Call it what you will but our imagination of a storyteller who engages in “amazing vocal pyrotechnics” is one who belches fire. But then again doing the whole alphabet while belching would be pretty cool as well.
The Wake Forest Parks and Recreation Department and United Arts of Raleigh and Wake County are sponsoring a fire belching (storytelling) presentation on Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Alston-Massenburg Center, 416 N. Taylor St. The show gets underway at 1 p.m. Wear something non-flamable.
Donna L. Washington has been sharing stories with audiences for over 24 years. Her amazing vocal pyrotechnics and dynamic physicality make her stories come alive and enthrall and delight audiences from four to 104. An accomplished author of several children’s books, she has been featured at numerous festivals, schools and libraries across the United States and the world.
Donna presents a wide range of tales from many different cultures, including Korean stories, Greek and Celtic myths, African folk tales, Arthurian legends, English lore, American folk heroes, Halloween stories, holiday stories, and a mixture of many others. She also has a wide range of additional tales including personal narratives and stories of her own creation. She spends her days roaming the country performing for schools, libraries, festivals, theaters and special event venues, as well as leading workshops for educators, librarians and anyone else who will listen to her. To learn more about Donna Washington, visit www.DonnaWashington.com.
All Wake Forest-area youth are invited to attend this performance. Space is limited, however, so seating is available on a first come basis.
May we suggest that the entire audience engage in chanting “We want Korean stories, we want Korean stories.”