Upcoming Events

Story Harvests

Story Harvests teach tellers at all levels how to mine ideas, craft and edit stories, and perform for an audience. Come to one session, or both a crafting and performance workshop. Local guest expert writers and directors will present. No charge to attend; registration required. Email ericalynnsmith19@gmail.com

WRITE FROM YOUR LIFE: THE PERSONAL EXPERIENCE STORY

Crafting session (How to choose a good story and get it on paper)

Paper to Performance (How to present your story to an audience)

WRITE HISTORY: TELLING FAMILY AND COMMUNITY STORIES

Crafting sessions (How to choose a good story and get it on paper)

Paper to Performance (How to present your story to an audience)

TELLING HISTORY

This workshop prepares you to write and tell a story about a real person. You will learn how to deliver an entertaining story that maintains historical accuracy.

Performances

"STORYTELLING AT NEW SALEM"

Guild members have created historical stories featuring real people who experienced New Salem in the days when Lincoln lived there.

4th Fridays in June, July, September, and October

2nd Saturdays in June, July, September, and October

Special appearances: May 18, June 8, October 26, October 27

Lincoln's New Salem State Park

New Salem "citizens" portrayed include:

James Rutledge

Anne Rutledge

Mary Owens

Granny Spears

Samuel Hill

Parthena Nance Hill

Hannah Armstrong

Denton Offutt

Mentor Graham