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Family Storytelling Program
Laura Simms and Beatrice Bowles celebrate our connection to nature and to the wisdom of falling in love with the Earth.
WILD ROSE and other stories of plants and flowers
Laura Simms and Beatrice Bowles celebrate our connection to nature and to the wisdom of falling in love with the Earth. At The Studio at MAGC.
Laura Simms is an award winning performer, writer, and educator advocating storytelling as compassionate action for personal and community transformation. She performs worldwide combining ancient myth and true life story for adult and family audiences.
She is the Artistic Director of the Hans Christian Andersen Storytelling Center in NY and the founder of The Center for Engaged Storytelling (new). She has been a Senior Research Fellow for the International Peace institute at Rutgers University Newark under the auspices of UNESCO. As a spokesperson for storytelling she presents keynotes and workshops in conferences, villages, schools, universities and community events.
Laura received the Brimstone Award for Engaged Storytelling, CHOICE award for best story collection and Sesame Street’s SUNNY DAYS award for work with children worldwide. In 2011 she recieved a Life Time Achievement Award from the National Storytelling Network.
Her Most recent book is OUR SECRET TERRITORY: The Essence of Storytelling (Sentient Publications, June 2011). She is completing a new work: THE SANCTUARY OF A STORY (TBA). Laura is the mother of best selling author Ishmael Beah.
Beatrice Bowles tells stories in schools, museums, and botanical gardens across the country and on radio and the internet. Her CD/audiobook, “Cloudspinner and the Hungry Serpent” won a Storytelling World honors award in 2015. Bea is also a dedicated gardener and artist.
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