here, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (505).662.0460.
The PEEC was founded in 2000 to serve the community of Los Alamos. It offers people of all ages a way to enrich their lives by strengthening their connections to our canyons, mesas, mountains, and skies. PEEC operates the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road, holds regular programs and events, and hosts a number of interest groups from birding to hiking to butterfly watching. PEEC activities are open to everyone; however, members receive exclusive benefits such as discounts on programs and merchandise. Annual memberships start at $35. To learn more, visit here.